A theme based Tactile Activity was conducted by Dr. Anupma Srivastava (HOD Biology)for the teachers of Biology Department on 10th May in the Biology Lab. Nine teachers from Primary, Secondary and Senior Secondary sections participated in it.
Teachers learnt to make a very low cost Medical instrument – STETHOSCOPE, to measure Heartbeats. It was exciting to hear heartbeats during various phases such as resting, sitting, and exercising etc.
It makes the understanding of Circulatory System, Cardiac cycle, Heart Sounds very easy.
Dr. Anupma Srivastava attended a training on Experiential Learning, conducted by Think Tac lab in collaboration with collaboration with Raman Research Institute and ISPF on 25th April to 27th April, 2019. The resource persons were Mr. Vishal Bhatt, Mr. Procheta, Miss Vindhya Rai, and Mr. Suhail Ahanger.
The workshop included the following topics:-
- Preparing STETHOSCOPE and STRAW PROPELLER , Measuring LUNG CAPACITY
- Preparing battery holder, cell, testing conductivity and acid base nature of various solutions, preparation of vermilion from turmeric.
- Prepared our own Microscope, centrifuge, Density –sink and float experiment.
A workshop on Autism was attended by Mrs. Ruchi Dey, Mrs. Priya Upadhyay, Mrs. Ruchi Parasrampuria and Mrs. Lovleen Shukla, on 2nd April 2019, at the Stock Exchange Auditorium. The Chief Guest for the occasion was Shree Akhilesh Bajpai, Deputy Director Empowerment of Persons Disability Department.
A panel of renowned pediatricians and psychologists talked about Autism and its early detection in children. The panel included Ms. Ruma Chaturvedi (Director, Pushpa Khanna Memorial Center), Dr. Himani Khanna (Development Pediatrician, Delhi), Ms. Kavita Sharma (Founder, Prayas Bangalore), Dr. Alok Bajpei (Psychologist) and Ms. Priti Agarwal (Educationist, Founder & CEO Kangaroo Kids).
The workshop began with a ‘Street Drama’ enlightening everyone about Autism. It was an eye opener for all of us as it highlighted the current prevalence, social, sensory, communication issues and behaviourof a child having Autism.
WORKSHOP ON MATHEMATICS BY JODO GYAN ORGANISATION
A two day workshop by Jodo Gyan Organisation was conducted by Ms Jazcinth at SAJS Lucknow (Sushant Golf City) on 1st and 2nd April,2019. It was attended by Mrs. Farah Khan, Mrs. Charu Kapoor, Mr. Saurabh Dang and Ms. Nandini Sahni and Mrs. Anshu Srivastava.
The facilitator focused on how to make the Pre-Primary students recognize numbers and learn the sequencing of numbers through oral ,aural and visual aids using ‘Ammuki mala’ i.e.big and small beads, Ganit Rack, big dices and a colorful tool kit comprising of geometric shapes.Usage of sets of beads, short stories, board games and various tool kits was encouraged for clarification of the concepts of fractions,tables and decimals to enhance the teaching learning experience at the Primary school level.
The workshop gave teachers a lot of good ideas to inculcate interest in Mathematics in the students, it helped them to modify their teaching pedagogy and developing wonderful ideas with the students by involving them in hands on learning activities.
Seminar: Nurturing Young Innovators at Schools-17th Feb,2019 Innovation Support Cell (ISCS)-IIT Kanpur
Innovation Support Cell (ISCS),IIT Kanpur organized a seminar on 17th Feb’19 for teachers and extended technical expertise and infrastructure to the school students.
The resource persons also emphasized on the use of simple and common teaching aids to explain the basic concepts of Science and Mathematics and make learning easy and interesting.
Following teachers attended the seminar:
Mr.M.U.Siddiqui, MrsRashmi Srivastava, MrsAnupama Srivastava, Mrs Malvika Bhattacharya, Mrs Sudha Singh, Mr Vipin Shukla, Mr Chandan Shukla, Mr Pawan Pandey, Mrs Talat Jafri, Mrs Sunita Srivastava, Mrs Monica Dhingra.
An engaging CTL workshop was held on 13th and 15th February, 2019 during school hours for teachers of Primary and Middle School respectively. The thought provoking sessions were conducted by our well-equipped facilitator, Ms Sushma Raturi. She began with a group discussion on values we have to inculcate in our students and strengths we have as mentors,which we can pass on to them
She went on to tell us about the precious ‘me’ time we should give ourselves to rejuvenate and shared lots of examples from the real world, of the people who have made it big in life. She wrapped up each topic with quotes and also compared the scenario of family values, career choices and education,which has changed at a rapid pace.
We took a ‘gallery walk’ and viewed the penned down ideas of our fellow teachers (which are now displayed in the Staff room). We further moved on to the dos and don’ts of education in 21st Century and reflected on the rapid change we are undergoing as educators and how to update ourselves and be tech savvy. The need of the hour was spelt out loud and clear -‘ Think, act and feel Global ‘.
We were reminded to read the teachers Bible – NCF and to weave our School Vision into our curriculum.
An interactive session for teachers was held on 2nd February, 2019. It was conducted by Mrs. Sharmishtha Chakraborty, a Counsellor and psychologist from IIT Kanpur. This session was based on seeking an understanding of various issues related to students. The speaker spoke about the ‘Attachment theory and Style’ based on Dr. John Dowlby. Stress was given on the theory that social, emotional and cognitive development of children is largely determined by their attachment style that forms in an individual within the first two months after the birth.
A two day workshop was conducted in our School by the Management. The resource person for the same was Ms. Mukta Sharma. Topics taken up by her in the two days session were as follows:-
- Setting Smart Goals.
- Classroom Observation.
- Professional Development Plan To Create A Portfolio
The session was conducted with the motive to improve individual performance, which leads to self-driven, focussed and improved planning skill. She also threw light on the relevance of positive reinforcement in a classroom situation and providing children with Opportunities where their energy can be channelized in a constructive manner.
It was an enriching session which witnessed an active participation of all the teachers.
Department of Physics organized a workshop on ‘Concept building’ at Seth Anandram Jaipuria School on 27th December 2018. It was an innovative and informative session conducted by Dr Samar Bagchi, former Director of Birla Industrial and Technological Museum in Kolkata and mentor of STEM education. Students of Classes VIII, IX & XI attended the workshop and learnt the dynamics and interesting ways of learning science. The experiential workshop enabled the teachers to relate books with the real world.
EVS and EVA students of class IX, X & XI visited Chandra Shekhar Azad University (CSA University) on 15th October, 2018 along with Mrs. Sudha Singh and Mrs. M. Bhattacharya.
It was an informative experience for the students and teachers too. They had an opportunity to observe the following:-
- Horticultural Nursery which includes three types of houses according to the seasons (Poly House, Green House & Glass House)
- Different varieties of trees like Lichi, Mango, Arjun, Amla and Turmeric plants.
- A fair which comprised –
- Home Science Department, which included the materials made out of wastes like diyas and friendship bands.
- Seri culture unit – silkworm feeding on different types of leaves producing mulberry silk and munga.
- They also visited the stalls of
- Pumping machine
- Eco friendly toilets and septic tanks
- Solar panels
- Soil science department
- Seed technology department