Workshops

 

Workshop on Life Skills

Dwarka International School recently had the pleasure of hosting a transformative life skills workshop led by the esteemed Ms. Tripti, a renowned life skills coach. The session was an enlightening experience for students which was filled with valuable insights and practical tools for personal development.
The workshop began with a unique and immersive exercise known as imago visualization. Ms. Tripti guided the participants through a calming visualization of rain, encouraging them to engage their senses and tap into their inner creativity. This exercise set a reflective and focused tone for the rest of the session, highlighting the importance of mindfulness and visualization techniques in daily life.
Following this, Ms. Tripti introduced the students to the longest word in the English language. This engaging activity was not just a linguistic challenge but also a lesson in the importance of manifestation and positivity. It served as a metaphor for tackling seemingly insurmountable tasks with patience and determination.
A significant part of the workshop addressed the issue of using foul language. Ms.Tripti explained that often, the use of such language stems from a fear of missing out (FOMO) and deeply ingrained habits. She emphasized on the need for conscious effort and self-awareness to break these habits, encouraging students to seek healthier forms of expression and communication. The discussion then transitioned to the impact of social media and the quest for validation. Ms. Tripti further highlighted how the constant need for approval on social platforms can affect self-esteem and lead to negative behaviors. She urged the students to cultivate self-worth independent of external validation and to use social media mindfully.
Throughout the workshop, Ms.Tripti’s engaging style and relatable examples resonated with the audience. The interactive nature of the session allowed students to participate actively, ask questions, and share their experiences, making the workshop both informative and enjoyable.
The workshop equipped students with essential input for personal growth and emotional well-being. The insights gained from this session will undoubtedly help them navigate the complexities of modern life with greater confidence and resilience.

๐‚๐š๐ซ๐ž๐ž๐ซ ๐‚๐จ๐ฎ๐ง๐ฌ๐ž๐ฅ๐ฅ๐ข๐ง๐  ๐ฌ๐ž๐ฌ๐ฌ๐ข๐จ๐ง ๐Ÿ๐จ๐ซ ๐‚๐ฅ๐š๐ฌ๐ฌ ๐—๐ˆ๐ˆ ๐ฌ๐ญ๐ฎ๐๐ž๐ง๐ญ๐ฌ

โ€œ Your skills and knowledge are most valuable assets in your career.โ€
Dwarka International School, Dwarka, organised a career counselling session for class XII students on 13th May, 2024. The resource person, Mr. Aman Mittal, an expert management professional in the education sector from Career Launcher enlightened the students about various career opportunities and scopes in different fields. The resource person introduced the students to various courses of Science, Commerce and Humanities as the basics; then he explained about the sea of career opportunities in the outer world. He encouraged students on choosing the field, one is interested in rather than allowing somebody else to govern it. He tried to make students understand, how career decisions play a pivotal role in shaping their future .The students had lots of queries related to their career options. The session concluded with a question and answer session. It was an informative and eye-opening session for the students..

๐— ๐—จ๐—ก ๐—ง๐—ฅ๐—”๐—œ๐—ก๐—œ๐—ก๐—š ๐—ช๐—ข๐—ฅ๐—ž๐—ฆ๐—›๐—ข๐—ฃ

โ€œIf you can’t explain it simply, you don’t understand it well enough.โ€ Albert Einstein.
An interactive Workshop for students of classes X and XII was conducted at Dwarka International School on 22nd March 2024 to enlighten them for need of public speaking and participating in MUNs by Mr. Dikshant Malik.
The work shop was highly interactive and enlightening for the students. Mr.Malik is an expert in training the children various public speaking skills. Sir gave his valuable tips to the students to practice speaking in public. He also informed students about upcoming MUN training to be conducted by him in April 2024.
The workshop was very interactive and the students participated actively throughout the session.

๐–๐จ๐ซ๐ค๐ฌ๐ก๐จ๐ฉ ๐จ๐ง “๐๐š๐ฌ๐ข๐œ๐ฌ ๐‚๐จ๐ง๐œ๐ž๐ฉ๐ญ ๐จ๐Ÿ ๐‡๐ž๐š๐ฅ๐ญ๐ก๐ฒ ๐‹๐ข๐ฏ๐ข๐ง๐ ”

On 22-03-24, Dwarka International School hosted a transformative workshop titled “Basics Concept of Healthy Living” conducted by Dr. Sunita Attray, a dietician, Naturopath, and nutrition counsellor. The enlightening session aimed to empower teachers with foundational knowledge and practical strategies to foster healthier lifestyles.
Dr. Sunita Attray commenced the workshop by elucidating the significance of holistic well-being, emphasizing that true health extends beyond mere physical fitness to encompass emotional and mental dimensions. She emphasized the role of nutrition in sustaining overall wellness, underscoring the adage, “You are what you eat.”
Throughout the workshop, Dr. Attray adeptly navigated through fundamental concepts of nutrition, shedding light on the importance of balanced diets comprising essential macronutrients (carbohydrates, proteins, and fats) and micronutrients (vitamins and minerals). She elucidated how these nutrients synergistically contribute to optimal bodily functions, energy levels, and immune resilience.
Moreover, Dr. Attray delved into the dangers of modern dietary habits by excessive consumption of processed foods, refined sugars, and trans fats. She elucidated the detrimental effects of such dietary patterns on long-term health outcomes, including obesity, cardiovascular diseases, and metabolic health issues.
The workshop also served as a forum for debunking prevalent myths and misconceptions surrounding diet and nutrition. Interactive discussions and Q&A sessions enriched the workshop, allowing teachers to seek personalized guidance and clarification on various health-related concerns. Dr. Attray’s expertise fostered an inclusive and supportive learning environment, empowering all the staff members to make informed choices helpful to their well-being.

