RightStart Training Programme and Children’s Presentation Competition – May 2017

ASHA Chennai has organized a residential training programme for ASHA teachers from rural areas from May 24 -28, 2017 inclusive at IIT campus Vanavani School. There will be training in English language skills and Maths. Teachers from various Asha Chennai associated projects are invited to attend. This year about 60 teachers will be attending RightStart 2017.

About RightStart

Several Asha-Chennai projects involve improving the operations of government and government-aided schools and Balwadis. Some of the teachers in these projects are funded by Asha-Chennai. The teachers are often qualified from an educational standpoint. However both their knowledge of the subjects and of good education methodology needs further training. Asha Chennai has been organizing training for the teachers through out the year. The academic year starts with a residential training programme, RightStart in May every year.

About RightStart-2017

ASHA Chennai has organized a residential training programme for ASHA teachers from rural areas from May 24 -28, 2017 inclusive at IIT campus Vanavani School. There will be training in English language skills and Maths. Teachers from various Asha Chennai associated projects are invited to attend. This year about 60 teachers will be attending RightStart 2017.

The following training sessions will be held:

1. English teaching with emphasis on grammar – Jayashree Arun (teacher from PS Senior Secondary School) – 2 days.

2. Maths (dealing with Samacheer Kalvi term 1 topics) – Meena Suresh from Ramanujam Museum & Math Education Centre – 2 days.

3. Computer Science – esp. using software and the contents that we have put together to teach effectively in the classroom – 0.5 days.

On the final day, Sunday May 28th , a function will be held from 3:00 to 4:30 pm to recognize the trainers and give certificates to the teachers who participated in the function. It is our honour that the director of IIT-Madras, Prof. Bhaskar Ramamurthy has consented to be the chief guest for this function.

 

Children’s Presentation Competition

Asha Chennai has been sending 10 computer teachers to primary schools in the Poondi Block of Thiruvallur District. The computer teachers teacher basics of using computers to the children as well as teach them their curriculum subjects (esp English and Maths) using innovative contents in the comptuers. For the last year we have been training children in about 40 primary schools in the Poondi block of Thiruvallur District to use computers.

Children from 4th and 5th standard have been learning OpenOffice. Since January they have been organized into teams creating presentations using OpenOffice Impress. Eight best teams have been selected and invited to Chennai on the 28th of May. The top teams will present their work and the winners will be chosen by a panel of judges from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm. Awarding prizes to these children will also be clubbed together with the presentation of the certificates to the teachers on the evening of the 28th of May.

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