Seminar on Capacity Building Programme
With the objective of strengthening education system, and to make teachers capable of imparting quality education and teaching students, a two day seminar was organised by C.B.S.E on 12th and 13th September, 2017. The “Capacity Building Programme” was held at Indus Valley Public School, Noida, for the teachers of Social Science.
The seminar started with the lighting of lamp. The school Principal, Ms Shikha Sharma, welcomed the resource persons, Mr. M.L. Sawhney, former PGT, Political Science and Ms Santosh Vyas, Vice-Principal, Sadhu Vasvani International School for Girls, New Delhi. They made the participating teachers comfortable with their opening session. The seminar was attended by the Social Science teachers from various schools of Noida/NCR. The Joint Director, C.B.S.E, Dr. Praggya M. Singh, also joined in later to oversee the proceedings of the seminar.
The resource persons made the two-day session quite interesting and interactive. To make the participants understand the link between activity-method teachings and learning, they gave activities which were to be done by them. They thoroughly enjoyed doing them and also learnt the effective techniques of teaching, making lesson plans and framing questions.
Overall, the seminar was quite motivational, communicative and effective. It was an amazing and wonderful experience for all the participants.
VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN-CHANGE BEGINS FROM HOME
The Peer Educators organised a workshop on Violence Against Women on 24th August 2017 for the boys of classes IX to XII under the guidance of Principal Mrs.Shikha Sharma .The workshop started with an idea “Change begins from home." The workshop aimed to educate the students about the deplorable condition of crime against women in India. Jaskaran Singh Bamrah, the Head Boy, gave an intense start to the workshop by giving an example of rock- culprit, continuously crushing the earth-victim, underneath it. After discussing the seriousness and importance of the topic, Arnav Mishra who talked about some "do's and don't's " and about the laws they might be violating by doing something they consider 'fun.' The Principal discussed about some issues like social media, cyber crime, graffiti, comment on physical appearance, friendship between same and opposite gender, morphing and spending ‘Me’ time.
Then Neelotpal Pande shared some real life incidents and also the measures that we should take in such situations. Finally, Kushagra Aggarwal discussed about the 'Social Stigma' of our society and further concluded by citing a Sanskrit Shloka which conveyed the message that a female should be respected.The students were advised if they face any issues they can consult the School Counsellor.
Overall, the workshop was quite enriching and sensitising the issues related to women .The students made a promise to themselves that they will take stand against violence towards women.
Workshop on Banking Operations
A workshop was arranged by the school on 02.08.2017, for the students of classes X, XI & XII regarding banking operations in the areas of cashless transactions, types of credit, educational loan facilities etc. The workshop was conducted by officials of Vijaya Bank, Chief Manager, Mr. Rajesh Kumar and Chartered Accountant, Mr. Kapil Sabarwal.
The session was very interactive and informative. The students enthusiastically participated in the workshop and their queries were attended by the resource persons.
The CBSE organized a training workshop on Gender Sensitivity for the teachers on 29th July 2017, at Billabong High International School, Noida. The resource persons for the workshop were Mrs. Meera Chopra and Mrs. Shweta Khurana. The main objective of the workshop was to focus on integrating learning and teaching process.
The workshop helped the teachers understand the difference between gender and sex-what is gender sensitivity, why there is need for gender sensitivity in school. The workshop included numerous activities.
It was a great initiative by CBSE to make a difference in the present scenario. The workshop was quite informative and broadened the horizon of teachers on gender sensitivity.
A career counselling session was conducted for the students of class XI on 1st August, 2017 by Jamboree Institute which offers admission counselling to students for higher level of education.
The session highlighted the various options that the institute offers to study abroad, the importance of GRE, GMAT, SAT for admission in high ranking universities in United States of America.
The students were also introduced to the scholarships available to study abroad at renowned universities. The session ended with the answering to the queries put up by the students.
Overall the session was quite informative for the students.
PEER EDUCATOR PROGRAMME
Delhi Public School Vasundhara, Ghaziabad organized Inter School Life Skills Enhancement Programme for Adolescents in collaboration with Expressions India on 8th and 9th May 2017.
The two day Programme consisted of series of activities aimed at creating better understanding of self, family and society. The main objective of this programme is to make students aware of the life skills and empower them to act responsibly in practical situations. At level 1 the schools were oriented with Basic life skills Education and Peer Education formats. At the second level, the schools came together and shared their experiences.
The Counsellor and Peer Educators of Indus Valley Public School actively participated in the Peer Educator Programme by understanding and appreciating the good practice being implemented in the area of life skills through an experiential learning.
