RC Salem, D 2982, in association with Global Education Solution (GES), Australia, which is the certified training partner of RILM, and Indian Career Education and Development Council (ICEDC), Mumbai, organised a three-day Teacher Performance Development Training at the Rotary Hall in Salem. Over 100 teachers from government schools around the region participated. Inaugurated by DG Dharmesh R Patel, the event was extended as a multi-club Rotary meeting on Literacy.
A panel discussion with the CEO Racquel Shroff and Director Jeevan D’Cunha from GES, G Tholkappia Arasu, a Rotarian and Principal, AVS College of Technology, D Ramesh Kumar, Vice-Chairman, CII-Salem, and G Senthilkumar, President of RC Salem Galaxy, helped the District Literacy Committee understand the TEACH process better and frame feasible goals, said R Venkatachalapathy, President, RC Salem.
“If it is a Smart Class the teachers have to know their role. They can’t just play a video lesson and think their job is done. They have to learn to make the class interactive,” he added. The training helped them understand their role and use the available technology to ensure better classroom participation and the learning outcome of the students.
“It was a valuable programme. I am sure we can improve the classroom atmosphere if we follow what we learnt here with enthusiasm,” said Lakshmi, who teaches at the Sahadevapuram Government Middle School.
Apart from conducting regular training programmes, the club also recognises and appreciates the services of the teachers through the Nation Builder Awards.