Teachers’ training programme on reading enhancement

 FROM A CORRESPONDENT

SILCHAR, March 27: A four-day district level residential teachers’ training on ‘reading enhancement programme’ has begun at Gandhi Bhawan here today. The workshop, organized under the aegis of Axom Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (ASSA), will focus on the importance of education for children of Classes I and II. All the participants are primary level teachers who are guided by five resource persons, Biplob Kumar Biswas, Arindam Chakraborty, Nabarun Chakraborty, Jiaur Rahman Laskar and Ajoy Paul are conducting the workshop which will be supervised by Panchatapa Choudhury, district programme officer, teachers’ training.

 Talking to The Sentinel, Biplob Kumar Biswas said, “Such workshops are organized on regular basis. ‘Padhe Bharat Badhe Bharat’ scheme was launched by the former HRD Minister Smriti Irani in the year 2014. There are a total number of 200 schools under 5 education blocks of the district which include Silchar, Udharbond, Salchappra, Sonai and Narsinghpur. These schools will participate in the workshop. Each of these schools will be represented by one teacher only. I along with the other resource persons will conduct the workshop.”

He further said that such workshops are a boon for the teachers as they get to learn new modes and methods of learning.

 Participant teachers at the workshop were given topics to write. The topics included ‘What is reading?’, ‘Importance of reading’, ‘Advantages and disadvantages of enhancement programme’ and ‘Learning indicators of language of Classes I and II’.  Teachers in groups wrote about the topics assigned to them and later read it out loud for the resource persons and the audience as well. The group presentations were summed up by the resource persons. This will be followed on the subsequent days of the workshop. The daylong workshops will feature group discussions and group presentation. The presentations were enlightening, lively and interesting.

 A number of vital topics related to education, reading and language will be discussed at length at the workshop. This include shared reading and its steps, print rich environment and its concept and importance, phonological awareness, phonics and decoding, teaching alphabet, steps for pronunciation, identification and writing of the alphabets and study of instructional designs for Classes I and II. It is important for a child to learn the correct pronunciation and identification of alphabets. Teaching kids is a daunting task which involves both time and energy. “The workshop will be beneficial for all of us,” Biplob Kumar Biswas added to say.

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