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STAFF ORIENTATION PROGRAMME-31-05-2018

The LCS staff participated in various contemporary CBSE certified staff enrichment programs during the start of the academic year 2017-18. Teachers who had participated in these programs highlighted the beneficial points to the staff members.
Ms Shanthi Menezes spoke about the Capacity Building program which lay emphasis on education as a fundamental right, importance of Article 21-A of the Indian Constitution in education, and the role of social environment in the education system. The session also consisted of the application of Jerome Bruner’s theory of cognitive development and Lev Vygotsky’s theory of social learning in education.
Ms Shamitha Machado and Ms Kavyashree spoke about the Physics workshop which highlighted the different enthusiastic techniques, both theoretical and practical, to teach physics to students. The session showcased physics experiments was activity based.
Ms Linet D’Souza spoke about the “Innovation Thinker Lab” program which focused on the NITI Aayog. She also spoke about the NITI’s vision of establishing Atal Tinkering Laboratories (ATLs) in schools across India to foster curiosity, creativity, and imagination in young students.
Ms Lavina Castelino briefed about the Geography workshop which included application of innovative methods of teaching geography to students, like the usage of cartography in class, field trips, visual aids of teaching, demonstrations, analysis of concepts, and value based teaching.
Ms Shaila Pereira conducted a session on the AICS Conference attended by the school staff, which lay emphasis on the leadership qualities of the teachers, and the possibility of creating an understanding between teachers and students through usage of social media and technology.
Ms Anita Pinto spoke about the First Aid workshop which stressed on the need for easy access to basic first aid in schools. She highlighted the importance of prevention of illness and injury in school, and of the awareness of basic techniques such as creating a comfortable environment for the injured and ill, bandaging, CPR, and providing emotional comfort.
Ms Linnet Pereira spoke about the Pre-Primary workshop which emphasized on adapting creative teaching techniques for kindergarten to class III, like storytelling, show-and-tell, phonetics, and music.
Ms Preethi briefed about the Teaching Methods program which highlighted the four pillars of education, i.e., learning to know, to do, to be, and to live together. Patterns and theories of learning were also discussed.

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