Innovative Initiatives in 2012-13
1) Communication in soft skills programs
a) E-plus club
b) EFLU training programs
2) Boot Camp
3) P-5 program
4) Science Exhibition
5) CRT Induction program
6) Alumni Association
7) MANA TV Programs
8) Zonal Sports Meet
9) Digital classroom
10) CCE (Continuous & Comprehensive Evaluation)
11) Counselling and guidance
12)CMC visited schools (Indiramma Bata)
13)IT @ school programme (smart school programme)
Boot Camp/ workshop/ Trainings programmes conducted to the Teachers of APSWREI Society, the main objective is to prepare all APSWRIS, Students as intelligent, knowledgeable, skilled and global citizens with foundations of Indian value systems thus meeting subjects to build the awareness among teachers and students of APSWREI.
· Child psychology and learning process and Teaching techniques/ methods/materials,
· Communication skills for English medium teaching
· Class room activities, lab activities, projects implementation,
· Use of digital media for guided-learning, blended – learning and self – learning
· IT literacy with awareness about internet/Facebook/twitter for an habit in effective and continuous learning
· CCE implementation and training needs of the teachers
The principal has circulated the document to all the staff me members and prepared a plan of action for implementation.
1)Empowerment of students, teachers and principals.;
Ø Whether the principal & teachers are interacting in English with the students
Ø How many guest lectures are arranged with reputed teachers working in other institutions In this fortnight /month?
Ø Whether the toilets attached to school & hostel are in useable condition? And are clean?
Ø Whether the students are educated on the importance of cleanliness and hygienic conditions maintained to be in the school?
Ø Whether any of your school students participated in any competitions held at District/ Zonal/ State level,
Ø Whether you are practicing the concept of “Importance of the Day” immediately after the prayer?
(Historical events / birthdays of eminent personalities of state/ country or any other important news may be explained by using public address system)
Ø Whether you have “MANA TV”? If yes, whether the students are watching “MANA TV” programmes?
Ø Whether you have computers in your school? And how many? Whether they are in working condition? If yes, what is taught?
Ø Whether monthly parents association meetings are held? On which day/date?
Ø Any public representatives like minister/ MP/ MLA/ MLC/ ZP chairman/ MPP/ Surpunch visited the school? On what occasion?
(A visitor’s book may be maintained by the librarian)
Science Fairs will create scientific spirit scientific appreciation among students who participate and visit the science fairs .The participated students will create artificial /simulated or working models with an innovative idea or with an improvement in the existing idea the creation of each individual model with the group of students and a teacher can be taken up as a project in science.
Project based learning as an activity for fundamental pragmatic philosophy of John. Dewey. The project encourages a spirit of enquiry analysis assimilation and presentation among participants APSWREI society has conducted school districts and Zonal society fair during the academic year 2012-13 with an aim to collaborate the knowledge and experience approach Zones and districts. The students have displayed extraordinary talent and displayed science projects in the form of reports, charts and models at the fallowing designated.
Venue for holding the Zonal Science Fairs :-
Name of the APSWR Institution where the Science fairs are to be held
APSWR COE, Madhurawada
West Godavari District
The experience has show that the science fairs of this nature will create lot of enthusiasm inspiration collective team work and exchange of idea across 289 institutions of APSWREI Society.
CRT(Contract Residential Teacher) Induction;
APSWREI Conducted a 2/3-Day Orientation programme to the teachers appointed on contract basis. The programme shall be common to all the subject teachers and at Hyderabad.
. Objectives of Programme :
1. To make aware the Residential School System in general and the system in APSWR Educational Institutions in particular and the rules governing their appointment.
