‘Capacity Building Programme for Mathematics Teachers and strengthening the mathematics concept formation’ for Senior Secondary Level – A Report
Under the aegis of DAVCAE and with the blessings of Mrs. P.P. Sharma Ji Regional Director Jammu, Gurdaspur, Jalandhar and Ludhiana Zones, DAV Public School, Sarabha Nagar Extn. Ludhiana organized a one – day workshop on ‘Capacity Building Programme for Mathematics Teachers and strengthening the mathematics concept formation’ for Senior Secondary Level on 28th Aug 2015.
The event was resourced by an elite faculty comprising Mr. Pushpinder Singh ji from Police DAV Public School, Jalandhar , Mr. Ravi Satija from KB DAV Public School, Chandigarh & Mr. Gopal Dass Thakur from DAV Public School, Sarabha Nagar Extn. Ludhiana.
Various problems and solutions related to the teaching and learning of Mathematics were covered 23 teachers from various DAV schools from the north zone attended the workshop.
The resource personnel included several intriguing activities for the teachers to make the workshop interesting and informative. The focus was laid on the common errors made by the students while practicing mathematical calculations with the help of PPT. The workshop aimed to bring in a productive transformation in the methods of teaching so as to make the learning more comprehensive and student oriented. It has facilitated the teachers to carry out their routine teaching with much more effectiveness and impact.
Inspiring PPTs were shown to bridge the gap between traditional and contemporary methods of teaching mathematics at Senior Secondary Level. Many stress buster activities were suggested to reduce the burden of understanding concepts of mathematics. Group activities were encouraged.
Strict emphasis was laid on the concept mapping for the students in general. The problems faced by the teachers and the students in understanding the typical concepts were also discussed. Techniques of developing Higher Order Thinking Skill questions were also shared with the teachers. Strategies of dealing with slow learners were well elaborated through Game Plans. Sample papers were also designed by the teachers during the session for evaluation purposes. The expert resource personnel not only answered the queries of the teachers but also simplified the concepts. The entire workshop was a huge success in terms of its objectives and purpose.
The teachers felt enlightened with the fresh approach and teaching methodology which can be incorporated with the classroom teaching to make it more fruitful and exciting for the students. It will indeed make teaching impressive, long lasting and a pleasurable experience to be cherished forever. Focus is laid on to enhance the Q. P. I. in mathematics.
Solar System Walk
The Space Science Club of DAV Public School, Sarabha Nagar Extn. Ludhiana in collaboration with Space Technology and Education Pvt. Ltd organized another intriguing activity for the students of class VI-VIII.A ‘Solar System Walk’ was arranged for the students to note down and experience the scaling down of Solar System, Relative sizes and Distances in our Solar System. The students participated whole heartedly showing their deep interest in space science. Mrs. Ritu Nohria (HOD Science) and Coordinator Astronomy Club opines that such exposure sparks the intellectual creativity, critical thinking and development of the students and strengthen their entire academic well being. The Principal Dr. Mohan Lal Sharma Ji encouraged the students to learn and enjoy this lively experience of space.
Teej in full swing at DAV Public School
DAV organized traditional Teej celebrations on its campus for all the classes from Pre-Kg to Class XII on 18th and 19th August, 2015. The students came dressed up in beautiful cultural attire. Where the boys turned up as mighty “Gabrus” the girls were no less when they came up as pretty “Mutiyaars” adorned with ethnic costumes, traditional jewellery, patterns of henna, prandas etc.
The students celebrated the heritage festival with great fervor and excitement. Many competitions like paranda tying, Mehandi applying and best traditional dress were also held. The students were enthralled by the school troupe that performed Gidha and Bhangra. The beats of dhol excited everybody to tap feet. The students of Class V sang Punjabi Folk songs on Savan.
A class wise dance party was organized for the students. They also savoured Kheer and Malpuras. Overall the celebration was wholesome of fun excitement, enjoyment and refreshment.
The Principal Dr. Mohan Lal Sharma Ji extended his best wishes to the staff and the students on the occasion.
