Three-day workshop on Professional Development of English Teachers
Haryana School Shiksha Pariyojna Parishad hosted a three-day workshop entitled ‘Professional Development of English Teachers’ at Shiksha Sadan Panchkula recently with an aim to bring forth the vision of systematic improvement in teaching English language in government schools and improving the academic performance of students in the State. The workshop was inaugurated by State Project Director, Haryana School Shiksha Pariyojna Parishad Dr. Rakesh Gupta.
Sharing about the details, Dr. Gupta said that the program was implemented successfully during the academic year 2018-19 in the districts of the state to improve the professional accomplishment of identified low performing teachers based on the academic results of the students taught by them in board examination (BSEH).
He said that systematic training was provided to the trainees by the master trainers whose students had shown exemplary good board results who shared their innovative teaching practices. Based on the success of the program where 90 per cent trainees improved their results after getting this training, Union Ministry of Human resource development recommended the same program for double number of teachers i.e 4180 English Teachers(Elementary + Secondary) for the academic year 2019-20. To initiate the program for 2019-20, he motivated the master trainers from all over the State and launched the Saksham-Plus Module as a helping tool for the master trainers to impart subject specific training, he added.
The program incharge Ms. Rajwant Kaur emphasized the role of English as global language and challenges faced by English teachers in government schools.
Elaborating the important theme of language acquisition Dr. Ajay Balhra, the key note speaker explained how language is acquired and how it can flourish in the class room. The program aimed at encouraging the educators to bring innovation in teaching learning process as long term goal and discussing strategies to improve the board results of students as interim objective. The various resource persons who shared their innovative ideas which involved every aspect of class room teaching, included Mr Lovish Dudeja, Mr. Ajit Nagal, Mr. Rajesh Dagar, Mr. Devinder Jangra, Mr. Jaldeep and Ms. Heeru Bhojwani.