by Haryananewswire (Balbir)
PINJORE, JULY 29
SHEMFORD Group of Schools organized its 3rd ShemEMPOWER Residential Training Programme, one of the largest teachers training programmes in India, where as many as 220 teachers participated from across the length and breadth of the country. This distinctive training lasted for four days with an aim to equip teachers with the ability to make learning creative, interactive and engaging for the students. The session was structured from 23rd June to 26th June 2012, at Pinjore under the supervision of Mrs. Meenal Arora, Founder Director, SHEMFORD Group of Schools,with an aim to understand ShemEduMAXTM curriculum &school system. Over 30 School Trustees also attended the Leadership Conclave on School Management and CBSE Affiliation.
Apart from explaining the concept of ShemEduMAXTM curriculum & school system, this comprehensive and rigorous Teachers Training Programme familiarized the SHEMFORD Teachers with Classroom Management, Lesson Planning &Design, Dynamics of Phonics & Writing, Parent Management and Techniques of Assessment. Also, they were updated about the teaching philosophy and the latest trends in the field of education.
ShemEduMAXTM, the unique in-house research based school system, integrates Conducive Learning Environments, Innovative Curriculum, Engaging Teaching Methods and Personalised Assessment. The 14 Pillars of ShemEduMAXTM is a unique and powerful proprietary system that infuses life and purpose into school education. It has been specially designed by award winning educationists of India after many years of in-depth research and first-hand teaching experience. The essence of ShemEduMAXTM is best captured by its motto –Bringing School Education Alive!
On this occasion, Meenal Arora, Founder Director, SHEMFORD Group of Schools said, “We, at SHEMFORD have always strived for excellence and delivered quality. To set the same standards, we have designed comprehensive training programmes to ensure that our associates, teachers & corporate office deliver the same quality that we are known for”. She also added, “A teacher’s work does not end with planning & evaluating children’s learning progress, but shealso plays an important role in bridging the gap between the school and parents. At SHEMFORD, we believe that parents play an equally important role in the growth and development of their child. In line with SHEMFORD’s Parent Participation Programme, a special 2 hour session is taken up by our in-house expert trainers with a view to equip our teachers to interact effectively with our SHEMFORD Parents belonging to different cultures, understanding and thoughts.”
Mrs. Arora further said, “Apart from empowering teachers with the right tools of effective teaching, this training also focuses on the overall development of the SHEMFORD Teachers. The session takes them through a Personality Development Module that enhances their Grooming and Communication Skills, and also focuses on Handling Students. After the robust, energetic sessions, we introduce teachers to the SHEMFORD Assessment techniques. At SHEMFORD we believe, every child is a star and has her own capabilities to outshine. The teachers evaluate every child on a continuous basis on all areas of development both scholastic& co-scholastic. Teachers are explained in detail about the importance & use of our specially designed detailed observation checklist.”
The School Heads who were invited to the training were delighted to interact with the Management and considered it a fruitful session. Dr.Mrs. Parveen Kukreja, SHEMFORD Agra expressed, “It has been a wonderful session as it included series of rich discussions on related topics which would help us in managing the school.”
This training session has also benefitted teachers as they stated their views on the training session:
Ms Surbhi Ahuja, Teacher, SHEMFORD Rohini, expressed, “This training has added so much to our knowledge that would help us in successful implementation in our classrooms. Such easy description of lesson planning would encourage us to put forward innovative activities”. Also, it has been exclaimed by several teachers that it has raised the bar of education.“We have received foundation of delivering education in our several formal graduation courses, but this training has helped us in polishing our philosophies and giving a new outlook to it. Such training can only be held successfully under the guidance of such a management who value education”,said Pooja Bajaj, Teacher, SHEMFORD Udaipur.
Apart from empowering the teachers, SHEMFORD Management also organized a Leadership Conclave to keep the School Trustees harnessed with Quality Management and CBSE Affiliation. The administration of management related module was undertaken by Mr. Amol Arora, Vice Chairman &Managing Director, SHEMFORD Group of Schools. The modules covered educational leadership, marketing trends, quality management &behaviour and conduct. The module also explained their unique in-house system ShemFAST – Families and School Together –which is developed with a view to make communication between Parents and school much easier and simpler.
The training session also invited various vendors to demonstrate their products on the ground. On the occasion, Mr Amol Arora, Vice-Chairman & Managing Director, SHEMFORD Group of Schools marked the importance of technology and marketing tools. He said, “In this competitive era, one needs to grow and update self with proper planned strategies and methods to survive. We are focused to equip our school trustees with the latest trends so that they are known to the world. Also, we wished to acquaint them with the advanced educational products so that they help us maintain the SHEMFORDs unique and special way of teaching.School Trustees also had their best time involved in these modules. It was an enriching experience for us as well. We have been devising a lot of strategies but now we have got new and innovative ideas to administer our schools successfully.”
“I have been attending the SHEMFORD Residential Training Programme consecutively for the past 3 years for its content and quality,exclaimed Mr. Vivek Baranwal, SHEMFORD Mirzapur. He added,“This year, the training has also made us well versed with the norms and guidelines for smooth running of school”.The session was successful and ended with wonderful souvenirs and accreditations making them ShemEMPOWERED.