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=== Principles of the program ===
 
=== Principles of the program ===
# Locating the teacher at the centre of the effort and supporting decentralized efforts by schools and communities, rather than a centralized one-size-fits-all program.   
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# '''Decentralization''' - Locating the teacher at the center of the effort and supporting decentralized efforts by schools and communities, rather than a centralized one-size-fits-all program.   
# Exploring multiple options to provide learning opportunities to students, beyond only 'digital education'  
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# '''Comprehensive efforts''' - Exploring multiple options to provide holistic learning opportunities to students, beyond only 'digital education'  
# Going beyond syllabi and textbook confines, to explore education in the context of an unprecedented pandemic, whose impact will stay for decades. This exploration is needed in line with the aims of education, to build concerned and capable citizens.  
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# '''Aims of education''' - Going beyond syllabi and textbook confines, to explore education in the context of an unprecedented pandemic, whose impact will stay for decades. This exploration is needed in line with the larger aims of education, to build concerned and capable citizens, who can work towards the attaintment of our constitutional ideals.  
# Adequately resourcing schools and teachers to be able to respond to the challenges  
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# '''Adequately resourcing''' - schools and teachers to be able to respond to the challenges. The pandemic will require far greater investment in schools, especially schools working with students from marginalized communities and the resourcing/funding of activities will directly influence the overall effectiveness of the efforts
    
=== Design of school-level intervention ===
 
=== Design of school-level intervention ===
    
==== Collection of context information for planning teaching-learning ====
 
==== Collection of context information for planning teaching-learning ====
While schools will have basic information about their students and parents, collected during the admission process, to enable online education, more information needs to be collected covering - address, map location, number of devices at home, Internet connectivity on each device, availability of device with the student (if the device is owned by a parent who takes it to work, then it would be accessible to the student only in the morning or the evening), electricity supply situation, siblings and the grades they are studying in (since some of the offline activities can take support of parents and siblings), parent's educational status etc. See this [https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1OtWD_OePmJ7jCjRGxF8YMDftGAo4df1Cg7G8QrWUizY/edit?usp=sharing sheet] for an information template. Each school needs to create a similar document to plan its online and offline teaching efforts.  
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While schools will have basic information about their students and parents, collected during the admission process, to enable online education, more information needs to be collected covering - address, map location, number of devices at home, Internet connectivity on each device, availability of device with the student (if the device is owned by a parent who takes it to work, then it would be accessible to the student only in the morning or the evening), electricity supply situation, siblings and the grades they are studying in (since some of the offline activities can take the support of parents and siblings), parent's educational status, etc. See this [https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1OtWD_OePmJ7jCjRGxF8YMDftGAo4df1Cg7G8QrWUizY/edit?usp=sharing sheet] for an information template. Each school needs to create a similar document to plan its online and offline teaching efforts.  
    
[[IVRS]] (Interactive Voice Recognition System) can provide the schools an easier way to collect most of this data without needing to call all parents repeatedly. The school can record a message with provides simple options to the receiver (parent) to provide answers to many of these questions by pressing the number pad in their phones (press 1 for 'have one device at home'). The responses would be automatically collected in a spreadsheet and can be used for micro-planning.  
 
[[IVRS]] (Interactive Voice Recognition System) can provide the schools an easier way to collect most of this data without needing to call all parents repeatedly. The school can record a message with provides simple options to the receiver (parent) to provide answers to many of these questions by pressing the number pad in their phones (press 1 for 'have one device at home'). The responses would be automatically collected in a spreadsheet and can be used for micro-planning.  
    
==== Familiarity and comfort with online learning platform (connecting and teaching) ====
 
==== Familiarity and comfort with online learning platform (connecting and teaching) ====
Online learning platforms have some features to support online teaching including - video conferencing, sharing screen (which has a presentation or a video or even a web page), digital white/black board, online chatting etc. Student management functions like muting participants, locking participants, sharing presentation rights, etc are also useful to learn.   
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Online learning platforms have some features to support online teaching including - video conferencing, sharing screen (which has a presentation or a video or even a web page), digital white/blackboard, online chatting, etc. Student management functions like muting participants, locking participants, sharing presentation rights, etc are also useful to learn.   
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[https://teacher-network.in/OER/index.php/Learn_BigBlueButton BigBlueButton] is a free and open-source online teaching platform. It can be used as a standalone platform to teach or can be integrated with the Moodle Learning Management System. The latter option is suitable for teacher training programs while the former is simpler and hence suitable for student teaching. [https://teacher-network.in/OER/index.php/Learn_BigBlueButton BigBlueButton] has the advantage that it does not require an app installation to use on the phone, a web address (URL) is sufficient.  
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[https://teacher-network.in/OER/index.php/Learn_BigBlueButton BigBlueButton] is a free and open-source online teaching platform. It can be used as a standalone platform to teach or can be integrated with the Moodle Learning Management System. The latter option is suitable for teacher training programs while the former is simpler and hence suitable for student teaching. [https://teacher-network.in/OER/index.php/Learn_BigBlueButton BigBlueButton] has the advantage that it does not require an app installation to use on the phone, a web address (URL) is sufficient.  
    
Familiarity with [https://teacher-network.in/OER/index.php/Learn_BigBlueButton BigBlueButton] will require two sessions of a few hours each, the second to refresh learning and solve any doubts or issues. See BigBlueButton_Workshop page for a workshop plan to learn BigBlueButton  
 
Familiarity with [https://teacher-network.in/OER/index.php/Learn_BigBlueButton BigBlueButton] will require two sessions of a few hours each, the second to refresh learning and solve any doubts or issues. See BigBlueButton_Workshop page for a workshop plan to learn BigBlueButton  
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The TPCK (Technological-Pedagogical-Content Knowledge) framework can be used to support the planning of lessons that are engaging and facilitate student learning.       
 
The TPCK (Technological-Pedagogical-Content Knowledge) framework can be used to support the planning of lessons that are engaging and facilitate student learning.       
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The approaches would need to have a subject-specialization, even as disciplinary boundaries will need to be transcended during this period. Hence these are discussed by subject - Mathematics, Kannada, English and Science.       
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The approaches would need to have a subject-specialization, even as disciplinary boundaries will need to be transcended during this period. Hence these are discussed by subject - Mathematics, Kannada, English, and Science.       
    
[[Category:TCOL Phase 3]]
 
[[Category:TCOL Phase 3]]
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