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Effective Teaching in the 21st Century

Teaching in the 21st century is not a skill; it’s a mindset shift. Educator development needs to be long-term and continuous in order to be effective While our curriculum covers all the essentials—reading, math, science, history, arts, and humanities — seen from global, theoretical and practical levels, Educators training is a cornerstone of achieving quality education. It also provides opportunities for a wide range of experiences, from trying various forms of visual and performing arts (such as mural painting, above) to taking overnight camping trips. The Well's approach by educators encourages every Schillerite to try everything, but also allows them to dive deep into areas of personal interest. Through various workshops our educators team learn that trying something new doesn't necessarily mean they ultimately have to be good at it, but that exploration is key to discovering strengths and addressing weaknesses, as well as broadening horizons.

An Educator skill set Workshop is great for exposing them to new ideas, but true change in the classroom requires long-term work.

Schiller allows educators to own and drive the change. They embody the culture and the purpose of Schiller when properly supported and inspired, will transform schillerite with their energy and ideas around global learning.

Schiller’s main modalities for Educator Skillset Programme :-

  1. In-Service Workshop
  2. Creativity Workshop
  3. Virtual Training Workshop
  4. Brain-Drain Workshop
  5. I-Can-Do Program (Risk Management Training)
  6. Digital Literacy

In-Service Workshop

Each school is different, and therefore we employ different educator training strategies according to each context. Often, we use one strategy to support another — an In-Service Workshop. The diversity and range of the opportunities educators have for learning make writing meaningfully about inservice educator education difficult. Educators learn from many activities, formal and informal. They learn from practice itself when stopping to consider a struggling student's response to a homework question, conversations in the hallways and lunchrooms with other educators, observing in a peer's classroom, results from a supervisor or mentor's visit, reading, attending conferences, district workshops, university courses, and in all sorts of other often unanticipated ways. Each of these activities may refresh a educator's commitment to teaching and expand their understanding of the work of teaching, or they may not.

Our interactive workshops leverage the faculty’s passions and help all educators globalize their courses in relevant and meaningful ways. Best Practices in Global Learning (all disciplines and grade levels) –

  • Development and Assessment of Global Competencies
  • Introduction to Project-Based Learning (PBL)
  • Purpose Intensive: How Can We Help our Schillerites to explore and Articulate Purpose?

These full-day workshops are generally 2 – 3 hours long so that there is time for coaching of grade-level teams, academic departments, and/or individual educator looking for additional support, later on conducted with the School’s Board and Parents’ Association. In-service workshop with relevant courses and activities in which a serving educator may participate to upgrade their professional knowledge, skills, and competence in the teaching profession. Therefore, it encompasses all forms of education and training given to a educator who is already on the job of teaching and learning.

Creativity Workshop

Creative teaching involves the development of a creative environment. Creative expression of both students and educator should be nurtured. Creativity Workshops for educators to gain fresh ideas to liven up classes. It’s an interactive, experiential workshop dedicated to helping educators and their students learn how to be more creative. It is started with a series of simple and effective exercises aimed at keeping the creative juices flowing both in the classroom and in one’s personal life. The Creativity Workshop offers professional development courses for educators creating a unique experience that combines learning and association with peers by transferring their ideas of modern education, activities, practicals and how educators can deliver their lectures creatively.

The Creativity Workshop has helped educators & Schillerites:

  • Develop creativity and innovation in math, IT, the arts, creative writing, languages, life skills and science.
  • Creative teaching practices are both effective and innovative in achieving a desired outcome – whether it is acquisition of skills, knowledge or understanding.
  • Students are doing more than just learning the curricular content and educators are doing more than just teaching the content.
  • For educators to build in formative assessment activities to their lessons.
  • Get over writers’ block and combat fears that stifle self expression and new ideas.
  • Employ the creative process to develop leadership and teamwork skills, as well as peer respect in the classroom.
  • How do educators come up with creative ideas? What do they do when they are planning? What kind of activities and instructional techniques so they use with their students?
  • Engage and focus each person’s innate curiosity and imagination to foster a lifelong love of learning.

