Enrichment Programmes For Teachers

Noida, July 2, 2016: An inspirational workshop was held in the school auditorium by Mr. Vivekananda ‘Vivek’, a well known motivator, educator and trainer guide who is known for successfully elevating the defeated minds through his magical speeches.

Mr. Vivekananda was formally introduced by the School Principal as he emphasised the importance of removing clutter from the mind so that good & clear thoughts with right wisdom find sufficient space along with the most important component which is ‘URJA’ (Energy). He also compared the body with a machine requiring energy through a source for its charging & shared that Mr. Vivekanand is one such source.

It was an energetic, interactive and entertaining three-hour long session interspersed with relevant anecdotes. His inimitable style of speaking was peppered with wit and humour which made the session more engaging for the teachers. He involved the teachers in small activities and shared effective ways of handling day to day problems and difficulties. The session left the teachers highly rejuvenated and positive with a feel good factor. The session concluded with a vote of thanks proposed by the Vice Principal.

New Delhi, March 30, 2016: A workshop on Jolly Phonics was conducted by Mrs. Ritu Bawa for the teachers of the Pre-Primary Department of Apeejay Schools at Apeejay School, Sheikh Sarai. Teachers from Apeejay School, Noida also attended the Workshop which touched upon the use of correct phonics, blending and segmentation of letters. It emphasised that use of facial expressions and hand movements are an important part of Phonic Learning. A total 42 sounds of different letters were explained by the Resource Person in an easy and effective way. It proved to be an enriching workshop for the teachers.

Workshop on Jolly PhonicsWorkshop on Jolly Phonics

Noida, March 29, 2016: A workshop on ‘Bloom's Taxonomy: Classroom Environment and Setting’ was conducted by Ms. Monica Kochar, Officer, Apeejay Education Society on March 29, 2016.

She conducted a four-hour rigorous training workshop for the teachers on Bloom's Taxonomy and the different stages of thinking. She defined the Taxonomy as an attempt to classify forms and levels of learning.
Having explained the three domains of learning i.e. Cognitive, Affective and Psycho Motor Domain, she indulged the teachers in group learning and independent learning tasks wherein teachers followed the advanced organiser and flipped the classroom to identify effective teaching strategies.

Several videos were also shown to the teachers to classify the questions asked in classrooms according to the Bloom's Taxonomy. To make the workshop more interactive, several handouts were given to the teachers as they worked in groups to elaborate on the classification of questions according to different levels of thinking: Knowledge, Comprehension, Application, Analysis, Synthesis and Evaluation.

It was an enriching experience as the teachers were appreciative of the usage of Bloom's Taxonomy in classrooms.

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