Pune: The District Institute of Educational Continuous Professional Development (DIECPD), a government organisation, in collaboration with the Zilla Parishad (ZP), Pune, has organised a teachers’ training workshop for teachers in Pune district as well as within the Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) and the Pimpri-Chinchwad Municipal Corporation (PCMC) areas to train them for teaching the revised syllabus for Std IX. The workshop is being held at 18 different centres across the district from September 6 to 16.
The workshop, which is mandatory for all teachers in the district, has been organised for teachers of the Marathi as well as English mediums. “The training will be held for 10 subjects namely - Mathematics, Science, Marathi, Hindi, English, History Civics, Geography, Sanskrit, Personality Development and Defence Studies,” Dr Rajesh Bankar of DIECPD said.
Giving further details of the programme, Nitin Memane of DIECPD said, “The workshop is open to the teachers of all schools, whether government or private. Where languages are concerned, the textbooks change according to the medium of instruction. We will be considering this in the training.”
He added, “Two best teachers from each taluka were already provided with training by Balbharati and the experts who participated in the making of the new textbooks. Now, their teachers will conduct the training for the remaining teachers.”
The training has already begun, and 1,350 mathematics teachers from across the district received training on the subject on Wednesday, September 6.
The training will be held at one centre each in Ambegaon, Bhor and Velha, Daund, Indapur, Junnar, Khed, Maval, Mulshi, Purandar and Shirur talukas. There are five centres in PMC area, namely Shirishkumar Secondary School Police Ground, Shivajinagar, Dr Ambedkar Secondary School, Ramwadi, Silver Christ School, Sinhagad Road, Sadhana Boys School, Hadapsar and Savitribai Phule PMC School, near Ramoshi Gate, Bhavani Peth. The municipal school near Chinchwad railway station is the centre for teachers in PCMC area.
To ensure that the information technology is used more and better in the classrooms for the benefit of the students, the teachers will also be trained to use important websites and links related to the subjects and also the QR Codes printed on the new textbooks. Earlier, the institute had organised training for the teachers of Std VII across the district.