28 Jul 2023
CBSE Capacity Building Program
On August 28, 2023, our school hosted a comprehensive capacity-building program organized by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) in collaboration with our educational institution. This program was centered around the implementation of the National Education Policy 2020 (NEP 2020), a landmark reform in the Indian education system. The event was attended by a total of 60 dedicated educators from various disciplines and grade levels.
The main objective of the program was to equip teachers with a deep understanding of the key principles and components of NEP 2020 and to provide them with the necessary tools and strategies to effectively integrate these reforms into their teaching practices. The event aimed to facilitate a smooth transition towards the new educational paradigm envisioned by NEP 2020, fostering holistic development, critical thinking, and 21st-century skills among students.
Throughout the day, participants engaged in a series of enlightening workshops, interactive discussions, and informative presentations. Distinguished speakers and experts in the field of education delved into the fundamental tenets of NEP 2020, including its emphasis on experiential learning, interdisciplinary studies, and promoting a well-rounded education.
Attendees had the opportunity to share their insights, concerns, and ideas related to the practical implementation of NEP 2020 within our school's context. Collaborative group activities and brainstorming sessions were organized to encourage teachers to devise innovative teaching methodologies that align with the spirit of the policy.
The program also highlighted the significance of fostering a growth mindset, teacher autonomy, and continuous professional development, all of which are core elements of NEP 2020. Teachers were encouraged to leverage technology as an enabler of effective learning and were introduced to various digital resources that could enhance their teaching practices.
The capacity-building program was enriched by the valuable insights and expertise shared by two distinguished resource persons:
Ms. Anupama Sharma Ms. Anupama Sharma, a retired Principal from Panchkula, brought a wealth of experience and knowledge to the event. With a distinguished career in education, Ms. Sharma has a deep understanding of educational policies and practices. Her contributions during the program were marked by her practical approach to implementing educational reforms. Drawing from her extensive leadership experience, she provided attendees with real-world examples and actionable strategies for aligning classroom practices with the principles of NEP 2020.
Ms. Sheetal Sharma Another prominent resource person, Ms. Sheetal Sharma, the Principal of DAV Public School (River Side) in Ambala Cantt, added a contemporary perspective to the program. Her school has been recognized for its innovative teaching methods and progressive approach to education. Ms. Sheetal Sharma's presentation and interactive sessions focused on the successful implementation of experiential learning, skill development, and interdisciplinary studies within the framework of NEP 2020. Her insights into how her school had effectively integrated these practices into their curriculum served as an inspiring model for other educators.
Both Ms. Anupama Sharma and Ms. Sheetal Sharma contributed significantly to the program by sharing their practical experiences, best practices, and valuable advice on aligning teaching methodologies with the goals of NEP 2020. Their presence enriched the event and provided our attending teachers with actionable insights that they could readily incorporate into their classrooms, ultimately enhancing the learning experience for our students.
Overall, the capacity-building program was a resounding success, leaving our educators motivated and equipped to embark on their NEP 2020 journey. By equipping them with the knowledge and tools to create a more engaging and holistic learning experience for our students, the program served as a vital stepping stone towards realizing the vision of the National Education Policy 2020.