Teachers Community of Learning Bangalore South Block 3 School leadership programme

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Overall aim of the block level programme for school leadership and development

  1. Provide leadership to the school to build it as an effective institution
    1. Focus on child learning - relevant and meaningful curriculum, methods of teaching-learning and Assessment (CCE)
    2. teacher cohesion, collegiality, collaboration (building PLC)
    3. parents and community participation/support
  2. Help head teachers see themselves as a community
    1. support to head teacher community
    2. close and positive relationship with the larger education department/system
  3. Help them to see ICTs as a way of communication / networking/relationship building / learning
  4. how can teachers understand and break through to the students/parents. what are parents aspirations

Program Activities

The program is aiming to bring the HMs of South 3 block together into a community of learning through regular workshops for sharing, peer learning as well as exposures to school leadership and development concepts. HMs are also part of a whatsapp virtual group for sharing. An important community for school development is the community of school leaders, the Head Teachers of the schools. The TCOL program engages with the HMs both through school interactions and block level workshops. Block workshops with the GHS HMs is provided in this page. Following workshops were held for South 3 Block GHS HMs:

  1. in May 2014 for program orientation and planning priorities for 2014-15.
  2. in December 2014 for capacity building to use ICTs for academic, administrative and networking purposes
  3. in May 2015 for program planning for 2015-16.
  4. in July 2015 on sharing on work in the schools in the block and understanding 'distributed leadership'

HMs Workshop 1, May 28-29, 2014, Bengaluru South DIET

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Resources

See slide presentation here

Highlights

See highlights of meeting here

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HMs workshop 2, December 28,29 2014, Bengaluru South DIET

  1. See Agenda of workshop.

Resources

  1. See presentation

  1. See Mindmap on brainstorming with HMs on uses of ICTs for school development

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A discussion was held on 'School Visioning' and Veena Madam, HM, GHS Agara presented an article by Kai Ming Cheng on School Leadership, which is available here

Highlights

HMs throughly enjoyed the two days learning the basics of ICTs, they sent and received emails, accessed web resources and also learnt about educational software applications.

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HMs workshop 3 - May 2015, GHS Domlur

  1. See Agenda of workshop

Workshop Resources

  1. See presentation slides on 'Circle of Influence ಪ್ರಭಾವ ವಲಯ and Circle of Concern ಕಾಳಜಿ ವಲಯ'

  1. See Concept map on 'SSLC results analysis'

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Highlights

  1. In the first session, HMs brainstormed on the SSLC results for their schools, the causes for 'good' and 'poor' performance. The Mindmap of this discussion is available in the resources section above
  2. The underlying causes for results were analysed into 'factors under control of the school ಪ್ರಭಾವ ವಲಯ / HM' and 'factors beyond control of the school' and linked to the concepts of ಕಾಳಜಿ ವಲಯ
  3. The note on ಪ್ರಭಾವ ವಲಯ, ಕಾಳಜಿ ವಲಯ was discussed, this is available in the resources section above. The point that HMs/ Schools should focus on the factors under the influence of HMs and the school
  4. The TCOL activities for 2014-15 were shared by Avadhani Sir, GHS Domlur and by IT for Change.
  5. Based on the experiences of 2014-15 and the priorities of their own schools, HMs shared their priorities for school development which they expressed a need for support from TCOL. This was discussed and finalised.

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HMs workshop 4 - July 24, 2015, GHS Konapana Agrahara

  1. See Agenda of workshop. The agenda is also shown as a mindmap, see

Workshop Resources

  1. See and download Animal Story, from here, in Kannada. English version of Animal Story
  2. See and download Case study in Kannada on Social Justice Leadership. See English version of case study
  3. Questions for small group discussions. See and download from here,in Kannada. English version of questions
  4. See presentation slides 'Distributed Leadership' slides.
  5. See mindmap on TCOL School support work.

Highlights

  1. The Agenda for the day was presented and discussed.
  2. The workshop began with small group reading and discussions.
    1. The 12 HMs broke into 3 small groups and the three readings - Case study on Social Justice Leadership, Animal Story and Questions were shared and discussed.
    2. Each group then presented the reading to the plenary and critical issues regarding social justice issues in urban schools ('slum children') were discussed.
    3. The problem in providing the same kind of education in the same manner to diverse learning groups was discussed in the Animal story presentation.
    4. The third group discussed the questions, which were relating to HM practices for teacher development and support.
  3. The SSLC results for South 3 Block GHS was shared. The sum of NC and C, C+ grades is a significant percent, which is a cause for reflection. See SSLC Results Percentile analyses
  4. Gurumurthy presented a paper on presentation slides 'Distributed Leadership' to the HMs, this was discussed with live examples from the practices in the South 3 Schools. Asharani Madam, HM GHS Adugodi spoke of her team at the school working as a family. Other HMs also shared how they support teachers in their schools and the challenges. The presentation was prepared from a paper on 'distributed school leadership' as taught in the National School for School Leadership, UK
  5. Ranjani presented the school support work in the TCOL project and requested for all HMs to allot block period once week at least to these 2 subjects and to activate the computer labs with teachers taking at least 1 class per week for each section.
  6. The last session was a hands-on session on using your smart phone for email, whatsapp, downloading information, booking bus and train tickets, paying bills through the smart phone. This was enjoyed by the HMs. See the agenda mindmap for the apps that the HMs installed on their phones
  7. HMs provided feedback on the day over google forms. They agreed to meet for a 2 day intensive ICT training during the vacations.
  8. The other agenda items could not be covered- Time Management, Google docs for CCE etc. It will be taken up in the next workshop.

