- Zamit teaming up with QAI, UK conducts a NEP 2020-focused CPD programme for teachers
- Nearly 100 teachers attended the CPD programme at the illustrious Welham Girls’ School in Dehradun
- A few of the major topics covered were as follows: The vision of the NEP 2020 for teaching and learning; Putting the NEP into practice – Focus on the student; Putting the NEP into practice – Focus on classroom practice; and Putting the NEP into practice: Focus on Assessment
- The CPD programme was conducted face-to-face and over a duration of 1-2 days
- At the end of the programme, the attendee teachers underwent an evaluation and received certificates based on their individual performance
- QAI is UK’s leading private international awarding body that offers qualifications, assessments and certifications with a focus on success in the 4th Industrial Age
New Delhi, 1st August 2023: In a landmark initiative aimed at taking forward and translating the visionary NEP 2020 principles into actual practice, Zamit, a leading AI-enabled one-stop solution provider for the school ecosystem, teamed up with QAI, UK and successfully conducted a Continuous Professional Development or CPD programme for teachers at one of the top schools in Dehradun. Aptly and explicitly titled How to implement NEP 20 recommendations for classroom teaching, the programme held at the prestigious Welham Girls’ School and attended by nearly 100 teachers has been a roaring success. Notably, Qualifications and Assessment International or QAI is UK’s leading private international awarding body that offers qualifications, assessments and certifications with a focus on success in the 4th Industrial Age. The CPD programme was delivered offline in a face-to-face setting and was organised over a period of one to two days.
Some of the topics covered at the Zamit CPD programme were as follows: The vision of the NEP 2020 for teaching and learning; Putting the NEP into practice – Focus on the student; Putting the NEP into practice – Focus on classroom practice; and Putting the NEP into practice: Focus on Assessment.
“We are indeed delighted and proud to have conducted this special CPD programme for teachers at this reputable school. As an AI-driven school learning solutions provider that aims to transform the existing school ecosystem in the country, we are in complete alignment with the vision and aims of the government as set out in the NEP 2020. We take the NEP 2020 to be a bold and visionary document that seeks to radically change and even overturn the prevailing rote learning and marks-based school-learning landscape that we have today. Frankly, the products of this traditional educational system are hardly suitable for serving the needs of the imminent tech-driven industry 4.0 economy. And students are often said to be as good as the teachers that teach them. So, unless regular training and professional development of teachers are carried out from time to time, new pedagogical methods, practices and strategies would not be employed thereby keeping a large section of student-learners outside the ambit of the emerging new economy and workplaces,” said Mr. Aarul Malaviya, Founder and Director of Zamit.
“With all that in mind, the NEP 2020 has rightly ticked all the boxes laying out a roadmap for development of not only schools and students but also teachers. Apart from mandating 50 hours of CPD for teachers focused on latest pedagogies and content, it has put in place a merit-based incentive mechanism in the form of Career Management and Progression or CMP with a view to help teachers achieve vertical mobility. Additionally, the NEP 2020 has also envisaged clear professional standards for teachers in the form of National Professional Standards for Teachers or NPST, an imperative in an online age continually witnessing proliferation of new schools and ever-growing number of teachers. So, being mindful of NEP 2020, the aim of this CPD was to help teachers gain an understanding of various stages of its implementation, examine best practices for effective change in schools, learn how to shape an actionable and well-communicated implementation strategy, how to ensure that the NEP 2020 achieved its intended outcomes, and how to put the NEP 2020 recommendations into practice with regards to students, classroom practice and assessment. Armed with these insights, I am certain that the teachers would be able to contribute better towards a competency-based, student-centred learning environment while also improving the future-readiness of both themselves and their pupils,” added Mr Malaviya.
At the end of the programme, the attendee teachers underwent an end-of-course evaluation and received varied certificates based on their individual performance.
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