E-Pustakalaya Training for Teachers in 4 Districts of Nepal
Our team completed teachers’ training on our digital library, E-Pustakalaya in 4 remote districts. The districts covered were Dhanusha, Dhangadi, Sarlahi, and Okhaldhunga. We partnered with various organizations to carry out the training, namely, Relative Nepal, Janakpur, New Life Service Association, Kailali, Transformation Nepal, Bhaktapur, and Rescue Nepal, Lalitpur.
The main objective of the training was to equip teachers with basic skills to operate computers, to provide them with an orientation on E-Pustakalaya content, and to help them develop their skills in integrating technology and digital learning resources in the classroom. The primary areas of focus of the training were technology, content, and appropriate pedagogies, which would help the teachers integrate digital resources into their teaching-learning processes.
We initiated the training by giving the teachers an orientation on computers and related devices. They were then introduced to our E-Pustakalaya contents and were trained on integrating technology in their classroom activities. Through our training, we were aiming for the teachers to not only gain an aptitude for technology-integrated teaching-learning but for them to foster better reading skills and habits in their students as well. We also demonstrated setting up the offline E-Pustakalaya network setup and its management.
During the training sessions, we discussed other aspects of the classroom with the teachers as well, such as the learning styles of children and different learning theories. The teachers were suggested to create records and set up motivation and reward points for their students to help them develop a better reading culture.
Although the teachers who participated in our sessions require more time and resources to share their learned skills with other teachers and colleagues, we believe that these training sessions can help build foundations. These skills and knowledge prove to be helpful for teachers of all levels and subjects, hence, we’re committed to facilitating them continually.
Photos of the teachers’ training: