National ICT Award to School Teachers 2023, check guidelines, selection procedure

National ICT Award to School Teachers 2023, check guidelines, selection procedure. The Centrally Sponsored Scheme of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) in Schools have been revised and a new component on national Awards for teachers for use of ICT in education has been introduced. All 87 ICT awards are instituted by Govt. of India for different states/UTs and Autonomous Bodies/ organizations under MHRD.

A break-up of state-wise allocation of awards is enclosed. The award proposes to felicitate those teachers who have enhanced student learning by effectively and innovatively integrating technology supported learning into the school curriculum and subject teaching, and thereby promoted inquiry-based cooperative-collaborative learning using ICT among their students.

Eligibility: School teachers of primary, upper primary, secondary and higher secondary schools working in any recognized school in the Indian Union under the following categories: National ICT Awards to Teachers Guidelines

  1.  Schools run by State Govt./ UTs Administration, schools run by local bodies, private schools affiliated to state boards and aided by State Govt. and UT Administration.
  2.  Central Govt. Schools i.e. Kendriya Vidyalayas (KVs), Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalayas (JNVs), Central Schools for Tibetans (CTSA), Sainik Schools and Schools run by Ministry of Defence (MOD), Schools run by Atomic Energy Education Society (AEES).
  3.  Schools affiliated to Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) (other than those at (i) and (2) above)
  4.  Schools affiliated to Council for Indian Schools Certificate Examination (CISCE) (Other than those at (1), (2) and (3) above)

Note: State Governments/ UTs administration may not nominate teachers from any of the other categories.

Allocation of Awards

  • Three awards for each large State –  13×3= 39 (Defined as States having teacher strength of 1 lakh or more)
  • Two awards for each small State –  15×2=30 (Defined as States whose teachers strength is less than1 lakh)
  • One award for each UT –  7×1= 7
  • Two awards each for KVS &NVS –  2×2= 4
  • Three awards for CBSE 3
  • One award for CISCE – 1
  • One award for CTSA  – 1
  • One award for Sainik School and Schools under MOD –  1
  • One award for schools under AEES –  1
  • Total –  87

Award: Each winning teacher will be awarded an ICT Kit, a laptop and a commendation certificate. The winners would be encouraged to function as mentors (resource persons) for their area to motivate and train other teachers in the use of ICT (including training of mentors) in teaching. All the winners will form a community of resource persons through networking. The prize-winning initiatives would be shared as best practices across the country.

Selection Procedure: (i) For States & UT schools: Schools will send detailed entries in the prescribed format along with supporting documents to the Directorate of Education of the State/UT through the District Education Officer.

The Directorate of Education, with the help of a State-level Committee headed by Secretary (Secondary Education), will scrutinize all the entries and shortlist the candidates, which will be twice the number of awards to be presented, and forward the same to Central Institute of Educational Technology (CIET), NCERT, New Delhi.

(ii) For others i.e. Autonomous organizations/ institutions under MHRD: Schools will forward detailed entries in prescribed format along with supporting documents to the headquarters of the concerned organization i.e. Kvs, NVs, CBSE, CISCE, CTSA, MOD, AEES.

A Committee under the Head of the organization of autonomous body will scrutinize all the entries and shortlist the candidates, which will be twice the number of awards to be presented, and send the same to CIET, NCERT New Delhi for further action.

(iii) At CIET the shortlisted candidates would be required to make presentations before a Committee. The composition of the Committee will be as follows:
1. Director, NCERT – Chairman
2. DDG, NIC – Member
3. A representative from Secondary Education Bureau, Deptt. of SE&L, Ministry of HRD – Member
4. A representative from the Dept of IT – Member
5. Joint Director, CIET – Member Secretary

(iv) The Committee would recommend the requisite number of awardees to the Ministry with justification. At the Ministry level, the proposal would be scrutinized for approval of the Minister.

Important dates related to ICT Award

  1. School teachers are requested to send their entries to Secretary/ Chairman/ Commissioner (Education) of the concerned States/UTs and  Autonomous organizations (KVS, NVS, CBSE, CISCE, CTSA, AEES, Sainik Schools under MoD, etc.), who shall select and recommend twice the number of teachers as per their awards quota, in order of merit.
  2. Teachers/ Principals are requested not to send any nomination directly to CIET, NCERT, New Delhi.
  3. The Last date for submission of nominations by school teachers to the  Secretary  (Education)  of States/UTs/Autonomous bodies is 31st July.
  4. The last date for submission of shortlisted nominations by the Secretary of States/UTs/Autonomous organizations to CIET, NCERT is 31st August.

Guidelines for submission of nomination/ entry for the ICT Award:

  • A teacher Portfolio should be submitted along with the Entry Form.
  • The portfolio should include a record of ICT implementations for teaching-learning, research, development of digital resources, exploration of ICT tools and support to the community using it. [Note: The portfolio is a record of work done by the teacher over the years and not a report of a project activity].
  • The teacher should have involved students in problem solving and investigations that culminate in realistic products. (for example – a virtual laboratory experiment which helped in solving local village problem, a website, or documentation of the issue, etc.)
    • A teacher Portfolio should be submitted along with the Entry Form.
    • The portfolio should include the teacher’s awareness and use of ICT in his/ her own professional development, in improving his/ her teaching-learning, and in enhancing the overall quality of education in schools and community.
    • The portfolio should document sustained systematic work using ICT over the years.
    • The portfolio should include relevant supporting documents, tools, reports of activities, field visits, photographs, audios or videos.
    • E-contents listed in the portfolio (Audios, Videos, Multimedia, Charts, Maps, Models lesson plans, and images) should be uploaded/ shared online.

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