Strategy for online training of teachers may be designed: Ministry of Education

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‘Teachers to be guided on teaching methodologies, sensitized, oriented about safety measures’

Srinagar, Dec 20: The Ministry of Education has said that periodic check-ins and mentoring sessions between teachers and academic resource persons is likely required in the School Education Departments.

According to the news agency, the MoE for Government of India (GoI) in an annual project board meeting has said, “Periodic check-ins and mentoring sessions between teachers and academic resource persons may be organized by State SCERTs or SIEs and DIETs by collaborating with NCERT if required.”

The minutes of meeting of MoE also states that the strategy for online training of teachers may be designed, where teachers are guided on teaching methodologies through live-streaming of online tutorials and Massive Open Online Course (MOOCs) through NISHTHA and DIKSHA platform.

Besides, it also states that, “Teachers may be sensitized and oriented about the safety measures such as social distancing norms, sanitization requirements, tracking of students’ health etc.”

“This course has been designed and developed in collaboration with UNICEF and uploaded on DIKSTIA platform with the objective of providing essential knowledge and action plan with demarcation of responsibilities, for prevention of transmission of COVID 19 in the school environment,” it reads.

The MoE also said, “Teachers may be provided with a platform to share their experiences, ideas, best practices, issues and concerns related to e-learning.