๐™๐™ž๐™ฃ๐™–๐™ฃ๐™˜๐™ž๐™–๐™ก ๐™ก๐™ž๐™ฉ๐™š๐™ง๐™–๐™˜๐™ฎ ๐™๐™ง๐™–๐™ž๐™ฃ๐™ž๐™ฃ๐™œ

DIS is always known for the welfare of its staff. Regarding this DIS organised a workshop for the facilitators on ‘Financial literacy’. The resource person was Mr. Simranpreet Singh from CBSE. He enlightened the teachers about digital fraud like marketing fraud, network market scams etc and how to invest the hard earned money through bonds, shares, mutual funds, real estate etc. He suggested excellent schemes regarding retirement plans. Overall, it’s an eye- opening workshop for the teachers and the teachers appreciated the initiative of school.

๐™๐™๐˜ผ๐™„๐™‰๐™„๐™‰๐™‚ ๐™‹๐™๐™Š๐™‚๐™๐˜ผ๐™ˆ ๐™Š๐™‰ ๐˜ฝ๐˜ผ๐™Ž๐™„๐˜พ ๐™‡๐™„๐™๐™€ ๐™Ž๐™๐™‹๐™‹๐™Š๐™๐™ (๐˜ฝ๐™‡๐™Ž)

Dwarka International School has organised one day Basic Life Support session on 23rd January ,24 which was conducted by Sehgal Neo Hospital, New Delhi, for the students of classes IX & XI.
The purpose of the session was to spread awareness among students about basic life support. The medical team have updated their knowledge on Paediatric/ adult BLS, with appropriate hands-on skills.
The session was started at 10:30 am in Auditorium with introductory content. The main aim of this training program was to provide lifesaving skills to students. The session was attended by our Vice chairperson Ms. Sangeeta Choudhary. Feedback was obtained from the students and they assured that they shall utilize the skill gained whenever and wherever needed and they also addressed that the programme was highly beneficial to them. The practical training was provided by the trainers to every student present in the session. Overall, the session was very informative.

Workshop on – How to WOW in Life and Classrooms!!

A workshop on โ€˜How to WOW in Life and Classroomsโ€™ was held on 3rd Jan 2024 for the teachers in the school auditorium. The resource person was Mr. Kamalneet Singh, Lifeskills coach of โ€˜Promiseโ€™. The workshop started with a short psycological exercise of drawing an alphabet โ€˜Eโ€™ on the forehead, wherein the teachers concluded about their hidden personality of being a more of an EMPATH or a SYMPATH, further the spokesperson introduced three sub themes i.e TWIST, WHEEL of Life and CELEBRATE YOU!! A Few brainstorming activities on how to balance life at HOME and life at WORKPLACE were held. The workshop summed-up with a song โ€˜LOVE YOU ZINDAGIโ€™.
It was indeed a mesmerizing experience that reflected in the smiles of the participants.

๐‚๐”๐„๐“ ๐–๐Ž๐‘๐Š๐’๐‡๐Ž๐ โ€“ ๐‚๐‹๐€๐’๐’ ๐—๐ˆ & ๐—๐ˆ๐ˆ

โ€œEfforts and courage are not enough without purpose and direction.โ€

Dwarka International School, Dwarka organised a workshop for the students of classes XI & XII on November 2, 2023. It was a day of enlightenment, guidance and inspiration, paving the way for a brighter future. The students were enlightened by an expert Career Counsellor and Mentor- Alok Bansal on the topic- โ€˜Grade XII & beyond: A guide to colleges entrances & CUET preparationโ€™. The Resource Person familiarised the students about the syllabus and the format of CUET exam. He elaborated on the numerous career options after class XII and the admission criteria of various National and International universities.
He further emphasized that students must approach their domain subjects with a practical perspective, stressing upon the application of concepts. The students put up their queries regarding the various aspects of the CUET exam which were clarified with conviction.
The entire session was not only informative but also opened various avenues for the students to explore. The session concluded with an interactive question and answer round.

