Workshop Insight

  • Workshop on Capacity Building Programme (Science Elementary) 2024-25
  • “What makes a child gifted or talented may not always be good grades in school, But a different way of looking at the world and learning”

    On April 20, 2024, Delhi Public School Aligarh hosted a Capacity Building Program sanctioned by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE). The workshop was conducted by Dr. Poonam Chaubey and Mrs. Garima Gupta, emphasized strategies and approaches to support the mental health and well-being of students, acknowledging the challenges they face in today's fast-paced environment.

    Participants were provided with insights into Bloom's Taxonomy, a framework used to classify educational objectives. Understanding this taxonomy is crucial for educators to develop effective teaching strategies and assessment.

    Resources, including practical tools and materials, were shared to aid educators in implementing strategies discussed during the workshop, fostering a supportive learning environment conducive to students' mental health.

    The program featured interactive sessions where educators could share experiences, exchange ideas, and collaborate on best practices for promoting student well-being within the school environment.

    Overall the program served as a valuable platform for educators to gain insights and practical strategies for prioritising the mental well-being of students alongside academic growth. The event underscored the importance of holistic education in nurturing well- rounded individuals prepared for the challenges of the future.

  • Workshop on Developing Computational Thinking and Coding Skills 2023-24
  • Date : 21 to 24 September 2023

    Venue : DPSS HRDC


    The three day training titled “Developing Computational Thinking and Coding Skills” on Micro: bit coding at British Council, 17, KG Marg, Atul Grove Road, Janpath, Connaught Place, New Delhi with an objective to help young people learn computational thinking through coding that will help them in their future education and careers.

    The purpose of this training was to train teachers who are part of the training will be encouraged to set up coding clubs in schools and further work with students (especially girls) to inspire and develop an interest in STEM subjects as they progress through school and into their careers. The trainers Monica Diwan , Manish V Sharma, Meera Bhardwaj started the workshop by including various topics such as:

    • To know what the micro:bit is and how to create a simple program
    • To know how to access the online teacher professional development
    • To know the various inputs and outputs available on the micro:bit
    • To follow elements of lesson from the professional development content
    • To discover the four cornerstones of computational thinking
    • To learn the programming fundamentals
    • To create a working model on SDG 3 - HEALTH AND WELLBEING

    The main focus was to implement following things in students:-

    • Imagination and creativity
    • Learning and knowledge
    • Programming and the relationship to physical computing
    • Cross-curricular implications
    • Technology and the future
  • Workshop of Computer Science Teachers (IX to XII) 2023-24
  • Date : 21 to 24 September 2023

    Venue : DPSS HRDC


    The four-day Computer Science Teachers' Workshop held at DPSS HRDC from September 21, 2023, to September 24, 2023, proved to be an insightful and enriching experience for all attendees. The workshop aimed to enhance the skills and knowledge of Computer Science educators, focusing on various contemporary topics, teaching methodologies, and emerging technologies.

    Day 1:

    Algorithmic Decision Making (By: Dr. Amit Kumar, Professor, IIT Delhi) & ISAT Programme (By: Dr. Atul Kumar, CEO, AKS Institute of Cyber Technology, Noida) The workshop commenced with a deep dive into Algorithmic Decision Making and featured discussions on Cybersecurity and Threat Landscape. Many settings were also elaborated by them to harden the windows machines. After that live demo of phishing was also given by the resource person and his team. At last best practices were shared by each participant that concluded the session of the day.

    Day 2:

    Introduction to AI ; 2. Delving into Machine Learning and Deep Learning ; 3. Application of Python in AI (Dr. Kamlesh Tiwari, Associate Professor, BITS Pilani, Rajasthan) & Computer Systems and Organisation (Dr. Ritu Singhal, Associate Professor, IP College, University of Delhi) The day started with the yoga session. After the morning tea, the first session was started with the deep knowledge of AI and its merits and demerits to society. After the lunch second session was started by another resource person that has given focus on Computer Systems and Organisation. In the third session of the day, Dr. Kamlesh Tiwari has conducted hands-on activities on applications of Python in AI for all the participants.