2. To make aware the Duties and responsibilities of contract teachers working for the APSWREI Society,
3. To refresh on methods and techniques of teaching and usage of teaching learning material in the classroom.
4. To expose the teacher usage of Information technology in the class room teaching
MANA TV PROGRAMS:
It is already seen that all 198 existing MANA TV installations across APSWR institutions have been made operational and working. APTS is on the job of providing the MANA TV installation for remaining 91 institutions where the MANA TV is never installed, In198 institutions with MANA TV in operation as on today, students may be exposed to daily MANA TV lessons as per the schedule given on SAPNET Website (www.sapnet.gov.in). Further, the academic section of the Society is conducting MANA TV lessons from our own faculty of various cadres depending on their competence, confidence and contribution. Initially,It is being planned to establish a full fledged structural and functional MANA TV entity at the Head Office to conduct MANA TV Programs in APSWREIS.
APSWREIS is on the path of using electronic and digital media extensively in the process of academics and administration. Please note that the digital classrooms have come to the prime stage for guided/blended/self-learning/continuous learning in the acquisition of the knowledge. It’s the time for all of the APSWREIS institutions to put the available electronic equipment to its maximum use in the above modes. If this is successful, all the teachers can concentrate on facilitation for improving skills/behavior modification and personality development of the students on a seamless continuity.
As per the changing global situation in teaching – learning process and promoting self/continuous/lifelong learning among students, digital learning is planned in APSWREIS with the introduction of multimedia lessons in all intuitions on a phased approach. The digital learning will be evolved through the participation of Principals and teachers in the evaluation and implementation process. Initially, APSWREIS is sending the digital content in a 500 GB external hard disk for use in select Institutions which are nominated as model schools in each district. The digital content is copyrighted and not for replication on any other media and keep the content for only academic use in every school. Further, you are requested to encourage your teachers and junior lecturers to view any extra free digital content available on the Internet to use for academic purposes. The best content may be forwarded to the Head Office to update the digital content on the above hard disks,
It should be known to all the principals and teachers that CCE(Continuous and comprehensive evaluation) is a current phenomena in A.P state Secondary Education Board .The board has already communicated to conduct evaluation or assessment test for 5th ,6th and 7th classes on CCE pattern from the academic year 2012-13. The Digital Learning will give all tests sufficient time to concentrate on the skill development and it’s assessment as it supports knowledge transfer and understanding with audio visual media .
The institutions where the CSS (EGMM) equipment is available along with RMSA computer labs, the same may be fixed in RMSA computer lab to create a Digital Classroom in each of these schools. The computer labs may be used for the purpose of IT literacy, digital learning, administration and testing among students, All the Principals with computer labs and CSS equipment to nominate the responsible person for the lab immediately to the Head Office through the available mail email@example.com
CCE helps in improving student’s performance by identifying his/her learning difficulties at regular intervals right from the beginning of the academic session and employing suitable remedial measures for enhancing their performance.
Continuous stands for assessment of a student throughout the year, not just at the end of a term. It may be done formally or in an informal way using different techniques of evaluation. Comprehensive takes care of assessment of all round development of a child’s personality. A child will be assessed not only in terms of his knowledge about a but his participation in other activities also.
The CCE (Continuous and Comprehensive Evaluation) scheme refers to a school-based evaluation of students that covers all the aspects of a student’s development. Continuous means regular assessments, frequency of unit testing, analysis of learning gaps, applying corrective measures, retesting and giving feedback to teachers and students for their self-evaluation, etc. Comprehensive on the other hand attempts to cover both the scholastic and the co-scholastic aspects of a student’s growth and development — with both these aspects of the evaluation process being assessed through Formative and Summative Assessments.
Advantages of CCE System; CCE helps in reducing stress of students by - Identifying learning progress of students at regular time intervals on small portions of content. Employing a variety of remedial measures of teaching based on learning needs and potential of different students. Desisting from using negative comments on the learner’s performance. Encouraging learning through employment of a variety of teaching aids and techniques. Involving learners actively in the learning process. Recognizing and encouraging specific abilities of students, who do not excel in academics but perform well in other co-curricular area.
It may be clearly understood that introduction of CCE does not mean less emphasis on academic attainment. Students will still be required to do well in studies. However due to acquisition of additional life skills, like thinking and emotional skills, they are expected to meet different life situations with greater maturity.
