Education department directs government schools
Dimapur, July 22 (EMN):Considering the issue of internet connectivity and the inability of primary section students, particularly from the remote areas, to access the online education, the principal director of School Education, Shanavas C, has issued directives to the head of all government schools functioning in the state for ensuring effective implementation of continuous learning at all levels of schooling.
According to the directive, teachers should develop notes and worksheets based on topics given in text books for classes pre-primary to 4. Teachers should also develop notes and assignments for topics covered through the tele/ radio online education programme first and then for other topics for classes 5 to 12.
It stated that school heads should call parents of students class-wise on different days/ timings so as to follow social distancing in the beginning of the week and distribute the notes, worksheets/ assignments etc.
It also stated that parents should be notified for submitting the completed worksheets/ assignments on a specific day in the next week. The schools should collect the completed worksheets/ assignments of the previous week and distribute new notes, worksheets/ assignments etc along with feedbacks of the previous worksheets/ assignments submitted.
The school heads should ensure that limited numbers of worksheets/ assignments are given to the students to be completed themselves through self study. Teachers should also record details of notes, worksheets/ assignments prepared, distributed and feedbacks given etc in the teachers’ diary and the same would be checked and countersigned by the school heads.
It also stated that teachers should write their name at the right hand side top corner of each page of the teachers’ diary and the school heads should append their signature at the space provided on each page along with seal. School heads should also ensure that the first page of teacher’s diary is completed in all aspects.
Meanwhile, it informed that the department would introduce real time online tracking of teaching-learning activities being carried out in all government schools using mobile app for teachers from the first week of August 2020 and the details would be notified in due course of time.
It also stated that all DEOs/ senior SDEOs/ SDEOs should assign specific schools to field officers attached to their establishments for regular online monitoring of the teaching-learning activities using mobile app either from office or home.
It further stated that the details of field officers (name, email ID and WhatsApp number) and schools allotted to them should be submitted in MS Excel format to the principal director and email to email@example.com on or before July 29 without fail.
NBSE to conduct webinar for teachers
The Nagaland Board of School Education (NBSE) has announced to conduct a two-hour webinar on ‘e-learning in times of global pandemic’ exclusively for teachers of all the registered schools on July 24 from 11 am to 1 pm.
The webinar would deliberate on “How to conduct online classes using simple tools,” which would be presented by Dr. Asher R Jesudoss, M.Phil, PhD in Linguistics, with Divya Anand as the workshop moderator, a DIPR report stated.
The heads of registered institutions are requested to disseminate the information to their teachers. It informed that only one teacher from a school would participate in the webinar. It has directed the participating teacher to register at bit.ly/GbpNbse, WhatsApp on: 9999646054, or write at firstname.lastname@example.org.