JMI conducts first online capacity development workshop on online teaching and assessment for its school teachers

New Delhi: After successfully conducting various capacity development workshops for university teachers, Jamia Millia Islamia(JMI) organised a three-day online workshop on ‘online teaching and assessment’ for its school teachers from 6th to 8th July 2020.
A total of 126 secondary, senior secondary school teachers as well as principals and vice principals from the different schools of the university got trained in this workshop. In her inaugural address Prof. Najma Akhtar explained the need for developing competence among school teachers for online teaching and sought active participation of school teachers in the workshop to learn online teaching skills. The workshop was started with the opening remarks
of Prof. Aejaz Masih, Dean, Faculty of Education, JMI.
Prof. Najma Akhtar pointed out that there is a paradigm shift in teaching-learning strategies and the teachers must develop capacities in online teaching and assessment as a result of fall out of COVID -19.
During the workshop participants were trained in creation and dissemination of e-contents, alternative online strategies, using online platforms for conducting online classes, Google meet, Google classroom, Google tools for education, availability of open educational resources and open textbooks, NROER, ePathshala and other OER platforms and how they can be adopted and adapted .
Apart from the JMI faculty, well known experts from premier organizations such as CIET, IGNOU and NIEPA working in the field of educational technology and information
communication technology for school education and teacher education conducted sessions. They explained about simulated content and subject specific approaches that can be adopted by a teacher for online teaching.
These were supplemented by the showcasing of the innovative online teaching strategies adopted by the Ms Anuradha Handa, Principal G D Goenka Public School , Gurgaon and her team . During the valedictory address the. Prof Najma Akhtar, Vice Chancellor, JMI pointed out that the role of the teacher now will be of a facilitator and that of creating a rich online learning environment. As all its secondary and senior secondary teachers have now developed capacities in online teaching learning tools and assessment the university is looking forward to provision of rich teaching-learning experiences for the learners in its schools so that they are able to practice
what they were taught.
She further said that JMI will be soon organising another training programme for its pre-primary and primary teachers so that no teacher is left behind. Dr. Savita Kaushal and Dr. Aeram Khan jointly coordinated the programme. The participants expressed that the workshop was stepping-stone in empowering them in online teaching and assessment. They can now select the appropriate alternative online resources suitable to their learners’ need & context and use them accordingly.

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