Conducted a Workshop on “Multiple Intelligence” for in-service teachers of primary section from ‘M’ ward, Mumbai on the theme “Beyond Teaching” on 12th June, 2017, organised by MES’s Chembur English Primary School, Chembur, Mumbai.
Conducted an In-service training for Secondary and Primary school teachers under the Archdiocesan Board of Education, Mumbai on the topic Multiple Intelligences and Emotional Quotient on 5th June, 2017.
Conducted a Workshop on Multiple Intelligences for the teachers of YOUNGIN International Preschool, Vikhroli on 3rd June, 2017.
Conducted a Workshop on “Reflective thinking in Teaching and Learning” for in-service teachers of primary section from ‘M’ ward, Mumbai on the theme “Beyond Teaching” on 12th June, 2017, organised by MES’s Chembur English Primary School, Chembur, Mumbai.
Conducted Session on Instructional Design Model at the Department of Education, University of Mumbai, for a Certificate Course in Instructional Design.
Conducted Session on Innovative Methods of Teaching for Participatory Learning Environment at the Department of Education, University of Mumbai, for a Certificate Course in Teacher Education for International Schools.
Conducted Session on Innovative Methods of Teaching for Participatory Learning Environment at the MCT – Manjara College of Training, Airoli, for a Certificate Course in Teacher Education for International Schools.
Conducted a workshop on ‘Effective Parenting’ for the parents of grade 5-7 from Chembur English High School, Chembur on 2nd July, 2016.
Conducted a workshop on ‘Multiple Intelligences Approach’ for the teachers of YOUNGIN International, Pre-school, Vikroli on 2nd July, 2016.
Conducted a workshop on ‘Teacher – a role model’ for the Primary school teachers of OLPS, Chembur on 6th July, 2016.
Conducted a One Day Workshop on ‘Skill Development in Responding to Texts’ for the students of B.Ed. (Special Education – HI, ASD, ID) at CCYM’s Hashu Advani College of Special Education on the 16th of November, 2016
Conducted a One Day Workshop on ‘Reflecting upon Writing as a Process and Product’ for the students of B. Ed. (Special Education – HI, ASD, ID) at CCYM’s Hashu Advani College of Special Education on the 17th of November, 2016
Delivered an Expert Talk on “Role of Parents as Co educators in this World of Tuitions and Technology” for the AGM on 24th September, 2016, at Bethany Convent, Panvel.
Attended a two day training session on Disaster Management conducted by MCGM in collaboration with Pillais’ College of Education and Research, Chembur.
Conducted a Workshop on Awareness on Corporal Punishment on 16th June, 2016 in Room No. 401, PCER, Chembur Campus.
Organised workshop on Emotional Intelligence by Ms. Shamim Modi, Chairperson, School of Law and Justice on 14th October 2015.
Dr. Reni Francis conducted a Workshop on Multiple Intelligence and Revised Bloom’s Taxonomy at the 1st ABE Change Makers Conclave in association with Next Education on 3rd December, 2015.
Dr. Reni Francis conducted a Workshop on Nine Multiple Intelligences at Podar Institute of Education, Andheri for the prospective teachers of Early Childhood Care and Education on 21st October, 2015.
Participated in a one day workshop on Expressions through Emotions, organized by the IQAC, K. J. Somaiya Comprehensive College of Education, Training and Research, as a part of EPC-II Drama & Art in Education on 13th February, 2016.
Participated in a one day seminar cum workshop on Drama and Art in Education, organized by the IQAC, Bombay Teachers Training College, Colaba, Mumbai, on 8th February, 2016.
Participated in one day workshop on syllabus preparation in Extension work at Department of Life Long Learning and Extension, University of Mumbai on 15th February, 2016.
Attended the Post-epiSTEME6 Workshop titled “Teaching the Nature of Science through Historical Case Studies” by Prof. Douglas Allchin (University of Minnesota, USA), on 22nd December, 2015 at Homi Bhabha Centre for Science Education, TIFR, Mumbai.
Participated in the 3-days workshop on “Research in elearning in Higher Education” in collaboration with British Council, India during 1st – 3rd September, 2015 at SNDT Women’s University, Mumbai.
Participated in two day Zonal Workshop on “Sexual Harassment of women at workplace (prevention, prohibition and redressal) Act, 2013 and related issues” jointly organized by the Women Development Cell, University of Mumbai and R. A. Podar College of Commerce and Economics, Matunga (E) on 27th and 28th August, 2015.
Attended workshop on Innovations in Teaching Science, organized by MES’s Chembur English High School, on 13th July, 2015.
Participated in ICSSR (WRC) sponsored 6 days Research Methodology Workshop in Social in Sciences organized by Pillais’ College of Education and Research in collaboration with Mahatma Night Degree college of Arts and Commerce from 8th – 14th August, 2015.
