Itanagar, November 9, 2023:
Reach to Teach Foundation carried out a month-long training for teachers of Classes X and XII for Government schools in Arunachal Pradesh. The focus was on getting teachers familiar with the Examinations and Beyond Tool Kit designed by Reach to Teach to support the State Council of Educational Research and Training (SCERT) in their effort to better the performance of children in the Xth and XIIth Board examinations. The training was conducted in collaboration with the SCERT, as a part of a three-year programme being rolled out by Reach to Teach Foundation to strengthen teaching and learning outcomes in the State. The series of training held across all 26 districts in September and October trained 239 teachers in Maths, 227 teachers in Science, 191 teachers in English in Class X and 49 teachers in Maths, 40 teachers in Physics, 40 teachers in Chemistry and 38 teachers in Biology in Class XII.
The training programme was launched by the Hon’ble Minister of Education, Er. Taba Tedir in the presence of Shri Amjad Tak, Commissioner of Education, Shri Pige Ligu, Secretary Education, Mr Manoranjan Nayak, Executive Director of Reach to Teach Foundation and other senior officials from the Education Department and resource persons from Reach to Teach Foundation who carried out the training.
The SCERT has also created a District Taskforce under the chairmanship of the Commissioner of Education to regularly review and monitor the Board Exam initiatives. Reach to Teach Foundation organised a two-day training for the DTF officials on the 7th and 8th of November to sensitise them to the issue, discuss their roles and responsibilities and familiarise them with essential reporting tools. 88 officials were trained.
Ratna Viswanathan, Chair of the Board, Reach to Teach Foundation said, “Our aim is to strengthen learning outcomes with a focus on bringing up the performance by children in the Xth and XIIth Board Exams. We have created a toolkit focusing on learning by the child as a whole while providing the necessary emotional support required at the time of exams.”
To ensure sustained support to teachers, a dedicated Teacher Helpline has been established to address queries and receive feedback on the material that has been developed and shared. This also helps to strengthen the FAQs being developed.
About Reach to Teach Foundation
Reach to Teach Foundation works in close partnership with State Education Departments to co-create system-strengthening frameworks and tools to drive focused learning outcomes. The focus of the Foundation is to create access to quality education by driving sharper learning outcomes in Government schools. It works on a peer-to-peer dissemination model to roll out interventions at scale.
The design principles lay emphasis on being practical and using locally available resources, incorporating activity-based and experiential elements to drive learning outcomes and enable teachers to engage children in a manner that makes them curious and happy to learn.
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