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DIRECTORATE OF PROJECT PLANNING &

IN-SERVICE EDUCATION, DAVCMC.

ANNUAL REPORT - 2008-09


Directorate of Project Planning & In-service (DPPI), the in-service
training wing of the DAV College Managing Committee is
proactively engaged in training, networking and educational
research. In the year 2008-09 DPPI conducted 34 in-service
courses for the DAV Heads of Schools and teachers, training
15481 DAV personnel. DPPI courses are conducted not only at
Delhi but also at different locations all over India depending upon
the density of DAV schools in the region.

The programme-wise table given below indicates participation of DAV personnel in the
training programmes conducted in 2008-09.
S.N Date / Venue Name of the No. of No. of
o. Programme Program Particip
mes ants
1. MAY 16 TO 22, ORIENTATION 1 27
2008 PROGRAMME
Hansraj College, FOR THE HEADS OF DAV
Delhi GRANTS-IN-AID
SCHOOLS
2. May 19th to 25th, Master Trainer – 1 36
2008 Mathematics
Gurgaon
3. MAY 24 TO 30, INDUCTION 1 41
2008 PROGRAMME -VIII
Hansraj College, FOR NEWLY APPOINTED
Delhi HEADS OF DAV
SCHOOLS
4. June 06 to 12, Master Trainer – 1 44
2008 ENGLISH
DAV P School,
Hehal Ranchi
5. June 07 to 13, Master Trainer – 1 80
2008 Mathematics
DAV P School,
Hehal Ranchi
6. June 23rd to 29th, Master Trainer – 1 27
2008 ENGLISH
DAV P School,
Lashkar Rd.
Haridwar
7. July 7th to 13th, Master Trainer – 1 37
2008 ENGLISH
Police DAV PS
Jalandhar Cantt.
8. July 9th to 14th, Master Trainer – 1 45
2008 Mathematics
DAV PS Jalandhar.
9. Sept 2nd - Oct 1st, Performance 23 14000
2008 Enhancement
IGNOU, Delhi Programme (PEP)
Tele- Conferencing
through EDUSAT
1 Nov. 28th – 30th, English Workshop 1 37
0. 2008
Bhatgaon (CG)
1 March 23-24, Follow up of Master 1 440
1. 2009 Trainer Programme –
IGNOU, Delhi Maths
Tele- Conferencing
through EDUSAT
1 March 25-27, Follow up of Master 1 667
2. 2009 Trainer Programme –
IGNOU, Delhi English
Tele- Conferencing
through EDUSAT
1 March 17, 2009 Advocacy Programme 2 200
3. March 30, 2009 for Prevention of Drug-
Abuse in Adolescents
1 March 17, 2009 Interactive Workshops 2 200
4. March 30, 2009 with Adolescents for
Prevention of Drug-
Abuse
TOTAL 38 15881

