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Sanskar School becomes Jaipur’s first Microsoft School

A session on how Microsoft is transforming education was held at Sanskar School on 24-November-2016. During the course of the event Pratik Chanda, Director – Devices (Microsoft, APAC) conferred the recognition of “Microsoft School” on Sanskar School. Sanskar School thus becomes Jaipur’s first

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A session by Microsoft on "Transforming Learning with Microsoft Technology" was held at Sanskar School today. The event started with a musical presentation by the students of Sanskar School. This was followed by the Welcome Address by the Principal, Ms. Rama Datt. The keynote for the event was delivered by Mr. Pratik Chanda, Director, Education Devices Asia, World Wide OEM Field Sales who highlighted Microsoft School program’s vision, thought leadership and a deep understanding of how schools can lever digital to transform teaching and learning. 

The session was attended by the principals of over 20 leading schools of Jaipur. During the course of the event Mr. Pratik Chanda conferred the recognition of "Microsoft School" on Sanskar School.

He also talked at length on the subject of Microsoft's initiatives and solutions for schools and education. The emphasis on use of gamification, virtual reality and augmented reality through Hololens is another pioneering innovation by Microsoft to bring latest technologies to education.

Sanskar School thus becomes Jaipur's first Microsoft school and this showcases the school's committment to adoption of technology in the classroom and school.

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Ms. Meenakshi Uberoi, Education technology evangelist, De Pedagogics talked about the use of various Microsoft technologies like OneNote for Education, Office 365, Minecraft and Windows.

Ms. Rama Datt thanked the team from Microsoft for the honor conferred on the school and sought their support for adoption of technology in the school. The objective of the event was to celebrate the use of technology in imparting transformational education and also to understand and experience the future trends in technology that drive innovation.

Office 365 for education online version is offered free to schools. Office 365 Education is a collection of services that allows educators and students to collaborate and share schoolwork. It’s available for free to teachers who are currently working at an academic institution and to students who are currently attending an academic institution. The service includes Office Online (Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and OneNote), 1TB of OneDrive storage, Yammer, and SharePoint sites. Microsoft also conducts a number of programs as it's CSR obligation like Project Shiksha (Teachers' Training Program), Project Saksham (skills development in Higher education) and Digital Innovation Lab / Project Oorja.

 

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CBSE implements National Curriculum Framework for Nursery to Class 2

CBSE is adopting NCFFS 2022 and the new structure of five-year education at foundational stage (from Nursery to Class 2) will be introduced from the 2023-24 session

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The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) Sunday announced the implementation of National Curriculum Framework for Foundation Stage (NCFFS) from the academic session 2022-23.

According to the official notification, CBSE is adopting NCFFS 2022 and the new structure of five-year education at foundational stage (from Nursery to Class 2) will be introduced from the 2023-24 session in all the CBSE affiliated schools which offer education at foundational stage to students in the age group of 3-8 years.

This new framework has been developed by NCERT on the lines of the National Education Policy (NEP) 2020. The aim is to “outline the competencies and learning outcomes, general principles and approaches that should guide teaching and learning at foundational stage,” the official notice states. This new framework will act as a guideline for schools and teachers to design and develop curricula, syllabi, and teaching materials.

In this new framework, the teaching material will include many examples and illustrations which will help clarify abstract concepts, reinforce learning and make new ideas and concepts more accessible to practicing teachers.

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“While schools offering Classes 1 to 10 / 12 may make efforts to gradually augment the infrastructural requirements to include pre-primary classes, schools already running foundational classes may continue to offer 3 years of pre-primary education. Detailed instructions regarding submission of OASIS data pertaining to foundational classes (Pre-Primary classes) shall follow,” the notification instructs.

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Smile Foundation and Shell Launch STEM Project on Pi Day

The initiative will benefit less-privileged students from government schools.

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On the occasion of International Pi (π) Day, Smile Foundation and Shell launch NXplorers Junior’ programme in three Indian states. NXplorers is Shells global flagship Social Investment STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) educational programme aims to benefit over 25,000 children during the first year by enabling them to understand, navigate and address local and global challenges, as underlined in the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). NXplorers is also aligned with the National Education Policy 2020 and delivers societal benefits.

