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The School Synergy Workshops Initiative

The School Synergy Workshops initiative was inaugurated on 9th November, 2019 at the Old Conference Hall, TISS campus. Ruchi Kumar, Assistant Professor, welcomed the audience. Prof Mythili Ramchand spoke in detail about the objectives and activities of the initiative.

The aim of the School Synergy is to engage meaningfully and in a sustained manner with neighborhood schools to improve students learning, academic development of schools and professional development of teachers.

The following activities are offered as part of this initiative:

  • Sessions for teachers once a month at TISS campus
  • Visits/Field attachment for our MA Education students
  • Teacher learning centre at TISS which will include free subscriptions to collaborating schools, and
  • Membership of the institution’s integrated educational resource center

This workshop series, held on every Saturday and has been designed primarily for school teachers; other benefactors can be Teacher Educators from different institutes and pupil-teachers.The inauguration was followed by a workshop  by Prof Simon Thompson (University of Sussex) on ‘Differentiated Instruction’ for school teachers.

The following School Synergy workshops have been held at the Educational Research Centre, TISS New Campus, Mumbai -

  1. ‘Differentiated Instruction for School Teachers’ by Professor Simon Thompson, University of Sussex on on Nov 9, 2019
  2. ‘Selecting and Using Resources for Mathematics Teaching’ by Dr Ruchi Kumar on Nov. 23, 2019
  3. ‘Discovery Learning with the Foldscope’ by Rafikh Shaikh on Nov. 30, 2019
  4. ‘Using and Exploring CLIx Open Education Resources’ by Sayan B on Dec. 7, 2019
  5. ‘Assessment in Language Classrooms - Designing Rubric based Assessment and Feedback for Language Learning’ by Anusha Ramanathan on Dec. 14, 2019
  6. ‘Fractions in Elementary school Mathematics’ by Dr Ruchi Kumar on Dec 21, 2019