Greenfields Public School, Dilshad Garden organized a workshop for teachers on 'Creative and Critical Thinking' Capacity Building Programme to discuss the paramount significance of creativity and critical thinking and how learners can acquire these skills in school under the able guidance of Hon'ble Manager Dr. Vipul Barsaley & Vice Principal, Mrs. Prerna Barsaley.
The resource person Ms. Kalpana Kapoor, an eminent Certified leadership Trainer was extended a heartfelt welcome by the school management.
The session focussed on interdependence of the Creative and Critical Thinking highlighting that creativity gives us a medium to think out of the box. 21st century skills like 4Cs, Information Media Technology, having flexibility, leadership skills, Initiation and appreciating Links Diversity must be instilled within the learners to train them in such a way that they excel in their future prospects. The highlight of the session was to blurt out assumptions by blowing them all into a balloon till it burst. A video 'Ek Chidiya Anek Chidiya'was shown which not only revived the old memories but also enlisted a strong message focusing on the various arenas of creative & critical thinking along with lifeskills.
Legal Awareness Programme On the occasion of Gandhi Jayanti i.e on 2nd October 2020, a legal Awareness Programme was organized for the students of classes 10th to 12th and teachers of Greenfields Public School, Dilshad Garden. The webinar was conducted by DLSA, Shahdara on the theme 'Upholding Gandhian Principles of Peace and Non Violence and Fundamental Duties towards the Nation'.
Resource Person- Ms.Vidhi Gupta Anand- Judge, Karkardooma District Court and Advocate Ms. Ishanki Gupta addressed the gathering of 150 students and teachers and enlightened them on the Philosophy of Mahatma Gandhi, his important and meaningful quotes and the fundamental duties of a citizen.
The session got interactive and engaging as students raised questions on relevance of fundamental duties, judicial activism, qualifications of a high court judge etc which were very passionately addressed by the Resource Persons. The webinar culminated with the vote of thanks.
We at Greenfields not only focus on enhancing and upgrading the teaching - learning skills of the mentors but also ensure that we provide a conducive atmosphere to each and every learner. Keeping in mind the different kinds of learners and their needs, a capacity building programme on Inclusive Education was organised on 5th March and 6th March, 2020. The resource persons Ms. Geeta Hiteshi, Director of guidance and counselling clinic and Ms. Bhavika Gidwani, a mental health professor were felicitated and honored whole-heartedly by the school management and the staff. The seminar cum workshop focused on Inclusion and Inclusive strategies. It was an attempt to promote Inclusive Education in order to provide different students with opportunities for mutual communication and accept individual diversity. The seminar certainly rendered the teachers equipped and helped them in identifying the behavioral patterns and unveiled the strategies of managing children with special needs.
Students of Class XI were enlightened on the scope and carry prospects in Indian Navy.
A webinar ‘Managing Virtual Classrooms’was organized for the teachers of secondary and Sr. Secondary department on 8th October, 2020. The topic was chosen to help teachers overcome the challenges and limitations of the Virtual Classes. The resource person Mrs. Latha Jayaram, Vice Principal, Bhavan’s Munshi Vidyashram was welcomed by Mrs. Mahima Tiwari, coordinator for the webinar on behalf of the management of the school.
The session commenced with the queries raised by the teachers with regard to the technical hitches they face while imparting their lessons. The Resource Person motivated the teachers by appreciating the efforts put in by them to ensure constructive learning in the class. She not only valued the hard work being undertaken by the teachers but also portrayed the plight of the students who seem to be coping with the stress in the present scenario. She laid stress on the fact that the teachers must be empathetic towards the students and should engage them in a two-way learning process. She also highlighted the fact that even the parents need to be vigilant to avoid any sort of defiance during the teaching -learning process.
Ms. Latha further guided the teachers to go through ‘PRAGYATA’ which is an assistance being provided by the MHRD in context to the guidelines on Digital Education. She apprised that the teaching can be both Synchronous and Asynchronous. The teachers were also enlightened about the various advantages and loopholes of using ZOOM, Google Meet, and Microsoft Teams.
The main concern of the teachers was to ascertain whether the students are focused during online teaching since there is no specific way to keep a close watch on them and to minimize the disruption caused by the intruders. Mrs. Latha accepted the concern but stressed that the teachers need to foster the interest of the students by motivating and engaging them in certain classroom projects like making PPTs, sharing videos on special occasions, specific celebrations or on any generic topic. She also suggested to lock the meeting, use of email ids to send the link for class etc to minimize such hampering. Further she recommended that teachers must use certain applications to make their teaching content interesting like Padlet, Mentimetre, Kahoot, Next sim etc
The session culminated with the answers to the queries raised by the teachers. Overall the session was highly enlightening and did equip the teachers with a handful of ideas.