Bhubaneswar: The process of pedagogical improvement through mentoring of teachers and the resultant enhancement in students participation, performance and learning outcomes is closely linked to supportive, collegiate professional activity.
With an aim of orienting the District Institute of Education & Training (DIET) faculties, CRCCs and resourceful teachers of Odisha on academic support (through mentoring) and to improve classroom practices of elementary and secondary teachers and to achieve transformational change to teacher educators and teachers working in this level in Odisha through the provisions of Open Educational Resources (OER) of Teacher Education through School based Support in India (TESS India) a three days training workshop was organised in Bhubaneswar.
The objectives of the workshop was to revisit, redefine and clearly delineate the role of DIET and CRC in Academic Mentoring of Teachers in Government Schools. To identify the type of Academic support that should be provided and how it may be delivered in DIET-CRCC and CRCC-Teacher relationship. Identify ways of establishing linkages between the DIET and CRCs, undertake the process of planning the strategy, reflection and documentation of mentoring in each district.
TESS INDIA supported by The Open University, UK and Save the Children is working alongside Government of India and its OER which supports the movement of National Policy into practice in Classroom teaching and Learning.
The workshop was organised by the Directorate of TE & SCERT, Government of Odisha in collaboration with TESS India and Save the Children.
The workshop with the theme ‘Academic Mentoring’ was participated by Teacher Educators representing DIETs, CRCCs, Teachers and Government Officials.
The Training was conducted by Assistant Director of TE & SCERT, Government of Odisha Dr Tapas Kumar Nayak, Academic Consultants Dr Mohit Mohan Mohanty, Prof Sandhya Paranjpe and Freda Wolfewdew of The Open University UK.
Yogesh Jadav representing TESS INDIA and its State Project Office Subhashree.Pradhan facilitated the workshop.
Among others Dy Director SCERT Dr Nibedita Nayak participated.