See us at the workshop

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HMs workshop 5 - September 22, 2015

Agenda of workshop

  1. Brief recap of previous workshops
    1. ICT learning - computer, Internet, educational applications
    2. School Leadership learning - Circle of Concern and Circle of influence. School Visioning. Decentralised leadership. Equity in the school.
  2. HRMS
    1. Introduction
    2. Hands-on on HRMS
  3. Lunch
  4. Continue hands-on HRMS
  5. Second Quadrant (Time management)
  6. Mobile phone based applications.
  7. Google doc for maintaining CCE information for school (GHS Domlur) / spreadsheet
  8. Academic and School development in South 3 Block during 2015-16
    1. Science lab activation - videos available from KOER (KOER offline DVD)
    2. Kannada (and other languages) - school magazine (GHS Domlur idea)
    3. STF teacher training for Hindi and Science teachers and Head Teachers
    4. HMs program - ICT training (vacation), CCE for student learning
    5. Sharing on what is happening in your schools (how to align it to overall school priorities)
  9. 2016-17 - School as a learning organisation. Read resource on resource on adolescent education

Workshop Resources

  1. HRMS handout
  2. Apps on smart phone. Language apps
  3. Second Quadrant (Time management)

Highlights

  1. The workshop began with a recap/ revision of the work done with TCOL HMs, by reviewing this page, and looking at all the workshops conducted, sessions transacted, resources (slide presentations, documents, mind maps) shared etc
  2. In the morning session, Gurumurthy Sir, GHS Jayanagar 9th block demonstrated HRMS software. Hands-on HRMS continued till lunch.HMs enjoyed working on HRMs, logging into their ids, to access their school information. HMs processed the draft pay bill for September, added and modified master information for their schools.
  3. Post lunch, an overview of the TCOL program so far this year, work being done in Maths and Kannada was explained and HMs discussed the challenges in their school environments which they wanted to address to strengthen quality of student learning
  4. Ranjani conducted an interactive session on the block level work so far
    1. Maths workshop –
      1. Preparing GEOGEBRA FILES FOR EVERY TOPIC IN GEOMETRY IN CLASS 8,9 and 10
      2. Material making at different levels
    2. Kannada workshop
      1. WORD QUIZ, ACTIVITY – RECORD READING OUT. LESSON BASED ACTIVITIES FROM KOER (KANNADA)
    3. Science lab work
      1. VIDEOS OF EXPERIMENTS
      2. How to use science labs for teaching learning
    4. ICT and maths/ kannada programme in school
    5. State level programme relevant to South 3 Block
      1. STF Science
      2. STF Hindi
      3. KOER for preparing materials

Review of the TCOL work this year, discussions with HMs

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HMs workshop 6 - October 20,21 2015

