E-learning

Online Sessions 20202019-212018-192017-182016-17
The Journey To Become A Teacher

On 21st May 2020, a live panel discussion was organized on the journey to be a teacher by MES’s PCER, Chembur.

The panel consisted of second year student speakers – Ms.Tanmayee and Ms. Niharika. The panel discussion was anchored by first year student – Ms. Cristin.

Through a series of questions and answers, the panelists walked their audience through the journey of transforming into an efficient teacher. Starting with choices and ambitions to highlight the important aspects of the course, the speakers provided a wholesome picture of the Bachelors of Education course. The speakers’ passion and enthusiasm towards teaching was well reflected throughout the discussion.

The panel discussion was attended by student teachers, teachers and those aspiring to take up teaching as a profession in the future.

Under the steady guidance of Dr. Reni Francis, Principal, the session proved to be fruitful in covering all the key aspects and efforts that go into the journey of becoming a teacher.

The above session can be viewed https:www.youtube.com/watch?v=PXRxK_aP0zc

Panel Discussion On “Should Men Opt For Teaching As A Profession?”

A Panel discussion on ‘Should Men opt for Teaching as a profession?’ was organized by MES’s PCER,Chembur. The discussion was moderated by Ms.Farzana Dohadwala. The three panelists on the discussion were :-

Mr. Suresh Shetty, Academic Head, Mahesh Tutorials
Mr. Shelwin Pereira, President, Theresa High School
Mr. Nikil Fernandes, Teacher, Christ Church School

Choosing Teaching as a Profession for a male teacher was a choice for them, right from ages, when we say Teacher we think of a female teacher , where most of the schools had a male teacher as physical training, drawing, or craft teacher . As of all we say that the teacher is a second mother who is caring, kind and considerate. But as a male teacher , they faced challenges from the student point of view that a male teacher is strict, tough and rigid to them but nowadays, even a male teacher is kind towards the student. In all, a male teacher tries to keep the class enthusiastic, so that the students interact with them and the class will be interesting. At last in the end of the discussion Mr. Suresh Shetty said , ” If you do what you enjoy and you can achieve excellence in that and once you achieve excellence in any field, you have great career in any field , In any field you enjoy doing you can achieve excellence in that and once you achieve excellence everything else will follow.”

The session can be viewed in https: www.youtube.com/watch?v=iA3p4c2jK8I

Live Session on Parenting Styles

This session was conducted by Principal, Dr. Reni Francis for the parents of Chembur English High School on Saturday,30th May. Dr. Reni used the following mnemonics and narrated vivid stories to illustrate the ideas very effectively.

P – Positive and patient,
A -Attitude and Actions,
R -Reassuring and realistic
E -Emotional and empathetic,
N – Nourish and nurture,
T -Togetherness

The session made a great impact on the audience especially since there is a lot of anxiety and restlessness among the members of the family during this Covid-19 lockdown. Dr. Daphne Pillai, Chairperson of the Management Board of Mahatma Education Society rightly expressed maam’s session as “ Excellent session in storytelling format which kept the viewers’ attention from start to finish”

The session can be viewed in https: www.youtube.com/watch?v=vTQJ1RKqJW0

Once upon a time …Stories to overcome depression, anxiety, stress

Once upon a time the world was threatened by a tiny germ which had the capacity to knock the life out of anybody who it came in contact with. The nations world wide were arrested under a lockdown so strict, that it sent across waves of hopelessness and despair. It was like opening Pandora’s box all over again!

People were slowly but steadily being snared in the clutches of the evils set out by this doomed box. Apart from the life threatening virus spreading across the world like wildfire, this was a mental virus nobody had a cure for. No medicines, no therapy, no operation could curb this dreadful illness. Until…

One morning our Principal ,Dr. Reni Francis sat down to tell us stories. Through her session on 17th June 2020, Once upon a time…stories to overcome depression, anxiety, stress, Dr. Reni Francis narrated stories of hope, stories of harmony, stories of positivity. The stories she narrated were of optimism and resilience which gave us a newfound vigour to face life and overcome our difficulties. People from all walks of life listened to the stories ardently. It was like fresh air breathed into the lives of the listeners. The stories nourished us and awakened hope to overcome tough times. It made us believe there is light at the end of the tunnel. That, it is only a matter of endurance and patience required to bring out the best in ourselves.

