I really don't have much to add to what you have already noted down for the
lab assistants' sessions. You will have to decide the priority for the
KRT's and not get too bogged down in any of these. And I suggest that you
spend maximum time doing experiments and discussing the results. Some of
the points you have mentioned (working in tolis, etc.) should be brought
out during this - that is, the pedagogy so to say is covert. I remember
Shobha doing this beautifully during the Chemistry sessions in December;
she would say things like - see you need to prepare like this beforehand to
do experiments, see you will have a lot of noise like this in the class
with all the children wanting to speak at once, you will have to manage
this and give everyone a chance to speak, see you will be faced with all
kinds of questions once the students open up - how can one prepare for it,
and so on.
Anyway, Madhav tells me that Patel Sir and Sunila Ma'm are going to be
there, they will be able to help a lot with dealing with the kit, etc.
All the best, Uma
On Wed, Jan 31, 2018 at 4:39 PM, Anish Mokashi <anish.dot@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
These two workshops are tentatively scheduled from 8 to 11 Feb. We have
not had any time to discuss about the plan of sessions and structure of
these workshops. The HSTP resource teachers will be coming for the
workshops. I am also going to be around. Hopefully Madhav and Akanksha will
also be there. Right now they are visiting Pandharkavda and Kinvat PO
offices and schools. I will be in Dharni from 5 to 7 for the baseline
pilot. It will really help if we can brainstorm about these sessions over
email. I had thought of these points earlier- (however these are not based
on any prior experience).
1. Share Eklavya experience of "how to be a KRT" -
-what can be the structure of a one-day workshop that they will conduct in
their zone of 10 schools (with 20 teachers and one AFSP)?
-inputs on classroom management, logistics for toli-work, how they will
keep in touch with their group of 20 teachers, what are common problems
faced, identifying enthusiastic students, planning in advance,
2. Ask their inputs on how to conduct a workshop for teachers of the 10
schools that is their responsibility.
3. Make a schedule for these workshops - noting down the possible clash
with exams or other duties.
4. Demo-class by each KRT. It need not be a complete one-hour class.
Maybe 15 minutes. They get feedback and practice.
5. Do some experiments from chapters that they will teach from next term
and some that will be taught in February-March. Discussions about these
experiments and try to make them appreciate the finer points and nuances,
6. Some reading material and short discussions - e.g. some articles from
Sandarbh such as "Kyu Karey Prayog"..
1. We get information from them about the status of labs (later this will
help for the lab status survey), if they are being used (A lab attendant at
Biju Dhavdi school told Madhav that mostly they are doing admin work), what
problems they face etc.
2. We get an idea of their educational backgrounds, experimental
capabilities, familiarity with different apparatus/setups.
3. We try to see how they can participate and contribute in the toli-work
in different classes.
4. We make them perform some experiments from Bal Vaigyanik/Maharashtra
5. Try to get them interested in doing experiments and in science in
general. e.g. point (5) and (6) of KRT workshop - reading and discussion.