New Delhi: Oxford University Press, the world’s largest university press, today organised a first of its kind workshop on Story-telling Activities for classes 2-7 at YMCA Tourist Hostel, Jai Singh Marg, Connaught Place, New Delhi. The workshop saw participation from various CBSE affiliated schools and teachers across the city; the total no of participants being close to 50.
Train 2 transform Workshops are a suite of enhanced and custom tailored single day teacher training workshops that have been introduced as a part of OUP’s endeavour to give a fillip to Continuous Professional Development for teachers in India. The need for exploring and addressing emergent areas in teacher development stems from a perceived need for identifying areas for knowledge transfer and proficiency building by providing the necessary support to teachers. Despite the widespread practice of face-to-face teacher training workshops and the proliferation of digitized training packages offered by various agencies, OUP expects this brand of specialized knowledge transference to greatly benefit teachers looking for professional growth. The various globally trending topics addressed by these premium workshops include Flipped Classroom Strategies, Interaction Management in Classrooms, Using Technology in the Classroom to Hear the Learners, We are the World: Sustainable Development Goals, Art of Learning: Designing Teaching Aids, Story-telling Activities, and many more.
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The workshop on Story-telling Activities was conducted by Mala Palani, who emphasized on the need to create compelling stories with coherent narrative structure with attention to detail, descriptive language, and a clear focus on learning outcomes. She elaborated on how teachers can harness the power of stories to engage learners emotionally and biochemically to create rich learning experiences in learning Sciences, Mathematics, Social Sciences or Languages.
Mala Palani is a qualified Oxford Teachers’ Academy trainer. Learning and sharing ideas for improving English language learning is a passion for her. She works closely with the faculty from the University of Birmingham’s reputed College of Education to plan and deliver teaching programmes to ICSE, CBSE, IB and state board schools across the country.