Trainings: 2012-13

No. Dates Subject Venue Organization / Participants Details
1 4-6 Apr, 2012 Bangla and math Marfat 6 teachers, 4 supervisors, 2 staff and 1 coordinator Accelerated reading-writing with Barah-khari and numbers, place-value, odd-even, before-after-between, addition-subtraction and problem sums involving them (by Sipra and Biswajit)
2 11, 25 Apr, 9, 23 May, 20 Jun, 4, 18 Jul Art and Craft Parichiti 15 girls (13-16 year old) Part of 10 sessions of art including movement, songs, art-switch and other activities (by Maura, Sajahan and Biswajit)
3 16-17 Apr Follow up 1 of English and math Mukti, Sundarban 208 children of class V-VI in 8 centers Oral discussion for English and written assessment for math followed by discussion with teachers (by Sudeshna and Biswajit)
4 2-3 May Demo class Tomorrow’s Foundation Day 1: 36 children of class VI-VII and 23 teachers, supervisors and coordinator
Day 2: 15 of class III-IV and 13 teachers, supervisors and coordinator
Demonstration of interesting class followed by discussion with teachers (by Sipra and Biswajit)
5 7 May Audit Praajak, Malda ~15-20 boys, teacher and other Praajak DIC staff Auditing education program initiated by Shikshamitra (by Biswajit and Swati)
6 11 May Audit Praajak, Asansol ~10-15 boys, teacher and other Praajak DIC staff Auditing education program initiated by Shikshamitra (by Biswajit and Swati)
7 23-24 May Math Bose Institute, Darjeeling ~23 students (X-XII) and ~5 teachers from 7 NE states and Darjeeling Various topics in math explored with hands on activities and model making (by Swati)
8 2-3 Jun Phase 2 – English and math Mukti, Sundarban ~24 teachers from 8 centers English – more sentences and vocab, writing, singular-plural, pronouns, math – fraction +, -, decimal +, -, ×,÷ (by Sudeshna and Swati)
9 9-10 Jun Math ALM at Kishore Bharati, Dum Dum ~60 children of Class IV Workshop with activities and games on fraction (Swati was part of the organizers)
10 28 May-1 Jun Math ALM at Kishore Bharati, Dum Dum ~40 children of Class IX-X Workshop on statistical and Cartesian graphs (Swati was part of the organizers)
11 10 Jul Follow up of Bangla and math Marfat 60 children (III-IV), 6 teachers, 4 supervisors, 2 staff and 1 coordinator from 3 centers Observation of classes conducted by teachers, assessment of the children followed by discussion with the teachers and other staff (by Sipra and Biswajit)
12 1-2 Aug Math JBNSTS, Kanthi 73 students from VIII and 10 teachers from 10 schools Activities exploring various math concepts and procedures (by Swati)
13 11 Aug Capacity building Mahila Seva Samiti 12 volunteers, 1 counselor, 1 teacher and 1 house mother Management of adolescent girls in a foster home (by Sudeshna and Biswajit)
14 14 Aug Bangla Swanirvar 21 teachers from 19 high schools and 3 KKB staff Initial discussion regarding accelerated reading in V (by Sipra)
15 27-29 Aug Bangla and math Marfat 6 teachers, 4 supervisors, 2 staff and 1 coordinator from 3 centers Story making in Bangla and multiplication, division and divisibility in math (by Sipra and Biswajit)
16 23-24 Aug Follow up 2 of English and math Mukti, Sundarban ~200 students in V-VI and ~24 teachers from 8 center Written assignment on English and oral testing for math (by Swati and Sipra)
17 3-5 Sep Math Suchana, Birbhum 3 teachers Middle school math – fraction-decimal etc, geometry and algebra (by Swati and Biswajit)
18 7 Sep Bangla Khelaghar 9 teachers from 3 schools Creative writing (by Sudeshna and Biswajit)
19 30 Sep Math Nabo Diganto, Howrah ~50 students and their parents Interactive math talk on divisibility pattern, definition of polygon, symmetry (by Swati)
20 5-6 Oct Consultation SERVE, New Delhi 6 resource people Brainstorming session on how to reduce stress and suicides among students (Sudeshna was one of the participants)
21 9-11 Oct Phase 3 – English and math Mukti, Sundarban ~24 teachers from 8 centers Math – recap, recurring decimal and ratio-proportion, English – recap, tense, be verb and revisiting sentences (by Sudeshna and Swati)
22 17-21 Dec Math DIET Nadia ~100 D.El.Ed students How to teach primary math with TLMs (by Swati and another RP)
23 3-5 Jan, 2013 Bangla Swanirvar ~20 teachers from 15 high schools and 3 from Swanirvar Accelerated reading and writing in Bangla for Class V (by Sudeshna, Sipra and Biswajit)
24 11 Jan Initial Visit Sujata Devi Vidya Mandir, Hazra NA Primary discussion with the HM (by Sudeshna and Swati)
25 14-16 Jan Functional Literacy DAS 13 teachers and staff Functional literacy for women in SHGs (by Sudeshna, Sipra and Biswajit)
26 18 Jan Math JBNSTS, Purulia ~70 students of class VIII from ~10 schools Understanding and exploring symmetry by observation and activities (by Swati)
27 29 Jan Need Assessment Towards Future 7 teachers and 43 students in one center Observing 3 classes and discussing needs with the teachers (by Biswajit and Swati)
Transferred to Swanirvar Primary
28 6 Feb Need Assessment Sujata Devi Vidya Mandir, Hazra 14 students of class V Need assessment in Bangla, English and math (by Sudeshna, Sipra and Swati)
29 18 Feb Discussion with teachers Sujata Devi Vidya Mandir, Hazra 2 teachers and HM of SDVM and 2 teachers of Archi Results from need assessment and training plans (by Sudeshna, Sipra and Swati)
30 19, 25, 27 Feb and 1, 4, 6, 8, 11, 13, 15, 18, 20 Mar Follow up of Bangla Various govt high schools in N24Pg 11 govt high schools Visits to ensure need assessment and implementation of Bangla program (by Sipra with Swanirvar)
31 23 Feb Math Patha Bhavana, Shantiniketan 55-60 students of Class VI Activities to understand integers, divisibility and triangles (by Swati)
32 26 Feb Games Khelaghar 24 students of Class III-V and 2 teachers Demo class on games and follow up of Bangla program (by Biswajit)
33 26-28 Feb Math DIET Nadia ~100 D.El.Ed students Part 2 of Dec workshop with a focus on new textbooks and some LTM making (by Swati)
34 13 Mar Need Assessment Shamayita School All language and math teachers of the school Meeting and discussion with the teachers regarding their needs in English and math (by Sudeshna and Swati)
35 18-20 Mar Math Sujata Devi Vidya Mandir, Hazra 2-3 teachers from SDVM and 4 from Orchi How to bridge the learning gap in light of the new textbook (by Swati)

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