A strategy for online teacher training is under consideration: Ministry of Education
‘Teachers must be guided on teaching methodologies, made aware, oriented on security measures’
Jammu Tawi, December 20: The Department of Education said periodic check-ins and mentoring sessions between teachers and university resource people are likely needed in school education departments.
The Ministry of Education, Government of India (GoI) at an annual project board meeting said, “Periodic check-ins and mentoring sessions between teachers and academic resource persons can be arranged by state SCERTs or SIEs and DIETs working with NCERT as necessary.
The minutes of the MoE meeting also indicate that the online teacher training strategy can be designed, where teachers are guided on teaching methodologies through the live streaming of online tutorials and courses open and massive online courses (MOOC) via the NISHTHA and DIKSHA platforms.
Furthermore, it also states that “teachers can be sensitized and oriented on safety measures such as social distancing norms, sanitization requirements, tracking students’ health, etc.
“This course has been designed and developed in collaboration with UNICEF and uploaded to the DIKSTIA platform with the aim of providing essential knowledge and an action plan with demarcation of responsibilities, for the prevention of the transmission of COVID 19 in the environment. school,” we read.
The Ministry of Education also said, “Teachers can have a platform to share their experiences, ideas, best practices, issues and concerns related to e-learning.”