SRINAGAR: A five-day workshop on the development of quality assessment items for subjects, English language, mathematics, science and social studies, for grades 3, 5, 8 and 10 organized by the Education Research Survey and Analysis Division (ERSA) of the State Council for Educational Research and Training (SCERT), Kashmir, concluded at the council auditorium on Saturday School Education of Jammu and Kashmir (JKBOSE).
A total of 350 items were developed in four days by about two dozen subject specialists from the 10 districts in the valley, who then submitted them for posting on the Ministry of Education portal.
Earlier, SCERT Co-Director Mohammad Sharif Dehdar welcomed the participants. The event ended with the distribution of certificates of participation among the participants.
Another event at the SCERT office complex featured an in-depth presentation on the fundamentals of official communication by former Divisional Commissioner of Kashmir, Masood Samoon, who also served as Director of School Education in Kashmir.
Samoon provided a simplified explanation of the components of office communication using a PowerPoint presentation. He held a question-and-answer session to end the presentation, and SCERT staff participated enthusiastically.
Relevantly, SCERT organized a series of conferences to promote the professional development of teachers among employees.
At a third event, some 155 teachers, who completed a six-week course through a mixed mode of online and offline classroom training titled “Constructive Teaching and Learning with Technology”, were congratulated. during an impressive function at the SCERT auditorium.
The program was organized by SCERT in partnership with UNICEF and the Center of Excellence for Teacher Education at the Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS), Mumbai. The teachers, after having received the training, will henceforth be called Master Trainers.
Co-Director, SCERT, Jammu, Hem Raj Pakhroo, Associate Professor, CETE-TISS, Dr. Amina Charania, Education Specialist, UNICEF, Danish Aziz, and a host of other academic leaders attended the event. Participants received certificates at the end of the program.
All these programs are conducted under the direct supervision and guidance of the Principal Secretary of the Department of School Education, Alok Kumar (IFS), who also serves as the Director of SCERT.