Just like the Hope that arose last from Pandora’s box, tales of endurance and optimism swept over our hearts and washed away the evil spirits of anxiety, depression and stress. For we realized that the antidote needed for this mental virus could be found nowhere but from within.

And just like that with hope in our hearts and courage in our hands, thanking our dear Principal for rekindling our spirits, we renewed and rejuvenated ourselves to meet the challenges ahead.

Link: https://youtu.be/mCjolvWdrBs

Expert Talk on Teacher Education Practices Across Boundaries

MES’s PCER, Chembur organized an Expert Talk via You Tube Live on the topic Teacher Education Practices Across Boundaries by Dr. Matthew A. Witenstein on 18th June, 2020. The session was hosted by Principal Dr. Reni Francis.

Matthew A. Witenstein , Ph.D, Assistant Professor, Department of Educational Administration, School of Education and Health Sciences, University of Dayton focused on the Teacher Education Practices that need to be adapted in this pandemic. During this period of pandemic we should support our students mentally. He observed that it is important for a teacher to be engaged with the community because when you engage with the community you can connect with them in the classroom. He stated that teacher education and teacher training that provide adaptable framework can really help in guiding the practices.

The link to view the session is :https://youtu.be/xp_9YfpkxsM

Mental Health Session – ‘Here I am to Hear you’

In order to celebrate National Doctor’s Day, the Extension Department of PCER, Chembur organised an online session on mental health titled ‘Here I am to Hear you’ on 1st July, 2020. The speakers for the session were Dr. Sheryl John Senthilnathan, Consultant Psychiatrist, Dr. L.H. Hiranandani Hospital, Powai and Dr. Vivek Chincholkar, Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry, Kalwa Hospital, Thane.

Dr. Sheryl spoke about various mental health practices that can be useful for an individual to remain positive and active during this pandemic scenario. She also shared some of her clinical experiences as a practitioner. She described many techniques such as keeping a gratitude journal, following a good diet, sleeping well etc. for one to remain positive. She emphasized that mental health is not a destiny, it is a process that one should try to attain it on a day-to-day basis

Dr Vivek spoke about his experience as a Clinical Practitioner. He gave insights about psychiatry and its treatment and how it is very important for one to focus on mental health.

The session was attended by the students, faculty and alumni and there were more than 150 viewers for the live session. The Session was very useful and informative with a lot of practical approaches. The activity was in line with SDG#3: Good Health and Well-being and can be viewed at https:www.youtube.com/watch?v=9tysKFYeGiE&t=2892s

World day for International Justice

In order to mark the World Day for International Justice, the Department of Co-Curricular Activities organized a talk titled ‘Your Courage – Your Asset’ where we interacted with Ms. Meenakshi Mukherjee, a legal consultant and PoSH (Prevention of Sexual Harassment) enabler who spoke about ‘PoSH and the Legal Rights of Teachers.’ The event was in line with SDG #5: Gender Equality and had 95 live views on PCER’s YouTube channel.

The discussion started with Ms. Meenakshi speaking about the importance of the day as well as the need for justice. She also spoke about the history of the PoSH Act in India as the workplace is one of the main areas where justice is required. Teachers,therefore, needed to be aware about what constitutes harassment, whether sexual or not, and in case the harassment is sexual in nature, what is the legal recourse available to them.

Few of the things which came out of the discussion were:

  1. Under the umbrella of the PoSH Act 2013, every school or college can frame their own guidelines for PoSH.
  2. The UGC has also published guidelines for the same and these are gender-neutral and all encompassing.
  3. Every HEI should set up guidelines and practices to enable gender equality and promote good practices among all stakeholders.
  4. The role of a PoSH enabler becomes very crucial in setting up such guidelines.
  5. All trainee-teachers should know their legal rights in case they are harassed and this will begin with being able to understand when and how they are being harassed and how they can collect evidence regarding the same.