The innovative initiative will benefit less-privileged students from government schools and affordable private schools, studying in rural and hard-to-reach areas in the states of Andhra Pradesh, Telangana and Kerala. Its design also includes endeavour to create awareness amongst parents on the importance of STEM education, especially for girl children.

Shell firmly believes that, provided with the necessary skills and guidance, young people can be a driving force to find sustainable solutions to the major global challenges of our time. Launched in 2018, Shells global flagship STEM programme NXplorers is aligned with the National Education Policy 2020 that aims to transform India into an equitable and vibrant knowledge society. With the Smile Foundation partnership, we aim to expand this programme to Andhra Pradesh, Kerala, and Telangana and offer young minds the platform to design sustainable solutions to ease the pressure on food, water, and energy,” said Ms. Latika Taneja, Head of Corporate Relations – India.

The programme is being rolled out in concurrence with the educational authorities of the respective state governments. Besides students, teachers, parents and communities are involved actively while implementing the programme so that it remains sustainable in the long-term.

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We are excited to roll out this innovative programme in India. We are hopeful that our children will not only leverage STEM education in building their future career but also will grow up and develop leadership ability in finding sustainable solutions in various walks of life,” said Mr. Santanu Mishra, Co-founder & Executive Trustee, Smile Foundation.

The NXplorers Juniors will train both 6th and 7th grade students. NXplorers Juniors Level-I course will be delivered through a combination of teacher’s guide, PowerPoint slides, and several instructional videos. The facilitator guide will outline the essentials to be covered in each session, exercises, discussion, checkpoint questions, a summary, assessment, and research to be undertaken by students after the session.

The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), exploring SDG Solutions, researching global goals, and developing a challenge and choosing a solution etc. are covered in the NXplorers Juniors Level-1.

NXplorers – Learning for a Life Time, envisions to provide a minimum of 3-5 years of NXplorers exposure to the students at various levels. The objectives include developing strong knowledge and skill set among students so that local and global challenges can be addressed by them. Developing sustainable models of implementation by engaging teachers, school leaders and communities effectively, creating awareness amongst parents regarding the importance of STEM education, especially concerning girl education are part of the overall goals.

About Smile Foundation

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Smile Foundation is a national development organization directly benefiting over 1.5 million underprivileged children and their families every year through more than 400 welfare projects in education, healthcare, livelihood and women empowerment spread across 2,000 remote villages and urban slums in 25 states of India.

About Shell

Shell is one of the most diversified international energy company in India with over 10,000 employees and presence across upstream, integrated gas, downstream, renewable energy, and deep capabilities in R&D, digitalisation, and business operations; with a retail presence across six states – Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Telangana, Maharashtra, Gujarat, and Assam.

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The Hyderabad Public School on Mission Mode: Olympics

To invest INR 25 crore in creating hard and soft infrastructure with the audacious aim of developing Olympic-level sportspersons from the school

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Continuing its tradition of driving excellence and achieving rare distinctions in multiple areas of human endeavor, the prestigious Hyderabad Public School, Begumpet announced an ambitious plan aimed at preparing Olympians! The school has identified cycling, swimming, shooting and other sports for this purpose, and will invest upward of Rs. 25 crores over the next five years towards creating world-class physical infrastructure, and getting the right trainers and coaches and knowhow in these areas for the development of their students into world-class sportspersons capable of winning at the Olympics.

In line with this mission, the School has announced the launch of a Cycling Club. Sir Graham Watson, President, World Cycling Alliance, graced the occasion as the Chief Guest. Dr. D. V. Manohar, First Vice-President, World Cycling Alliance and T. Satyanarayana Reddy, President, Hyderabad Bicycling Club, were present as Guests of Honor. Mr. Gusti J. Noria, President, The Hyderabad Public School Society, welcomed the attendees and presided over the event. Dr Madhav Deo Saraswat, Principal, HPS, Begumpet addressed the students and teachers, and other guests.

The 120-acre campus of HPS houses multiple sporting fields, including an Olympic-size swimming pool, cricket pitches football fields and a shooting range. Significantly, HPS is one of the few schools in the country with a shooting range.