# Workshop on CUET , IIM & IPM

โ€If your mind can conceive it, then you can achieve it.โ€

An informative and engaging workshop on CUET was organised by St. Marks World School, Meera Bagh in collaboration with TIMES NIE on 4thOctober, 2023. The very articulate, CUET, IIM and IPM experts familiarized the students with numerous ways to prepare for the same .
The students of class XII Commerce and Humanities were apprised about the CUET syllabus, courses, universities and colleges accepting CUET, how and when to fill the form, how to select the subjects, how to prepare for the exam etc. The students were intimated about the different career options they can opt for in their specific streams and their scope. All the queries of the students were addressed later in the Q&A session.
The session proved to be immensely useful for the students. Prize winning activities and presentations made it much effective. Students interacted with the resource person and gained a lot of information about CUET and management courses. Their queries were resolved. It proved to be a much needed session for the students.

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POCSO WORKSHOP

19 September 2023 By Ms. Madhu Sharma

Keeping in mind the safety and security, the school organized a workshop on POCSO (Protection on Children from Sexual Offences ACT) on Tuesday, September 19, 2023 in the auditorium. The resource person was Ms Madhu Sharma from Neuberg Publication House, who spread the awareness on the POCSO ACT amongst the teachers. The aim of conducting this workshop was to sensitize the teachers about the impact of sexual abuse on the childโ€™s physical and emotional growth as well as apprise them of the POCSO act and policies.
The content of POCSO ACT was well explained using the PowerPoint presentation and live examples. She shared a few guidelines on how to identify whether the child is going through sexual, physical and emotional abuse and what measures the teachers and school management can take as stakeholders.
The workshop was very informative and the teachers understood that their role is not only academic oriented but also to protect students from abuse and aware them about the need to be vigilant and alert in every circumstance.

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Workshop on โ€œGender Sensitizationโ€ โ€“ Class VI -VII

Dwarka International School conducted a workshop on โ€œGood Touch, Bad Touchโ€ for classes VI and VII to educate children about the difference between good and bad touch. Each child is special and has the right to know everything they can about being safe. It was an interactive session conducted by Ms. Radhika Sharma wherein students were involved in various activities such as Role Plays, learning Facts about Good and Bad Touch, attempting practise questions on the said topic, etc. It is imperative to create opportunities to talk to the children and empower them with the proper knowledge about their safety before itโ€™s too late. They were taught that the body parts covered by a swimming outfit or undergarments are considered private parts and hence shouldnโ€™t be touched or seen by anyone. This way, they can understand that if inappropriately touched, they should follow the simple rule: NO, GO, and TELL. They were also taught about the ownership of their bodies with the help of engaging examples.

โ€œ๐˜ผ๐™ฃ๐™ฉ๐™ž-๐˜ฝ๐™ช๐™ก๐™ก๐™ฎ๐™ž๐™ฃ๐™œ ๐™’๐™ค๐™ง๐™ ๐™จ๐™๐™ค๐™ฅโ€

Dwarka International School conducted a series of workshops on โ€œSay No to Bullyingโ€ for classes VIII, IX, X XI and XII to spread awareness about Bullying and its negative effects on the physical, social, academic, emotional as well as the psychological well being of the victim. The various topics covered included understanding what is bullying, types of bullying including cyberbullying, how can a bully take the help of a school counsellor to control his behaviour, how to prevent bullying and what could be the consequences if found guilty. It was an interactive session conducted by the School Principal, Ms. Shalini Aggarwal wherein students indulged in a variety of activities. The plethora of activities included role play, presentation, discussion, filling a Questionnaire to name a few. The students were sensitized to be an up stander and support the victim by reporting the matter to their class teacher, school counsellor or the School Principal. Ms. Shalini Aggarwal highlighted the effects of bullying on the victim and how to prevent bullying. The workshop was concluded with students taking a pledge not to bully anyone and to support the victim.

# ‘๐‚๐€๐๐€๐‚๐ˆ๐“๐˜ ๐๐”๐ˆ๐‹๐ƒ๐ˆ๐๐† ๐๐‘๐Ž๐†๐‘๐€๐Œ ๐Ž๐ ๐€๐‘๐“ ๐ˆ๐๐“๐„๐†๐‘๐€๐“๐„๐ƒ ๐‹๐„๐€๐‘๐๐ˆ๐๐†’ , ๐Ÿ๐ŸŽ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ‘.

“Ensuring quality education is one of the most important things we can do for future generations”.
DIS organised a Capacity Building Program for the Teachers teaching classes VI to XII on ‘Art Integrated Learning’. The CBSE Resource Person was Dr. Meenakshi Narula, Principal, Shemford Futuristic K-12 school. The Principal, DIS, Ms. Shalini Aggarwal, felicitated the Resource Person with a planter. The objective of the program was to emphasize the need for the integration of art with school subjects and to acquaint teachers with various forms of Art that can be incorporated in their classroom teaching for providing advanced educational experiences that students receive. Dr. Narula skillfully presented the components of Art Integration through Bloom Taxonomy . Overall ,the session was an interactive and engaging one and the teachers stepped out equipped with more confidence and numerous wonderful ideas for their classroom teaching.

