SST Public School Rashidabad takes special interest in its teachers’ professional development and for the said purpose, the management, in coordination of the school teachers’ training department, schedules various in-house training sessions.
On Saturday and Sunday dated 5th & 6th November, 2022, an interactive training session was conducted by Mr. Aijaz Baig and Mr. Altaf (Master Trainers from ABILITY) on the implementation of SLOs in teaching and learning system. The first session started with an introduction of cognitive learning and its importance in the 21st century learning process. Mr. Aijaz Baig also demonstrated the concept of Students Learning Outcome (SLO) by connecting it with the learners’ mental capability to explore new ideas and concepts taught to him in any class or related to any subject. He also explicated, with the help of multiple activities, how a student experiences an upward shift from dependence or inter-dependence to independence while learning from his social interaction or environmental culture. He termed this behavioral change as ‘proximal development’. The session concluded with a brief introduction of Mr. Altaf and an amazing demonstration of math magic by him as one of the best starters for Math teachers.
On the second day, the topic of discussion was ‘dynamic teaching’ and Mr. Aijaz Baig explained how much a carefully designed question paper plays a significant role to assess students at multiple levels of learning in the form of information, knowledge, understanding and application. Teachers were given a task to design questions using a set of command words based on ‘Blooms Taxonomy’ and its different level of cognitive learning. Mr. Altaf played another Math Magic trick and surprised the audience; he also appreciated the role of management and teachers of SSTPSR for doing a fabulous job to help students learn in a conducive environment where they are treated as a person of worth.
The training sessions concluded with a commitment to work for the overall well-being of SSTIANS.