A. Innovation in Education: In-service Education of DAV Teachers


through EDUSAT:
The department of in-service education of DAV educators, the
DPPI is making use of innovative methods to reach teacher
training regularly at the doorsteps of DAV Schools located all
over India with a view to enhance the quality of teaching and
learning. In our constant endeavour to empower our teachers
with latest information and competencies we continue to
innovate and devise new strategies. DPPI’s latest initiative has
used the highly sophisticated EDUSAT, the first and only
dedicated educational satellite of Ministry of Human Resource
Development (MHRD) to reach in-service education to
thousands of DAV teachers located at the DAV Schools in
different corners of India.
• The programme received Presidential blessings by Sh. GP
Chopra, President DAV College Managing Committee which
were broadcast daily at the commencement of the
programme for every new set of teachers to listen and
imbibe.
• The programme targeted the teachers of board-bound
classes VIII, X and XII. All the DAV schools affiliated with
Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) and DAV
Education Board (DAVEB) participated in the interactive
Performance Enhancement Programme.
• Apex educational bodies NCERT and CBSE were apprised of
the programme objectives and academic support was sought
to conduct this humongous nation-wide initiative involving
more than 400 schools.
• The selection of the subject-experts was crucial to the
success of this interactive programme. The teacher
educators associated with apex bodies as members
Committee of Courses and Subject Committees and had
contributed in designing the syllabus, textual materials and
pattern of evaluation for all the subjects of the board - bound
classes were identified and the most articulate of the lot
were invited to address and interact with our teachers.
• Besides these, best teachers from schools all over Delhi were
identified and invited to be the part of the expert panel to
share innovative practices and their insights to resolve the
problems pertaining to transaction of the curriculum. Nearly
70 (seventy) resource persons provided quality academic
inputs in the programme.
• The learning outcome of the training programmes were:
o The teachers became updated on the changes in
syllabus and pattern of evaluation made by the Apex
educational bodies.
o Teachers understanding of the course content and
textual materials.
o Teachers gathered suggestions regarding modification
of appropriate teaching methods and strategies for
teaching difficult topics.
• Besides the conventional text-books, additional sources of
knowledge were recommended to enrich their interactions
with learners. Being an interactive-programme the teachers
were encouraged to discuss their doubts and difficulties vis-
à-vis the topics to be taught in the class-room.
• Approximately 14,000 DAV teachers teaching classes VIII to
XII benefited from this programme. On an average 180-200
queries were dealt in each of the twenty-two workshops to
facilitate teachers understanding and grasp of the
curriculum transacted by them.

Feedback
1. The programme was widely appreciated by the President,
Office-bearers, Regional Directors and Principals of DAV
Schools.
2. The formal feedback from the zones repeatedly marveled at
the convenience of this medium and has suggested that
more programmes be conducted through this mode.
3. The faculty from the Apex bodies CBSE & NCERT also
expressed their deep appreciation for DPPI’s regular
initiatives to think of creative ways of professional
development of DAV educators first through Video-
conferencing (2007) and now through tele-conferencing via
EDUSAT (2008).

B. Leadership Courses
1. Forty-one newly appointed Heads of DAV Schools attended
weeklong Induction Programme organised by DPPI at the
Hansraj College, Mallka Ganj Delhi University. The
programme that was organised from May 24-30, 2008 and
was inaugurated by Prof Ved Prakash, Vice-Chancellor
NUEPA and was presided over by Dr. RP Singhal Vice
President DAVCMC. Induction Programme (IP) an annual
feature of DPPI Training Calendar that aims to enlighten the
newly appointed Heads of DAV Schools with the vision,
mission and working of the DAVCMC. The newly appointed
Heads of Schools were acquainted with the administrative
norms and financial procedures established by the DAVCMC
for the DAV Public Schools besides understanding the
functioning of various departments at the head office.

2. The first ever exclusive Leadership Course for the Heads of


Grants-in-Aid Schools was organised by DPPI from May16-
22, 2008. Dr. AK Sharma former Director NCERT inaugurated
the programme and Dr. RP Singhal Vice President DAVCMC
presided over a glittering ceremony that was attended by a
number of illustrious dignitaries. The theme of the week
long course was Effective Institutional Management
Programme (EIMP) which aimed at capacity building of the
Principals to help them manage transition from traditional to
modern learning environments. Twenty–seven (27) Heads of
Schools enthusiastically participated in the activities,
discussions and activities planned for them during this
weeklong training programme. The leaders of these schools
who work under extremely challenging circumstances
expressed a new vigor and enthusiasm for their job as a
Principal during the Valedictory ceremony.

