| Report of ‘The Teacher Professional Development Workshop’ |
Conducted by Mahattattva Educational Advisory Private Limited.
Design Thinking workshop was conducted for Academic, Activity and Sports staff on July 10 and 11. The idea behind the workshop is to help the students to think about the real and authentic challenges faced globally. The workshop assisted staff to think differently and implement design thinking processes while framing a lesson plan. The staff were taught to design methodology that provides solution based approach to solving problems. Each group arrived at innovative solutions. The thoughts were written, exhibited on soft boards with suggestions and specific feedback provided by all members of the group. The staff also learnt strategies to find solution to the difficulties that come in the way in a technology driven classroom. The topics allotted to the groups was learning systems, students, teachers, parents, infrastructure and resources, admin staff, community outside the school and non-teaching staff. Our staff interacted enthusiastically in group which was interdisciplinary as they were apprised about the new teaching methodology such as flipped classrooms right from Primary classes, positive attitude, empathy, better student performance and improved classroom learning using technology. The lesson plans were created and presented by the group of interdisciplinary teachers was exemplary. The workshop assisted all teaching staff to renew and reinvent themselves, empowering them with the new-age pedagogy and teaching-learning skills through the processes of Design Thinking. There were lots of engaging discussions followed by presentations and brainstorming sessions in the two days’ workshop. Mrs.S.P.Vasumathy Director Academics(Senior)