Smt. Sulochanadevi Singhania School Embraces Virtual Classrooms To Ensure Learning Continuity
Mumbai: In an endeavor to ensure continuity in imparting quality education to its students amidst a lockdown, Smt. Sulochanadevi Singhania School has successfully started teaching in online classrooms. The students of Standard 1 to Standard 9th (ICSE & CBSE) are resuming their academic sessions using Virtual Classrooms. After having successfully conducted the preliminary examinations for its Class XII IB students online, the school decided to roll out the online learning initiative in a phased manner to its 6500+ students. Having successfully implemented DAY 1 of Online Classroom learning, the school has received some encouraging words from parents who were delighted to see their children study in the comfort of their homes.
While there is growing concern about ensuring the safety of the students at the school, it was decided to explore online avenues that would be easy to use. After a thorough evaluation of the available solutions, teachers formed teams to facilitate knowledge sharing while switching to online learning.
Reckoned as one of the leading schools in India, the teachers and management at Smt. Sulochanadevi Singhania have taken on the baton to continue the learning journey online by using a host of technology solutions such as Zoom, Hangouts, Skype, Google classroom. To keep the students engaged the school is assigning online quizzes through game based learning platforms such as Kahoot. Commenting on the learning transition, Revathi Srinivasan, Director Education and Principal, Smt. Sulochanadevi Singhania School said, “In times of adversity, technological intervention can open up new frontiers for educators and can enable us to provide education to our students while safeguarding their health. Given our enormous student base of over 6500+, rolling out an initiative at this scale is a challenging task and we intend to reach out to all of them during this phase. We are witnessing tremendous support from our parent fraternity who are increasingly participating in understanding the developmental areas for their child. As the uncertainty looms, we believe that children and teachers will have to embrace technology as the only alternative and as an educator; I believe that young children are learning from the way all of us are dealing with the current crisis. Today is the time to inculcate critical life skills and fundamental values of compassion and empathy in children and prepare them for the future that could be as unpredictable as the present.”
In addition to academic subjects, the school also experimented with conducting music lessons online and is in the process of evaluating the other non-academic subjects that could be added to the learning plan. The students of Class XI of the school also volunteered to create an in-house production of read along stories for KG students. KG students are currently provided Animated Fun Game worksheets and Audio Stories. The school intends to complete the current academic year online for Standard 1 to 8th.
In last 50 years the Smt. Sulochanadevi Singhania School has impacted the lives of approximately 4 lac students who have successfully passed out.The school has been a proud recipient of several accolades, ranking 1st in the country in the Day School Category on various platforms. With a global curriculum and innovative pedagogy, the school has a proven track record for more than 66% of the students achieving over 90% aggregate marks and no students scoring a second class.