The second day of the two-day Refresher and Empowerment Program for School Learning Enhancement Programme Officers (SLO), Faridabad organized by Faculty of Education, Manav Rachna University (MRU) in association with Department of Education, Faridabad (Govt. of Haryana), was a grand success with around 240 teachers participating in the sessions. Mr. D.C. Chaudhary, Advisor, Faridabad Navchetna Trust (FNT) gave the introduction of the initiatives undertaken by the Trust to support government schools in the region. Ms. Anita Sharma, BEO was also present during the day.
Dr. Babita Parashar, HoD, Faculty of Education, MRU conducted a session on ‘Assessment for Learning’ in which she motivated the teachers to focus on differentiated learning prospects. She also discussed the stages of assessment process in a class: Diagnostic Assessment (Before learning), Formative Assessment (During learning), and Summative Assessment (After learning). Other sessions were conducted on ‘Effective Practices for Teaching Learning at Primary Stage/ Govt. Schemes’, ‘Identifying gaps in Learning’, and ‘21stCentury Skills Workshop’. Resource persons for these sessions were Mr. Parmod Kumar, Ms. Vriti Kalra and Ms. Reshma.
The day concluded with an Open House and Valedictory Session which was conducted by the experts from State Council of Educational Research and Training, Gurugram- Mr. Manoj Kashyap and Mr. Ashwini Kaushik. Open House gave each participant the opportunity to share the issues they are facing in their respective schools and received solutions for the same. The participants were quite enthusiastic and had a faith in the system that the condition will improve.
“With such programs, our focus is to promote a paradigm shift in the education, i.e. from teacher-centric to student-centric”, said Ms. Sanyogita Sharma, Director-MRIS and Faculty of Education, MRU. She also informed about the upcoming two-day session for the Principals and Headmistress of 100 schools adopted by FNT and Manav Rachna.