#๐๐„๐-๐Ÿ๐ŸŽ๐Ÿ๐ŸŽ ๐›๐š๐ฌ๐ž๐ ๐‚๐๐’๐„ ๐–๐จ๐ซ๐ค๐ฌ๐ก๐จ๐ฉ ๐จ๐ซ๐ ๐š๐ง๐ข๐ณ๐ž๐ ๐จ๐ง ๐‰๐ฎ๐ง๐ž ๐Ÿ‘๐ŸŽ, ๐Ÿ๐ŸŽ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ‘

โ€œEducation is a great leveler and is the best tool for achieving economic and social mobility, inclusion and equality. โ€œ
– National Education Policy 2020
In order to bring about awareness about the newly launched National Education Policy-2020 amongst the primary teachers, Dwarka International School organized a workshop on June 30, 2023 within the school premises. The primary aim of this CBSE workshop was to familiarize the teachers with the skills needed to cope well with the curriculum changes and shift in the pedagogy.
The session began with welcome and introduction of the Resource person Dr. Savita Arora, an expert in the field of education. She highlighted the key features of the National Education Policy 2020 and also stressed upon the integration of Experiential learning, Competency based education and Art and Sport Integrated Education. She also mentioned that the new changes proposed should be embraced and implemented in the current education system.
It was a very interactive, informative and enriching session

Career Counselling Workshop

The school organized a career counselling workshop for the students of classes XI and XII on and entrance exams. The Resource Person was Mr. Abhishek Pandey, an expert management professional The structure and format of CUET, CAT, CLAT Entrance Examination were discussed along with the different parts of the question paper comprising language skills, domain subject and general test and aptitude of current affairs. The workshop laid emphasis on the importance of board results, enlightened the students about the prospects of studying abroad, informed them the difference between percentage and percentile and above all provided them with a data on the number of seats per course and college in universities across India. The session prepared the students with mental agility, general aptitude and reasoning and current affairs. The Resource Person motivated the students by disseminating information about various fields in law and management and the top law and B- schools that offer courses. He further shared insights about the integrated management courses available in selected IIMs. The session ensured that everyone gets a clear perspective for the long run. All the factors affecting the choice of the students were addressed and the myths and superstitions regarding the choices were removed to a large extent. It was very informative and interactive and even quite fun.

๐Ž๐‘๐ˆ๐„๐๐“๐€๐“๐ˆ๐Ž๐ ๐๐‘๐Ž๐†๐‘๐€๐Œ๐Œ๐„ ๐…๐Ž๐‘ ๐‚๐‹๐€๐’๐’๐„๐’ I๐— & ๐—๐ˆ ๐Ÿ๐ŸŽ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ‘ -๐Ÿ๐Ÿ’

The orientation programme was held in Dwarka International School on 18th March, 2023 for the students of classes X and XII and their parents. The idea behind this programme was to enrich the parents and students about the curriculum and stream allocation parameters. They were also briefed about the importance of internal assessments and its relevance in the academic session.
Following a warm welcome, the formal programme began with the welcome by the school Principal, Ms. Shalini Agarwal who blessed the students and welcomed the parents. She stressed on the importance of parents to be role models for their children. The parents were then presented with a presentation of the CBSE curriculum and schoolโ€™s new Examination Cycle.

๐‚๐š๐ฉ๐š๐œ๐ข๐ญ๐ฒ ๐๐ฎ๐ข๐ฅ๐๐ข๐ง๐  ๐–๐จ๐ซ๐ค๐ฌ๐ก๐จ๐ฉ ๐ข๐ง ๐‡๐ข๐ฌ๐ญ๐จ๐ซ๐ฒ

An extremely interactive workshop on Capacity Building in History was organized on February 22 & 23, 2023 at Dwarka International School and was attended by teachers of different CBSE schools. The 2 dayโ€™s session focused on building perspective for understanding learning outcomes, learning objectives, effective lessons, the importance of lesson planning and preparing the paper.
The resource person for the 2 days was Ms. Shalini Agarwal, Principal of Dwarka International School.
The session started with an interesting activity of introducing each other in groups.
The workshop provided a platform for discussion on the learning objectives, learning outcomes, pedagogy and assessment. Teachers also actively participated in the interactive sessions and shared their teaching practices and activities done by them in their respective schools. The importance of lesson planning was also explained.
An interesting question from one of the participant on characteristics of learning outcome statement brought in the concept of SMART LOs.
Participantโ€™s questions helped to connect the different concepts discussed during both the sessions. Several activities on lesson planning, preparing the paper etc. were also done in the session. A few effective ways of doing assessment for learning that is discussion, feedback, response analysis and questioning was described.
Overall, it was a vibrant, interactive and engaging session for the teachers.