The Fortis Prosocial Peer Moderator Programme organized a workshop on Media literacy. The Programme is a peer training programme designed to impart life skills education to students.
The objective of the workshop was to sensitize the students about media literacy which is the ability to access analyze evaluate and create media. The students of IVPS actively participated in the activities. The workshop helped them in developing critical thinking, understanding how media messages shape our culture and society, identifying target marketing strategies, recognize bias, misinformation.
Overall the workshop was informative.
A seminar on Economics was held in Indus Valley Public School, Noida on 9th May 2017, which was attended by 33 PGTs (Economics) from various schools of Delhi/NCR.
It was conducted by the Eminent Scholar and Speaker Prof. J.P. Goel former Associate Professor, Hindu Post Graduate College, Sonipat, Haryana. He authored more than a dozen text books of Economics. He apprised the teachers regarding the project work introduced by the CBSE for class XII board exams to be held in 2017-18. In the seminar, the teachers discussed their doubts and problems with him. It is was very educative and informative.
His book on Numericals in Economics was launched by the Principal of Indus Valley Public school, Noida Ms. Shikha Sharma in the seminar.
Workshop by Yakult
A workshop was conducted by Yakult Danone India for the students of class VI. The resource persons of the workshop were Ms. Mahi, Ms. Swati and Ms. Riya. The aim of the workshop was to promote a healthy lifestyle in students.
The students were explained about the digestive system with the help of a model from Japan. They also explained what probiotics are, which was later followed by the screening of the movie explaining about good and bad bacteria. In the end students were given Yakult bottle.
Overall, the workshop was quite informative.
A workshop of the Principals, Counsellors, Senior teachers was organized on 1st March 2017 by Centre Career Development at Alliance Françoise. The Resource person was Mr. Jitin Chawla.
The aim of the workshop was to make the academicians aware of the various courses and career options available after the completion of class XII. There are many options open to the students of class XII other than the traditional courses such as Liberal Arts, Fashion Designing and many more.
There are many old and reputed universities in India and new universities are also coming up with different courses. As in Delhi University the cut off percentage is touching sky, it becomes difficult to get admission there. Students can look up to numerous reputed universities in Delhi NCR and outside Delhi like Jamia Millia Islamia University, JNU, Ambedkar University, Jamia Hamdard University, IP University of Rajasthan, Banasthali Vidyapeeth (Only for Girls).
There are some private universities like FLAME- Pune, Shiv Nadar University, Azim Premji University which are offer various new courses with great placement opportunities for the future generation.
CAPACITY BUILDING PROGRAMME ON LIFE SKILLS
The school counsellor attended a CBSE workshop on Capacity Building Programme on Life skills organized by Central Board of Secondary Education held at DPS, Greater Noida. The resource persons were:
The life skills training focuses on integrating learning and teaching process.
In the workshop, the teachers were made aware of the life skills essential for the healthy development of a child and to lead a successful life ahead wherever they face any issue.
To make life skills teaching interesting, teachers can include activities like Role play, Debate, Storytelling, Brainstorming, Question Answer session, etc.
Overall the workshop was quite enriching for the teachers to treat life skills as an independent subject as well as integrating it with other disciplines.
School counseling in the Contemporary Socio-Educational Environment
The school counsellor attended India International Education Conclave on ‘School Counselling in the Contemporary Social Educational Environment organized by ICTRC on 22nd February 2017 at India International Centre, Max Muller Marg, New Delhi.
The objective of the programme was to provide school counsellors an opportunity to understand the contemporary Socio-Educational environment where they can function so that they are able to guide students and help them realize their full potential. Counselling and Guidance services have been recognized and accepted as an integral part of education process in India.
The programme was quite enriching as it would help to widen to prospectus of counselling. Also sensitize the counsellor as to how to play an important role in the lives of students by saving them from the negative consequences of the modern living pressure and help them realize their potential.
CBSE WORKSHOP ON CLASSROOM MANAGEMENT
Two days workshop on ‘Capacity Building Programme on Classroom Management’ for teachers was conducted by CBSE at Sarla Chopra D.A.V. Centenary Public School, Noida on 3rd and 4th February 2017. The workshop was attended by Ms. Rachna Agrawal & Ms. Anupama Das .The resource person, Ms. Madan Lal Sahni & Mr. Arvind Srivastava from CBSE spoke on the various skills focused on the classroom management, the development and implementation of rules and procedures and prevention of problems in the classroom. Mr. Madan Lal Sahni emphasized on positive discipline and the role of proactive teacher in perceiving and curbing the problem. It was highlighted that a proactive teacher can solve many problems with her focused and methodical approach. The programme concluded with a discussion on classroom management strategies and techniques.The distinguished audience interacted well and was enriched with different techniques and methodology of classroom management.
