TARANG: PRESCHOOL TEACHERS Training session 1
TARANG – ‘Transforming Schools’ launched its journey towards creating a community of preschools in the revolution for inclusive education, with 24 vibrant, creative and dynamic preschool teachers from 11 schools across Goa. The crazy-about-inclusion Sethu resource persons - Dr. Nandita de Souza and Ms. Giselle Lobo - flagged off the Preschool Teachers Certificate Course with their sessions on Welcoming and Valuing Diversity in the Classroom and Curriculum Based Assessments.
The morning session was on Diversity, understanding multiple intelligences and multisensory learning. The expansion of the term DIVERSITY ‘Different Individuals Valuing Each other Regardless of Skin, Intellect, Talents or Years’, helped the teachers to understand the concepts better. The session on Curriculum Based Assessment enabled the teachers to learn more about determining the level of performance of each learner in math, reading, writing and spelling. They were guided to analyze their curriculum in terms of Skill (numbered and sequentially arranged), Process (different teaching methods to teach skill) and Evaluation (employing a child-centered evaluation mode).
Teachers worked in groups to develop skills in conducting curriculum based assessment – identifying testing materials for each skill, student instructions and an appropriate marking system. The teachers shared their delight that the informative, interactive and activity based sessions, helped them grasp the new concepts and make the learning 'real' for them.