Primary & Pre- Primary Teachers training program
DPSG Society under its vision of Empowering its teachers conducts ‘Teachers Training Program’ for its staff twice a year. Under the same program, a teacher training workshop was held at the school premises for the primary and pre-primary teachers of DPSGPV & DPSGSL during 6th -8th January 2020. The focus of the workshop was to:
· Reinventing Yourselves
· Steps involved in Reinvention of Self
· SMART GOALS for various areas of life
· Meeting your “Future Self”
The Day 1 of the workshop started with a welcome note by Mr. Vishwa Srivastava, the resource person for the next three days, followed by an ice-breaking activity in order to form groups of the teachers. Mr. Vishwas came out with an idea to lay more emphasis on the skills and competencies needed by teachers in 21st century and made comparison between a teacher and a goddess.
The teachers took ownership of the 6Cs and later they created indicators and descriptors for every competency. The session further continued with teachers’ presentation on alignment of learning objectives with the competencies, the learning experience and assessment. The teachers demonstrated the lesson to show the development of competencies.
The Day 2 workshop started with an enthralling energizer which motivated the teachers to get ready for a new learning experience. This was followed by a quick recapitulation of Day 1 learnings in the form of a discussion and a quiz. Mr. Vishwa introduced two different styles of questioning- Popcorn and Code Calling, which indeed were very helpful.
The highlight of the workshop was when the teachers performed a small role play in order to explain different types of questioning styles focusing on both correct and incorrect responses.
Two case studies were done to understand how the questioning techniques be made better in both the cases.
Day 3 workshop started with a very engaging activity where the teachers were asked to share about the things they love to do in their free time. Ms. Vishwa gave his valuable feedbacks in between to help teachers understand why there was a need for reinvention.
One of the key highlights of the day was when the teachers were asked to share about their AHA (high) and OHO (low) moments in life. This gave everyone an opportunity to look into their lives and understand why reinventing themselves can bring a positive change to their lives.
Post lunch break, the teachers prepared their ‘WHY Statements’, that is their goals which they would to like work on in order to make some difference.
One of the best things about the session was teachers preparing their resumes for the year 2030. This indeed was very out of the ordinary as it gave them an opportunity to anticipate or imagine their lives the way they want to see it in next 10 years.
The session ended with a thank you note both from the resource person and the teachers. The teachers left the room high spirited and with a vision of bringing a positive change in future.