In Oct/Sep 2018: Training sessions were conducted for all our teacher in English, Maths and Computer Science.
Asha Chennai conducts a 5-day residential teacher training programme in May called RightStart. This is followed by with a training in term I holidays for term II and another during the term II holidays for term III. We conducted the training sessions for Term II from Sept 26th to Oct 2nd.
Sept 26th — English by Jayashree Arun at Olcott Memorial School. Focus was on the new methodology and text books introduced by the state board and on the usage of kits that we have provided to all the schools for teaching English.
Oct 1st — Maths by Meena Suresh and Kalyani at Olcott Memorial School. Focus was on the lessons of Term II as well as classroom activities that can be conducted to enhance the Mathematical sense in the children.
Oct 2nd — Computer Science by Kumari and Muthu at our office. Kumari is a senior computer science teacher at Sangamam Thiruvallur and Muthu is our system administrator. Since this has already be done for the Sangamam Thiruvallur teachers, only the Chennal and Project Thulasi teachers participated in this.
The participation was very good. 38 teachers from Sangamam Thiruvallur, 4 teachers from Olcott, 6 teachers from Poorna Vidhya and Manigal (incl 3 govt teachers) and 6 teachers from Thulasi participated in these sessions. The sessions were found to be very useful by the teachers.
Here is an album with photos from the sessions: https://photos.app.goo.gl/UEoheSUcc1dwFbY96