Participated in a one day seminar cum workshop on Drama and Art in Education, organized by the the IQAC, Bombay Teachers Training College, Colaba, Mumbai, on 8th February, 2016.
Participated in a one day workshop on Expressions through Emotions, organized by the IQAC, K.J Somaiya Comprehensive College of Education, Training & Research, as a part of EPC-II Drama and Art in Education on 13th February, 2016.
Attended Workshop on ‘Changing the Landscape of teaching, learning and evaluation’ at Pillai College of Education & Research on 18th February 2015.
Participated in workshop on ‘Building Capacities of Researchers in South Asia for Publishing in Academic Journal’ organized by TISS on 29th and 30th January 2015.
Conducted a Session on 3 R’s Sept 6th 2014 organised by the N.S.S dept., MNDC.
Attended One Day Workshop on “Avishkar Research Convention” 2014-15 on 3rd July, 2014 at Parle Tilak Vidyalaya Association’s Mulund College of Commerce, Mulund West, Mumbai-400 080.
Resource person to conduct a Session on SWOT analysis, for ICT in ECT course at Pillai College of Education and Research, Chembur.
Resource person to conduct a Workshop on Co operative learning for teachers of St. Stanislaus school, Bandra.
Research has always been held dear at PCER, and in the month of July, the college organised a five-day workshop on ‘Research Methodology in Social Sciences’ which was sponsored by the Indian Council of Social Science Research, Western Regional Centre, Mumbai.
Aimed at acquainting the participants with research and research methodologies, The workshop saw eminent personalities from the HOD of the Department of Education, Mumbai University, Prof. Shefali Pandya to the Dean of the School of Education, TISS, Dr. G.G. Wankhede enthral the audience with their knowledge and expertise. From managing the Review of Literature to methodologies of qualitative and quantitative research right up to the mechanics of report writing, all aspects in the field of research were discussed threadbare. It was a perfect start to the new academic year!
Ms. Shubadra Shenoy, Head – Secondary Section, Shishuvan School and an alumnus of PCER Chembur conducted an enthralling workshop of the various ice-breakers that students can use before they launch on to the topic being taught.
As an administrator, she says that she has always found that teachers prepare very well for what they wish to teach but can rarely come up with a good ‘set induction’ Organised by the ICBN Centre, an Alumni of PCER initiative, this workshop helped allay the fears of the new trainee-teachers as they sharpened their micro-teaching skills and prepared for the practice lessons.
As teachers to the Upper Primary and Secondary school students, teacher-trainees have to be aware of the various problems that children face today and be able to guide them one. One prevalent issue, which is often hushed up and swept under the carpet, is that of Child Abuse.
One may think that the Indian society is unaffected by this but statistics prove otherwise. Ms. Tabassum from Child Line India Foundation delivered a hard-hitting talk on cases of child abuse in India and how awareness about this is vital. She discussed ways to broach this topic with children of various age groups, simple strategies to deal with them and introduced the students to the Helpline 1098 that is a toll free number installed by the Ministry of Woman and Child Development, Government of India, which can be accessed by any concerned adult to provide post traumatic care to an abused child. Trainee-teachers were encouraged to ask questions and clear their doubts and the session ended with them becoming aware of the seriousness of their profession and the responsibilities that come along with it.
Ms. Shailaja Mulay, Vice Principal, St. Michael’s High School, Andheri and one of the lead educationists in establishing the CCE pattern in the SSC curriculum, was the resource person for this very enriching workshop.
After a formal welcome by the Principal of PCER Dr. Sunita Wadikar, Ms. Mulay highlighted the meaning, features and concepts of CCE followed by different stages of assessment and the features of formative and summative assessments. She highlighted nuances of Formative Assessment with its meaning, features and tools. She emphasized on typologies of question paper with the help of sample questions. She also focused on Bloom’s Taxonomy to frame questions and also added ideas to her talk about how to develop value based questions. At the end, she zeroed in on the recording and documentation of students’ performance with the help of example report card, which was designed by some schools; she detailed the features of recording scholastic, co- scholastic and co-curricular activities.
Mr. Sunil Raikar, CEO of Groom India with an experience of more than 18 years in the US in the field of hospitality has been conducting training and personality workshops for corporate.
He was the perfect resource person to illustrate the various ways in which we can crack the coveted job interviews which were right around the corner. Mr. Sunil Raikar discussed various points about interviews, such as:
- One should be prepared for off track questions. These are the unexpected questions and tests one’s confidence and presence of mind.
- The teacher requires to have good content knowledge, communication skill and should always be positive.
- A person should be genuine enough to know what he/she wants and is capable of and should never bluff her way through an interview. This calls for deep introspection and self-awareness.
