Cascade District Workshops for HTF 2014-15

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Basic Information

HTF MRP workshop has been conducted at state level to create MRPs. Important information to conduct the district cascade workshop is available in this document, in separate sheets for following:

  1. District-wise target - number of schools and number of batches for HTF
  2. MRPs district-wise contact information
  3. Agenda for cascade workshop - English
  4. Agenda for cascade workshop - Kannada

Click on district in table below to see progress of the Head Teacher Forum district workshops

  1. Bangalore Rural
  2. Chamarajanagara
  3. Gulbarga
  4. Kodagu
  5. Kolar
  6. Ramanagara

Master resource persons from these 6 districts will be trained on the use of digital ICTs for educational leadership and school development. They will learn Internet for accessing resource libraries, including Karnataka Open Educational Resources.

Focus areas for the HTF District Cascade Workshops

The HTF programme will work with head teachers and the focus of this year's HTF District workshops will be to:

  1. Build the digital literacy skills for head teachers
  2. How to use the internet as a learning resource - to create a resource library for my use and for the classroom
  3. Build digital resource libraries
  4. Use emails, Head Teachers Mailing Forum to communicate
  5. Access the Karnataka Open Educational Resources and Contribute
  6. Understanding how the resources are organized on KOER and share feedback and activities
  7. Develop digital literacy skills - email, internet search and downloading, using text editor and on-line documents
  8. Discuss school leadership and school development issues - collate resources from the Internet and KOER and practise self-learning and peer learning

Activities to be completed BEFORE the STF workshop

The DIET Nodal Officer and RP should read Guidelines for STF 2014-15 and ensure the ICT Lab is in full working condition

  1. Since STF requires Internet, ensure Internet availability, with minimum 4 MBPS connection
  2. The lab should have enough computers to allow 1:1 computer:teacher ratio.
  3. To allow for adequate practice, the batch size should be kept to 20-25 based on number of working computers.
  4. The training labs should have the NEW Ubuntu version 14.04 installed on them
  5. DIET nodal officer should become familiar with the HTF mailing groups and KOER

Activities DURING the workshop

  1. You can contact the IT for Change team for support mail and phone for any support during the training. Or speak to Ashok Pujari (cell 9972562108) or Seema Kauser (9900416630)
  2. DIET Nodal Officer to enter Batch information on Day 1 of workshop
  3. DIET Nodal Officer to enter the DIET feedback from the workshop on Day 5 of workshop

Resource person checklist

During the workshop, the resource persons are expected to transact the proposed agenda with modifications as needed. The participants must complete the following activities:

  1. Creation of email IDs and add them to the Cascade Training Group for email practice
  2. Creation of a document for organizing their own resource library and share the links and descriptions of such resources to the forum
  3. Familiarization with the KOER resource website and identifying resources to be added
  4. Submission of one activity to KOER
  5. On Day 5, Participant Feedback Form is to be filled by participants
  6. On Day 1, addition to the HTF and relevant Subject forum
  7. Updating district pages - Workshop day wise report, uploading photographs on Picasa

District Training Hand-outs

  1. Detailed Agenda - Googledoc link
  2. Detailed Agenda - [ Download Agenda as Spreadsheet]

Day 1

  1. Handouts for sessions
    1. Brief History of ICTs and How have digital ICTs impacted society
    2. Internet – a new method of learning
    3. Note_on_Internet_access
    4. Using a text editor
  2. Reading assignment
    1. Aims of Education Final Kannada
    2. [Note on SDF - TBA]
    3. Kai ming Chang - School Vision
    4. Concept note on Circle of Influence and Circle of Concern
    5. Concept note on Stakeholder_participation
    6. School Leadership Development-Curriculum Framework, NCSL NUEPA
  3. Additional / optional readings
    1. Ubuntu

Day 2

  1. Handouts for sessions
    1. Creating Gmail id and sending emails
    2. Adding email id to googlegroups
    3. Professional_learning_communities
    4. Open_educational_resources
    5. How to access the internet
    6. How to create a Personal Digital Library
  2. Additional / optional readings
    1. Uploading on Picasa
  3. Get a copy of KOER Offline + Kalpavriksha + FOSS ON Windows

Day 3

Handouts for sessions

    1. Learning basics of spreadsheets for maintaining digital registers
    2. HRMS website
    3. Presentation on HRMS

Additional / optional readings - NCF 2005 Position Papers in different subjects (in Kanada)

    1. NCF 2005 Mathematics Position Paper in Kannada
    2. NCF 2005 Science Position Paper in Kannada
    3. NCF 2005 Social Science Position Paper in Kannada
    4. NCF 2005 Indian Languages Position Paper in Kannada
    5. NCF 2005 Examination Reform Position Paper in Kannada
    6. NCF 2005 English Language Position Paper in Kannada

Day 4

  1. Handouts for sessions
    1. How to create a Personal Digital Library
  2. Additional / optional readings
    1. Learning Mind mapping
    2. How to use Freemind

Day 5

  1. Handouts for sessions
    1. Subject Teacher Forum
    2. Presentation about the STF programme
    3. ICT for my school
  2. Additional / optional readings - Educational Tools
    1. Learning Geogebra
    2. Social Science Useful websites
    3. Science Useful websites
    4. Mathematics Useful websites
  3. Additional / optional readings - Technology Tools
    1. Simple GIMP tutorial
    2. Background on Internet and Wiki

Activities AFTER the workshop

  1. Please check your HTF Mailing Forum mails daily
  2. Please visit KOER regularly and also Contribute