The expert group aims to identify gaps in teaching and learning as well as examine how they can make up for the loss of time caused due to the lockdown. They are also expected to work on formulating an action plan by integrating and leveraging technology and other online facilities to ensure uninterrupted learning and quality education. … [Read more...] about School Education expert committee given extension for submission of report to government
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Addressing media persons, he said that the evaluation of class 12 (plus two) answer scripts has begun, and arrangements are being made to conduct class 10 exams. “Results will be declared in July,” he said and added that reopening of schools in the current situation is not possible. … [Read more...] about Results of class 12 exams in July, says Tamil Nadu School Education Minister
New Delhi: In its pursuit to identify a viable alternative for resurrection of school education in a post-Covid-19 world, the Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Rohtak has come up with a paper suggesting “blended learning” as the way forward. The paper has devised a mathematical model recommending a blend of offline and online learning. As per the model, following social distancing norms, a school can operate in three shifts—7 am to 11 am, 11:30 am to 3:30 pm, and 4 pm to 7:30 pm. It also suggests that students be divided into three groups—class 1 to 4, class 5 to 8, and class 9 to 12. The paper recommends every student to attend the school for a week while following the worldwide social distancing criteria, and take online sessions for the next two weeks from home while maintaining self quarantine. “Our findings provide a useful insight to the school management and policymakers to upgrade their existing income and capacity with the existing … [Read more...] about IIM study suggests blended learning for school education
Even some who support the use of computers in the classroom share the concern about the negative impact of technology. “The role of technology at home is potentially damaging children’s communication skills with their parents who are using it as an electronic babysitter,” says Andrews. “More and more children are coming into primary school with their spoken language as an issue so we are using technology in the classroom to record their language as a way of getting them talking to their parents.” … [Read more...] about Could Steiner schools have a point on children, tablets and tech?
Brandon was announced as Beacon Academy's new Head of School following a nationwide search managed by Educators' Collaborative, an educational search and consulting firm, and an internal Search Committee comprised of faculty, parents, board members, and a student representative. Community members were invited to share their input via survey, focus groups, and Zoom interviews with the finalists which took place this spring amidst the COVID pandemic. … [Read more...] about Beacon Academy Hires New Head of School