    Day 3:

    1. Implications of generative AI on programming ; 2. Questions to develop critical thinking and accessing the ability of critics (By: Dr. Viraj Kumar, Visiting Professor AI - ML centre, Bangalore), 1. Database Management ; 2. Information Retrieval (By : Dr. Harmeet Kaur, Associate Kaur, Hansraj College, University of Delhi) The day started with the yoga session. After the morning tea, the resource person has given a deep knowledge on Implications of generative AI on programming with the help of many programs that participants use to teach students in their classes. Second resource person has focused on database management by sharing her experiences while teaching students. After lunch, Dr. Viraj has emphasised on developing questions on critical thinking for the students and how to assess the ability of the critics.

    Day 4:

    Computational Thinking (By: Dr. Manoj Agarwal, Associate Professor, University of Delhi) and Valedictory Functions The final day of the workshop covered the topic computational thinking. Computational thinking was emphasized throughout the day as an essential skill for both educators and students. The workshop concluded with a valedictory function, featuring cultural programs organized by the participating teachers. Certificates of participation were distributed to each attendee, acknowledging their dedication and commitment to professional development.

  • Workshop on Mathematics at HRDC-DPSS Noida
  • An enriching and experiential learning session on Mathematics was organized by the HRDC of Delhi Public School Society Noida between May 27 and 31, 2023. Mr. Binod Kumar Sharma from Delhi Public School Aligarh attended the workshop with 83 other participants from various branches of Delhi Public School across the country. The workshop commenced with an inaugural session by Ms. Vanita Saigal, Executive Director, HRDC-DPSS welcoming all the participants and resource persons. The workshop witnessed exemplary and spell- bounding sessions on sets, relations, functions, trigonometry, complex number, linear inequalities, linear programming among several others. Eminent resource people included Dr. K Sandeep, Professor in the Department of Mathematics, TIFR CAM Bengaluru, Dr. Sachi Srivastava, Professor of athematics, University of Delhi, Dr. Ravindranath Thangadurai, Professor of Mathematics, Harish Chandra Research Institute, Prayagraj, Dr. Krishna Hanumathu, Associate Dean and Associate Professor, Chennai Medical Institute among several others. What was enthralling about the workshop was that every day before the start of the sessions, the participants were all welcomed with a yoga session where they could rejuvenate, meditate and retrospect on their gained knowledge with the help of a trained yoga expert. Several interactive sessions were also facilitated by Ms. Saigal and Ms. Sudashini which gave the attendees a great deal of insight into the discussions of the day.

    The sessions by Dr. Shobha Bagai, Professor, Department of Mathematics, University of Delhi, Dr. Amit Kulshrestha, Associate Professor of Mathematics, IISER Mohali, Dr. H.C. Verma, Professor, Department of Physics, IIT Kanpur or Dr. Manoj Kummini, Associate Dean and Associate Professor, Chennai Mathematical Institute shed some light on challenging topics like calculus, vector algebra, probability, and integration. The sessions were extremely effective for the educators as they could learn the various strategies to use to tackle these topics in classrooms. The valedictory session on the fifth day saw Shri. V.K. Shunglu, Chairman of Delhi Public School Society residing over along with Ms. Vanita Saigal, Ms. Sudeshna, Ms. Jyoti Sharma and all the attendees of the Mathematics and Physics program. Overall, it was a brilliant platform for the educators to enhance their mathematical knowledge and teaching strategies and skills.

  • कार्यशाला - हिंदी शिक्षण: आसान एवं प्रभावी विधि 2022-23
  • दिल्ली पब्लिक स्कूल अलीगढ़ में 27 दिसंबर 2022 को विषय विशेषज्ञ डॉ॰ रवि प्रकाश गुप्त (प्रोफेसर एवं पूर्व क्षेत्रीय निदेशक, केंद्रीय हिंदी संस्थान, दिल्ली) के निर्देशन में ‘हिंदी शिक्षण: आसान एवं प्रभावी विधि‘ विषय पर कार्यशाला का आयोजन किया गया। कार्यशाला का प्रारंभ माँ सरस्वती की प्रतिमा के समक्ष दीप प्रज्वलन के साथ हुआ। डॉ॰ रवि प्रकाश जी ने प्राथमिक, माध्यमिक व उच्च माध्यमिक स्तर पर हिंदी शिक्षण के विभिन्न पक्षों पर चर्चा करते हुए आसान व रुचिकर खेल विधियाँ बतायीं। प्राथमिक कक्षाओं में वर्ण, शब्द, क्रिया; माध्यमिक कक्षाओं में सर्वनाम, समास तथा उच्च माध्यमिक कक्षाओं में पद-परिचय आदि उपविषयों की शिक्षण पद्धति पर प्रकाश डाला। शिक्षक-शिक्षिकाओं की शंकाओं और समस्याओं का समाधान किया गया। कार्यशाला में अलीगढ़ के विभिन्न विद्यालयों के 60 शिक्षक-शिक्षिकाओं ने भाग लिया।