Agenda of workshop

ದಿನಾಂಕ
DATE
ವಿಷಯ
SUBJECT
ಅವಧಿ
TIME
ಸಂಪನ್ಮೂಲ ವ್ಯಕ್ತಿ
Resource person
ಉದ್ದೇಶಗಳು/ ಕಲಿಕಾ ಫಲಗಳು
Goals
21-10-2015 HRMS ನ ಅಭ್ಯಾಸ
Practise HRMS
10:00 AM ನಿಂದ 1.00 PM ಗುರುಮೂರ್ತಿ ಸರ್(ಜಯನಗರ GHS)/ಯೋಗಿ
GURUMURTHY SIR/YOGI
HRMS ನ ಕಲಿಕೆ
Lerning HRMS
ಊಟದ ವಿರಾಮ
Lunch Break
1.00 PM ನಿಂದ 1.30 PM
ಸ್ಪ್ರೇಡ್‌ಶೀಟ್ ನಲ್ಲಿ ದಾಖಲೆಗಳನ್ನು ನಿರ್ವಸುವಿಕೆ
Spreadsheet - record maintenance + reports generation
1.30PM ನಿಂದ 4.30PM ಗುರು
GURU
CCEಯ ದಾಖಲೆಗಳು + ವಿದ್ಯಾರ್ಥಿಗಳನೋಂದಣಿ ಪುಸ್ತಕ +ಗ್ರಂಥಾಲಯದ ದಾಖಲೆ
Student records for CCE + Student register + Library inventory
20/10/2015 ಅಂತರ್ಜಾಲದಲ್ಲಿನ ಪರಿಕಲ್ಪನೆಗಳು ಇ-ಬ್ಯಾಂಕಿಂಗ್, ಇ-ಕಾಮರ್ಸ್ ಇಮೇಲ್ ಸಮೂದಾಯ
Internet transactions - e banking, e commerce ?? email groups
10:00 AM ನಿಂದ 1.00 PM ವೆಂಕಟೇಶ್/ಅಶೋಕ್
VENKATESH/ASHOK
ಮೊಬೈಲ್ ಮತ್ತು ಕಂಪ್ಯೂಟರ್ ಬಳಕೆಗೆ ಹೆಚ್ಚು ಉಪಯುಕ್ತವಾದ
all on mobile (also laptop as needed), browsing
ಊಟದ ವಿರಾಮ
Lunch break
1.00 PM ನಿಂದ 1.30 PM
ಟೆಕ್ಟ್ ಎಡಿಟಿಂಗ್ ಮತ್ತು ಟೈಪಿಂಗ್
text editing, tux typing. advaced
1.30PM ನಿಂದ 4.30PM ಆನಂದ್
ANAND
ಪತ್ರಗಳು ಕಡತಗಳು ಶೀರ್ಷಿತ ಪತ್ರಹಾಳು(letter heads)
letter templates (letter heads)

Workshop Resources

HRMS

  1. HRMS handout
  2. HRMS ವೆಬ್‌ಪೇಜ್
  3. HRMS ಬಗೆಗಿನ ಪ್ರೆಸೆಂಟೇಷನ್
  4. ಹೆಚ್.ಆರ್.ಎಂ.ಎಸ್. ನಲ್ಲಿ ತಿಂಗಳ ವೇತನ ಬಿಲ್ ತಯಾರಿಸುವುದು video

Maintaining and using School Information

  1. School Information System
  2. GHS Domlur school information and school wiki
  3. South 3 Block Schools school wiki
  4. ಸ್ಪ್ರೆಡ್‌ಶೀಟ್ ಕಲಿಕಾ ಕೈಪಿಡಿ
  5. Basics of learning spreadsheet through LibreOffice Calc
  6. Handout for learning spreadsheet

Internet for learning

  1. Apps on smart phone.
  2. Tux typing to practise typing and learn use of keyboard
  3. using Gmail

Highlights

The highlights of the 2 day workshop for South 3 HMs are as follows

Oct 20

  1. Opening session, the agenda of the workshop was shared and suggestions invited from HMs. The HMs were OK with the agenda
  2. First session -Gurumurthy Sir, GHS Jayanagar 9th Block took a session on HRMS. Several questions and doubts of HMs were solved by him. However the HRMS site was not available so hands-on was limited. HMs felt more confident to use HRMS themselves and the aim is that all HMs must process monthly pay bill themselves without any help
  3. Second session - Gurumurthy, IT for Change took session on spreadsheet using LibreOffice Calc. Maintaining the 'Student Admission Register' in a spreadsheet can reduce the effort in making reports whenever required. Also HMs and teachers can analyse student information for their own use. HMs also practised basic spreadsheet lessons on the dummy school admission register. They learnt that the spreadsheet will be very good for maintaining registers, reduce effort, improve reporting etc

Oct 21

  1. Third session -Venkatesh took session on Tux typing to make HMs comfortable with the Keyboard, HMs practised the same
  2. Venkatesh took session on Gmail. HMs practised sending with attachments, receiving mails, set their signatures. HMs logged into their school gmail ids also, this can be used for officially sharing information with others
  3. Fourth session - Ashok took session on Science activities, showed the KOER Page with science experiments and encouraged HMs to ask their science teachers to have science activities/experiments in the science labs in the schools
  4. Fifth session - Anand showed the school wiki page for GHS Dommaluru. All HMs saw their own school wiki page web sites on their mobile phones and were keen to have active school websites. Publishing school activities and programs on the school wiki will help create a better idea of the school activities and encourage admissions also. It will support communication with community also

Final Session - action items

Gurumurthy wrapped up the workshop, emphasising that continuity of learning was important, for which regular workshops and regular practice at home was needed. He discussed the action items for all HMs, which were as follows