Workshop on Business Studies
To give an insight to the students on attempting Business Studies Board Exam paper, a workshop was conducted for the students of class XII on 11th January 2017.
The speaker, Mr. Vikas Jain, All India topper for Business Studies in the exam conducted by CBSE cleared the doubts of the students as to how they should understand and attempt the case studies. Picking up the key parts of the syllabus, he explained in detail the way students should attempt the question paper.
CAT topper in 2008, he also conducted the career counselling session for them, stressing upon the various scope for Non Mathematics Commerce students.
With their board exam just round the corner, the students found it quite informative.
Workshop of Indian Idol Academy
A workshop was organised by Indian Idol Academy at Indus Valley Public School, Noida for the students of class fifth on 28th December, 2016. A brief introduction about the music, that music is a combination of tune, melody and rhythm, was given to the students. The singing talent of the students was tested and to make them inquisitive about music, various questions related to music were asked by the Academy.The students were divided into two groups and each group was asked to sing. Students enjoyed themselves during this workshop. It was very knowledgeable, informative and beneficial for all the students having interest in music. Such workshops motivate the students in concerned areas.
Workshop on Awakened Citizen Programme
The school counselor of the school got a golden opportunity to attend a two days training programme on ‘Awakened Citizen Programme’ organized by Ramakrishan Mission, Delhi.
The resource person Dr. Anuradha the head of value education department conducted the workshop. The objective of the workshop to help students plan and harmonize their thoughts, actions towards higher level. It had modules for class VII students to enrich them with knowledge and values to be good citizens.
The programme is based on powerful message of infinite potential that each and every individual possesses and empowers students in a real and tangible way.
Summit on Prevention and Management of Mental Health issues
The school counselor attended regional summit of school Principal on ‘Prevention and Management of Mental Health Problems in school children’ organized jointly by ICTRC on 27th September 2016 at Billabong High International School, Noida.
The workshop was conducted by Dr. Ravindran. The objective of the workshop to sensitize the Principals about the misconception of mental health issues, different childhood disorders like anxiety, depression, attention deficit hyperactive disorder, eating disorder. How to prevent and manage these disorders and understanding the role of counselors in dealing with these issues.
The workshop was quite informative.
Workshop on Question Paper Setting and Evaluation
One of the teachers of Indus Valley Public School, Noida attended the training session on Question Paper Setting and Evaluation for C.B.S.E. school teachers on 15th July 2016 conducted in Sarla Chopra D.A.V. Public School, Noida. Many teachers from various schools benefitted from the Resource person, Mr. Opkar Singh who explained the nuances of setting a question paper and also its evaluation. He briefed what points should be kept in mind while framing a question paper.
Mr. Opkar Singh, who has a vast experience of more than 60 years, 40 years in Deshbandhu College and 20 with C.B.S.E., shared his experiences in the class which transported the teachers present there to their classrooms. The teachers became the students that day. They were given the assignment of framing questions for the paper. Overall, it was an enriching experience for all. At the end of the session, all the teachers were given the certificates for having attended this workshop.
Workshop on Robotics
Neorobos, a pioneer in imparting education through Robotics conducted a workshop for the teachers of IVPS, Noida. The workshop was aimed to educate skills based learning to aid future growth. It focuses on connecting to real world application and practical knowledge through a play way method. The resource person, Mr. Siddharth presented how they deliver hands – on, minds – on solutions that ignite children’s desire to learn and keep learning by stimulating curiosity creative and critical thinking amongst students. The second part of the workshop consisted of teachers experimenting what they have learnt through blocks, pulleys, etc. Mr. Siddharth explained the uses of different parts of machine. The teachers made wonderful models like windmill, etc. and learnt about different uses of pulley, lever etc.
Overall it was a different and educational experience for the teachers.
A workshop on probiotic health drink Yakult was conducted by Yakult Danone India Pvt. Ltd. on 04.05.2016 for class IV in our school premises. Students were told about the benefits of Yakult drink that it helps to improve digestive system and builds immunity.
It was really informative and interesting. The students were very enthusiastic to know about the drink.
