About the Teachers’ Circle
The Teachers’ Circle is a platform for teachers who are passionate about the cause of quality education for all children and are keen to continue learning in order to pursue this cause. The Teachers’ Circle brings together such like-minded teachers for a journey in reflective practice and collaborative learning. During their engagement with the Teachers’ Circle, teachers will undergo the following experiences:
Summer / mid-year workshops: Teachers go through a 5 day summer workshop that addresses important areas of schooling like – education and society, how children learn, curricular planning, teaching effectively and student assessment. The mid-year workshop will get into further discussions on subject content and pedagogy.
Co-creation of teaching plans and resources: Teachers get the opportunity to work with their peers in developing lesson plans, activities / project ideas, assessments and teaching resources. The groups provide teachers a platform for collaboration with other teachers, receive feedback and support.
Learning forums: The Teachers’ Circle provides a forum for teachers to engage with peers across the district, learn from each other’s classroom experiences and discuss common issues faced while teaching. Teachers try out these lessons in the classroom, document their classroom experiences and reflections. Teachers also participate in regular workshops on their subject and other topics of common interest.
Resource support: Circle members receive personal copies of the resources developed by the group. They will also have access to additional teaching learning resources -books, periodicals, lesson plans, assessment activities and worksheets, audio-video resources, classroom displays etc. They will have special access to 4 Teachers’ Resource Centers in the district where they can access internet and printing facilities for developing teaching materials. They will also be able to book resources for use in their own classrooms – e.g. projectors, video cameras, audio players, science equipment etc
Sharing effective practices: Members of the Teachers’ Circle will be able to share their work with other teachers and the broader education system in the district through a teachers’ portal, monthly magazine, learning festivals for students, bi-annual seminar for teachers and similar other forums.
Teachers meeting the participation norms will receive a certificate of completion at the end of the year. These norms include participation in the summer and winter workshop, attendance in the fortnightly working meetings and contribution of teaching resources to the group.
Teachers who are interested in the fellowship and will be able to engage in the group and individual work described above are invited to submit their applications for joining the Teachers’ Circle
Post - Azim Premji Foundation, 5 Nessa Illam, PSCB Nagar, Opp. RTO office, Puducherry - 605004
Call - You could also call us at the below numbers if you want us to collect your application from your school - Gandhimathy: 91 – 9500400446; Gladson: 91 - 8220001765
Thisaimaani is a bi-monthly magazine comprising of articles on perspectives and policies, curriculum, subject content and pedagogy. This magazine is an effort to create a space for teachers to reflect on their teaching practices and share their journey with their counterparts.
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