Teachers Community of Learning Bangalore South Block 3 Maths Workshop 1 2014 15

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Workshop I

Date :June 19, 2014

Objectives of this workshop

  1. Introduction of the teachers to this block level programme
  2. Introduction/ refresher of ICT skills, STF and demonstration of KOER as a method of web based learning
  3. Demonstration of Geogebra for classroom use
  4. Strengthen/ reinforce skills of working with Geogebra
  5. Introduction to methods of problem solving and teaching for conceptual learning

Agenda of the workshop

9.30 – 10.00 Introduction to the block level programme and expectation setting
10.00 – 10.30 Sharing of experiences from teachers from select schools
10.30 – 1.00
  • Problem solving and identifying conceptual learning difficulties
  • Identify learning competencies needed and use this to build bridge course materials student learning
1.00 – 1.30 Lunch
1.30 – 2.00 Video and discussion
2.00 – 3.30 Demonstration of Geogebra lessons and practice on new functionalities
2.00 – 3.30 (parallel session) Basic ICT skills/ emails and internet access
3.30 – 4.30
  • Demonstration of useful websites ranked, by topic for teacher reference by topics for first term
  • Demonstration of KOER and Geogebra tube
4.30 – 5.00
  • Way forward and action items
  • Develop activities/ lessons/ bridge course materials based on methodologies discussed
  • Read the NCF position paper on mathematics
  • Sharing experiences on the forum
  • Ideas for the second workshop

Experiences from Workshop

Outcomes from the workshop

  1. Introduction to block level programme and the STF
  2. Introduction to Geogebra
  3. Problem solving discussions and strategies – an introduction
  4. A small group of interested teachers actively engaged in KOER resource creation
  5. An understanding of where conceptual gaps exist for children through examples of problems

Outcomes vs objectives of the workshop

  1. Teachers were introduced to the block level programme
  2. Introduction to ICT skills and KOER was limited – KOER was limited to demonstration of textbooks
  3. There was a lesson based introduction to Geogebra but limited practice time
  4. The problem solving discussion was felt to be useful by most teachers but extending it and integrating with classroom lessons is a challenge

Feedback from Workshop 1

  1. More practice time with Geogebra/ hands-on activities
  2. Demonstration of model lessons for 40-minute periods