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Refresher Training for teachers in Doti

June 2018 | Silgadhi, Doti

In August 2017, 65 teachers from 15 primary schools from Doti participated in the initial teacher training program. The following month, our technical team visited the schools to set up the school network. The teachers then began integrating laptop-based teaching learning methods in their daily routine. In December 2017, our training team visited all 15 schools for the in-school training program, which entails observing the classes of each teacher who participate in the initial training.

After completing the initial and in-school training, our training team organised refresher training for the 65 teachers of 15 program schools. The training was held in Silgadhi, Doti and was conducted by 2 teams of trainers and a technical staff between the second and third week of June. Altogether 60 teachers (35 male and 25 female) participated in the training. Four Resource Person from respective school clusters also participated in the training.

As the third phase of the three-stage teacher training program, refresher training was developed to help teachers deal with issues and challenges encountered while integrating digital resources in the schools. The training further enhances the skills and confidence of teacher on integration of ICT in teaching-learning practices.

In the three-day refresher training, teachers revisited the key concepts of initial training and in-school training. The focus was mainly on pedagogical and technical aspect of the program. On pedagogical part, the focus was on effective integration of digital resources available in the schools, while technical aspect covered basic troubleshooting shooting techniques such as updating laptops, operation of intranet and school server.

The training program also provided a common platform for all the teachers to share the experiences and challenges encountered while integrating the digital resources available in the schools. All the schools were asked to list out the challenges encountered during the program. The challenges were collectively solved by trainers and teachers during the training.

Apart from the regular sessions, the teachers also shared the various positive changes that the program has brought on their students, teachers, school and community level. One of the important change brought on their students was,  it encourages to promote regular attendance of students in the schools. The teachers also shared that they are largely benefiting from the resources available in the digital library. Besides, the program has helped to promote the community members involvement for sustaining of program. All the 15 schools were able to collect 25,000 for their maintenance fund. As part of an agreement, all the schools are required to collect 25,000 annually for their maintenance fund. The maintenance funds are meant to be used for maintenance and upgrade of technical equipment at the schools.

The successful completion of refresher training concludes three stage teacher training program in Doti. We would like to thank the Doti District Education Office, school supervisors, resource persons and WFP officials for their close coordination during the training program.