Virtual Training Workshop

Schiller is providing training to our passionate and experienced educators.The aim of this workshop is trained educators through the process of globalizing their teaching practice and creating learning showcases that embody the future of learning at their school.

A handful of learning showcases can accelerate change by energizing and inspiring students, parents, and other educators.Virtual reality educator training can be facilitated in a comfortable and individual virtual space where educators can practice pedagogical approaches and new ways of integrating with new technology.

Our Educators take on challenging projects, such as the design of a new reading and writing course, fall and spring PBL experiences, or a school-wide video conference event. Educators understand Project-Based Learning and other student-centered pedagogies, design and assess global competencies, develop new collaborative partnerships, identify key themes in global learning, network and find global speakers and partners, plan global events, and employ video conferencing strategies.

Brain-Drain Workshop

Schiller runs life- and career-changing Brain-Drain program for educators. These programs allow educators to be students again and share their ideas with other in groups. They leverage the group’s wisdom and experience for deep reflections around personal and professional growth.The workshop focused on knowledge – based learning. It is a transformational Educator Development skill. This opportunity will allow educators the time, as well as intentional support, to create and refine one or two PBL units to be integrated into the curriculum.

Educators are being asked to change their teaching as never before and the transition is creating big challenge. In the future of learning,educators are connecting learning to the world.

The Brain-Drain Workshop has helped educators & Schillerites-

  • It’s much easier to build relationships and figure out the next steps to take to improve the quality of education Schillerite receive.
  • Two minds are better than one,Working together on a lesson plan can be a great way to get to know your colleagues and to build better lessons for Schillerites.
  • Educators building a personal learning community., spend time sharing, talking, and collaborating on educational projects and ideas.

I-Can-Do Program (Risk Management Training)

I-CAN DO PROGRAMME is aimed to refresh, inspire and enliven the teaching traits and their teaching practice of Educators for those Schillerites who are able to do something best out of their better efforts. Educators are being asked to change their teaching as never before and the transition is creating big challenges for educators. In the future of learning, educators are connecting learning to students are venturing off campus as never before. For our schillerites, risk and failure outside of the classroom will be an intrinsic part of their daily experience.

The Programme aims to raise awareness of the critical role of educators in promoting the academic development as well as the social and emotional Development of child. Strategies for Motivating Students. Become a role model for student interest. Get to know your students. Use examples freely. Use a variety of student-active teaching activities. Set realistic performance goals and help students achieve them by encouraging them to set their own reasonable goals.

It ensures and sustains an educational process that produces meaningful learning, which is adaptable as new knowledge and techniques emerge in the field.

General Objectives of this Programme :-

  • Teach reading, writing, speaking, and listening across the curriculum.
  • Effectively differentiate instruction.
  • Programme will taught educators,What kind of traits thay use for their students work through complex texts and concepts while building upon high-level literacy skills.
  • Equip Educators, how they motivate and encourage such Students?, for improving their critical thinking skills,so that they meet today’s career- and college-readiness standards.

Digital Literacy Workshop

Educators often lack not only digital skills. Schiller conduct various workshops for our educators so that they learn how to conduct project-based inquiry using a variety of digital texts, tools and technologies, which will help create challenging and engaging learning opportunities for Schillerites.

Schiller’s digitally literate Educators also understand that it is less about the technology itself than it is about the tailored experience the technology can provide to each Schillerite . This is what drives differentiation and can make it powerful and highly targeted to Schillerittes individual needs.

Addressing the global learning crisis and closing the digital divide requires systems of education that equip young learners with 21st century skills that can be enabled through integration of technology tools in their classrooms.

Digital literacy doesn’t require that Educators become experts, but it does require that they understand the digital tools that can unlock their deeper teaching potential.

Schiller uses appropriate technology effectively to search for and store high-quality information. Schiller Educators engages creatively and productively in relevant online communities.

Through such tech-savy workshops our educators will familiar with the use of collaborative tools to facilitate groupwork and project management.