New Delhi : ICSL (International Council for School Leadership), India’s leading provider of professional development programs for school leaders and educators in collaboration with Guru Angad Dev Teaching Learning Centre of Ministry of Education, Government of India, has announced Connect2Learn, a nation-wide, online CPD certificate program for school educators. The program will be conducted on weekends from 7th-29th August 2021 with a learning session on every Saturday from 4 pm to 6:30 pm and a Q&A session on every Sunday from 4 pm to 6 pm.
Topics of Connect2Learn will cover reforms proposed in the National Education Policy 2020; changes to examination formats for 2021-22 as proposed by Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE); and skills required to conduct online classes. Overwhelming response has been received from across India within 48 hours of its launch.
The highly affordable and accessible online weekend workshop series will offer school educators a rare opportunity to learn from nationally eminent experts in the comfort of their homes. The program also gives them the flexibility to learn the topics that they find interesting, relevant and beneficial. Recognizing the importance of addressing participants’ doubts and queries, ICSL resource persons will provide answers through emails and during an optional Sunday session.
On submission of the hands-on task, a certificate shall be provided by GAD-TLC, Ministry of Education, GoI for their professional accomplishment. Each certificate will have a unique ID number with participants details uploaded on the NMTT portal of Govt. of India. This workshop will provide an opportunity to school teachers towards their Continuous Professional Development of 50 hours as envisaged by NEP 2020.
Guru Angad Dev Teaching Learning Centre (GAD-TLC) is a leading Centre of the Ministry of Education, GoI under the Pandit Madan Mohan Malviya National Mission on Teachers and Teaching (PMMMNMTT). The center addresses comprehensively all issues related to teachers, teaching, teacher preparation and professional development and thus helps in the preparation of modern age teachers. Since 2016, it has trained more than 55,000 teachers in e-Learning, Blended Learning Pedagogies, ICT Tools for reforms in Curricula, Teaching-Learning and Assessment. The core team of GAD-TLC is an expert in developing more than 50 MOOCs for the SWAYAM platform. The content produced by GAD-TLC has been rated as one of the best in quality at the National Level.
Dr. Vimal Rarh, Joint Director, Guru Angad Dev Teaching Learning Centre of Ministry of Education said, “We are optimist that this joint program of GAD-TLC and ICSL will be able to empower teachers towards integration of newer pedagogies and tools for quality teaching-learning and assessment processes”
Prof. A. K. Bakhshi, Chairman, GAD-TLC said, “The program has been designed to meet the reforms in school education as envisaged in NEP 2020 as well as the challenges due to Covid pandemic.”
Speaking on this initiative Dr. Atul Nischal, Director, ICSL said, “Our partnership with Guru Angad Dev Teaching Learning Centre of Ministry of Education, has helped in developing a program that offers all rounded benefits. The program aims to train and prepare educators for our contemporary times. ICSL intends to inspire, enrich, and empower school leaders to rebuild India as a global education superpower.”
The Interested educators can register by visiting https://www.icsl.org.in/connect2learn .
The program schedule is follows:
- 07 – 08 August 2021: Writing Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs)
- 14 & 16 August 2021: Creating Effective Presentations
- 21 – 22 August 2021: Designing Learner-centric Learning Experiences
- 28 – 29 August 2021: Creating Competency-based Questions