After the launch, Sir Graham flagged off a cycle rally of students and teachers on the campus. Following this, he shared his thoughts on cycling as a sport, and his life-long journey in cycling, leading up to the stewardship of the World Cycling Association with the students. He encouraged them to take up cycling as a sporting activity, which has multiple benefits, including a positive impact on individual health and the environment.

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The HPS Cycling Club is intended to be multi-purpose and designed with facilities like a world-class cycling track. It will give students the opportunity to participate both in racing and cross-country cycling tournaments. With the multi-faceted cycling club, the School will have the best infrastructure for an introduction to the athletic world. The students will be coached and trained under the supervision of professionals. This will set a new benchmark for schools to create contenders for the Olympics.

Speaking on the occasion, Dr. Saraswat said, “The School has always focused on sport-integrated learning, in line with the New Education Policy. We have envisaged a curriculum that can nurture the sports talent in our school. With the advent of the Cycling Club, we are taking our curriculum to the next level by ensuring holistic development of students and turning out athletic stars from HPS.”

Mr. Noria said, “We have already made a mark in academics and business through our excellent curriculum. We, at HPS, are aware of the importance of sports and this club will cater to the students aiming big in sports. The school will create an ecosystem for students to nurture their athletic talent in cycling. With an increased focus on developing the sports infrastructure at the School, post including swimming and shooting ranges, we will ensure all-round development of students.”

The inaugural day was marked by a heart-touching speech by Chief Guest, Sir Graham, an avid cyclist himself, who shared his thoughts on how grassroots-level efforts can create world-class champions. The event received a huge support from 30 cycling enthusiasts who are a part of the school’s unparalleled network of alumni as well as the keen parents who cheered for their wards.

Sir Graham Watson, President, World Cycling Alliance, iterated, “Cycling ticks so many boxes for government and society. It reduces traffic congestion, improves health, combats obesity and diabetes, cuts carbon emissions and helps us meet 11 of the 16 United Nations Millennium Development Goals. I am pleased that Hyderabad Public School has teamed up with the Hyderabad Cycling Club and the All India Bicycling Federation to establish this new Club, which will encourage young people to adopt healthier lifestyles. Last month I had the pleasure to visit your city’s new 23 km solar-powered cycle path with our Vice President D. V. Manohar. I can see that Hyderabad is at the leading edge of new thinking in India. There is an alternative to traffic congestion and air pollution in India: build more cycle paths and promote a cycling culture. In line with its admirable tradition of breaking new ground, Hyderabad Public School is showing a lead.”

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The School is spearheading this new initiative to bring out the best athletes among its students and to ensure that HPS produces a world cycling champion in the times to come. Hyderabad has been the land of athletes and this club is another feather in the cap of the city. The School also aims to cultivate greener practices through this club across the city and set an example for the entire country.

About HPS

Established 100 years ago, The Hyderabad Public School, also known as HPS, has the distinction of being one of the oldest educational institution systems nurturing leaders of tomorrow. The HPS way makes learning the focus, instead of teaching. It stay in tune with changing times, delivering top-notch, up-to-date education to its students. What sets HPS apart is its ability to provide an ecosystem for all-round development, incorporating learning methodologies that rely on self-discovery, encourage curiosity and develop value-based leadership and management skills of the students. With a 120-acre campus, state-of-the-art labs, naturally ventilated classrooms, unparalleled sports infrastructure, residential facilities, and best-in-class faculty students, both day and boarding, have access to the best of facilities and teaching staff. Interestingly, Shaheen – the majestic Eagle – is the mascot of the School and is a reflection of the institute’s philosophy to always conduct oneself with dignity and respect and yet soar above the rest.

HPS’ alumni base boasts of successful and well-known CXOs who run global corporations or are influencers in their fields. In 2019, the Harvard Business Review placed three of its alumni — Ajay Pal Banga, Satya Nadella and Shantanu Narayen — among the “Top 10” best-performing CEOs globally. The Harvard Business Review rating is a testimony to HPS having found the secret sauce of creating leaders. Significantly, Mr. Banga was recently nominated to the post of President of the World Bank by the US President Joseph R. Biden. On the sports front, too, HPS alumni have clocked several achievements. Notably, Asher Noria won the gold medal, equaling the world record, in the “Double Trap Shot Gun” event at the 2010 World Championships in Munich.

