Nearly 130 Computer Science teachers from across India are invited to IIT Bombay to attend a three-day Annual Teacher Training event designed to serve as a technology and pedagogy primer for the new academic year. Event organization is undertaken by education company InOpen Technologies, which developed the innovative Computer Science curriculum called Computer Masti in collaboration with IIT Bombay.
Training events will take place in specialized batches that are programmed to cater to the unique needs of new teachers versus experienced teachers, rounded off by a Marathi-medium event. The three-day model will be executed over the Monday-to-Wednesday slot over the course of three weeks, serving each batch respectively: May 17-19, May 25 -27, and June 1-3, 2015.
The teachers will benefit from an enhanced TPACK training model, which reinforces knowledge of technology, pedagogy, attitude and content. Upon completion, teachers are equipped to transform their basic computer science class to a space for wider life skills learning. The training is based on the Computer Masti program, which is built on the principle of developing students thinking process skills above and beyond basic application software skills, and to nurture a healthy guided inquiry based learning classroom.
Other teachers participating in the Computer Masti academic program but unable to travel to IIT Bombay have the opportunity to attend one of six zonal events, namely, Bangalore, Chennai, Hyderabad, Jaipur, Pune and Pondicherry. The zonal events are slated to take place in June 2015.
Mr Rupesh Kumar Shah, CEO of InOpen Technologies says, “Computer Masti Annual Teachers Training 2015 is an enhanced program. We have included a series of discussion sessions with prominent personalities from the education industry. This year our training sessions will be more vibrant and resourceful.”