    प्रधानाचार्या श्रीमती आरती झा ने अतिथि महोदय को स्मृति चिह्न देकर उनका स्वागत किया। शैक्षिक समन्वयक इंतस़ार अहमद ने आभार व्यक्त किया। हिंदी विभागाध्यक्षा निभा वशिष्ठ जी ने कार्यशाला का संचालन किया। हिंदी विभाग के सभी शिक्षक-शिक्षिकाओं के सहयोग से कार्यशाला विधिवत सम्पन्न हुई।

    जिला अलीगढ़ के विभिन्न विद्यालयों से आए सभी हिंदी शिक्षक डॉ॰ रवि प्रकाश गुप्त जी के अनुभव से लाभान्वित हुए।

  • Workshop on Cyber Security 2022-23
  • “Cybersecurity is a subject that requires logic, knowledge, thought and commitment”

    “What influences the young minds is the temptation to be better, more attractive, more powerful than the others. Instead of buying sports equipment, children and youths nowadays spend all their pocket money on buying weapons online. We’re so busy killing others in a game, that we forget we lack the most basic human emotion of empathy in our day to day lives.” As Dr. Rakshit Tandon, Cyber Security Expert, associated with the Government, CBI, and National Cyber Safety and Security Standard explained to students of classes IX, XI and XII the harmful effects of addiction to the cyber world, the various accidents caused in it and how to deal with it smartly in a workshop organized by Delhi Public School Aligarh on January 6, 2023. Over 50 students listened to him spellbound as he spoke about the numerous incidents reported with the Cyber security Cell of Indian Police, with crimes starting from money laundering, phishing to trafficking of even 7 year old children. He introduced to us the use of websites that can give us information about our cyber health and cyber diet like:

    And also made us aware of websites like ‘Discord’ or games and applications which require a minimum age limit. By illustrating terms like digital footprints, or explaining how to create a safe but innovative password, what not to do online, the session indeed was very informative, relevant and eye-opening for not only the students, but also the educators.

  • Odissi Dance Workshop 2022-23
  • “Dance is your pulse, your heartbeat, your breathing. It’s the rhythm of your life. It’s the expression in time and movement, in happiness, joy, sadness and envy”

    The purnDashank series, Aligarh chapter under the aegis of SPIC MACAY came with a vision to revive and touch more schools and institutions in various parts of Aligarh. DPS Aligarh served as the host school for Odissi workshop, which was also a part of this series. It started on 5th December and ended on 10th December with HERITAGE WALK to AMU.The students of various schools came and took active participation in it .The workshop was done by one of the best international Artist, Ms. Sanchita Bannerjee, who has dazzled the stages with her performances not only in India but also in foreign countries. Interacting with students, Ms Banerjee said that India was a land of various cultures, with each culture possessing its own set of dances, which depicted the lifestyles of people of the states with which they were associated. Interacting with the students, she said that one of the eight dance forms of India, Odissi was the oldest surviving dance form of the country. Sanchita Banerjee  is a renowned Odissi dancer, teacher and choreographer par excellence performing and enthralling audiences over the world. This work shop here was all about highlighting the essence of Odissi dance and creating a feeling of honour and respect for ancient dance forms and cultures.This workshop  gave us a golden opportunity to know about the beauty of our traditions and how ancient art can impact our lives.In the culmination of 5 days workshop,Principal of Brilliant Public School was welcomed as guest.The event commenced with beautiful presentation by the participants of Workshop on "Guru Vandana", a mesmerizing #Odissi Abhinaya by our own  Dance Department  and a beautiful dance rendition by The performing Artist Sanchita Banerjee.