In 2023, HPS is proudly celebrating the competition of its centenary, and is gearing up to achieve its vision of becoming one of the top schools globally by 2050.

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About HPS Centenary Celebrations: The Centenary Celebrations, which began in January 2023, comprise a year-long calendar of events for students, staff, parents and the alumni.

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Over 5,000 School Children Poisoned In Iran: Lawmaker

More than 5,000 Iranian schoolchildren have been affected by a spate of poisonings that has targeted mainly female pupils since late November, according to a lawmaker investigating the cases.

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More than 5,000 Iranian schoolchildren have been affected by a spate of poisonings that has targeted mainly female pupils since late November, according to a lawmaker investigating the cases.

The mystery poisonings have gripped Iran, triggered a wave of anger, and demanded action from the authorities.

They have also sparked international concern and Western calls for an independent investigation, particularly as the first cases were reported soon after the start of nationwide protests sparked by the death of Iranian Kurd Mahsa Amini, 22, following her arrest for allegedly breaching Iran’s strict dress code for women.

Scores of schools have been hit, with pupils suffering symptoms ranging from shortness of breath to nausea and vertigo after reporting “unpleasant” odors on school premises. Some have been treated in hospitals.

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“Twenty-five provinces and approximately 230 schools have been affected, and more than 5,000 schoolgirls and boys poisoned,” Mohammad-Hassan Asafari, a member of the parliamentary fact-finding committee, told the ISNA news agency on Monday.

“Various tests are being carried out to identify the type and cause of the poisonings. So far, no specific information has been obtained regarding the type of poison used.”

Calling the poisonings an “unforgivable crime”, Iran’s supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei gave orders Monday for the perpetrators to be tracked down “without mercy”.

President Ebrahim Raisi already tasked the interior ministry last week with providing continuous updates on the investigation.

“In less than five percent of the students transferred to hospital, irritant materials were found which led to their ill-health,” the ministry said in its latest update Monday.

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“Fortunately, so far, no toxic or dangerous substances have been found in any of the students transferred to medical centers.”

The latest case — reported by the ISNA news agency — involved 40 pupils, all of them female, in the restive southeastern city of Zahedan.

The White House called Monday for a “credible independent investigation” into the poisonings.

The first cases were reported in Iran’s Shiite clerical capital of Qom in late November, a month after the Mahsa Amini protests that later spread to universities and schools.

On Tuesday, Tehran prosecutor Ali Salehi warned “those who spread lies and rumors” about the poisonings that “they will be dealt with decisively and legally,” the judiciary’s Mizan Online website reported.

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There cannot be school without playground; students entitled to good environment: Supreme Court

The ruling came on an appeal by the Haryana government against a 2016 order of the Punjab and Haryana High Court.

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The Supreme Court recently highlighted the need for schools to have playgrounds and for school-going students to have a good environment. A bench of Justices MR Shah and BV Nagarathna took note of this aspect while calling for the removal of encroachments from certain land earmarked for a school playground. The Court found that on account of such encroachment, a school adjacent to the land had no playground at all.

The bench proceeded to remark, “There cannot be any school without a playground. Even the students, who study in such a school are entitled to a good environment,” the Court said.
Hence, any unauthorized possession of land meant for playgrounds, cannot be directed to be legalized, the Court added.

The bench, therefore, proceeded to direct the persons found to have illegally occupied the said plot of land to vacate the area within twelve months, or face removal of their unauthorized constructions.

The ruling came on an appeal by the Haryana government against a 2016 order of the Punjab and Haryana High Court that had paved the way for the regularisation of the encroachments near the school.

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Before the High Court, the respondents (private individuals) had offered to give double the land to the gram panchayat instead of having to give up possession of the encroached land. Other such persons had offered to pay the market value of the land. Before this, a local commissioner had filed a report establishing that the respondents and other occupants were in unauthorized possession of the land.

The High Court disposed of the case after directing that the concerned authorities could segregate vacant areas from residential plots on the encroached land, wherever possible, and use the vacant plots for the school’s use.

The authorities were also given the option of availing the respondents’ offer of being given alternative land or the market value for the encroached land, to legalize the unauthorized occupation.

