Teachers Community of Learning Bangalore South Block 3 Maths programme

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TCOL Phase 3

The TCOL program attempts to demonstrate how technology can support the improvement of educational outcomes at a school level through a community of learning approach. The program attempts to build communities at multiple levels - within the school, across different subject teachers, and across the schools in the Bengaluru South 3 block.

This is the third phase of the program, working with government aided schools in Bengaluru South 3 block. The program attempts to expand and deepen the work done in the second phase TCOL from 2014-17 which had focused on government high schools.

The program will work with a sustained focus on teacher professional development, school and classroom processes development as well as on overall school development, which integrates the use of technology in meaningful and sustainable ways.

Objectives of the mathematics program for TCOL Phase 3

  1. To support teacher capabilities for improving mathematics teaching learning
    1. To demonstrate methods of T-L that support mathematical thinking and ability
    2. Building problem solving and critical thinking
    3. Making mathematics relevant by making the students engage with mathematics
    4. Making the classroom inclusive
    5. Building mathematical competences for higher education in mathematics
  2. To develop curricular materials for supporting teaching learning and uploading on KOER
  3. To develop curricular materials for supporting teacher professional development on
  4. To deepen a techno-pedagogic understanding in mathematics teaching learning
  5. To build a community of learning for sustained and continuous teacher professional development through sharing experiences, ideas and best practices

Program strategies

The program will adopt multiple strategies towards the attainment of these objectives. Some of the strategies include:

Teacher capacity building (blended mode)

  1. Teacher workshops for learning new ideas, tools and methods in mathematics teaching learning
  2. Supporting teachers in resource creation
  3. Supporting teachers to participate, learn share and mentor in online forums - email groups and Telegram groups
  4. Online courses for continuous learning
  5. Periodic resource sharing with teachers through KOER

School based demonstrations

  1. Demonstration in classroom - team teaching using a variety of resources
  2. Developing projects for students, teachers that are collaborative and inter disciplinary
  3. Working with the ICT lab with educational tools
  4. Designing formative assessments with hands-on activities
  5. Designing summative assessments with a focus on critical thinking/ problem solving

Learning sharing events

  1. Intra-school and inter-school events like math melas, exhibitions,
  2. Invited talks by resource persons on mathematics teaching learning in collaboration with Vijaya Teachers' College
  3. Teacher seminars and events for reflective writing and sharing by teachers on experiences of mathematics teaching.

TCOL Phase 3 (2018-21)- workshop Details - Year 2018-19

Workshop dates Objectives
August 1-2, 2018 Current requirements in math teaching learning

Introductory modules for number systems, geometry

Use of Geogebra for math teaching

Identifying ICT resources for student learning

September 6-7 2018 Introductory algebra module

Using spreadsheets for math teaching

Making sketches for textbook problems in Geogebra

More Geogebra learning

October 4-5, 2018 Programming with Turtle blocks

Developing assessment Q papers and activities

Using ICT for assessments

Using Geogebra for assessments

Understanding TPCK framework in mathematics teaching

November 21 - 22, 2018 Project based approaches in mathematics

Role of language in mathematics learning

Reflective sharing of teacher practices

January 3-4, 2019 Setting up of a math lab

Conceptual explorations in select math topics

Developing assessments using ICT

Reflective sharing of teacher practices

Details of workshop 2018-19

  1. 2018-19 Workshop 1, August 1, 2 2018
  2. 2018-19 Workshop 2, September 6-7, 2018
  3. 2018-19 Workshop 3, December 6-7, 2018
  4. 2018-19 Workshop 4, February 15, 2019

Details of workshop 2019-20

  1. 2019-20 Workshop 1, July 13, 2 2019
  2. 2019-20 Workshop 2, Aug 24, 2 2019

Block program for the year 2019-20


Deriving from the larger program objectives, the block level program during this year will focus on the following:

  1. Bringing together the Government and aided school teachers in a community of learning - through workshops and online groups
  2. Structuring the block program that allows teachers to experience and internalize technology integration as a coherent learning experience
  3. Building the resources on KOER as a


TCOL Phase 2

TCOL Phase 2 workshop details - Completed


  1. 2014-15 Workshop 1, June 19, 2014
  2. 2014-15 Workshop 2, August 1, 2014
  3. 2014-15 Workshop 3, September 22, 2014
  4. 2014-15 Workshop 4, December 17, 18, 2014


  1. 2015-16 Workshop 1, July 15-16, 2015
  2. 2015-16 Workshop 2, November 19-20, 2015


  1. 2016-17 Workshop 1, November 8-9,2016