CBSE Teacher Training Regulations and Guidelines for CBSE Affiliated School
Introduction to CBSE Teacher Training Requirements
As per the affiliation Bye Laws of the CBSE Board, CBSE Teacher Training is not just encouraged but mandated. Each school must remit Rs. 10,000/- as Training Development to CBSE for fostering the educational ecosystem.
CBSE Teacher Training: Centers of Excellence (COEs)
Presently, the CBSE Teacher Training programs are orchestrated through 17 Centers of Excellence in tandem with 16 Regional Offices of the Board. These specialized centers aim to build the capacities of teachers, particularly in independent private schools.
Objectives of CBSE Teacher Training Programs
The CBSE Teacher Training aims to achieve several key objectives:
- Augment subject knowledge
- Enhance teaching skills
- Learn innovative teaching techniques
- Foster professional well-being
Annual Themes in CBSE Teacher Training
Every year, CBSE Teacher Training is guided by a particular theme that is mandated for coverage in the training programs. For example, the theme for 2019-2020 is “Innovative Pedagogy including Active and Experiential Learning.”
Mandatory Induction Programs
CBSE Teacher Training includes mandatory induction programs conducted by Centers of Excellence for school management representatives and principals of newly affiliated, switched-over, upgraded schools, as well as schools obtaining an extension of affiliation.
Mandatory Training Programs for Principals
For further leadership development, CBSE Teacher Training programs are mandatory for all school principals. These programs focus on the stated theme of training for the year.
Workshops on Examination and Evaluation
As part of CBSE Teacher Training, mandatory workshops/modules on the conduct of Examination and Evaluation are scheduled before the commencement of Annual Board Examinations.
Types of CBSE Teacher Training Programs
- Capacity Building Programs: These are both subject-specific and general.
- Special Programs: These include Leadership and Vocational courses.
Role of Training Nodal Coordinator in CBSE Teacher Training
Each school must designate a Training Nodal Coordinator to:
- Assess the training needs of teachers
- Assist the principal in designing the CBSE Teacher Training calendar
- Coordinate with Centers of Excellence for the actual conduct of CBSE Teacher Training programs
- Maintain records of the CBSE Teacher Training programs
- Provide constructive feedback about the quality of CBSE Teacher Training programs to the Centers of Excellence.
Conclusion: The Importance of CBSE Teacher Training
The CBSE Teacher Training programs serve as a cornerstone in enhancing the educational standards in schools across India. Adherence to these guidelines ensures not just compliance but also a continuous improvement in teaching methodologies and educational leadership.
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