    To make the event more happening and melodious, a classical based thumri was presented by Music department.The programme was concluded by the words of Wisdom of our respected Principal Ms. Arti Jha, while addressing the gathering she stressed upon the idea of gifting the young learners with a hobby which could help them in bursting their stress ,which can develop them into a more happy and kinder version of themselves.

  • Workshop on Gender Sensitivity 2022-23
  • “Gender equality is not about women, and it is not about men- it is about making workplaces work for everyone. Together, we can fix work, not women”

    In the words of Michelle King and several other celebrities, gender equality and sensitization do not emerge when one gender is in the public eye. It requires equality of awareness, sensitivity and effort above all, regardless of gender, caste or creed. Unless we cultivate this mindset, the gender-sensitive environment is far from our reality.

    An in-service CBSE training was held on Sunday, July 30, 2022 for Aligarh teachers on the topic of “Gender Sensitivity”, by Ms. Vagmita Tyagi. The workshop started with the introduction of each participant present at the workshop. The extensive comprehensive session designed to help provide greater insight and understanding of the essentials of gender sensitivity to equip teachers to create and maintain a gender-sensitive environment in the classroom. Various terms that are often overlooked or misunderstood in practical terms such as gender blindness, gender neutrality, gender equality, gender sensitivity, gender gap, etc. were explained through various group and individual activities. Group work has helped teachers demonstrate successful interactions in their groups and as individuals. The lesson learned from the workshop is that a gender-sensitive environment should start in your own home, in your neighborhood, city and then in the country. Everyone was asked to pledge to voice for Gender Sensitivity and sensitise people around you .The lesson ended with a great message: “Inequality is learned, equality needs to be taught”.

  • Workshop on Training in Drama 2022-23
  • Topic: Training in Drama

    Name of the resource person: Mr. Aman Sehgal and Mr. Anirudh Dhanian

    Date: 24-06-2022 & 25-06-2022

    Time: 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM

    Venue: DPS HRDC, Greater Noida.

    An offline workshop for 2 days was conducted by HRDC Society, in the graceful presence of Honorable Executive Director Ms. Vanita Sehgal with her team members Ms. Nita S. Vijay Kumar, Ms Sudeshna Madala and Ms. Jyoti Sharma. The resource persons were Mr. Aman Sehgal, actor/model and Mr. Anirudh Dhanian actor/model from Barry John Acting studio.

    Day 1

    Training started at 9 am with an introductory session by Ms. Vanita Sehgal. In her welcome speech she emphasized the importance of the integration of Theater in education. Then we were divided into two groups and in multiple sessions we were explained different aspects of drama through various interactive and interesting activities. Like-Introduce yourself in a unique way, Walk and freeze, Walk in circle with emotions like laugh, cry, etc., Zip Zap Zope, Random walking and enacting according to the situation given, Simen Says do, Object and Mirror image, Voice modulation, Creating a scene in group, Dialogue delivery in different ways, Creating 5 different scenes, Creating our own story.

    Day 2

    On second day we were grouped subject wise and told to enact any topic of our subject. English teachers enact on types of sentences, Hindi teachers enact on muhaware, Music and dance teachers explained beat and rhythm, Commerce teachers enact on importance of business agreement, etc. Then we were told to discuss our childhood memories. And with the childhood memories of different people we created a story and done rehearsal to enact on it for valedictory programme. In Valedictory Programme, Padma Shri V K Shunglu, Chairman DPS Society was there with her wife. He addressed the teachers with his motivational words, a good teaching is one-fourth preparation and three-fourth theatre. By introducing drama in our teaching we can create interest for students.

  • Workshop on Capacity Building Programme 2022-23
  • Title : Art Integration in Schools

    Resourse person :- Dr. Nitesh Kumar Singh

    Date & day :- 18 June, 2022 Saturday

    Time :- 10am – 4pm

    Organizer – CBSE, Centre of Excellence, NOIDA, U.P.