Seminar on “Motivational Skills”
The counsellor of the school attended a seminar on “Motivational Skills” organized by Ratna Sagar at Pragyan School, Greater Noida on 20th February, 2016. The resource person for the workshop was Mr. Surya Narain Bahadur. The seminar was very interactive in nature. She learnt about the several aspects of personality and human nature. Several Strategies were also given on how to increase interpersonal communication skills. Overall the seminar was very informative and a lot of application based methods were learnt from the workshop for the overall development of the children.
Workshop on Synthetic Phonics
The teachers of classes Nursery to II attended a workshop on Synthetic Phonics on 20th February 2016. They came to know about phonics, reading and writing skills, system and structure of letters, memory retention of kids. The workshop was interactive as the teachers played different phonic games related to phonic.
The teachers gained a huge knowledge through this literacy program.
Introductory course on Synthetic Phonics
On February 12th and 13th teachers of Indus Valley Public School were invited to attend a 2 days workshop on Synthetic Phonics conducted by the Training Director of the Fitzroy learning centre, Mr. Abhishek Goel.
In the workshop teachers came to know about phonics, system and structure which guarantees reading on writing success, word formation using interactive games which helps to achieve long term memory retention and at last do’s and don’ts of teaching kids-phonics. It also imparted knowledge about the psychology of a classroom and evaluating students by finding and correcting learning difficulties.
The teachers gained a huge knowledge through this distinctive literacy program and hope to get such opportunity further.
Training on Inclusive Education
The Counsellor of the school got the opportunity to attend a two days training on inclusive education conducted by CBSE at DPS, Noida. In the workshop, she extensively learnt about the concept of inclusive education and its various aspects. There was discussion about various learning disabilities and several psychological problems with children. Also, physical disabilities such as hearing and visual imprisonment were talked about.
The workshop was conducted by Ms. Geetanjali Kumar, a renowned counseling psychologist. She was taught about various strategies for intervention through group discussions, case study analysis, role playing and lecturing. She got to know various problems faced by special schools. She was also taught differences between segregation, exclusion, inclusion and integration.
The workshop was informative and she learnt a lot from it.
WORKSHOP ON PEER EDUCATION AND STRESS MANAGEMENT
Peer education is a term widely used to describe a range of initiatives where young people from a similar age group, background, culture and social status educate and inform each other about a wide variety of issues.
Peer education is an increasingly popular method of providing information and advice to young people in both school and community based settings. Peer education initiatives can offer a wide range of benefits to pupils, peer educators, teachers and the school as a whole.
On 26th December, 2015 the students of class 10th & 11th of Indus Valley Public School, Noida participated in a workshop on ‘Peer Education’ held at Delhi Public School Ghaziabad, Vasundhra.
The chief guest Prof. Daya Pant – Head, Department of Education Psychology and Foundation of Education NCERT addressed the students on ‘Stress Management’.
Discussing about the causes and effect of stress, she also suggested the ways to deal with the same.
The workshop was attended by 10 schools of Delhi/NCR where schools shared new ideas and discussed the various steps taken by them regarding ‘Peer Education’
IVPS ORGANIZES MOVIE-FEST
Any kind of activity that holds the interest of the audience by giving them pleasure is entertainment, and to entertain our students, IVPS organized a ‘Film Fest’ in the months of July and August for the classes from III to XII.
The students from classes VIII to XII were taken to DLF School, Ghaziabad and shown the movie ‘Bajrangi Bhaijaan’ there and the students from classes III to VII were taken to Spice Cinemas, Noida and shown the movie Mary Kom and Jurassic World there.
While the movie ‘Bajrangi Bhaijaan’ captivated everyone’s hearts, ‘Mary Kom’ (the biopic on boxer Mary Kom) providing wholesome entertainment and ‘Jurassic world’ quenched the adventure streak of the children who were too excited to watch these movies.
IVPS Organizes Stress Management Workshop
To help the students of class XI and XII cope up with stress, a workshop on stress management was conducted by Mr. Varun Khanna which was organised by TIMES NIE in association with Manav Rachna University.
The workshop began with the introduction of the meaning and types of stress and its effect on us. The resource person apprised the students of the A to Z of stress and how to recognize and then handle it. The students found it quite interesting as it also involved their interaction with the resource person.
Before the end of the workshop an activity for the students was conducted which they found quite helpful as it helped them relieve their stress.
Workshop on Career Counselling for class IX and X students
A workshop on Career Counselling was conducted by SRM University in association with Hindustan Times for class IX and X students. The workshop was conducted by a resource person Mr. Kabir Krishnan which was concluded by the Professor of SRM University, Dr. Arun Sasher.
