Friday, March 6, 2015

ABL & Maths Workshops in VKVs

Resource Persons :
Sri S. Pichaiya, Retd. Headmaster from Govt. Higher Secondary School, Madurai
Sri R. Ratnavelu, Asst. Prof. (Retd.) from SCERT, Tamilnadu

Both are having experience of minimum 35 years in the field of education.

They were the instrumental with Sri M. P. Vijaykumar (Retd. IAS), former director of SSA, Tamilnadu in, planning, developing, conducting classes & training teachers etc. on Activity Based Learning (ABL) methodology.

Workshops conducted in the Schools: 
VKV Tinsukia, VKV Sivasagar, VKV (NEEPCO) Umrangso, VKV Badarpur.

Schools covered: 
VKV Tinsukia, VKV Dibrugarh, VKV Tingrai, VKV (NEEPCO) Bokuloni, VKV (NEC) Baragolia, VKV Sivasagar, VKV (NEEPCO) Umrangso, VKV Badarpur.

Activity Based Learning & Maths Workshops for Primary teachers.
Target Group: Teachers and Parents

Nature of Activities:
A. Activity Based Learning (ABL) workshop (conducted in all 4 Vidyalayas following ABL system. 2 teachers of VKV (NEC) Baragolai also joined the workshop in last two days.)

ABL Class observation of teachers, listening to teachers difficulties/ doubts and clarifying those, teachers training on  –

how to manage students in ABL class 
how to develop speaking skills
how to remove shyness of students
how to introduce logos 
how to move in the ladder and take cards from tray
how  children should more in groups
how teachers should move in the class room to different groups and help students
understanding the meaning and use of each cards
Besides the above the administrative and technical guidance like-
What are measures to be taken care while developing ABL cards etc.
Keeping record of achievements of individuals and consolidated achievements of whole class
Involving pupils in decision making while preparing weather charts etc.
Preservation of pupils’ individual work/ activities in personal files
Pupils self attendance

B. Active Learning Methodology (ALM) classes were also observed at VKV (NEEPCO) Umrangso. The school is following ALM system for EVS and English in class V (both sections) and Hindi and Social Science in class VI (both sections), after the basic idea received from M. P. Vijaykumar last year. The ALM classes were appreciated by both the resource persons.

C. Mathematics Workshops were conducted at VKV Tinsukia, VKV (NEEPCO) Umrangso & VKV Badarpur.

Maths workshops were conducted with hands on activities.

Child’s fingers movement, observation, calculation, comparison, reasoning skills etc are developed through activities by doing, observing, verifying.

A set of 26 kits of Mathematics are available with us in all 4 Vidyalayas and few more. 
Learning right from counting to doing all four operations of single to bigger digit numbers

D. Interactions with Parents were arranged at VKV Tinsukia, VKV Badarpur and VKV (NEEPCO) Umrangso. Interactions were in the line of – Quality education, Background of ABL methodology and its strength, basics of its concept and process, education through involvement.

Interactions were appreciated by parents and requested to have such interactions time to time for their understanding and clarity.

The Schedule followed:
25 January 2015 : Resource persons reached at 3pm.
Introduction sessions 5pm. to 7pm.

26 January: 10am. To 4pm  & 27 January : 6pm to 9.30pm : Maths workshop
                   Participants: 16 teachers  from VKV Tinsukia, VKV Dibrugarh, VKV Tingrai, VKV Sivasagar                                       & VKV (NEEPCO) Bokuloni

27 January : 9am to 1.30pm - ABL class observations
                   2.30pm to 5pm – Interaction with teachers for clearing their doubts

28 January : 9am to 1.30pm - ABL class observations
                   2.30pm to 5pm – Teachers training on ABL methodology

29 January   at VKV Sivasagar : 8.30am to 12.30pm - ABL class observations
                   12.45pm to 2pm & 6pm to 8.30pm – Interaction  with teachers and clearing doubts
                   3pm to 5.30pm: Interaction with Parents
                   Night halt at VKV Dibrugarh

30 January at VKV Tinsukia : 10am to 12noon – Interaction with parents of class I
                   12.15pm to 2pm – Interaction with parents of class II
                   3pm to 5pm - Teachers training on ABL

31 January 2015: 9am to 1pm – Observation and discussion on the Contents of class III ABL, which are in                                         process and further guidance on it. 
                   2.30pm to 4.30pm : Teachers training on ABL
                   4.30pm to 5pm – Concluding session
                   7pm : Started for Umrangso by Kamrup Express

1 February at VKV Umrangso: 10.30 am to 12.30pm – Visit to a tea garden and attending a Karbi new                                           year celebration in Dithur village.
                   2.30pm to 7.00 pm :  Maths workshop
                   7.30pm to 9.30pm : Interaction with teachers on ABL system and clearing doubts

2 February: 8.30am to 1.30pm: Observation of ABL and ALM classes
                   4.30pm to 8.00pm: Teachers training on ABL and Maths workshop In parallel sessions
                   8pm to 10pm : Teachers training on ABL methodology

3 February: 8.30 am to 1pm : Teachers training on ABL methodology
                   2.30pm to 4pm : Interaction with Parents
                   5.30pm to 10.30pm: Teachers training on ABL and discussion on its evaluation process.

4 February : 6.30am : started for VKV Badarpur
                   At VKV Badarpur - 5pm to 7.30pm: Teachers training on ABL
                   7.30pm to 9.30pm : Maths workshop

5 February : 9.30am to 12noon: Observation of ABL classes
                   12.30pm to 2.30pm: Teachers training on ABL
                   3.30pm to 5.30pm : Teachers training on ABL and Maths workshop in parallel sessions
                   5.45pm to  8.15pm: Teachers training on ABL and clearing of   Doubts
                   8.15pm to 8.30pm : Concluding 
                   9.30pm : Started for VKV Ramnagar Silchar for night halt

6 February 2015 : Resource persons left for Chennai at 5.30am.

At a Glance

Sl No
No. of
schools participated
beneficiaries benefited
January to
5 March
Based Learning (ABL) workshops
Learning Methodology (ALM)
with parents
(4 interactions)

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