The Supreme Court, however, opined that the High Court’s directions could not be implemented. The top court proceeded to conclude that the High Court had committed a very serious error in directing the authorities to legalize the unauthorized occupation of the gram panchayat’s land.
The bench noted that no alternative panchayati land was available to be used as a school playground. In this regard, the Court noted that other land adjacent to the school belonged to other private parties who did not want to part with their plots.

Hence, the Supreme Court set aside the High Court order as “unsustainable” and called for the removal of encroachments. “… the original writ petitioners are granted 12 months to vacate the land, which is occupied by them unauthorizedly and if within one year from today, they do not vacate the lands in question, the appropriate authority is directed to remove their unauthorized and illegal occupation and possession,” the Court said.

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Utkal Gaurav International School inaugurated in Odisha

Naveen Patnaik Chief Minister of Odisha and dignitaries from the fields of industry, art, music, agriculture, sports, and business attended the event.

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Utkal Gaurav International School on March 4 announced the inauguration of its campus in Berunapadi village of Keonjhar district, Odisha.

Naveen Patnaik, Chief Minister of Odisha, and dignitaries from the fields of industry, art, music, agriculture, sports, and business attended the event.

“The school is designed to be a secular and non-profit institution that is spread across 10 acres of land at Berunapadi Village in Keonjhar District of Odisha. The founder of the school is Dr. Pradeep Sethi, a follower and lifelong student of the Yogoda Satsanga Foundation set up by Sr Paramahansa Yogananda. The entire management, including teachers, are lesson members of YSS. The senior leadership consists of Kriyabans,” according to a press release issued by the school.

The release further said the school is modeled to achieve all-round growth of students through high standards of education and spiritual values enshrined in ancient Indian ashrams.

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“It is a system of education that aims at physical mental, and spiritual well-being of our future generation that will fulfill our emotional and spiritual needs and appreciate the goal behind this school,” Patnaik said.

He further added that modern education provides knowledge to understand the world around us & use it to advantage for sustaining seamless growth.

The school informed its curriculum will include programs for agricultural, industrial, commercial, and academic subjects. It will also have principles of Science of the Body for Practical Engineering, Social Arts, Mental Engineering, and Applied Spiritual Science.

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Dharmendra Pradhan and Education Minister of Australia to sign an agreement on mutual recognition of qualifications

The Australian Education Minister stated that this would be the “broadest and most favourable recognition agreement.”

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Two Australian universities – Wollongong and Deakin – are set to open their campuses in Gujarat International Finance Tec-City (GIFT City), said union education minister Dharmendra Pradhan on Wednesday. The minister’s Australian counterpart Jason Clare, meanwhile, spoke about developing a mechanism that will allow students to access education in both countries.

Clare is on a five-day tour to India to foster bilateral ties. The two announced the tie-up while Pradhan was addressing an event at Delhi University’s Sri Venkateswara College.

At least 25 prestigious Indian universities have some kind of engagement with their counterparts in Australia. “Next week, another glorious chapter will be added to our bilateral relations as two prestigious Australian universities are coming to India,” Pradhan said.

He added that the formalities will be completed on the sidelines of the Australian prime minister’s visit to India, which is scheduled for next week.

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“Meanwhile, 10 new memorandums of understanding (MoUs) will be signed between both countries for educational tie-ups during the Australian minister’s visit to India,” the minister said.

Clare, while addressing students, said the two countries will sign an important agreement on Thursday to come up with a mechanism for the mutual recognition of qualifications that will allow students to access education in both countries.

“This is to mean that Indian students studying from an Australian university will be recognised, if they wish to continue further higher education in India. This is the broadest and most favourable agreement that India has signed with any country so far,” said Clare, who was accompanied by a delegation of 10 vice-chancellors of Australian universities and other higher education leaders from the country.

The delegation also had former Australian cricketer Adam Gilchrist, who is University of Wollongong’s global brand ambassador.