๐–๐จ๐ซ๐ค๐ฌ๐ก๐จ๐ฉ ๐จ๐ง ๐‚๐ฒ๐›๐ž๐ซ๐œ๐ซ๐ข๐ฆ๐ž ๐š๐ง๐ ๐‚๐ฒ๐›๐ž๐ซ ๐’๐ž๐œ๐ฎ๐ซ๐ข๐ญ๐ฒ ๐Ÿ๐จ๐ซ ๐ฌ๐ญ๐ฎ๐๐ž๐ง๐ญ๐ฌ ๐จ๐Ÿ ๐‚๐ฅ๐š๐ฌ๐ฌ ๐•๐ˆ๐ˆ๐ˆ

In this digital world, where children are increasingly wired to social media and the internet, the concerns of cyber security, cyber bullying, cyber hygiene are pertinent. Dwarka International School organised a session regarding awareness about Cyber Security for the students of Class VIII on 15/02/2023(Wednesday).
In the jet age of 21st century when media and telecommunication has taken a giant leap and any information across the globe is at finger tips by the click of a button. With a boom in mobile and internet communication we have reached a stage of 3G and virtual
reality. It is our prime duty to make the students aware about different crimes happening and where to report them. The categories of every crime were discussed in detail as it becomes more important for Virtual platforms .
The kids were told about the legal aspects of accessing the internet like the legal age, ethics and rules of using social media and gaming. The parents and students were advised to handle real and virtual life judiciously. The audience were introduced to various terminologies like Cyber Bullying, hacking, fishing, cloning, data theft, digital frauds and grooming. The difference between ethical hacking and hacking was clarified to the audience and the consequences of Digital Personification were told.
Several case studies were shared with the students and they were further sensitized towards privacy and security of data. The resource person Ms. Chetna Khanna from KIPs Publication demonstrated live hacking and made them aware about various ways like two-step verification, comment control, using a strong password, etc that they can adopt in order to avoid Cyber Crimes.

๐๐€๐‘๐ˆ๐Š๐’๐‡๐€ ๐๐„ ๐‚๐‡๐€๐‘๐‚๐‡๐€ ๐Ÿ๐ŸŽ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ‘

โ€˜Pariksha Pe Charchaโ€™ is among the most exciting programmes which gives an opportunity to discuss ways to make exams stress-free and support students. Prime Minister Narendra Modiโ€™s, live telecast on Pariksha Pe Charcha, 2023 was witnessed by the students of classes IX-XII of Dwarka International School, today, in the school Auditorium. The guest for the session was, Mr. Parvesh Sahib Singh Verma, Member of Parliament, West Delhi, Lok Sabha Constituency. Mr. Sashi Yadav, Counsillor, Chawla Ward-125 and Mr. Ram Nivas Gehlot, Counsillor, Dwarka A,Ward-125 also graced the occasion.
The school Chairman, Mr. Virender Kumar, Vice Chair-Person, Ms. Sangeeta Choudhary, Principal Ms. Shalini Agarwal, Academic Director, Mr. Rajbir Gehlot and Academic Advisor, Ms. Ritu Choudhary were also present to motivate the students and be a part of the live session.
The Guests were accorded floral welcomes by the esteemed members of the management.
The session was enlightening and enriching both, for the students and teachers. Honourable Prime Minister addressed all the questions of the students and gave practical solutions and suggestion to the students in his live session.
The book authored by the Prime Minister,โ€œ Exam Warriorsโ€ was presented to all the students by Mr. Parvesh Verma after which he addressed the students and motivated them to take the upcoming board examination with a sense of positivity rather than associating it with stress.
The Vote of thanks was presented by the Principal, Ms. Shalini Agarwal.

๐™‚๐™ก๐™ค๐™—๐™–๐™ก ๐™๐™ฃ๐™ž๐™ซ๐™š๐™ง๐™จ๐™ž๐™ฉ๐™ฎ ๐™๐™–๐™ž๐™ง ๐™–๐™ฃ๐™™ ๐˜พ๐™–๐™ง๐™š๐™š๐™ง ๐˜พ๐™ค๐™ช๐™ฃ๐™จ๐™š๐™ก๐™ก๐™ž๐™ฃ๐™œ ๐™’๐™ค๐™ง๐™ ๐™จ๐™๐™ค๐™ฅ

A Global University Fair in collaboration with CIE (Consortium for International Education) was organized by Dwarka International School on Saturday, 21 January 2023 in the school premises. The programme was attended by the students of classes X to XII along with their parents. The fair was preceded by a career counselling workshop, the Resource Person of which was Mr. Alok Bansal, a renowned career counsellor and eminent educator with an experience of more than 15 years. He kicked off the session with interesting details as understanding and discovering oneself, significance of psychometric test, importance of long term and specific goals and above all the necessity to upgrade oneโ€™s skills for survival. The session was interactive and held the attention of the students as novel and new career options were told and explored. Students raised numerous questions pertaining to eligibility criteria, skills required, entrance test formats and age bar. Mr. Bansal answered the questions skillfully and clarified their doubts with conviction.
At the Global Career Fair, seven universities participated. Essec Business School, Sonipat Ecole Intuit, DYPT Pune, Master Union, FDDI, Edu In UK, Edu in Canada exhibited the prospectus and brochures of the courses offered by them. The fair evoked a positive response from the students. Their inquisitiveness and keenness at the stalls exuded optimism in learning and striving to succeed.

