Workshop Insight

  • 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
  • BEST PRACTICES IN ART INTEGRATION – MATH

    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.

    INTERDISCIPLINARY LEARNING AND INTEGRATING MUSIC AND MOVEMENT IN THE TEACHING PROCESS

    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.

    INTEGRATING ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION IN THE CURRICULUM

    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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