AN INTER SCHOOL COLLABORATIVE WORKSHOP AT SPRINGDALES SCHOOL
Five teachers, Ms.Kiran Sibal, Ms.Sunita Pandita, Ms.Sarika, Ms.Kakolee and Ms.Kusumlata attended an inter school collaborative workshop on evaluating class X board papers subjectwise, at Springdales School, Pusa road, Delhi, on January 11, 2019. The teachers were involved in assessing the previous year question papers and giving suggestions for the future.
National Teachers Science Congress (NTSC) 2018
National Teachers Science Congress (NTSC) is a joint initiative of the National Council for Science and Technology Communication (NCSTC), Department of Science and Technology (DST), Govt. of India.
The focal theme for 9th NTSC was ‘Design literacy for effective science communication by educators’. Vikram Sarabhai Community Science Centre (VASCSC) hosted the 9th NTSC during 14-16 December 2018 at Ahmadabad and the venue was Centre for Environment Education (CEE) campus, Ahmadabad.
Ms Rachna Arora represented Cambridge School, NOIDA presented her paper “Enriching Lives” on the sub theme “Science Education for All”. The paper focused on the current educational ecosystem which shapes the basic understanding of the concept of science of general masses & the various methods which can facilitate to make “science communication” as a high priority for all citizens, helping them to be interested in and understand the world around them, to engage in the discourses of and about science, to be skeptical and questioning claims made by others about scientiﬁc matters, to be able to identify questions, investigate and draw evidence-based conclusions, and to make informed decisions about the environment and their own health and well-being.
WORKSHOP FOR IDENTIFICATION OF COUNSELING NEEDS OF STUDENTS IN THE SCHOOL
A visit was made to Setu Shiksha Jyoti Kendra in Sector 31 ,Noida.It is an organization which has been working towards educating destitute children, focusing on education of the girl child,women empowerment and skill development programs. As part of the interact club activity, a visit was carried out to reach out to the children in the school and identify various psychological and emotional needs of the students.
Themes like dysfunctional family, alcoholism in the family and related stress, rights of a girl child, Anger Management issues and career guidance came out in the session and subsequent visits may be carried out addressing some of these issues.
The Project Head, Ms Jyotsna mentioned that such interactions of volunteering help used to be carried out before and gave suggestion of letting the teachers to be part of the teacher training programs held in Cambridge . That will help them to guide the students in a more effective manner.
CONTINUING PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT (CPD) WORKSHOP
Ms Nandita Sinha Roy (VP Academics) and Ms Anubha Rawat (TGT-English) attended a workshop organised by the British Council on 5th December 2018 at The Leela Ambience, Delhi. The Resource person, Ms Jemima provided an insight into the British Council’s Continuing Professional Development (CPD) framework. The workshop focussed on professional values and practices, enabling skills and the importance of Leading teaching and learning.
SPICY MACAY AT DPS NOIDA
Ms. Jaya Pathak along with 10 students of class XI visited DPS Noida to attend the Spicy Macay programme of Odissi Dance recital by Padamshree Madhavi Mudgal
CAPACITY BUILDING WORKSHOP BY CBSE
TWO DAYS Capacity Building Programme on ‘Inclusion and Inclusive Strategies’ focusing on sharing ideas and resources for improvement in teaching learning process was conducted by the CBSE, Centre of Excellence for Teachers, Dehradun. The training was scheduled at BILLABONG HIGH INTERNATIONAL ,Noida on 30 NOVEMBER- 01 DECEMBER 2018 from 09:00 AM to 5:30 PM.
Calligraphy Workshop organized by INTACH on 30/11/2018 at 9:00am-12:30pm in the INTACH, 71, Lodhi Estate, New Delhi 03 .Students of class IX and Ms. Jaya Pathak attended the Workshop.
This workshop has focused on Delhi’s culture and rich performing art forms. Students has learned the form of calligraphy in Urdu and English and was in collaboration with the celebrations of the World Heritage Week (19th – 25th November).
NATIONALISM: THE PAST AND PRESENT IN INDIA
Md Jamal Ashraf from Department of social science spoke on the topic ‘Nationalism: The Past and Present in India’.The seminar was attended by Colonel Chaudhary from ERC, Vice Principal Ms. Nandita Sinha Roy, Various teachers and students of class 11th and 12th from the Humanities sections of Cambridge school Noida. A lot of questions were asked by the audience to understand the contradiction between Liberal and Conservative Nationalism.
CAPACITY BUILDING PROGRAMME – REMODELLED ASSESSMENT STRUCTURE
A one day capacity building programme on Remodelled Assessment Structure for Classes IX and X was organized by CBSE Centre of Excellence at The Indian School, New Delhi on 15th November, 2018, which was attended by Ms. Mamta Rishi, HOD Chemistry and Ms. Kakolee Sengupta TGT English from Cambridge School, Noida. It was an informative session made interesting by engaging teachers through various activities related to the assessment structure.
Incidentally, the Restructured Assessment Model is already being followed in the school in letter and spirit. The resource persons emphasised that the periodic tests/ exams that are conducted in the school should be cumulative in nature and may be as follows-
- The First Pre- Board should cover only 75% of the syllabus.