    Venue- Brilliant Public School, Shankar Vihar Colony, Ramghat Road, Quarsi, Aligarh

    This offline capacity building programme was organised with the purpose of imparting knowledge and skills to the teachers on Art Integration, so that they can integrate art in their teaching process. Many teachers from different schools participated in the programme.

    Discussion with the participants and power point presentation were also used to create an environment of learning and share different methods of Art integrated learning in actual classroom situation. During session we did some activities as examples of Art integration such as, making an equilateral triangle by folding A4 paper and making the largest possible paper necklace with A4 paper etc.

    we understood that art is not something which is just one curricular area rather it is the best pedagogical tool which can make teaching -learning process meaningful and enjoyable. Every individual is born with some artistic quality or the other, we just need to provide students the opportunity and freedom to explore and experiment, and learning follows. It leads to the holistic development of students.

    we realised how an interesting and fun-filled activity can form the basis of various concepts- its understanding and applicability. Art can be integrated with all subjects in one way or another. It may be visual or performing art.

    It was a wonderful experience to attend this workshop. It inspired to integrate art in our daily classroom teaching -learning process.

  • Workshop on Art Integration in the Middle School Curriculum (2021-22)
  • Topic : DPSS-HRDC Online Session- Art Integration in the Middle School Curriculum

    Date :- December 22, 2021

    Time :- 3pm to 5pm

    Platform :- ZOOM

    A webinar was conducted by DPS SOCIETY-HRDC to integrate art with subjects, facilitated by Prof. Dr. Susmita Lakhyani, Professor in Art Education at Department of Education, University of Delhi, she made this workshop interesting throughout the session.

    Main focus of workshop:

    • What is Art education?
    • What is the integrated learning?
    • What is their relation and how are they different?

    According to her Art education is a subject, it is about teaching and learning of art as a subject while Art integrated learning refers to art as a tool which can help in learning any subject through art. Facilitator emphasized on activity based learning. There can be different activities like Role play, clay making, drama, dance, presentation, photography etc.

    She enriched us about role of a teacher in a student’s life, providing them with Motivation & encouragement, appreciation, development of fearlessness; there shouldn’t be any kind of comparison, judgmental environment. According to her, the process is more important than product. It was a wonderful experience. Overall it was quite an enriching session.

  • Workshop on Utility of Multi and interdisciplinary (2021-22)
  • Topic : Integration of Social Science: Utility of Multi and interdisciplinary

    Date :- December 13, 2021

    Time :- 3pm to 5pm

    Platform :- ZOOM

    A webinar was conducted by DPSS-HRDC to make teaching more interesting, by joining up all the parts of teaching together for critical thinking and integrated learning. Workshop was presented by Dr. Rishikesh B S, Lead / Incharge (Hub for education, Law and policy, Azim Premji University Bangalore).

    Main focus of workshop:

    • What is expected of Social Science?
    • What are Multi-Inter disciplinary skills?
    • Aim of the education: Individual and collective goals and competencies
    • NEP- Curriculum, Scientific temper
    • Focus on Los, Competencies and subject-integration
    • Taxonomy of significant learning

    He discussed differences between Interdisciplinary, Multidisciplinary and Transdisciplinarity in detail.

    The facilitator emphasized to Inculcate scientific temper and encourages evidence-based thinking throughout the curriculum. This will lead naturally to rational, ethical and compassionate individuals who can make good, logical and sound decisions throughout their lives.

    It was a wonderful experience. Overall it was quite an enriching session.

  • Workshop on Best Practice in STEM Education (2021-22)
  • Topic : Best Practice in STEM Education

    Date :- 9th December 2021 (Saturday)

    Time :- 3pm to 5pm

    Platform :- ZOOM

    A webinar was conducted by DPSS-HRDC to make teaching more interesting, by executing all the parts of teaching together, for critical thinking and integrated learning. The presenter, Dr. Diana Wehrell-Grabowski, Phd has a firm belief that STEM will help the students in more better way to take up problem solving. Furthermore, it was portrayed that any problem can be solved in different angles.Change of perspective determines everything.

    STEM means Science, Technology, Engineering and Math. In STEM there are 4 Cs that is Critical Thinking, Creativity, Communication and Collaboration.