Capacity Building Workshop on “Early Education Development Programme” for Pre-Primary and Early Primary Level.
Under the aegis of DAVCAE and with the blessings of P.P. Sharma Ji Regional Director Jammu, Gurdaspur, Jalandhar and Ludhiana Zones, DAV Public School, Sarabha Nagar Extn. Ludhiana organized a two day workshop on ‘Early Education Development Programme’ for Pre Primary and Early Primary Level. The event was resourced by an elite faculty comprising Ms. Purnima Khanna, Ms. Nisha Tuteja, Ms. Bharti Juneja, Ms. Simrat Dawar from DAV Public School, Lawerence Road, Amritsar for Primary Level and Ms. Gurvinder Bir Kaur, Ms. Jyoti Gulati and Ms. Gargi Sharma from DRB DAV Centenary Public School Batala and Police DAV Public School, Jalandhar for early primary classes. Various curriculum subjects including English, Maths, Social Science were covered. Around 100 teachers of the school attended the workshop. The resource personnel included several intriguing activities for the teachers to make the workshop interesting and informative. The focus was laid on the development of all the four skills- listening, speaking, reading and writing.
Inspiring PPTs were shown to bridge the gap between traditional and contemporary methods of teaching at Pre Primary and Early Primary Level.
The workshop aimed to bring in a productive transformation in the methods of teaching so as to make the learning more comprehensive and student oriented. The workshop facilitated the teachers to carry out their routine teaching with much more fun and long-lasting learning. The Principal Dr. Mohan Lal Sharma Ji expressed his concern for the need of maintaining and raising the standard of education in the schools. He also shared that his main aim is to impart the best education to the students and for that he keeps updating his faculty by arranging such informative seminars and workshops. He also opines that learning is equally important for the students and teachers and as the head of the institution he accepts it as his responsibility to nourish the roots of education in this school.
Let’s Go Green to Make our Globe Green
Due to excessive deforestation, environmental threats and ecological imbalance has become a matter of huge concern for the biologists around the world. The entire Earth is prone to natural calamities which has shaken the humanity up to its roots. In this hour of trauma, it becomes the responsibility of one and all to pick up huge and effective steps to control the situation. Such an initiative was taken by Dr. Mohan Lal Sharma ji, Principal of D.A.V Public School, Sarabha Nagar Extn. Ludhiana, who encouraged the staff and the students to increase the plantation of trees on and around the campus. Several related activities were planned for all the classes to promote afforestation. The school declared 26th July 2015 to 1st August 2015 as ‘Environmental Concern Week’. Beginning from The Kindergarten Wing the students of Pre KG were taken out into the school garden and were taught the nature. The students of LKG came dressed up in floral patterns and participated in the Rhyme Show singing beautiful songs. The students of UKG planted saplings and adopted plants to be taken care of by them. They also marched a rally around the school raising slogans to save trees. The students of class V and VI came dressed up in green t-shirts to march a rally around the neighboring vicinity. The students of class V wrote beautiful slogans to plant more trees. They planted trees on the way and gifted saplings to the civilians to plant in their flower beds and kitchen gardens. A special pamphlet was designed and distributed in the school and among the masses that stated the need and suggestions to save trees. The pamphlet itself spoke enough to convince the readers. The dramatics club organized a special Nukkad Natak(Street Play) to impress the residents and the passersby. The students of Class VII recycled waste paper and made greeting cards out of the same. The students of class VIII made a comparative study of effects of deforestation in India, Indonesia and Brazil in the form of PPT’s and presented the same to discuss the suggestions for finding solutions to the problem An English declamation contest for class X was organized related to the issue of environmental degradation as a global concern. The results of the same are:
Ujjalpreet Kaur(X-C) Ist
Smriti (X-F) 2nd
Jasnoor Kaur(X-A) 3rd
The Principal Dr. Mohan Lal Sharma ji appreciated the efforts of the students and the teachers who left no stone unturned to promote environmental care and cleanliness. He also said that the school time is the best time to cultivate productive habits among the students. He ensured that such steps would surely lay a strong, valuable and progressive foundation of next generation.