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Delhi Public School, Gurugram hosts The New India Education Summit – Edition 2.0

The New India Education Summit – Edition 2.0 concludes in New Delhi

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The New India Education Summit edition 2.0 was held on 25th February 2023 at Delhi Public School, Gurugram. To set a path towards a New India, NIES is focused on discussion, deliberation, and action. Over 150 educators from Delhi, Noida, Ghaziabad, Faridabad, Sonipat, Hisar, Jaipur and Hyderabad gathered to discuss the theme – ‘Enabling New India’s Aspirations with the NCF’.

After the morning coffee and registrations, educators gathered in the Plenary Hall. Aditi Misra, Director, DPS, Sec-45, Gurugram, delivered the welcome note. Ravi Santlani, CEO, ScooNews gave a brief introduction for the conference in his opening address. Context Setting was delivered by Dr. Arunabh Singh, Director, Nehru World School, Ghaziabad.

Mihir Gupta, Co-founder & CEO, Teachment delivered a presentation on Integrated School Platform. Dr. Ameeta Mulla Wattal, Chairperson, DLF Foundation Schools delivered the keynote address. Chief Guest Anurag Tripathi, Secretary, Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) greeted and addressed the educators.

Ratnesh Kumar Jha, MD & CEO, South East Asia, Burlington Group of Companies spoke about the Convergence of Design and Execution of NEP 2020 and NCF. He proceeded to introduce Anand Krishnaswamy, Innovator, Strategist & Educationist, Dr. Arunabh Singh, Director, NWS Ghaziabad, Anju Chazot & Pascal Chazot, Co-Founders, Mahatma Gandhi International School, Ahmedabad, the lead mentors for the focused discussion groups.

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After a quick tea break, the school leaders were divided into groups in three separate breakout rooms for discussion. The first group was mentored by Anand Krishnaswamy on NCF-ECCE. The second breakout room was mentored by Dr. Arunabh Singh on the topic NCF-School Education. The third breakout room was mentored by Anju Chazot & Pascal Chazot on NCF-Teacher Education.

Post-lunch, the leaders assembled back to Plenary Hall where Anand Krishnaswamy talked about understanding and being equipped for various changes to the assessment system as initiated by NEP2020. Following this, each group shared findings on their respective topics led by their mentors. Dr. Arunabh Singh, chief mentor gave a brief summary of the NIES conference. Ravi Santlani and Aditi Misra delivered the thank you note. Educators gathered for a group photo and the evening concluded over tea and snacks.

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Shri Dharmendra Pradhan launches Learning-Teaching Material for Foundational Stage

‘Jadui Pitara’ developed under the National Curriculum Framework is available in 13 Indian languages.

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As envisaged under National  Education Policy 2020, Union Education Minister Shri Dharmendra Pradhan launched Learning – Teaching Material for Foundational Stage in presence of Minister of Education, Smt Annapurna Devi and Dr. K Kasturirangan, Chairman, National Steering Committee on National Curriculum Framework in New Delhi today.

Speaking on the occasion Shri Pradhan said that today is a historic day in making the learning landscape more vibrant. In line with the vision of Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, ‘Jadui Pitara’ -a play-based learning-teaching material tailored for children between the age group of 3-8 years has been launched today.

Shri Pradhan highlighted that ‘Jadui Pitara’ comprising of playbooks, toys, puzzles, posters, flash cards, story books, worksheets as well as reflecting the local culture, social context and languages is designed to pique curiosity and accommodate the diverse needs of learners in the foundational stage. He also informed that ‘Jadui Pitara’ developed under the National Curriculum Framework is available in 13 Indian languages. It is a giant leap towards enriching the learning-teaching environment and making it more child-centric, lively and joyful for the Amrit Generation as envisioned in the NEP 2020.

The Minister urged NCERT as a national think-tank must leverage technology to translate the materials in the ‘Jadui Pitara’ in all Indian languages and endeavour to expand its reach as well as make it available to all SCERTs for transforming early childhood care & education scenario of our country. These resources should be made digitally available on DIKSHA platform – portal and mobile app. All Foundational Learning material should be in mother tongue, the Minister added. NCERT has developed trainers handbook mapping to panch koshiya vikash and curricular goals of NCF-FS for future training of teachers at Foundational Stage.