    In STEM there are few points to deal with students-

    • Students Driven
    • Engaging
    • Empowers the students
    • Real world connections
    • Inquiry
    • Use of meaningful technology
    • 21st century Skills
    • Incorporates engineering design challenges
    • Higher order questioning

    Moreover She discussed the difference between Scientific Method and Engineering Method of teaching. Revised Bloom’s Taxonomy was also explained. We also took up things practically with the things around us. She mostly emphasised on “let the students discover their solutions by their own.”

    It was a wonderful experience with her. Learning things by practically doing it was a very interesting and interactive way. racticals with the live examples during the workshop were very nice and will definitely enhance the learning of the students.

  • Workshop Session 2020 – 21

    Date :- 23rd Nov, 2020

    Time :- 2:15 p.m – 5:00 p.m

    Platform :- ZOOM

    A webinar based on Best Practices in Art Integration -Math was conducted by The DPSS-HRDC Online Training Session. The session was taken by different teachers from various DPS. Arts integration provides an engaging and effective way to achieve standards in both math/geometry and visual arts. Visual representations greatly help children’s understanding of quantity, shape, measures, and a host of other mathematical concepts.

    The teachers used to explain the square properties using songs, rhyme, charts. Songs and chants not only aid the children’s core music skills, but they stick in the memory and can help children remember maths facts. The times tables are often taught in this way, we can change the words to any song to incorporate other maths facts, or methods of solving maths problems. Singing also helps build a group dynamic. Ms. Aafia Mehmood teacher from DPS Dhuri touched the topic of Area and Perimeter using treasure hunt and a song to remember Perimeter. Topic Congruence of shapes was explained by Vaibhav Prakash Sharma from DPS Etah. Mandala Art using Geometry was also done. Linear equations using curve stitching was done. Angle sum property as explained through PPT. Mondrian Fraction was also one. Patterns using various geometrical shapes were done. Everyday protractor which we already have in our school was shown.


    Date : 10th Nov, 2020

    Resource Person : Ms. Anjli Mata( Honorary member of Trinity College)

    Ms. Priya Chaturvedi(Academic Consultant in Music for Trinity College London)

    Host :- DPSS-HRDC

    Member Attended:-Neeru Gupta

    Time:-3:00 p.m- 5:00p.m

    The workshop conducted by DPSS-HRDC on “Integrating Music and Movement in the Teaching Process” was informative and can be a great way to teach content. Music not only strengthens emotional and cognitive development, but also allows a new outlet of expression and a new means of learning through listening and making sound. Music is one tool to engage each student and provide a pathway for connections and deeper understanding. Music and Movement help to develop social skills, develops creativity and imagination. For example if we are teaching topic Festival Diwali, Children can learn about art(Rangoli), mythology, geography(location of birth place of Shri ram on the Map), EVS (importance of Eco friendly Diwali), performing arts (traditional dances and folk songs) through interlinked activities.


    Date : 16th Oct, 2020

    Resource Person : Ms. Neha Raghav (WWF – India)

    Objectives :-

    • To create awareness for the environment among the school childen.
    • To connect students with the nature.
    • To spark curiosity in children about the nature.
    • To make them environment conscious citizens.
    • To build a sustainable school.

    Minutes of the Webinar :–

    • Session was started with discussions on the various threats to the environment.
    • The speaker talked about the various plans and strategies for creating maximum awareness among children and their participation in preserving the environment.
    • She also gave a brief introduction of the work strategy and achievements of WWF in regard to environmental protection.
    • She took two online surveys to know about the views of the participants regarding environment consciousness.
    • Discussion was done on ‘The Living Planet Report 2020’,- The level of the damage and also the measures we can take to restore nature.
    • She also talked about the expectations from the future citizens and how to sensitize students on environmental issues.
    • Emphasis was given on the important role of an educator towards a better world by 2030.
    • The speaker also laid stress on the areas for environmental education infusion in schools for a sustainable future. Also discussed the activities which can be done in the schools with a view of children carrying the message to the whole community.

    Conclusion :-

    The speaker concluded by suggesting plans and activities to build a sustainable school. She suggested a few changes in the school buildings and premises as well as suggested a number of activities where the teachers as environment educator can sensitize the students on environmental issues.

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