The state of Delhi has approximately to 3,000 government schools serving over 25 lac children. The government body responsible for the training and professional development of these public educators is the State Council for Education Research and Training (SCERT), supported by district level agencies called District Institute of Education and Training (DIET). All other bodies responsible for schooling such as Directorate of Education (DOE), New Delhi Municipal Corporation (NDMC), Delhi Cantonment Board (DCB) and Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) work with the SCERT and DIET to support their teachers. Given the multitude of public bodies, government school teachers have shared training experiences leading to significant variation in learning outcomes across Government schools.
In 2021 SCERT has set out to transform the structure of In-Service Teacher Education & Training (INSET) by recognizing the need for a rigorous training program for all teachers across Government schools in Delhi. In-service teacher training programs refer to the short-term education modules that have been specially designed for professionals already working as teachers. The intent behind this transformation is to elevate the quality of training while designing content that marks a shift from content to competency-based training, setting a benchmark for high-quality teaching-learning practices. The NEP (2020) also recommends continuous In-Service Teacher Education & Training for self-improvement and to learn the latest innovations and advancements in the teaching profession. To fill this gap of moving from subject based training to new approach of training interventions, competency-based modules have been recommended to SCERT Programme Advisory Committee (PAC) 2021-22. The transformation has been from Seminars to Workshops and now in the process of transformation from Workshops to Need Based Trainings.
Aims and Objectives:
SCERT Delhi will provide world class teacher training to all teachers of Delhi by reinventing the in-service teacher training model through introduction, integration and alignment of multiple programmes. INSET Cell will take initiatives to share ideas, feedback, and programmatic material for better alignment that leads to the holistic development of teacher competency and members of the INSET CELL will strive to align the thematic priorities in order to serve the common purpose of robust Continuous In-Service Teacher Education & Training. SCERT will also be involved in Planning and deciding Objectives for Training (selecting the right participants who are in need, identifying goals and objectives), INSET Methodologies, Curriculum content, Assessment of Training and dissemination/ communication of learnings from training.
- Promote and support continuous In-Service Teacher Education & Training through newer interventions of global best practices.
- Introduction of a Standard Operating Procedure (SoP) to standardize administration and operations for all programs and departments.
- Creation and maintenance of a periodic calendar for smoother functioning of all INSET programmes and departments.
- Create alignment between all programs to constantly integrate and improvise the combined effect of these programs at the classroom level.
a. Core team
- Joint Director (Academic)
- Nodal Officer INSET, SCERT Delhi
- CMIE fellows
- Knowledge partners
- Floating Programme Nodal Incharge(s) (of the ongoing programme at the given time)
b. Program Board Committee
|S. No.||Programs||Nodal Officer||Designation|
|1||Happiness Cell (CHVTL)||Dr. Anil Teotia, Dr. Shyam Sunder||Principal, Assistant Professor|
|2||TDC Program||Dr. Dinesh Kumar||Officiating Principal|
|3||Professional Development of SCERT/DIET faculty, BRPs, CMTs||Dr. Amit Sharma||Assistant Professor|
|4||EMC, Diksha||Dr. Sapna Yadav||Sr. Lecturer|
|5||SMC (Parents Outreach)||Dr. Ritika Dabas||Assistant Professor|
|6||STC, Eco Club, Lab Asst.||Dr. Bindu Saxena||Assistant Professor|
|7||Nishtha Trainings||Dr. Sanjay Kumar||Assistant Professor|
|8||Mission Buniyaad||Dr. B.S. Rawat||Assistant Professor|
Exposures : All National and International (MTs/TDC/HoS/SCERT Faculty/CMT
|Ms. Preeti||Assistant Professor|
|10||CSL-CLDP/PLDP(DoE & MCD)||Dr. Nandita Deb||Principal|
|11||MT Programme, CMIE Fellow, DBC||Ms. Shilpa Sud||Assistant Professor|
|NOTE: Nodal In-charge(s) for new programme/intervention will be decided by Joint Director (Academics).|
Administration and Operations
- All existing programmes nodal incharges will be required to share a tentative calendar for the next 3 months. The tentative calendar shall be shared at least 20 days before the start of the quarter. This is done primarily for two reasons:
- To avoid overlap of training of different programmes.
- Smoother session allocation to facilitators so that they get appropriate time to prepare for sessions.
- Need Analysis of teachers and principals will be done on quarterly basis by the INSET Cell.
- Proposals for the upcoming training programmes must be sent last by 20th of every month to prepare the calendar for the next month in advance. Additionally following deliverables also must be submitted: -
- Session plan (Course Design)
- PreTest and PostTest for the programme/interventions (Links)
- Facilitator of the training (Example: MTs/DIET faculty/Knowledge partners/RP/etc.)
- Beneficiaries/Trainees (Example:PGT/TGT/PRT/Program Coordinators etc.)
- Intended start date
- Session PPT (if applicable)
- Other material, etc. if required.
- Once the deliverables and dates have been approved, the final dates of the training session along with the operational plan for it (batches, coordinators, dates & venues etc.) will be finalized by the Assistant Director (Training).
- Feedback will be provided for the submitted session plan which will need to be incorporated in the final execution. Observations on final execution will also be shared and incorporation of feedback would be expected in the forthcoming training.
- Nodal In-charges and knowledge partner representatives from all active programmes will meet once every 3 months to share their upcoming priorities and align with each other’s priorities to avoid conflict in prioritization for teachers.
- Nodal In-charge and knowledge partner representatives from all active programmes will present their initiative in the PAC for budgetary approval.
- In case of new intervention, an email needs to be sent to the Joint Director, Academic (firstname.lastname@example.org) and the Assistant Director, Training (insetcellscert[at]gmail[dot]com) informing about the launch and introduction of the program, a concept note on the program and also request to depute a Nodal In-charge for the program.
- For any information specific to respective programs that requires to be circulated on mail/WhatsApp, A copy must be sent to the Joint Director (Academic) and the Assistant Director, Training (insetcellscert[at]gmail[dot]com).
- The correspondence for anything related to SCERT training shall happen through the official Email ID of INSET Cell: insetcellscert[at]gmail[dot]com.