The main objectives of the workshop were to promote education, all round development, leadership skills and career development.
“Donation of Woollens to ‘Goonj”
Understanding the needs of underprivileged children and continuing with our charitable acts, our school students collected their woollen clothes to be donated to the NGO, ‘Goonj’.
All the woollens were then taken to Bal Bharti Public School, Rajendra Nagar, which was the collection centre of ‘Goonj’. Very few schools had the privilege to attend this event on 15th December. A small effort on our part can make a huge difference in the lives of these poor children. The representatives of ‘Goonj’ appreciated the efforts made by our children.
Hands on Learning Workshop
Now a days teaching is no longer limited to classroom lectures. We are well aware of the limitations of the class lecture, and to overcome the same, incorporation of hands-on-experiences is highly recommended. The workshop was organized by teachnext on “Hands on Learning Activities” in Hotel Hypen, Noida on 26th Sept., 2015 with the aim to adopt effective teaching and learning process. Various PPTs, activities and kits have been given to the teachers to emphasis on the importance of Hands-on-learning experience. The idea was to include and involve learners in experiences that will help them to learn the content and skill being taught. Discussion was made on the different learning view with the help of PPT, one of them was “Edger Dale’s cone of learning experience”.
Emphasis was also given on the introduction of “Flipped Class Room Approach”, teachers can use as an effective tool in teaching learning process that makes it more effective.
The Workshop was concluded by a small video. “Do flowers fly” which provided equal opportunity for students to open up and reveal their talents.
RAKHI MAKING WORKSHOP
Raksha Bandhan is a Hindu festival that celebrates the love and duty between brothers and sisters. Sisters tie rakhi on the wrists of their brothers and pray for their long life. Keeping this in mind on 27th August, 2015 IVPS organised a workshop for rakhi. This workshop was conducted by NIE. Members of NIE directed the students in a proper way to make wonderful rakhis. Students of Classes IV and V were very excited to make their own rakhis for their brothers. Their zeal and enthusiasm made the workshop a huge success.
Workshop on "Beyond Teaching"
On 25th April 2015, Alchon International School organized a workshop regarding.
“Beyond Teaching” Ms. Aditi Sharma and Ms. Poonam Gupta attended the workshop from IVPS. Workshop was conducted by Chinmaya Mission, Noida. The workshop aware us about our happiness and taught us “to give maximum happiness to maximum number for the maximum period”. While culminating the workshop we came to knew that if we are forcely doing this job then we are not happy. We should do it willingly.
Special Teachers Workshop
A special workshop to hone up the teaching skills of our primary wing teachers was conducted on 17th March 2015, under the professional aegis of Ms. Shashi Lamba. Aimed at priming the teachers for early identification and improvement of under achievers while ensuring optimal and enhanced performance of the over achievers the workshop turned out to be an enriching experience for all. The lively response and active participation by the teachers ensured the success of the event. Motivating the teachers the Principal Ms. Shikha Sharma exhorted them to adopt the undated methods of teaching to enable students to project their full potential.
Workshop on ‘Traffic Rules and Signals’
Indus Valley Public School, Noida organized a workshop on Traffic Rules and Signals on 11th November 2014 for the students, teachers, drivers and conductors of the school.
The team was headed by HCP Rakesh Kumar who stressed on the safety points one should always keep in mind while driving on the road. He advised everyone to avoid driving rashly and not to drive any vehicle before the age of 18.
Some thought provoking slide shows and newspaper clippings were shown to make them aware of the traffic rules and signals. Some of the students were also called and asked what they had learnt from the workshop. It was an hour session which was quite informative and meaningful.
Enhancing Learning through technology
The consortium for research in school Pedagogy (CRISP, a New Delhi based NGO) conducted a workshop on “Enhancing learning through technology.” Two teachers of IVPS Ms. Parul Goyat and Ms. Mamta Bisht attended this workshop on 29th August 2014. The aim of the workshop was to empower teachers to actively use technology to enhance the teaching-learning process. After going through the workshop session we realized the importance of preparing ‘Digital Curriculum Resources’ and its effectiveness in integrating ICT(Information & communication technology) into teaching. Finally while culminating we may state that it will benefit our teachers in their further teaching methods.
Workshop on Counselling skills
Myself, Ms Neeru Maniktala, working as a counselor in Indus Valley Public School, got the privilege to attend the Workshop on Counselling Skills, on 10th May 2014, at New Delhi.
