Event Date: 14th- 15th october’2019
Venue: Air Force School, Vayusena Nagar, Nagpur
Agenda: “Inclusive Education and Education of children with special needs”
Resource Person: Mrs. Madhu Sharma (Trainer of trainers)
Participants: 16 Principals/ HWT’s from Air Force Schools under the Maintenance Command
A two-day seminar on Inclusive Education was recently conducted at AFS, VSN graced by the presence of President AFWWA(Regional)- Mrs Jaspreet Shera. The affair was spearheaded by Mrs Jayalakshmi Sekhar, Principal of Air Force School, VSN, Nagpur with the aim of inviting and discussing the issues which suggest types of changes needed and being practiced in India as well as in other countries to cater to the needs of various categories of learners which need to be included in the mainstream so that they are not neglected and their needs are attended to without letting them feel they a different.
In his opening remark GP Captain D K Kaushik (Command Education Officer) shared his experiences as Inclusive educator.
Resource person Mrs Madhu Sharma discussed the CBSE guidelines and procedures with regard to admission including Special children in classrooms, personnel for their care and education in the school, assessment, managing parental expectations, managing teacher’s challenges, equipping school with necessary infrastructure to manage school children.
The seminar programme brings together a variety of speakers, combining the fields of educational policy, practice and technology.
On a Mathematical kit, a session was conducted by Mrs. Malathi Sudarshan ( Principal, AFS, Avadi). A session was conducted by Mrs. Jacqueline Asha ( TGT, Computer Science) on “Chalo App” for school administration that is currently used at AFS, Avadi. Principal of AFS 9 BRD Pune, Mrs. Garima Goel gave a presentation on the unique initiatives taken by the school. Of perticular interest was their setting up of ‘ Atal Tinkering Lab” and highly cost effective pre fabricated temporary structure to accommodate new classes. As a member of CBSE inspection team, she encouraged all the principal present to take part in such inspections whenever they get an opportunity. Group Captain DK Kaushik, Command Education Officer, gave away the certificates to all the participants.
Mrs. Jaspreet Shera( President, AFWWA, Regional) took all the participants to block printing facility run by AFWWA (Local) HQMC( U). All the participants visited Art Therapy Facility run by Mrs. Gayatri Vatsalya of SVK Sikshan Sansthan at AFWWA complex.