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Program of
Department of Education,
Government of Karnataka

Implemented in partnership with
IT for Change

With support from

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Note from the SPD RMSA, Karnataka

Rashtriya Madhyamik Shiksha Abhiyaan (RMSA), Karnataka is happy to pilot the innovate Subject Teacher Forums programme for high school teachers. Teachers need a community of peer practitioners for continuous learning and professional development. Providing such an experience only through physical interactions and meetings has its challenges because of the geographical spread and the classroom responsibilities of the teachers. Therefore a digitally enabled community of learners allows for continuous collaboration and networking that makes self and peer learning a reality. This will be a very effective complement to the physical forums. more

Note from the Director, RMSA, Karnataka, Sri M.N.Baig

Rashtriya Madhyamik Shiksha Abhiyaan (RMSA), Karnataka in order to improve the quality of teaching-learning in high school classrooms is piloting a new programme that will enable teachers to become digitally knowledgeable. This is to promote the effective use of ICTs provided by the ICT Phase 1 and 2 programmes in the government high schools. Through this programme teachers will start creating open resources that are free to share, and modify thus enabling them to integrate ICTs into the regular curriculum teaching and learning.

A web portal has been created for all teachers to access the created resources and have links to external resources. The vision of this portal is to enable teachers to blog , discuss and share their ideas, resources they create and their concerns to promote deeper understanding of their subject, as well as enable teachers to participate at a systemic level thus enabling decentralisation. The teachers have also attempted to look at their subject teaching in different ways by engaging extensively with the recommendations of the National Curriculum Framework,2005 and familiarising themselves with new methodologies that include new skills needed in the information society. The teachers have put together digital resource material in various themes from the above learnings. more