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CAPACITY BUILDING OF IN-SERVICE TEACHERS

  • Capacity building of teachers will be the key to the widespread infusion of ICT enabled practices in the school system. A phased programme of capacity building will be planned. In service training of teachers will comprise of Induction Training as well as Refresher Courses. The induction trainings will be imparted by the Regional Institutes of Education of the NCERT, State Councils of Educational Research and Training (SCERTs) or such other institutions of the Central and State Governments and will preferably be completed before the commencement of the academic year. The refresher trainings will be carried out every year to nable teachers to share, learn and keep abreast of the latest trends in ICT based teaching learning processes. The induction training will be followed by teacher’s evaluation to ensure that the minimum competency is achieved.
  • Training in ICT will be integrated with general training programmes organised for teachers and school leaders at all levels in order to popularise its use and to demonstrate effective practices in ICT.
  •  Beginning with an initial sensitisation through ICT operational skills and ICT enabled subject teaching skills, teachers will become part of online professional groups (e.g. English teachers association) to continue their education, pool in their resources and actively contribute to the strengthening of domain specific knowledge within the country. The forums will also facilitate continuous development of ICT skills introducing them to tools and resources in different subjects / specialisations as well as create and share learning resources in those subjects.
  • Teacher participation in the digital content development process will catalyse its broad based usage in the classrooms. Teacher capacities will be developed in instructional design, selection and critical evaluation of digital content, and strategies for effective use of digital content to enhance student learning.

CAPACITY BUILDING THROUGH PRE-SERVICE TEACHER EDUCATION

  • Teacher educators will be suitably oriented and trained to use ICT in their pre-service teacher training programmes. They will also be expected to enable pre-service teachers to be sensitised to and practice the use of ICT.
  • All pre-service teacher education programmes will have a compulsory ICT component. The existing curricula for pre-service teacher’s training will be revised for including appropriate and relevant applications of ICT. All teacher trainees passing out of teacher education programmes will obtain adequate levels of competency in ICT and ICT enabled education. This proficiency will gradually form a part of the eligibility criteria for teacher appointments.
  • National Council for Teacher Education (NCTE) has already laid down guidelines about availability of ICT infrastructure in each such training institution. NCTE would prescribe appropriate curriculum in ICT corresponding to the ICT curriculum in schools, to be revised periodically, for such teachers.