Workshop on Learning Outcomes and Pedagogies

An extremely interactive workshop on Learning outcomes and Pedagogies was organized on January 10, 2023 at Dwarka International School. The dayโ€™s sessions focused on building perspective for understanding learning outcomes (LOs), as well as their interpretation and embeddedness in school curriculum. The primary focus was to get an understanding of the meaning of learning outcomes and their importance in terms of studentsโ€™ learning.

The resource person for the day was Ms. Ritu Mehta, Director at Apeejee School,Panchsheel park and also a certified CBSE trainer. The session started with an interesting activity of introducing each other in groups.

The workshop provided a platform for discussion on the linkages of goals of education, learning objectives, learning outcomes, pedagogy and assessment. The concept of โ€˜Constructive Alignmentโ€™ was explained by discussing the interdependency of the three core components of a subject โ€“ learning outcomes, pedagogical processes (PP) and assessment.

ย โ€˜Do we align LOs, PPs and assessment with respect to content or level of understandingโ€™. To answer this question, the two components of learning outcome statement that is โ€˜noun-contentโ€™ and โ€˜verb-level of understandingโ€™ was explained with an explanation on how Bloomโ€™s taxonomy provides a framework for alignment. The previous day discussion on how LOs can be defined such that the learning can be used in real life situation helped in discussing the concept of โ€˜Constructivismโ€™. Another interesting question from one of the participant on characteristics of learning outcome statement brought in the concept of SMART LOs. Participants questions helped to connect the different concepts discussed during this dayโ€™s session. Several activities on analyzing LOs for one grade and subject and deriving LOs from curricular expectations (learning objectives) helped participants to get clarity on the meaning of learning outcomes and their importance in effective teaching-learning.Important questions related to assessment โ€˜What to assess?โ€™, โ€˜How to assess?โ€™, โ€˜Why to assess?with a greater emphasis on โ€˜When to assess? were discussed. A few effective ways of doing assessment for learning that is discussion, feedback, response analysis and questioning was described.

Overall, it was a vibrant, interactive and engaging session for the teachers. ย 

Workshop onย  NCF & NEP BY Dr. Nisha Singh

An extremely interactive workshop on Curriculum Reforms & National Curriculum Framework (NCF) and Pedagogy was organized on January 9, 2023 at Dwarka International Schoolย  to highlight the salient features of the New Education Policy (NEP 2020). The resource person for the workshop was Dr. Nisha Singh,MBA and PhD degree in Institutional Management. She was also a visiting faculty at IIT, Delhi as Communication Instructor. She emphasised that Pedagogy has to be integrated with assessment. This has been recommended in NEP 2020. The policy mentions the holistic development and 360-degree progress assessment of students. For this to take place, new and innovative pedagogies will have to be adopted. She started by quoting a line from NEP-2020, which describes its vision- โ€œPedagogy must evolve to make education more experiential, holistic, integrated, inquiry-driven, discovery-oriented, learner-centric, discussion-based, flexible, enjoyableโ€ย 

The workshop was informative and enlightening with lots of enjoyable and brain-teasing activities.

It was anย  enriching experience for all the staff members.

HAPPY CLASSROOM – TEACHER’S WORKSHOP

โ€˜In a very real sense, we have two minds โ€“ one that thinks and the other that feels.โ€™ Daniel Goleman
Emotions play an integral role in education, affecting student motivation, attention, social functioning and ethical decision making. Enjoyment of learning motivates students to apply greater effort, whereas boredom only discourages effort. Apart from this anxiety lessens students ability to solve problems, while hope and pride increase self-efficacy. Thus, creating a safe and caring classroom which promotes positive emotions in students, must always stay as a top priority of a teacher.
To discuss the above, a training programme titled Happy Classrooms was held at Dwarka International School on January 7, 2022 for which the resource person was Ms. Madhu Sharma, an internationally trained psychometrician from the British Psychological society UK.
The session was quite interactive and filled with various group activities.
The teachers were able to acquire more knowledge about self awareness , self management and time management to keep the work and class room updated . The stress was laid on the values like Gratitude, Empathy, Positive outlook, Self love and acceptance to keep oneself and everyone happy.
The workshop was informative and enlightening as it taught the important concept of incorporating happiness and emotions in the class. It concluded with the words of the principal, Ms. Shalini Agarwal. It was an informative and enriching experience.

VEDIC MATHMATICS WORKSHOP

Vedic math is a fantastic instrument for cultivating a passion for numbers and making computations enjoyable. In light of this, on September 13, 2022, the school arranged a session on Vedic mathematics for teachers. Ms. Antar Preet Kaur, PGT Mathematics and a certified International Vedic trainer, served as the lecture’s resource person. She demonstrated the genius of Vedic mathematics and gave the teachers amazing tips on how to perform calculations more quickly and accurately. She helped the teachers to learn the tactics on their own by giving them a variety of examples and hands-on experience. Teachers participated in the course with enthusiasm and excitement and had a deep interest in the information presented by Ms. Antar Preet. They thanked her for the enlightening session.

