Online teacher training strategy under development: Ministry of Education
“Teachers to guide on teaching methodologies, sensitized, oriented on security measures”
Jammu Tawi, December 20: The education ministry said periodic checks and mentoring sessions between teachers and academic resource people are likely needed in school education departments.
The Government of India’s Ministry of Education (GoI) said at an annual project board meeting: “Periodic recordings and mentoring sessions between teachers and academic resource people can be organized by SCERTs or SIEs and State DIETs, working with NCERT if necessary. “
The minutes of the Ministry of Education meeting also indicate that the online teacher training strategy can be designed, where teachers are guided on teaching methodologies through live streaming of online tutorials and Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) via the NISHTHA and DIKSHA platforms.
In addition, it also states that “teachers can be educated and oriented on safety measures such as social distancing standards, disinfection requirements, student health monitoring, etc. “
“This course was 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 delineation of responsibilities, for the prevention of the transmission of COVID 19 in the school environment “, 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 online learning.”