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The National Education Policy 2020 envisages 5+3+3+4 curriculum pedagogical structure. The Department of School Education & Literacy under Ministry of Education has constituted a National Steering Committee headed by Prof. K. Kasturirangan to develop the National Curriculum Framework for each of the stages. The NCF for foundational stage (FS) was launched by Ministry of Education on 20th October, 2022 and as per the curriculum framework, NCERT has developed and collected Learning Teaching Material (LTM). Accordingly, “Learning Teaching Material” for foundational stage was launched today using the concept of “Jaadui Pitara”. It is expected to bring NEP and NCF-FS to practice, in the hands of teachers and students.

The salient points of “Jaadui Pitara” are as follows:-

CORE transformative aspect of NCF-FS – ‘learn through Play’

  • Foundational Stage – ages 3-8- learn best and effectively through Play
  • Research from fields as diverse as Neurosciences to Education
  • Applies to Class 1 & 2 also (age 6-8) – huge shift – children will learn through play, have fun, and FLN will be addressed.Learning and Development in 5 domains: Physical Development, Socio-emotional and Ethical Development, Cognitive Development, Language and Literacy Development, Aesthetic and Cultural Development, Positive Learning Habits has been included as another domain of development at this stage.

    To enable play: A wide range of resources to be used for learning and teaching NOT only books

  • Toys, Puzzles, Puppets
  • Posters, Flash cards
  • Worksheets and attractive books
  • Local environment, context, and community
  • Rooted in life, local context and IndiaJaadui Pitara brings all this to life:
  • Range of resources
  • Flexibility to accommodate variety and local resources
  • Fun

Shri Sanjay Kumar, Secretary, Department of School Education and Literacy, Ministry of Education extended a hearty welcome address. Prof. Dinesh Prasad Saklani, Director, NCERT made a detailed presentation on the broad features of the Jaadui Pitara and its usefulness for students and teachers at Foundational Stage. Prof. Sridhar Srivastava, Joint Director, NCERT extended a vote of thanks.

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MIT World Peace School, Pune hosts The New India Education Summit – Edition 2.0

To set a path towards a New India, NIES is focused on discussion, deliberation, and action.

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The New India Education Summit edition 2.0 was held on 17th February 2023 at MIT World Peace School, Pune. To set a path towards a New India, NIES is focused on discussion, deliberation, and action. Over 100 educators from Pune, Mumbai, Thane, Navi Mumbai, Ahmedanagar, Ambarnath, Nashik, Igatpuri, Chikhli, and Pandharpur gathered to discuss the theme – ‘Enabling New India’s Aspirations with the NCF’.

After the morning coffee and registrations, educators gathered in the Plenary Hall and were addressed by Abhishek Bagchi, Director, World Peace Schools. This was followed by a welcome note from Ravi Santlani, CEO, ScooNews. Lt Col A Sekhar (Chief Mentor), Principal, Hyderabad Public School, Kadapa delivered a brief introduction to begin the conference.

A digital note was delivered by Dr. Swati Popat Vats, President, the Early Childhood Association (ECA) & Association for Primary Education and Research (APER) on the Crux of NCF-ECCE. Following this, Omkar Joshi, Head – Marketing, Teachmint, delivered a presentation on Integrated Curriculum.

Ratnesh Kumar Jha, MD & CEO, South East Asia, Burlington Group of Companies spoke about the Convergence of Design and Execution of NEP 2020 and NCF. He proceeded proceeded to introduce Lt Col A Sekhar, Principal, Hyderabad Public School, Kadapa, Gunmeet Bindra, Principal, Daly College Indore and Aarati Nagaraj, Principal, Purkal Youth Development Society, Dehradun, the lead mentors for the focused discussion groups.

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After a quick tea break, the school leaders were divided into groups in three separate breakout rooms for discussion. The first group was mentored by Aarati Nagaraj on NCF-ECCE. The second breakout room was mentored by Lt Col A Sekhar on the topic NCF-School Education. The third breakout room was mentored by Gunmeet Bindra on NCF-Teacher Education.

Post-lunch, the leaders assembled back to Plenary Hall where Lt Col A Sekhar led an open house discussion. Following this, each group shared the findings on their respective topics led by their mentors. Ravi Santlani and Abhishek Bagchi delivered the thank you note. Educators gathered for a group photo after the conference and the evening concluded over tea and snacks.

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