Was trying to figure this out - there are various uncertainties in the first
step - so let's try to just think this through.To begin with we need to
visualise the role that we expect from KRTs. This will help us plan what all we
need to do in the first interaction. We can start with minimalist expectations
in the beginnig. Am trying to jot down my understanding of KRTs role.
- Be proactive in her/his own classroom/school as far as science teaching is
- Be part of the team that anchors cluster level one-day meeting of teachers
(probably every alternate month). This meeting can be for local cluster of 5-6
schools to 18-20 schools of the entire PO region where ASs are more in number
and closely placed. (These meetings will be anchored by a team consisting of an
AFSP, 1-2 KRTs and in the initial period one member of the local core team.).
- Visit one AS of the cluster every month for onsite support to the science
teacher in that particular AS. Probably take a demo class as well, along with
- Be a nodal point of the AFSP in that particular cluster/region for
academic activities and admin operations support. (It was also thought that
KRTs school can act as a local base for AFSP of that region).
- KRT can act as a base for local distribution of monthly readings and other
Once we are clear about the above, we can plan the KRT workshop accordingly.
Let us not call it a training, it is more a planning together for Amravati ATC
region. In the workshop, the focus could be to share all these roles with them,
and for each role, try to plan with them each PO region/cluster activities for
the next two months. KRTs have had an exposure to the Amravati training, so
training component in this w/s can be limited to couple of hours every day,
rest should be for planning in the larger group and smaller regional groups
It is correct that if ATC Amravati manages to issues orders and book Prabodhini
by Monday, we have only three days for planning this KRT w/s. But if we proceed
logically, and considering that there would be a team - Madhav, Anish,
Akanksha, ML Patel, Sunila Masih etc and all the four AFSPs, it should be
possible to plan and divide up segments and prepare a two-day time table.
What do you say to this? Also, it will be good if Madhav/Akanksha can share
major highlight of the four day Pandharkawda & Kinwat PO visits and the related
student kit distribution.
PS - The lab attendant w/s focusing on Dharni PO (to begin with) should be
simpler. Let's discuss that separately.
On Thursday 1 February 2018, 5:14:51 PM IST, Arvind Sardana
I was speaking with Rajesh as to the expected role for KRT. One, they would be
able to suggest what is possible in their context. Best case scenario. Sounding
board to adapt and change. Two, as demonstration effect hence meetings could be
at their school. Three, if possible visit a neighbouring school.
Therefore do chapters expected to taken up in the coming month.
On Wed, Jan 31, 2018 at 11:15 PM, Uma Sudhir <uma.eklavya@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
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, sawaliram-type/question box2. 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, extensions etc.6. Some reading
material and short discussions - e.g. some articles from Sandarbh such as "Kyu
Lab-attendants workshop: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 textbooks. 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.