Guidelines for Conduct of Mandal Level Primary Teachers Training: Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan, Telangana State, Hyderabad, State Project Director has informed that to improve classroom transaction and quality in the elementary schools, it is planned to conduct the teacher training at Primary level during the month of October 2014 in different spells in Telugu, Mathematics, English and Mathematics subjects. In this regarding certain instructions and guidelines have been issued to all the district officials. Trainig guidelines are provided here for the information.
Guidelines for Conduct of Mandal Level Training in All Districts of Telanganan State.
Guidelines for DP0/ MEO
At mandal level trainings, the MEOs/School Complex HM should. act as Course Director.
The DRPs trained in respective subjects at State level should be the Resource persons at. the Mandal level.
In each Mandal, the training for teachers shall be conducted in four spells, each spell for 3 days. So that the schools should not get disturbed without teachers. The pattern of training details is shown in the table below.
The venues with good infrastructural facilities preferably Secondary Schools, having adequate furniture for conduct of Training or NI-Res with good accommodation shall be utilized. While selecting the venues care should be taken that the primary school is accessible to the venue, so that the children of primary school shall be utilized for conduct of activities and demonstrations / practicum.
The 3- day training should be conducted in a non-residential mode only.
The 10 member subject wise DRG Team for each level in each district should split into 5 sub-teams each sub-team consisting of 2 members in each subject.
So, there should be 5 sub teams subject-wise ( i.e., 5 sub-teams for Telugu for Classes I & II; 5 sub-teams for Mathematics for Classes I & II; Like-wise 5 sub teams for Classes III,IV & V for Mathematics and 5 sub-teams for English for Classes III,TV & V). In all there should be 20 sub-teams to train the teachers up to class V in the district.
For conduct of training, consider their 20 mandals as one unit. In one unit, the training should be organized in respective mandals in four spells. In each spell five each mandals conducts training in one subject of one level. For every three days, the subjects and level of class should changes, on rotational basis as given in the table below.
In first phase 20 mandals should be covered, in 2nd phase another 20 mandals should be covered and in third phase rest of the mandals should be covered.
Care is taken in each phase, each mandal covers only one subject either of classes I & II or Classes III to V. In 12 working days, the training should be covered in entire 20 mandals by 40 DRPs trained at state Level. In about 36 working days, the entire training of primary teachers should be’completed in the big district having about 60 mandals in three phases.
In Single teacher schools, the teacher may be asked to undergo the training at least one training of any one subject either for classes I & II or classes III, IV & V. Ensure that the training period does not exceed three days for any teacher.
The MEOs shall categorize the schools in their respective jurisdiction with single teacher, two teachers, three teachers, four teachers and more than four.
The MEOs shall prepare the list of teachers handling the classes I &II and Classes III, IV &V along with the subjects they are dealing. Ensure that the training is imparted to the subject they are handing at school level, and are trained in the subjects chosen by them or on the basis of the subjects and classes they are teaching at their respective schools
The MEO should make necessary / alternative arrangements to run the schools smoothly, especially of single teacher schools during the training period either by deputing CRP/DLMT or regular teacher. However, under the pretext of training for teachers, no Primary school in the Mandal shall remain closed.
Before commencement of the training programme in mandals, the DPOs shall conduct one workshop / planning meeting with first 40 DRPs and 20 Course Directors of first spell for allotment of topics, discussions on session strategies, and preparation of materials.
A one day orientation programme shall be conducted to all MEOs/Course Directors on the 3-day training programmes for Primary teachers by DPO either by face to face to by video conference.
- On completion of training of teachers in the first 20 Mandals in phase-I, the training teams move to the next 20 Mandals covered under phase-II and there upon phase-III mandals.
- In each phase, the MEOs conduct the training in four spells covering all the teachers in the Mandal at the Primary level. Like-wise, the training teams move to other Mandals. In 36 working days, all the Mandals in all the 10 districts should be covered.
- The MEO should prepare a plan for the training of teachers school-wise, teacher number-wise and subject-wise to avoid confusion while relieving the teachers for the training.