DIGITAL WORLD! โ€“ CYBER SECURITY WORKSHOP FOR STUDENTS OF CLASSES IX-XII

In this digital world, where children are increasingly wired to social media and the internet, the concerns of cyber security, cyber bullying, cyber hygiene are pertinent. With this notion an interactive session was conducted for the students of Classes IX โ€“ XII. Resource person Ms. Salman Khan from KIPS Publications held the session.

He interacted with the kids and discussed about the trending apps and games. The kids were told about the legal aspects of accessing the internet like the legal age, ethics and rules of using social media and gaming. The students were advised to handle real and virtual life judiciously. The audience were introduced to various terminologies like Cyber Bullying, hacking, fishing, cloning, data theft, digital frauds and grooming. The difference between ethical hacking and hacking was clarified to the audience and the consequences of Digital Personification were told.

Several case studies were shared with the students and they were further sensitized towards privacy and security of data. The resource person demonstrated live hacking and made them aware about various ways like two-step verification, comment control, using a strong password, etc that they can adopt in order to avoid Cyber Crimes.

He concluded the session by sharing some tips for internet banking and safe online transactions. He also shared the website for reporting Cyber Crimes. Women and children can report anonymously on www.cybercrime.gov.in. Internet is a technology, not a toy and we should harness it carefully. Your safety is in your hands. Stay alert, stay safe!

Workshop of CLasses IX and X by Honourable HOS- Ms. Sangeeta Choudhary

โ€˜It was character that got us out of bed, commitment that moved us into action,

and discipline that enabled us to follow through.โ€™

Keeping in mind the importance of these words, an interactive session for the students of Classes IX and X was conducted by our honorable H.O.S. Ms. Sangeeta Choudhary to make students aware about the importance of following the discipline in the school and maintaining personal hygiene was arranged in school auditorium. During this session students were not only told about maintaining the discipline in the school but to be very particular in maintaining the self hygiene. They were suggested to respect their teachers and parents and not use fowl language while talking to anyone. During the discussion, they were made to realize to value time and suggested to make a time schedule to study. Students were seemed motivated and promised the facilitator to follow what was communicated. The session ended with positivity in the students.

Pariksha Par Charcha by honourable PM Mr. Narendra Modi

Dwarka International School screened the fifth edition of โ€˜Pariksha Pe Charchaโ€™ addressed by the Honourable Prime Minister of India Sh. Narendra Modi in the school auditorium. Students of classes X and XII attended the session and empowered themselves. A variety of questions asked by students of schools across India enriched their minds with knowledge and wisdom. The questions pertaining to intricacies of examination were answered appropriately by the Prime Minister. Students appreciated his wit and humour as he tackled complicated questions with ease. The National Education Policy 2020 was also brought to light; the necessity to draft a new education policy and the need of blending technology with classroom teaching was elucidated. The take-away of the programme was learning to differentiate between the execution and purpose of online and offline teaching and counselling students on examination phobia and the urge to chase their dreams without any inhibitions.

CAMLIN WORKSHOP ORGANISED BY SCHOOL

WORKSHOP REPORT (16 AUGโ€™19,FRIDAY)

A workshop on โ€˜How to prevent mosquito breedingโ€™ was conducted in the school auditorium on 16 Augโ€™19 ( Friday ) in the presence of Academic Director Mr.Rajbir Gahlot and Area Malaria Inspector Mr SD Sharma .
Children were told how diseases like Malaria ,Dengue and Chikungunya are spread through stagnant water and how they can keep their surroundings clean. They were advised to use mosquito repellents at home and prevent themselves from mosquito bite.This workshop was quite fruitful for all the students.

Life Skill Workshop by Brahma Kumari

The students of class VIII were enlightened by the enriching speech and work shop conducted by two members from the Bhramh Kumari Ashram. They spoke to the students about the significance of forgiving others. They also taught the students about the skills related to charging the mind, body and soul so that they can be more relaxed and focused in their studies as well as personal life. They motivated the students to practice meditation and also taught the various techniques for the same. It was an enriching experience for the students and they thoroughly enjoyed it.

WORKSHOP BY ASHOKA UNIVERSITY on โ€˜LIBERATION EDUCATION & 21st CENTURY SKILLSโ€™

An informative workshop was conducted in the school auditorium on July 31, 2019 for the students of classes XI & XII. The resource person was Ms.Karishma Batra who has worked for various Law firms in Delhi and is presently working as a Deputy Manager Outreach with Ashoka University. The workshop enabled the students to realize that a liberal education degree can take them to the top graduate and professional schools or land them good jobs that are at the very core of shaping the world.The resource person emphasized on the complexities of the modern work place and how employers today are looking for leaders who can think critically and possess the ability to respond and adapt in a rapidly changing work environment.However, the highlight of the workshop was the significance of soft skills as critical thinking, effective communication, logical reasoning, problem solving, learn about the domestic and foreign cultures, essentially required to survive in the professional world and pursue their career options wisely. Overall students enjoyed the experience they had during the workshop. Thus, it was a constructive and informative workshop and we indeed look forward to have such workshops in future as well.