The workshop was organized by the Institute of Chartered Psychologists and Global Development Foundation, for the benefit of counselors, Psychologists social works, Teachers and Parents.
Faculty Members were:-
As a counselor, the workshop proved to be beneficial since its aim was to create awareness about:-
After attending the workshop, I feel confident in applying my counseling skills so that right behaviour is promoted among the students.
Love Care Foundation Workshop on Motivating Students
A workshop on motivating the school children was conducted by Love Care Foundation for the teachers of Indus Valley Public School on 26thMay 2014.
Love care foundation is a non-profitable, non-government voluntary organization committed to improve quality of life of the unprivileged children. The team works with a mission to bring about a positive change in the lives of these children.
The presentation was given by Dr. B. Singh, the Managing Director of organization, a unit of Educational consultancy. Also, he has been the Director Education of spice foundation, a CSR unit the spice group. Dr. Singh has been the recipient of National Award conferred by C.B.S.E. in 2001.
The points discussed in the workshop, to motivate the children like being smart, meditating while working, confidence, effective and efficient teaching, benefitted the teachers and suggested better ways to progress by finding solution to the day to day problems.
PAPER PUPPETS WORKSHOP
A paper Puppets workshop was organized by Katkatha Puppet Arts Trust on 22nd April 2014 at the India International Centre Seminar Hall, Delhi. Two teachers from Indus Valley Public School attended the workshop. They enjoyed making animal shapes with stick puppets and prepared stories using those puppets. They also learnt about film making as they displayed the stories on the screen. The day ended with a puppet performance by the Katkatha team designed especially for the class-room.
In association with Indus Valley Public School, Noida management team nir Amaya Health Care invited all employees to Free Health Check-up camp on 10th March 2014 at Indus Valley Public School, Noida. Facilities were provided not only to the employees but to their family members also. While doing the check-up age factors were also kept in mind like test parameters for 30 years and below 30 years. Employees were really benefitted for the health check-up.
On 6th March 2014 IVPS organized
An awareness programme for environment safety and health was organized on 6th March in the school. On Road Safety Day, held on 4th March every year, Ms. Divya Seth from Indus Towers Ltd. World delivered a speech on road safety.
She gave the children information regarding mandatory, cautionary and informatory signs. She also informed that listening to music on earphone and talking on the cell phone should be prohibited while driving and also crossing the road. Pedestrians should use the Zebra crossing while crossing the road. She also provided information about uses of seat belt for the drivers and helmet for the riders of two wheelers. The road safety awareness programme culminated with a skit which the children were overjoyed to see.
French Workshop in Chandigarh
Mr. Sachin Rathi TGT-French attended FLE teachers training which was conducted by Prayatna Educational Society in Chandigarh on 7thJanuary 2014. Teachers from various schools attended it which was about how to enhance the French teaching skills. Topics like how to use modern teaching methodology, improving the vocabulary of students and various other teaching aspects were discussed in it. The interactive session with the teachers cleared many doubts, at the same time, the activities given to the teachers added the fun element to it.
Workshop on Value Education
On 11th January 2014 IVPS conducted a workshop for the teachers up to class V. It updated the teachers about evaluation system which reduces the stress on children and makes the evaluation comprehensive and regular. It also provides space to the teacher for creative learning. Difference between sex and gender was discussed in the workshop. The social inequalities are constructed on the basis of gender. The workshop emphasized on Value Education. Education can foster the development of human values. Mr. Mukul Kohli made the workshop more interesting by using colourful tools and involved the teachers in practical work. He culminated the workshop by uttering some useful words. He said that total education should aim at providing knowledge, skills and values leading to holistic development.
Workshop on Financial Literacy and
By IDBI Bank Ltd.
A workshop was conducted at IVPS, Noida on financial planning and financial literacy by IDBI Bank Ltd. on 24th September 2013. The workshop updated the teachers with various ancillary services provided by the bank to the customers to facilitate normal / day to day transaction so that the customers do not have to visit the branch in person for request like issuing of cheque book; FD / RD account opening, cash deposit etc.
The teachers also got the exposure of CIBIL accounts, alternate channels, NEFT liquid money etc. and the pre-requisites related to it.
Workshop Memory Enhancing Techniques
A workshop on memory enhancing techniques was conducted on 18th September 2013 at IVPS. The resource person, Ms. Aditi Singhal, founder of dynamic Minds Group, interacted with the teachers on the different aspects of art of teaching. Ms. Singhal has to her credit 2 National records for memory and fast calculation and got her home registered in the Linca Book of Records. She is a motivational speaker, counselor and video, maths expert.