Evaluating the need for a functional and reliable system of School-Based Evaluation, CBSE introduced the CCE Scheme for doing a holistic assessment of a learner which also includes coscholastic area of Life Skills, Attitudes and Values, Sports and Games as well as Co-Curricular activities. The CCE scheme aims at addressing this in a holistic manner.
How would the CCE Scheme help?
The below would help the learners and parents, who are the primary stakeholders of school education, in the following manner:-
a) It will reduce stress and anxiety which often builds up during and after the examination which could have an adverse impact on young students especially in the age group of 13-15 years.
b) It will reduce the dropout rate as there will be less fear and anxiety related to performance.
c) In the past there was practice to often finish the entire syllabus much before time and follow it up with Pre-Board(s) and study leave. Now there will begreater focus on learning rather than teaching to the test.
d) The emphasis onconceptual clarification through experiential learning in the classroom will increase since there will be more time available for transaction of curriculum.
e) It will help the learners to develop holistically in terms of personality by also focussing on the co-scholastic aspects which will be assessed as part of the Continuous and Comprehensive Evaluation scheme.
f) It is expected to prepare the students for life by making students physically fit,mentally alert and emotionally balanced.
g) The students will have more time on their hands to develop their interests, hobbies and personalities.
h) It will enable the students, parents and teachers to make aninformed choice about subjects in Class XI.
i) It will motivate learning in a friendly environment rather than in a fearful situation.
j) It will equip students with Life Skills especially Creative and Critical thinking skills, social skills and coping skills which will keep them in a good stead when they enter into a highly competitive environment later on.
Counseling &guidance has been the standard methodology across educational institutions to help the student understand his core competencies, interests in his career pathways. Further counseling and guidance in educational institutions take several forms including educational, health, psychological, sociological awareness and the development of the student.
Counseling &Guidance has to be conducted with through knowledge and complete profile of each individual student. This requires a detailed case study record of student through his/her life cycle in a period of education. The life cycle may include student’s physical profile, discipline, mannerisms, health profile and his interest in curricular and co-curricular activity. The case study has to be developed in cumulative manner across the time of education.
APSWREI Society has decided to implement counseling &guidance in APSWR schools to help students live and lead a healthy and happy life after their departure from schools. A detailed plan will be worked out to appoint and train counseling & guidance officers in each of 289 institutions. The existing Alumni Associations will also become a part of the program.
District/Zonal meeting for counseling &guidance in APSWR School may be conducted on a periodic basis involving experts, NGO’S in the field.
· APSWREI Society conducting different activity to the students to enhance their soft skills.
· Each club meets every day, and undertakes group activities that help them practice their English, their debating skills, etc.
· No tests or exams are involved, and students are simply encouraged to be adventurous, to experiment, and to actually use English instead of just learning about it.
· Several guest lectures are arranged to improve the all round development of the students.
· Career development classes by efficient soft skills trainers as a part of preparing the students for jobs and higher studies.
It is learnt in the teleconference that the computers provided by Rastriya Madhyamika Siksha Abhiyan (RMSA IT@SCHOOL PROGRAM and Distributed through DEO of each District) or any other computer labs has been made operational for all the institutions in the district by Chittoor Convener Smt. Saraswathi. She has taken the support of the DEO and District Coordinator for IT@School of the District for making this successful. DEO of Chittor District also supported IT Literacy computer labs with the replacement of computer instructors wherever required. Taking the information from the best practices of this district, all the other convener principals are instructed to make RMSA computer labs operational in APSWR Schools of your district with immediate effect. If there is no response from DEO or District Coordinator for IT@School in your district, It is instructed to take the services of the local hardware vendor for the work within the expenditure of Rs. 1000/-. Please note that the new computer labs are equipped fully with new thin clients and one server. They need only to be connected with a network and Internet. Please note that where there is no computer instructor from DEO, Existing computer operator / any subject teacher/Junior Lecturer with computer knowledge in the institutions may be made as in charge of the computer lab for proper scheduled functioning.