C . Master Trainer Programmes –English &


Mathematics
DPPI conducted six (6) Master Trainer Programmes for low-
performing schools in English and Mathematics in the
summer of 2008 and created a cadre of nearly 250 Master
Trainers. These Master Trainer’s were trained to establish a
teacher-support system in the school by becoming peer-
mentors. In order to ensure that Peer-Mentoring Program
is properly implemented DPPI faculty undertook a number of
measures such as:
• Sending a detailed report of training to the School
Principal.
• Developing Action-Plans for Mentors.
• Visiting five DAV Public Schools to monitor the progress of
the Mentoring Programme.
• Sharing finding of Monitoring with all other schools to
facilitate implementation of the Peer- Mentoring.
• Preparing Subject-wise Instructional Materials and sending it
to the schools.
• Phoning all the schools to motivate the Heads of Schools and
Teachers to continue with the programme.
• Corresponding with schools regularly through e-mail.
• Providing timely feedback on the lesson-plans sent by the
schools
• Roping in Heads of schools to initiate staff meetings and
observe the classes to take note of the improvement in
teaching strategies.
• Inviting regular reports from the Mentors on the progress of
the peer-mentoring
• Conducting Sensitization Meeting for the absentee schools.
Follow Up through EDUSAT:
Based on the needs collected from the Schools that are a part of
the Peer-Mentoring Programme two programme were conducted
by DPPI on the following dates
• Follow Up Programme for Math Peer-Mentors – March 25-26,
2009
• Follow Up Programme for English Peer-Mentors- March 2-5,
2009.
Through intensive ground work done for months before the
programmes DPPI faculty collected hundreds of difficulty areas
and queries from the teachers of pre-primary and primary classes
(LKG to V) in Mathematics and secondary classes (VI-VIII) in
English Language. Besides this a number of queries were also
received at the New Delhi studios of EDUSAT from where the DPPI
faculty and Resource Persons were addressing the teachers of
DAV Public Schools.

The follow –up programmes were in the form of interactions


between the teachers and subject-experts, authors, editors of the
DAV textbooks to address the difficulties faced by the teachers in
curriculum transaction. During the teleconferencing programmes
teachers difficulty areas in curriculum and text-books related
queries were answered. In mathematics programme 440 queries
and in English 667 queries of the teachers were answered.
The queries, observations and feedback of the teachers vis-à-vis
the textual materials taught by them was passed on to the DAV
Education Board for their considerations during text-book
revision.

4. Implementation of UNODC Project – School


Drug Abuse Prevention Programme
UNODC (United Nations Office for Drugs & Crime) School-based
Drugs Abuse Prevention programme was implemented in 40 DAV
Public Schools of Delhi & Jharkhand. The said programme
sensitized important stakeholders and key designates along with
the neighborhood school community regarding threat of drug
abuse among the adolescent students. The programme also
addresses the students through specially designed modules for
the teachers to use with classes VI-XII. These modules aimed at
creating awareness among adolescent students regarding the
threat of drug-abuse. The following activities have been
conducted at the schools for implementing the School-based
programme.
1. Half Day Sensitization Programme for the important
stakeholders and key designates in the school such as
Principal, members PTA, School Committee, School
Administration, Teachers and local dignitaries.
2. Allocation of one period every month to execute the
student’s modules for classes VI-XII. Adopting the activity
based approach for communicating the message indirectly
to the students.
3. Getting the Pre-training Proforma filled by the students
before conducting the activities.
4. Observing specific Days in the schools such as June 26,
International Day against Drug Abuse; December 1,
World Aids Day or any other event as deemed fit by the
school.
5. Assessing the impact of the awareness programme through
discussion of case-studies, informal talks and interviews.
2. Special Initiatives for Grants-in-Aid Schools: The
same programme was also implemented in all the grants-in-aid
schools to counter the risk of drug-abuse among the students.
Two (2) one day Advocacy Programmes were conducted by DPPI
at Chandigarh and New Delhi, where altogether 200 principals,
teachers and management personnel were addressed regarding
the need for these programmes. Besides these two programmes,
interactive workshops were conducted with 200 students of
classes VI-IX to develop the ability of critical thinking and
assertiveness skills to handle peer-pressure.

RASHMI S. CHARI
ASST. DIRECTOR – DPPI - DAVCMC