The workshop was very interactive in which Ms. Aditi suggested the ways to manage stress and anger and enhance our personality.
Various thought provoking activities were conducted to stress on smart working supported by hard work to make the students learn their texts easily.
The workshop was very enriching and benefitted all the teachers with new, innovative and smart ideas to enhance concentration and learning skills of the students.
French Workshop in Hyderabad
Allancias francais de Rouen conducted a French workshop on 11th August 2013 in Hyderabad in collaboration with Unisec Publication. The resource person was Delhi University professor, Ms. Preeti Bhutani.
The workshop was attended by Mr. Sachin Rathi our French teacher.
Various topics were covered in the workshop like – how to motivate students, how to improve four skills – Listening, Speaking, Reading and Writing – of the students. Teachers were given various activities to do which they enjoyed doing.
Ms. Bhutani shared her educational experiences and responded to the queries of teachers related to the French teaching learning process.
Seminar on Learning SST with CCE
A Seminar on Learning SST with CCE was organized by Ratna Sagar P. Ltd. On 20th July 2013 at Cambridge School Noida, in which all the major cbse school of NCR have participated. Two of our social science teachers Namita Singh and Sarita Chaudhary have also attended the seminar.
Eminent educationist Dr. R.K. Jain was the main resource person of the Seminar. He has shared his vast experience with all the participants and responded to the queries of teachers related to the teaching learning process. The main focus of the Seminar was the latest innovations and development in the field of social science teaching. Many interesting projects and activities were discussed in the seminar. One such activity was the establishment of social science club in the school.
A workshop on ‘Exchange Program’ was conducted by the resource persons – Ms. Sudha, Ms. Isha and Mr. Sanjeev Roy in our school on 01stAugust 2013. The workshop was organized by AFS, which is an international voluntary, non-governmental, non-profit organization. The essence of AFS program is ‘Stay and Study’ in a different cultural setting. Participants live with a host family experiencing home and family life that is in many ways different to their own culture and routine.
Photography Workshop Conducted
The Indian Institute of Photography (IIP) conducted a workshop in IVPS on Friday, 6th July 2013 which lasted for three hours.
The motive behind this workshop was to give an insight into photography to the young and ardent as well as novice learners. It brought out the creativity of the children as after the workshop they were asked to take photographs and show them to the mentor of the workshop. He explained the essentials of photography and gave them tips in detail to hone their photography skill. This workshop also taught them to be observant and sensitive to their surroundings.
At the end of the workshop, the children were given participation certificates by the Principal. They left happy and satisfied with what they learnt in photography.
Assessment Training Programme
An ‘Assessment Training Programme’ was conducted by CAER Trainer – Ms. Anita Bahadur on 14th & 15th May, 2013 at Uttam School for Girls, Shastri Nagar, Ghaziabad. The move to empowering teacher in the teaching and learning process has undoubtedly created a need for teachers to enhance their skills in creating valid and reliable assessment tasks.
The Assessment Training Programme had four integrated modules for teachers:-
The modules were focused on the application of assessment practices in the classroom and as such teachers were encouraged to bring their assessment material to the session and administer the tests and tasks developed during the sessions in their classrooms.
Career Counselling Session
A career counselling session was conducted at Indus Valley Public School, Noida for classes IX and X on 09th March 2013. Mr. Jitin Chawla, an eminent educationist and counsellor had a content, rich and interesting interaction with the parents.
He motivated the parents in a very positive way and handled all the different queries and curiosities related to the career options of their wards efficiently. Mr. Chawla spoke on career planning, effective parenting and leadership training.
The career counselling session was very interactive and guided the audience in maximizing the conscious and unconscious learning.
Workshop of Life skill Education for Class-IX & X
A workshop was being organized in DPS Vasundhara, Ghaziabad on 07th March 2013 by expressions India authorized by CBSE for capacity building programme of teachers on life skills, attitudes values health and well being.
Two of our teachers Ms. Swathee Govil & Ms. Deepali Agarwal attended the workshop.
It was about building a perspective on life skill development in the class room among students.
The resource persons for the workshop was Dr. Jitendra Nagpal, Ms. Geetanjali Kumar and Ms. Monika.