The session can be viewed at https: www.youtube.com/watch?v=E0TMsv9cXWo

Cancer Awareness Day

National Cancer Awareness Day 2020 is observed every year on November 7 to raise the awareness of cancer and encourage its prevention. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), cancer is the second leading cause of death globally. In 2018, approximately 18 million cases were there globally, of which, 1.5 million were in India alone. In view of these alarming signs, PCER Chembur organised an Expert Talk on National Cancer Awareness Day. The Resource person for the session was Shaini Joy Doctorate in Nursing Practice, Oncology and works as a practitioner at MD Anderson Cancer Center which is ranked No. 1 in cancer care in U.S. News & World Report’s annual “Best Hospitals” survey. The session was conducted on YouTube Live – https://youtu.be/kJmhhc0JyXo

The session highlighted on aspects of Cancer such as the meaning, risk factors, myths of cancer, common cancers in India, the statistics of the alarming growth of Cancer, Cancer screening and protections, reducing the risk of cancer through early detection and treatment. The risk factors included Family history, Smoking and Tobacco, High alcohol consumption, Poor diet, Low physical activity, Sun and other types of radiation, Viruses and other infections. Few early warning signs for different types of Cancers were indicated such as

  • Unexplained weight loss, loss of appetite (stomach, colon, bone, lung cancer)
  • Feeling tired or fatigue (most cancers)
  • Fever , easy bruising (blood cancer or leukemia)
  • Pain (colon, ovary, bone )
  • Skin changes like moles (skin cancer)
  • Lumps (breast, bone, head & neck, testicular)
  • Changes in stool or urine habits (colon, bladder, prostate)
  • Sores that don’t heal (oral, rectal)
  • Unusual vaginal bleeding or discharge (vaginal, cervical)
  • Cough with phlegm (lung )
  • Night sweats (Blood cancer like Leukemia)
  • Trouble swallowing (oral , lung, esophageal)
  • Headaches, confusion, vision changes, weakness (brain)

As an early detection of Cancer, Screening is the most important aspect that can help in saving one’s life. The Cancers that can be screened are Breast, Cervical, Colorectal. As a prevention measure for Cancer it is important to exercise, eat a healthy and balanced diet, quit smoking , reduce alcohol intake etc.The session was highly informative and well appreciated by the viewers, various questions were posed such- Are the HPV vaccines efficient ? Which age group of girls or women can take this vaccine ? We keep phones under our pillow while sleeping is there some risk of radiation?

Why Should You Choose Teaching Profession

In a world where different professions prevail and teaching being a profession that has been a career for many individuals from the beginning. PCER, Chembur took the initiative to discuss the topic WHY SHOULD YOU CHOOSE TEACHING PROFESSION on 17th May, 2020. The panelists were from different backgrounds of the teaching profession. Master Sharvesh Bharat , a class 9 student from Chembur English school; Ms. Chandrani Banerjee , a B.Ed Aspirant; Ms. Sherry Jose, F.Y B.Ed student of PCER chembur & Ms. Sabrina Mukadam , a teacher from Don Bosco International School were the panelists for the discussion. The principal Dr Reni Francis Ma’am hosted the panel discussion on an online portal. The discussion was live on the YouTube and Facebook page of PCER. The discussion was riveting and it ended with questions posed by the viewers. The panel discussion was appreciated by all and the response of the viewers were overwhelming. The session could be viewed in https: www.youtube.com/watch?v=ackDT4vpQFo

Sem III : E-Learning Material Schedule – Two Year B.Ed. CBCS
SubjectLink
CC 4: Assessment for LearningUnit 1 a | Unit 1 b | Unit 1 c
Unit 2 a | Unit 2 b | Unit 2 c (Part 1), (Part 2), (Part 3), (Part 4)
EC 2: Pedagogy of School SubjectEnglish: Unit 1 a | Unit 1 b | Unit 1 c
Unit 2 a | Unit 2 b | Unit 2 c - Topic 1, Topic 2
Economics: Unit 1 a | Unit 1 b | Unit 1 c
Unit 2 a - Topic 1, Topic 2 | Unit 2 b and c | Unit 2 c
History: Unit 1 a | Unit 1 b | Unit 1 c
Unit 2 a - Topic 1, Topic 2 | Unit 2 b | Unit 2 c
Maths: Unit 1 a | Unit 1 b | Unit 1 c
Unit 2 a | Unit 2 b | Unit 2 c
Science: Unit 1 a | Unit 1 b | Unit 1 c
Unit 2 a | Unit 2 b | Unit 2 c
IC 3: Language Across CurriculumUnit 1 a and b | Unit 1 c
Unit 2 a | Unit 2 b | Unit 2 c
Online Classwork 2020

