It is well established that teacher quality has a direct positive impact on student achievement. Teachers are increasingly expected to employ integrated technology practices in their classrooms to help students learn better. Therefore to enhance the quality of teaching and learning, trainings were given in designated units by Apple Certified Trainers.
In the process of becoming a recognised technical education centre with global perspective, the institution is committed to personal, social & intellectual growth emphasising a comprehensive educational programme leading to high academic standards. As part of ICT initiative, faculties have underwent our DPD course to improve their teaching skills in a digital environment and, in turn, boost student outcomes. They were trained to build digital lesson plans, create blended and flipped learning experience. Faculties were encouraged to try out new ideas in a supportive environment and gain fresh perspective on their own experiences of teaching and learning. It is the first college in India to publish course in iTunesU.
Teaching today’s technologically savvy students requires teachers to possess 21st-century knowledge, strategies, and skills. Learning how to prepare students to thrive in a global society by breaking down barriers and helping them use and disseminate knowledge effectively was the key. We always encourage teachers to employ technologies that engage and motivate all learners. With 1:many deployment scenario, there are endless opportunities to create hands-on, customizable learning experiences. Educators were trained to create interstice teaching and learning materials. Also they were trained to discover endless possibilities of using various apps in their classrooms.
CBS adopted 1:1 technology-enhanced learning initiatives in which students have their own daily access to IPad to use during the school day.
Teachers were trained on how to properly utilise the iPad, how to build lesson plans around them and enhance student learning while bringing higher order thinking skills to a new level. Non teaching staff members were also adequately trained as they will also need to utilize the digital tools and resources in some capacity. As it was 1:1 scenario teachers and students had constant access to digital material, communication tools, productivity applications, and wireless research capabilities.
Digital Culture is aimed at Aditi teachers with a general interest in education who want to deepen their understanding of what it means to teach and learn in the digital age using Apple iPad. The teachers explored some of the most engaging perspectives on digital culture in its popular and academic forms. They looked at how learning and literacy was represented in popular digital culture, and explored how that connected with their visions and initiatives. The facilitator covered social media engagements for Aditi School in a supervised and secure manner. The course was conducted by Intensive class room show, explain & ask activities and discussions. Also rich resources were provided to engage with the themes of the course. With the help of facilitator in the discussion forums, there was an emphasis on learner-led group formation, and the use of social media to build personal learning networks and communities of peers. The course assessments was done on the methodology followed, discovery based learning format and formative and summative in nature, something that was designed to be experienced digitally. Our definition of digital artefact was intentionally imprecise to invite experimentation and creativity, it was evaluated via guided peer-assessment.