‘Confident Public Speaking and Personality Development
A workshop was conducted on ‘Confident Public Speaking and Personality Development’ on 13th February 2013 in the school. The Resource person Mr. Riyaz Khan from NIE conducted the workshop for classes VII & VIII. The main motive of the workshop was to make the children aware of their personality and how to build up their self-confidence. The students actively participated in the workshop and it brought a new level of confidence to everyone who attended it.
Workshop on ‘Career Counselling’
A workshop was conducted on ‘Career Counselling’ on 24th January 2013 in the school. A very renowned and experience councellor Ms. Vandana Tandon from NIE conducted the workshop and guided the minds of our young children of classes IX & X.
Various career options were discussed such as Mass Communication, Designing, Teaching, Civil Services, Law, Social Work, Psychology, DJ/VJ/RJ, It enabled services, Travel and Tourism etc.
Puppet Making Workshop
Puppet Making Workshop was organized in the school campus by NIE on 18.02.2013 (for classes III to VI).
The resource person was Ms. Silky Khanna. Beautiful puppets were made using pastel sheets, paper plates, wool and some decorative items.
All the children actively participated and made their colourful puppets very enthusiastically.
It was a fun-filled and a creative activity which brought smiles on their faces.
Workshop on Child Sexual Abuse
A workshop was being organized by Pushpanjali Crosslay Hospital on Child Sexual Abuse as a satellite program during the annual conference PCCON at Country Inn Sahibabad on December 2, 2012.
Three of our teachers Ms. Anshoo Jain, Ms. Himani Barthwal and Ms. Soumya Parhi attended the workshop to spread the important message
“How to tackle with child abuse”
Dr. Nina Agarwal from HUMC, USA conducted the workshop along with many other eminent physicians working in this field.
Workshop on Common Childhood Disorder
The workshop on the topic “Common Childhood Disorder” was organized at YMCA, International conference centre, Delhi on 9th November 2012 by Ms. Gagandeep Kaur.
In this workshop they discussed issues related to children and adolescent behaviour which are rising day by day. They told how to deal with such children who are suffering from emotional, behavioural and psychological problems such as :-
So that they grow into dignified, self confident, actualized individuals.
It was very informative and it helped us to understand child better.
Workshop on Pro-Social Peer Moderator Programme
The workshop on the topic Pro-Social Peer Moderator Programme was organized at Fortis Hospital, Noida on October 8, 2012 by Department of Mental Health and Behavioural sciences. It was conducted under the supervision and guidance of Dr. Samir Parikh, Director of Department. Workshop was mainly focused on “Aggression Management”.
Ms. Priya from Medical Room and 3 students from class-IX attended the workshop. They trained the students across schools and made them role models for their schools. Workshop was for 4 hours to equip the students with skills that they can use to disseminate knowledge and strategies to other children.
Module on Aggression Management is designed to enable students to understand anger and aggression, the reasons for their anger, and effective techniques to manage and constructively channelize energies, without being a threat to themselves or others.
We found it very informative and interesting. It will help us in understanding child better.
Workshop on ‘Traffic Rules and Signals’
Indus Valley Public School, Noida organized an exemplary workshop on Traffic rules and Signals on 27th November 2012. The team headed by TSI Rakesh Kumar laid stress on the safety points one should always keep in mind while driving on the road. The Traffic Police Officers of the team advised children to follow the instructions of their elders and not to drive any vehicle before the age of 18.
Some thought provoking slide shows and newspaper clippings were shown to the children to make them aware of the traffic rules and signals. Students were also given informative leaflets indicating road signal.
Indus Valley Public School (IVPS), a co-educational school affiliated to the Central Board of Secondary Education, is located in Sector-62, Noida.
The school was ranked among the top schools in a survey conducted by the Hindustan Times and C-Fore, and adjudged the "School of the Future" by Education World in Indian School Rankings in 2012. IVPS has been awarded for being the best Public School in Primary and Secondary Education in Delhi, NCR region which was presented by the Royal Brands in association with “Delhi Aaj Tak” by the then honourable Union Minister, Govt. of India, Mr. Kapil Sibal. It has also been awarded for being among top 100 schools of U.P. and top 10 schools of the district in an online survey conducted by www.shikshaadvisor.com. The Award was presented by Mr. Ashutosh (National spokesperson-AAP and former Managing Editor, IBN7). Another feat was achieved by IVPS when the school was adjudged among the top ten schools in Noida on the basis of various parameters, in an educational survey conducted by The Times of India.
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Indus Valley Public School
Plot No. 1, Institutional Area, Sector 62,
Noida U.P. 201301 (INDIA)
M: 8510048800, 9718642444