  1. School ICT Labs activation-
    1. Students are learning in the ICT lab -> GHS Domlur, GHS Begur.
    2. During this academic year, students will go to ICT labs for learning at -> GHS Jayanagar 9th block, GHS Ejipura, GHS YG palaya, GHS Agara, GHS Konapanna Agrahara, GHS Gottegere – All schools will transact ICT Syllabus for Class 8, created by DSERT
    3. Schools waiting for Bosch support – GHS Adugodi, GHS Hombegowda nagar
  2. TCOL work will continue in Maths + Kannada – Domlur and Ejipura. GHS Jayanagar 9th block interested
    1. TCOL Science this year, schools interested – GHS Begur, GHS Gottegere, GHS Tank garden (KOER Website – 25 videos of science experiments)
  3. School admission register + CCE register– GHS Begur, GHS Jayanagar 9th block, GHS Konapanna Agrahara
  4. School wiki – All schools will contribute content (photos with brief write-up of events, articles, resources etc for the school wiki page)

See us at the workshop

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HMs workshop 7, June 1, 2016

June 1, 2016, at the ITfC office

Objectives

Planning the TCOL program for 2016-17 academic year.

Agenda

  1. Sharing by HMs on their reflections for the year - aims, achievements, challenges
  2. Watching Ejipura digital story telling video
  3. Sharing by HMs from Domlur (IVRS), Ejipura (DST) and Jayanagar 9 block (Science exhibition) about last year work
  4. Reflections from ITfC team
  5. Sharing of thoughts and ideas for 2016-17 by HMs
  6. Sharing of thoughts and ideas for 2016-17 by TCOL team
  7. Brainstorming and discussions and making a plan for TCOL 2016-17

Mindmap of the sharing of the HMs

HMs shared their achievements as well as challenges during 2015-16 and their thoughts for 2016-17, this is documented in a mindmap below

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Sharing of TCOL 2015-16 work by TCOL team

Presentation on work done in Mathematics and Science at block and school levels

Presentation on work done in Kannada at block and school levels

Way forward

  1. TCOL team made some suggestions on possible projects (block and school levels) for 2016-17
    1. SSLC focus / support in 2 schools (where we have done some work earlier)
    2. Maths, Science and Kannada program for classes 8 and 9.
    3. ICT Literacy program for students in schools who have computer teacher (ITfC is writing the syllabus for the department ICT Literacy program TALP during 2016-17)
      1. Cognizant will give 5-15 more systems
      2. All teacher and student ICT literacy.
      3. Subject teachers can take students to lab.
    4. Interactive Voice Response System in select schools for communicating with parents
    5. Block program with specific goals from HMs
    6. BEO/Department – school communication and information sharing through email and whatsapp on a regular basis and for giving reports etc.
  2. All HMs shared their plans for TCOL 2016-17 from the above list as well as based on their own priorities. These ideas will be discussed and finalised in the next meeting of HMs on 17 June.

HMs workshop 8 - August 2,3 2016

At ITfC office.

Objectives

  1. SSLC 2016 results analyses to understand performance across schools, across subjects
  2. Finalising and sharing the TCOL plans for the year by school and for the block (HMs to share their expectations of the block level workshops)
  3. Computer Literacy Test preparation and enrolment
  4. Reading - "School character and school improvement, challenges" - Alma Harris article in small groups and discussing the same in small groups and plenary
  5. IVRS implementation planning
  6. Hands-on practice on Mobile phone apps (if time permits)
  7. create a staff Whatsapp group by each HM, for school staff for easy communication amongst staff

Agenda of workshop

see Agenda of the workshop

Workshop Resources

The following resources were shared with the HMs in the workshop

  1. SSLC 2016 results analyses
  2. CLT preparation
  3. IVRS implementation
  4. School improvement in context
  5. School improvement in context mind map (see below)

Highlights

The highlights of the day workshop for South 3 HMs are as follows

  1. The SSLC results was analysed and presented by Guru using bar charts for school-wise and subject wise performance. The analyses is provided here
  2. Ranjani presented the TCOL work so far in Maths and the plans for the year.
  3. Anand [presented] the work and plans for Language/Kannada.
  4. HMs were briefed about CLT preparation by Sujatha Madam, GHS Wilson Garden who had recently passed CLT. Yogesh took HMs through the CLT syllabus and the handouts available on KOER.
  5. Yogesh briefed HMs about the planning and implementation of IVRS for the high schools. The plan is available here

Final Session - action items

  1. TCOL block workshop plan - circular needs to be issued from DIET to enable HMs depute teachers.
  2. IVRS - HMs will plan to enter the student information in spreadsheets to implement IVRS. A 2 day training program will be organised later for IVRS
  3. CLT - HMs from GHS Tank Garden, GHS Agara registered for CLT
  4. Next HMs workshop will be held in the second term

See us at the workshop

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