TEACHER TRAINING WORKSHOP HOSTED BY KIIT INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL

KiiT International School hosted the second ECA seminar, a teacher workshop on International Teaching Practices in early school education. The welcome address was delivered by Ms. Nandita Mishra, Dy Head, KiiT International School on behalf of Dr. Mona Lisa Bal, ECA Territory Head and Chairperson, KiiT International School. Mrs. Nidhi Dhawan, Director of Happy Hours School, Bhubaneswar spoke about the need to approach the curriculum in a manner that recognized and gave weightage to modern learning practices, as well as being able to strike a balance between the best of tradition and new pedagogical techniques. Mr. Sanjay Suar, Principal, KiiT International School spoke on the need to merge international curriculum practices with technological support to break the educational divide in the world.

Mr.Shyam Sunder, HOD (English) of KiiT International school and expert in International Curriculum opened the seminar with an Overview On International Curriculum Practices where he highlighted the need to recognize and tap the values of internationalism dormant in us and be able look beyond our own little cocooned worlds to help children become global learners.

Ms. Ranjeeta Sahoo, Coordinator (Junior School), and experienced PYP international curriculum teacher made a presentation on PYP Curriculum, highlighting the transdisciplinary approach, theme teaching, and learning as a process of self-discovery and inquiry for the child. An interesting vignette of her discourse was placing the child as an equal partner in the assessment and evaluation process, where peer and self-evaluation is an inherent part of the learning system. She had a 'concentric circle activity' that she outlined as an inherent part of Primary Years Program that was very well received.

Mrs. Nandita Mishra handled two sessions of the workshop -"How To Make Children Avid Readers" and "Transforming Correction Work as Effective Feedback For Learners". She brought in her own varied experience and used video clippings when relevant to make the sessions rewarding and effective experiences for the audience.
Ms. Arshia Rehman, Faculty, Kinder Orland and ECA member made a presentation on Circle Time. The concept was unique and highly relevant as it underlined the need for a responsive approach to early learning in a relaxed and interactive atmosphere between the teacher and the students.
Mrs. Theodora Fernandez, Coordinator and ECA member anchored the seminar while Mrs. Sarbari Patro gave a brief overview of ECA and its activities.
Teachers from several reputed schools of Bhubaneswar attended the workshop making it a resounding success.