Online Sessions 2020








Student Enrichment Online Session 2019-20

Kindly check for an online course in CC3
https://www.open.edu/openlearncreate/course/view.php?id=5010
Kindly check for an online course in IC4
https://www.open.edu/openlearncreate/course/view.php?id=4989
Kindly check for the online course in CC3: Unit 5
https://www.open.edu/openlearncreate/course/view.php?id=4996&notifyeditingon=1

Online Test

https://www.classmarker.com
(Online test for the Course 4 – Knowledge and Curriculum)


Online Tests 2019-21

Online Content Test was scheduled on 12th March, 2020 for the batch 2019-21. Students were given their unique log in and password. They logged in http://onlinetest.pcer.ac.in/ with the help of their log in and Password. They selected their Elective Course 1 and started their test. It was interesting as well as quick to complete the test.

Method teachers had already uploaded the question bank. So the computer generated questions from it randomly. Each year the method teacher updates and upgrades the question bank based on the change in syllabus as well as to add more items in the bank.

The result is generated and shared with the students. This helps the students to know about their mistakes and also get the correct answer.

So this process of online examinations helps the students in manifold ways like:

  1. Prepare for the content test
  2. Get an opportunity to appear for online examination
  3. Receive quick results to develop their morale and confidence


Online Tests 2018-19

Objectives

  1. To develop an online formative assessment and feedback system for the students
  2. To equip the B.Ed. students for Online Examinations
  3. To inculcate habits of paperless transactions in the B.Ed. curriculum
  4. To develop time management among students

Number of Beneficiaries: 157 student teachers

Test Conducted:

  1. Method wise tests were successfully conducted with the student teachers of both 17-18 second method and 18-19 first method batch students. The following instructions were given:
  2. Login to access test through MES ID. Registration is not required.
  3. Following are the features of Online Objective Practice test
    1. We can add 2 type qs – objective qs with options OR writing one word answer
    2. Timer is added
    3. We can apply random qs feature. It means we can add 50-100 qs per test and limit to display 20-30 qs randomly
    4. Meta tag / description / hint can be added
    5. Test summary is provided
  4. User login details with time, date, browser and IP address
  5. Student Test attempt details / results / leader board will be generated

User is restricted to access TEST with same login in two machine. At a time user can login from one computer.

Format of Online Test



Online Tests 2017-18

Objectives

  1. To develop an online formative assessment and feedback system for the students
  2. To equip the B.Ed. students for Online Examinations
  3. To inculcate habits of paperless transactions in the B.Ed. curriculum
  4. To develop time management among students

Number of Beneficiaries: 101 student teachers

Test Conducted:

  1. Method wise tests were successfully conducted with the student teachers of both 16-17 second method and 17-18 first method batch students. The following instructions were given:
  2. Login to access test through MES ID. Registration is not required.
  3. Following are the features of Online Objective Practice test
    1. We can add 2 type qs – objective qs with options OR writing one word answer
    2. Timer is added
    3. We can apply random qs feature. It means we can add 50-100 qs per test and limit to display 20-30 qs randomly
    4. Meta tag / description / hint can be added
    5. Test summary is provided
  4. User login details with time, date, browser and IP address
  5. Student Test attempt details / results / leader board will be generated

User is restricted to access TEST with same login in two machine . At a time user can login from one computer.

Timetable

DateDayTimeLanguage
2nd March, 2017Thursday4:00 - 5:00 p.m.Economics
28th February, 2017Tuesday4:00 - 5:00 p.m.History
25th February, 2017Saturday4:00 - 5:00 p.m.Science
23rd February, 2017Thursday4:00 - 5:00 p.m.Maths & Commerce
20th February, 2017Monday4:00 - 5:00 p.m.English & Hindi

Format of Online Test



Online Tests 2016-17

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Online Exam Timetable for Fourth Semester Students

DateDayTimeLanguage
02/03/2017Thursday4:00-5:00 pmEconomics
28/02/2017Tuesday4:00-5:00 pmHistory
25/02/2017Saturday4:00-5:00 pmScience
23/02/2017Thursday4:00-5:00 pmMaths & Commerce
20/02/2017Monday4:00-5:00 pmEnglish & Hindi