- The Second Pre- Board 100% of the syllabus.
- The best of two of 4/5 exams that are conducted should be considered for internal assessment which is brought down to 10 marks.
- Rubrics to be maintained for notebooks.
A workshop on “Role of Educators in Modern Era” was organised by Times NIE group on 19th November, 2018 from 9.30 a.m to 2.30 p.m at the Kidzania Entertainment City, Noida. Ms. Jyoti Joshi and Ms. Bindu Muralidharan attended the workshop.
The Knowledge Meet was addressed by a panel of eminent personalities which included the youngest Astronomer Mr. Aryan Mishra, film maker Mr. Nilab Madhav Pandav, Managing Director of Shemrock Group of Schools Mr. Amol Arora, Co-Founder Director of Meritnation.com Mr. Ritesh Hemrajani who discussed about the role of educators in shaping up the personalities of students in modern era.
VISIT TO INDIRA MARKET,NOIDA : PAPER BAG CAMPAIGN
Theme- Distribution of paper bags made by students of Interact Club
Group of students of class IX who are members of Interact Club had gone to Indira Market, located close to school on 16 Nov 2018 and distributed paper bags made by them to the street vendors
This is an attempt made by students to create awareness among the vendors about the use of eco friendly options and discontinue the use of plastic bags.
Capacity Building Workshop
Ms. Mamta Rishi and Ms. Kakolee Sengupta attended a One Day Capacity Building Programme on Remodelled Assessment Structure, organized by the CBSE Centre of Excellence at The Indian School, New Delhi on 15th November, 2018
Capacity Building Programme for Business Studies teachers
A two day Capacity Building Workshop on Business Studies was held by CBSE at Cambridge School, Srinivaspuri on 30/10 & 31/10/18 with resource persons being Ms. ShivaniNagrath and Dr. C. B. Mishra.
The workshop acquainted teachers with new development and changes in the syllabus. Different teaching strategies and skill for effective transaction of curriculum was discussed in depth.
It was a very interactive session with lot of quizzes, role-play and discussion of case studies.
It was an enriching experience.
Capacity Building Programme for Polscience teachers
A two-day capacity building programme for Political Science PGTs was held at Army Public School, sector 37, Noida on 28th& 29th September 2018.
The training session was conducted by CBSE resource persons – Mr. Madan Lal Swahney and Mr. Dhiraj Singh master trainers and subject expert of the CBSE.
The resource persons laid emphasis on creating desire for learning, promoting out of the box thinking and to be ready for unpredictable queries by the students.They also discussed SMART, Bloom’s taxonomy and how to make question paper. “The language must be simple and disclose what is being asked.” The programme ended with the feedback session and vote of thanks given by the principal.
A workshop on POCSO was conducted on 27th September 2018 for all the staff members.
The objective of the workshop was to create awareness among the staff members about salient features of the act. The POCSO Committee made in the school will generate platform to create awareness among students to ensure their safety from the offenders, to address issues related to the Act.
Renowned Cyber Security Expert and Consultant Mr. Rakshit Tandon conducted two sessions on ‘Safe Surfing’ for parents, teachers and students on Thursday, August 30, 2018.
Mr. Tandon talked about the prevalent Cyber crimes such as Cyber bullying, online sexual abuse, online games, attacks, frauds, and online enticement. The workshop was an eye opener for one and all.
LECTURE ON THE POWER OF INVESTING FOR FINANCIAL FREEDOM
An Interactive lecture by Mr Varun Malhotra on The Power of Investing for Financial Freedom was organised by ERC at Cambridge School, Srinivaspuri on 21st May, 2018.
The objective of the session was to empower each participant to make the best of their financial resources today for a financially secure future. It was indeed a very useful workshop by Mr Varun Malhotra, a financial expert and alumnus of IIM Ahmedabad who shared some valuable tips and actually helped those present in the gathering to understand the power of investing.
WORKSHOP ON TAKING SOCIAL SCIENCE OUT OF THE CLASSROOM
The Society for the Advancement of Education (SAE) organized a four day workshop on Taking Social Science Out of the Classroom from 22ndMay, 2018 to 25thMay,2018 at Gazaar. Resource person for the workshop was Mr Harendra Chakhaiyar, Principal, Cambridge School, Indirapuram.
There were about 20 teachers from Cambridge School fraternity who attended the workshop. Four teachers viz. Ms. Puneet Kaur, Ms. Rachna Arora, Ms. Bindu and Mr. Zubair Ahmed, represented Cambridge School, Noida. The objective of the training programme was to make Social Science Curriculum interesting for middle and senior school by providing experience related to real life situations. The training programme was designed to encourage Field Survey Method as a teaching methodology. The workshop was very informative, educative and an eye opener as it helped dispel many perceptions regarding life in rural areas. It gave the participants an insight to introduce research based project which can be incorporated in teaching and learning process.
The National Progressive Schools’ Conference organised a workshop on Microchemistry in Maharaja Agrasen Model School, Pitampura on 27th April, 2018. This prestigious workshop was attended by Ms. Mamta Rishi (H.O.D Chemistry) from Cambridge School, Noida.