To control the rapid increase in the coronavirus cases, the Central Government and State Government called a complete nationwide lockdown. This complete lockdown has indeed altered so many significant areas of our life. The fact that we can’t step out of our homes has brought changes in our lives. To make peace with this new lifestyle we have accepted certain things such as wearing masks and sanitizing our hands regularly. Apart from it, we have adapted these new concepts of self-isolation and social distancing for our’s as well as other’s safety.
For a comfortable remote living in this situation, we have to learn new tactics. After a nationwide lockdown, the Ministry of Human Resource Development ordered the whole educational sector to shut down too. To keep the classes going and children engage they asked universities, colleges, and school authorities to follow the virtual mode of teaching.
One of the Preschools, Dynasty International School has gone a step ahead than online teaching with its staff management, parents, and students. The aim is not only to do effective teaching and learning but also to nurture the inner growth of the individual. Undoubtedly the present situation has impacted students on so many levels. So, we are trying to keep our students busy by engaging them in online classes and various extracurricular activities.
We are trying to help our teachers through various digital workshops and webinars on how to optimize the path of virtual teaching. Till now our faculty have attended two digital programs on how to teach effectively in self-isolation. Let’s have a detailed insight into each one of them:
The first initiative was a webinar which was organized by Indiannica Learning on 20 June 2020 exclusively for the teachers of Top 10 schools in Faridabad, Dynasty International School on the Zoom App. Mr. Saurabh Beniwal (Renown Motivational Speaker) on the topic “Stress Management” hosted this web seminar.
The second initiative was the digital workshop organized by a Macmillan education on 2 July 2020 for science faculty (III to V). The workshop was hosted by Monica Sardana on the topic “Use of digital content in online teaching”.
In the workshop, she explained different features like ebook (including audio), fascinating facts, project studies, worksheets including questions other than which are in the book and these worksheets have autocorrect options. Also, there is a test generator that can help teachers to generate tests as per their own choice of difficulty level.
Each of these digital programs had explained how to teach students effectively through an online medium in this lockdown. Our teachers have got an array of options on how to do strategic teaching to bring the best out of a child. We hope to do more webinars and workshops to keep our faculty upgraded so that they can help students in the best way possible!!