Workshop on โ€œVirtual Realityโ€ Conducted on July 4, 2019

Drishta made us explore various videos related to space, wild life, jungle safari, Global warming etc. it was an amazing experience and excellent learning as one could not only feel by being in that atmosphere but it makes us travel learn and explore through the real image. It provides us the 3600 (panaromic) view which enhances the quality of learning.

Interactive session with Rajbir Sir (Academics Director)

The meeting was conducted by Mr. Rajbir Gahlot, Academic Director on Saturday, 29th June 2019. He held a great interactive session with the teachers where he emphasized on various aspects of teaching learning process such as develop a good relationship with children, encouragement, motivation, discipline and academics. In addition to this he stated `Motivation is a complex areaโ€™ and he tried to explain how itโ€™s so important for one to understand their growth as far as their learning and potential is concernedโ€ฆit shouldnโ€™t be stopped at any stage. He encouraged all the teachers for their relentless efforts and constant hard work and motivated them to retain the same efforts.

Workshop on `Preparing Children for Competitive Exams & International Olympiads conducted
by Silverzone Foundation

The school organized a workshop on how to prepare students for competitive exams and International Olympiads for teachers on 28th June 2019 Ms. Shilpi Bhattacharya and Mr.Pankaj Gehlot were the resource persons of the day. The primary aim of the workshop was to promote competitive awareness of academics among school children in India and abroad and also help teachers to enhance their teaching skills while preparing students to face any challenge or competition like Olympiads in the era of modern technology. Thus, the workshop was quite awakening. It enabled and enlightened the teachers. Indeed it was an interactive and informative session.

Workshop on `Artificial Intelligenceโ€™ by Dr.Dheeraj Mehrotra

The school organized a workshop on `Artificial Intelligenceโ€™ for teachers on 27th June 2019. Dr.Dheeraj Mehrotra who is recognised as an Academic Evangelist, author, National awardee, TED X speaker and UDEMY Premium Inspector was the resource person of the day. The primary aim of the workshop was to make the teachers aware about terms and terminologies of Artificial Intelligence so as to make their teaching effective and more constructive. The workshop gave an insight into the fundamental of artificial intelligence and its future prospects. Thus, the workshop enabled and enlightened the teachers and indeed it was an interactive and informative session.

Motivational Workshop by Dr. Sanjeev Arora

Career Counselling Workshop for Class XI Workshop

A career counselling session was organized by the school, DIS, and it was conducted by Rays Careers, Create you futureโ€ฆ. on Saturday, 27th April, 2019 in the school auditorium for class XI students along with their parents. The Resource Person was Mr. Alok Bansal who is recognized as a Career Counsellor who conducts various counselling sessions in schools and colleges. He worked in many renowned companies and worked in different ventures like L&T, Caltex Petroleum, Vice President of ICICI Bankโ€™s insurance arm, Entrepreneur and he features in various shows & seminars organized by Times of India and many leading newspapers & TV shows. The workshop enabled and enlightened the students about choosing a stream in Class 11 and told them to keep in mind the subjects they have always enjoyed studying and which they are good at for their bright future. He has mentioned a few good colleges to pursue their different courses(CLAT,IPM,BMS,SAT,CAT) in future. He guided parents to be supportive when it comes to support their childโ€™s choice as Choices do make a big difference in oneโ€™s life. Thus, this workshop was a constructive ,interactive and informative one and we indeed look for such workshops in future as well.

ATL community day celebration at ITL School

On April 24th, ITL community sponsored the event on 3D printing work shop, 4 wheel car design and making of simple Arduino Board Project.
The commencement of event with talk. On “Innovation and Ideation by Robin Kapoor (The Chief Guest) and followed by Mr. Subhajit Bhattacharya (the resource person). During the day participants had the opportunity to attend different workshops.
A key attraction of the event was our DIS Young and talented innovators attending various workshops like (1) 3D printing work shop (2) 4 wheel car design and (3) Robotics. Our DIS innovators were actively participated in all the events. They had dialogue with the experts on various issues like advancement and utility of technology for common people, Cheaper and sustainable technology in the service of people. They tried to know about the working principle of 3D printing. Our talented DIS students completed one of the activity on Robotics before than the scheduled time and gained appreciation from every one. I take pride and look forward for future participation.
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Seminar on Teacher Enchancement by Mr. Rajbir (Academic Director)

A seminar was conducted by Mr. Rajbir(Academic Director) on 02nd March 2019 and he discussed the various aspects regarding late comers and getting affiliated with their problems, discipline, almanac rules (code of conduct), and hygiene check, uniform check, build connection & develop a good relationship/trust with children, encouragement motivation, updates to parents regarding their ward through link book, class teachers & house incharges were asked to assign students for their respective duties. So that we can put a joint effort to improve the school discipline and academics.
The seminar was very motivating and inspiring.