DAY II - ENRICHMENT PROGRAM: TEACHING ENGLISH CLASSES VI – VIII
Day II - Enrichment Program: Teaching English Classes VI – VIII was organized by the Delhi Public School Society New Delhi, Council of Education Management Human Resource Development Centre, New Delhi at DPS Jammu. The session started with a film on Assessment by Council of Education Management, Human Resource Development Centre. The film was an address by Mr. Dinesh Singh, Vice Chancellor of Delhi University where he focused on the objectives of assessment by enabling children to progress in life while connecting teaching and learning in order to assess students. He talked in detail about not being judgmental and assess students without comparing. In the feedback session, Ms. Vinita Kher, Prog. Director, Director Council of Education Management, Incharge Human Resource Development Centre, DPS Society, New Delhi, urged teachers to focus on why, what and who to assess during the process of teaching & learning.
The II- session on ‘Assessment of Listening and Speaking skills’ was delivered by Ms. Homi Astavans, Education Consultant and Teacher Trainer. The session enriched teachers about enhancing practical English language skills, apart from simple reading and writing.
Session - III on ‘Developing Writing Skills’ and session -IV on ‘Using Multiple Intelligence Theory in English Language Teaching (ELT) and Learning’ were addressed by Dr. Kirti Kapur, Associate Prof. NCERT. She motivated all the teachers to develop strong writing skills through daily practice and determination. She also laid emphasis on using Multiple Intelligence Theory in English Language Teaching (ELT) and Learning in designing English Language curricula and classroom activities.
Ms. Illa Vij , ELT Consultant, Author, Teacher Trainer explained the use of Literature as an indispensable technique for teaching language skills and language areas and an informative session was delivered by Prof . Neena Gupta Vij Associate Prof., Central University Jammu. She helped teachers in learning that how to use various articulators – lips, tongue, soft palette to form the individual sounds.
The programme concluded with a session on ‘Theatre as an Effective Learning Tool in ELT’. The Resource Person for this session was Ms. Saloni Mahajan, Resource Associate for Newspaper in Education, Times of India who focused on how the improvisation aspect of drama gives students opportunities for developing their communication skills.
Delhi Public School Jammu also arranged a Musical Night – ‘Sur Sangam’, for all the guests and delegates at Hari Niwas Palace to rejuvenate their senses and sensibilities. All the delegates were delighted to be a part of the Enrichment Programme.