On all the days of the training, the MEO or the Course Director should be available at the training venue throughout the training.
On completion of the training, spell-wise a report should be furnished to the DPO of District concerned. The AMO should consolidate the reports received from all the Mandals and submit the same to the SPO spell-wise.
The MEOs shall procure the necessary Teaching Learning Materials such as Charts, handouts, textbooks, stationery, kits, children magazines, well in advance. Ensure that the material shall be made available on the first day of the training.
Prior information shall be given to the participants to attend the trainings with textbooks and teaching learning materials developed by them.
Ensure that the MEO and DRPs shall maintain proper time Management during the training programme.
The financial norms for the Mandal level training programme should be displayed.
The DPO may appoint observers and monitoring team to visit the training programmes to be held at mandal level.
State Level observers also visit the training centers in the districts.
The AMO, AAMO, Sect oral officers of DPO, Principal and Faculty of DIET, HMs, SRGs, DRGs should act as Observes for Mandal Level Trainings.
The observers should visit the training centers without prior information to the venues.
The observers should be supplied with adequate observation formats.
The Observers should be informed, not to disturb the proceedings of the regular session by giving messages and lectures, if situation demands they can supplement with their observations and opinions on ongoing session.
The observers have the freedom to correct the things and give suggestions to the Course Director and RPs to organize the training programme effectively
If any unwarranted situation, the observers may report the matter and issues to DPO /AMO immediately for necessary action.
The DPO should collect the day to day feedback from the observers on the training programmes.
On the Planning day, the DPO should collect positively the information on presence of Course Director and RPs at the respective venues and alternative arrangements should be made immediately by deploying the SRGs belonging to respective district (acted as resource persons at the State level training) and DRGs if any absence of RPs is found. Similarly in case of CDs alternate arrangements may be made if there is any absence.
If the districts wish to make additional teams for training, they can deploy SRGs who acted as Resource persons at State level and a good DRG may be attached. If any team is not performing, additional support may be provided with SRG.
The DPO should release the adequate funds and material to all the training centers well in advance.
The DPOs shall collect the day to day attendance of the training and spell wise details shall be communicated to SPO.
The DPOs should give adequate publicity in the news paper/media about the training schedule of Primary and for UP level.
INSTRUCTIONS – COURSE DIRECTOR/ RESOURCE PERSONS
Ensure that all Course Directors and RPs allotted to the training centers should attend the Planning meeting without fail.
In the planning meeting, the CD and RPs should discuss on the strategies to be adopted for organizing training programme, work division, responsibilities and roles of RPs.
The RPs should make necessary preparation to handle the sessions efficiently, including reading of trainer’s package thoroughly, making of notes, procure additional material if necessary.
In the training the RPs should adopt the discussion method, activities, group work and other Participatory approaches, The lecture method in the training should be minimized.
The activities, demonstrations, working with children as suggested in the trainer package should be implemented in the training programme. Effort shall be made to make training more practicum and of experiential based.
The time schedule prescribed by SPO should be strictly adhered till the end of the training programme.
The Course Director should participate in the training sessions and not to restrict his/her moments to the office room.
For each session two RPs should allocated, one acts as Resource Person and other one as moderator.
The CD may handle at least one sessions for the entire training session.
The presence of CD and RPs is necessary at. the venue for the entire training days.
The CD should review the day’s proceedings in the evening and minutes should be recorded.
CD should document the training proceedings and submit the same to DPO at the end of the training programme.
In all training venues, the innovative programmes Mall magazine, post box, etc ;), open forum should be practiced daily along with School Assembly.
Pre-test and post-test shall be executed to the trainees. The outcomes of the post-test shall be analyzed and presented on the last day and last session of the programme taking reference as pre-test.
With Participants, committees should be formed for Documentation, Logistics. Cultural, Discipline, etc and make functional.
The Course Director shall follow the financial norms as communicated by SPO and DPO.
The course Director shall send the report for every spell and every phase to the DPO along with the outcomes of the post test.