Weaving Healthy Relations with Adults
DAV Public School, Pakhowal Road Ludhiana invited the senior members of Senior Citizen’s Welfare Association Ludhiana (SCWAL) to have an interaction with the school students on bridging the gap between the grandparents , parents and themselves. The guests included Sr.Balbir Singh ji, Shri D.R.Bhatti ji , Shri Inder Mohan Chiba ji, Sr.Yadwinder Singh Ji, Shri SK Seth ji and many other elite personalities who spoke at length to restore the values of respect, discipline, care and love towards the elders at home. Er.Balbir Singh President SCWAL welcomed the guests and the students. Sr. Yadwinder Singh ji explained the role of good health in producing good thoughts. Shri. D.R. Bhatti ji expressed his concern for the deteriorating values of the youth and suggested ways to the students to fill the gap with understanding and patience. The student speakers including Bhanu(X), Tavleen Kaur, Yashika Malhotra, Bhavuk (VIII) and Vinayak Joshi(IX) presented their thought provoking and enthusiastic ideas with great confidence. The speeches were followed by an interactive session between the guests and the students in which many creative and constructive ideas were searched out and developed to build up healthy relationships. The elderly guests showered their blessings on the students and the event concluded on progressive and healthy note.
Lets Cook Up Comets
The Astronomy Club of DAV Public School, Sarabha Nagar Extn, Ludhiana in association with Space Astronomy Club organised ‘Cooking A Comet’ activity for the students of classes VI-VIII. The activity spanned from 23rd July, 2015 to 24th July 2015. On 23rd July the resource persons from Space Astronomy Club covered up the theoretical part to develop the understanding of Comets and Asteroids. To aid the learning an informative PPT was shown to the students as assistance to the following activity. On 24th July, the activity began with great vigour. The students gathered in the school activity room with all the required material to create their personal comets. The students felt elated for the appreciation bestowed to them for the commendable effort.
The Principal Dr. Mohan Lal Sharma Ji appreciated the skill and the talent of the students and ensured that these kids will be the generation next scientists.
YOGA : An Eternal Bliss
As per the declaration of Hon’ble P.M. Shri Narendra Modi Ji our school organized the celebration of International Yoga Day on 21st June 2015 on its campus. The principal Dr. Mohan Lal Sharma Ji accepted it as a great opportunity to impart this practice as being the means and tools to realign and rebalance body on regular basis. Amidst the ongoing summer break the students from class III to VII along with their parents were invited to join the celebrations. The excited crowd of parents, teachers and students gathered to perform yoga at 6:45 a.m. onwards . The morning kicked off with a holy beginning with a short prayer including bhajans that were recited by the participants to foster devotion (Bhakti) followed by a motivational speech by the doctor Mrs. Sonia who shared the multiple and noticeable benefits of regular yoga practice with the participants to warm up and encourage the students to participate and learn actively. The yoga drill included “Yogic Jogging”, several types of PraaNayaama (conscious breathing) including Loosening Practice, Tadasan, Vriksasana, Pada-Hastasana, Ardha Cakrasana, Trikonasana Bhadrasana, Ardha Ustrasana, Sasankasana, Vakrasana, Bhujangaasana, Salabhasana, Makarasana, Setubandhasana, Pavana Muktaasana Savasana, Kapabhati, Dhyan in Sambhavi Mudra and many more by the school physical education and yoga trainer Mrs. Naresh Kumari. During the practice the approach was to become conscious of the specific body part after doing a corresponding pose. The occasion concluded with a pledge to incorporate yoga in routine and recitation of Shanti path by the participants. The participants enjoyed these 45 mins. of work out thoroughly. It was indeed a fruitful fitness session for one and all. The principal Dr. Mohan Lal Sharma Ji emphasized that yoga must be restored not only because it is our ancient art but is a foundation of good health. He also extended his congratulations to the Hon’able P.M. for being so considerate about Indians and Indian asthetics. He also ensured his complete support to all the initiatives taken by Shri Narendra Modi Ji for the welfare of the nation.