- An individual should be confident but not over confident. While facing an interview, one should have a firm handshake The voice should be loud enough to be heard by the interviewer.
- All answers should be put forth in a positive manner.
- Fillers like ‘aaa’ or ‘umm’ should be avoided.
- Even our CVs should reflect our personality. They should be grammatically correct, proof read and printed on 110 GSM bond paper.
He also emphasized that Language is never taught but caught. So as a future teacher one must improve communication skills, build vocabulary, keep a check on pronunciation, work toward good grammar, have a strong voice not soft spoken or harsh, all of which makes ones personality. Along with this one must build up one’s confidence develop reasoning skill and be optimistic. Developing a habit of reading the newspaper and keeping oneself abreast with the latest happenings of the world adds to one’s personality. Mr. Raikar, not only spoke about all the above points but also made some of the students enact various scenarios so that our unconscious behaviour were evident to us. The workshop was an eye opener and much needed before students step into the workforce.
A workshop on puppetry was conducted by Ms. Samita Shetty, Asst. Professor – PCER Chembur, on the 07th of March 2014 for the students of ‘B’ division and on 28th March, 2014 for the students of ‘A’ division of the B.Ed. course.
The workshop began with a puppet show on health and hygiene, followed by a discussion on the concept of puppets and their use in educational situations. The need to incorporate puppets into the teaching learning process was felt by the students and teachers. Since listening to stories through puppets is enjoyed by all, children as well as adults, it was unanimously opined that puppets can be successfully and interestingly used at all levels of education. With this perspective in mind, the different types and uses of puppets were discussed. Simultaneously the methodology for preparation of puppets and presentation of these puppets was The different types of puppets that were described were: stick puppets, marionettes, finger puppets, paper bag puppets, paper plate puppets, glove puppets, string puppets, body puppets and box puppets. Students were asked to carry scrap material from home and so were able to prepare samples of few types of puppets. The next section of the workshop dealt with the methodology for conducting a puppet show. The points that were covered were:
- Selection of an appropriate theme for the story according to the age and maturity level of the target group.
- The designing of the stage and backdrop when conducting the puppet show.
- Points to be kept in mind when handling puppets and narrating the story.
- The importance of voice modulation and the technique of voice modulation.
As conclusion, the educational implications and the use of puppetry in the various subjects were elicited from the students.
Participated in one day workshop on “Blue Print of B.Ed Question Papers” held at Bombay Teachers’ Training College, Colaba on 15th September, 2012.
Participated in the ICSSR sponsored 7 day workshop on Research Methodology in Social Sciences organized by K. J. Somaiya Comprehensive College of Education, Training and Research, Vidyavihar from 1st – 8th December, 2012.
A workshop on Transactional Analysis on 15th December, 2012 was held by PCER Chembur. The resource person for the day was Dr. Giri Shankar from G. S. Ventures. The session began with the administration of a questionnaire on TA followed by an interactive session on the different kinds of personalities.
The second part of the session consisted of analysis of a few personalities and how to respond to people knowing the others personality to avoid conflicts. In all the workshop was very interactive and beneficial to the B.Ed. students.
A workshop on personality development was conducted by Mr. Sunil Raikar on October, 2012. The session focused on providing students with skills to face an interview. It stressed on the need to develop general knowledge, etiquettes, grooming, communication skills etc for performing well during job interviews. Students conducted a mock interview which highlighted the various aspects to be taken care of while attending an interview. It was a highly enjoyable and enriching workshop and Mr. Raikar exhorted the students to always maintain a positive attitude in their lives.
Workshop on ‘Lamasa- Beautify your home and everything around’ conducted by Ms. Bandana Basu, a Soroptimist Sister, from 3:30 – 5:30 p.m. on 22nd September, 2012.
The workshop was conducted in collaboration with Soroptimist International Chembur Chapter. There were 50 active participants from B.Ed. section. Bandana Basu taught us basics of Lamasa art. The students were thrilled at the creativity and the zeal with which Ms. Bandana Basu conducted her session. They were also super enthusiastic and enjoyed making roses and key pegs. It was a wonderful learning experience and we all thoroughly enjoyed it. It was our first successful attempt to raise fund for a good cause.
A workshop on Self Management was conducted by Prajapita Brahma Kumari on 7th August, 2012. The workshop was conducted by Brahma Kumari Arpita, Brahma Kumari Sarojini and Brahma Kumari Roma.
The workshop highlighted on how to manage the self effectively. Brahmakumari Arpita gave a presentation on the importance of self and how one should develop self-respect and self-esteem. It is only through proper self management that one can develop inner peace. The session also dealt with the importance of placing self at the highest form, in order to be one with the Atman.
The workshop concluded with a session on meditation and breathing techniques for increasing self awareness. The audience was completely charged towards the end of the day.