Academic Session 2017-18 Marked By Teacher Development Programme on Innovation in Teaching
GIIS, as a worldwide initiative has launched the Global Centre of Innovation and Entrepreneurship (GCIE), with the objective of promoting innovative approach towards teaching and learning from the very basic level and also inculcating the spirit of entrepreneurship in the students.
The first level of GCIE initiative is towards incorporating innovation in lesson plans. As a part of Teacher Development Programme, a special training session was conducted at GIIS Whitefield Bangalore campus for the first set of teachers and by the Principal, Mr. Ganesh Sharma.
Mr. Sharma started the session by sharing the importance of Micro-teaching which is an ongoing practice at GIIS and how it can be further modified with the aid of various learning tools- both online and offline to create a superior learning environment. The bond between the teacher-and-student will directly impact the interactive activities and creative ideas.
Since GIIS believes in use of new-age technology, Mr. Sharma emphasised on the optimum usage of interactive boards and demonstrated various techniques of teaching that are designed to develop the sensorial skills. He shared various examples of innovative cues that would fuel inquisition in the minds of the young students and will be naturally drawn towards the concept.
Teachers also participated in the session, discussing various approaches towards lesson plans that would appeal to the multiple intelligences of the learner group. Project-based learning is an important component of Academic Excellence. The teachers looked at innovative options and new resources that can be used in enhancing the current framework of learning.
The innovative practices will be reviewed from time to time by the Academic Team comprising the Principal, National Head Scholastics and National Head Co-Scholastics and Early years. The coordinators will be monitoring the teachers and guiding them and sharing feedback during the preparatory process and designing of lesson plans.
The next level of innovation will be translated at the students’ level by providing them with opportunities to present their learnings. The academic year will be packed with many training programmes for teachers and students both.
“Learning must focus on concept clarity, assimilation, expression and implementation. The objective of innovative learning is to bring out the best in each student.” Said Mr. Sharma after the completion of the first training for this year’s academic session.