Pune: The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has invited applications from principals and teachers for CBSE teachers’ awards for the academic year 2017-18. For the first time, the digital application process started on June 29.
This time, the CBSE has also increased the number of awards from 34 to 48.
Earlier, the evaluation of teachers’ performance was conducted manually and at the regional level. With the new online application system, it has been aimed to bring transparency in the entire assessment process, stated the CBSE.
There are five awards for principals and the rest for various subject teachers to motivate deserving primary, secondary and senior secondary teachers. For the first time, 10 out of 48 awards have been earmarked for performing arts, special educators, school counsellors, vocational subjects, physical education and IT teachers also.
The board has formed the National Level Screening Committee at the CBSE headquarters instead of the Regional Committee, which was constituted earlier. The committee will select principals and teachers on the basis of general criteria for all categories of awards, such as academic qualifications, scholarly contributions, functional research, curriculum, community and student development achievements, awards and honours. Specific criteria, which will cover effectiveness as a teacher, remedial teaching, contribution of the teacher thereof and face to face interaction.
The principals and teachers will be required to attach a self-appraisal, a statement of teaching philosophy, along with a recommendation letter by the school principal in case of teachers and a letter from the chairman/manager of the school managing committee in case of principals. The selection will also be based on two videographed lessons of 30 minutes each of actual classroom teaching with lesson plans. Top six awardees of CBSE will be recommended by National Level Screening Committee for National Teacher Award given by the Ministry of Human Resource Development.
The selection criteria along with rubrics are given on the CBSE website
- The online application can be filled from June 29 to July 13
- The shortlisted candidates will be intimated for uploading supporting documents on July 14
- The award announcement will be made on July 30