Trivandrum: The Kerala Government’s IT@School Project has charted a detailed plan to provide ICT training to all Upper Primary teachers in the State as part of General Education Rejuvenation Mission. As per the plan, 44,000 teachers would be trained at 380 centres simultaneously in four batches. The first batch of the four-day training would commence on April 08 followed by batches on April 17, 21and 26.
Newly revised ICT textbooks are being introduced in Classes V to VII from next academic year onwards. The proposed training would also include a practical session for the teachers to inculcate the new textbooks effectively. The training programme also has sessions to prepare multimedia presentations for classroom transactions for teachers, content development processes involving digital content collection, image processing, audio recording and video editing. In addition to these, specific modules of training for learning activities using language computing, simulation, animation and interactive software and the scope of ICT-enabled learning in other chapters in Upper Primary etc have also been included.
According to K Anvar Sadath, Executive Director of IT@School Project, “We are starting the district level training for over 800 Resource Persons (RP) from 3rd April. These RPs who would in turn train the Upper Primary teachers. The teacher’s training which is an eight-day programme overall would have four days exclusively for content training. Since IT@School has already provided ICT training for 32,182 Lower Primary teachers, no additional ICT training is planned for them during the vacation period.”
On the other hand, training for High School and Higher Secondary teachers would be conducted in the month of May. All the UP teachers participating in the training should register online in the Training Management System which is made available on the website of IT@School – itschool.gov.in.
Kerala IT News