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TCV Upper Dharamsala: PGPs and Collaborative Practices

TCV School Upper Dharamsala has 98 teachers who come under this Teacher Professional Development Project which directly benefit its 1873 students. Under the leadership of the School Principal Mr. Namdol Tashi la and the three headmasters Mrs. Ngawang Lhamo la, Mr. Sonam Wangdue la and Mr. Tenzin Choephel la, the school is implementing the project successfully. In the beginning of the school session, the school had its first Orientation cum workshop on TPD by Mr. Kalsang Wangdue la, the Curriculum and Teacher Development Officer. Since then, plan had been chalked out to put the workshop into action.


Primary Teachers Collaborative Lesson

School-TCV-Upper-0430th May 2014:The Primary teachers at Infant Section, Upper TCV Dharamsala had unanimously decided to do Lesson Study. There were around eight teachers, who all sat in circle in the common classroom. One of the teachers demonstrated her lesson on "Addition" using Change game. Three teachers acted as her students and rest of the teachers observed her lesson.
Throughout her demonstration, Gen la maintained her calm and soft voice and one to one teaching was done. The teaching aids were aptly used. After the lesson, there was some interaction and feedback from the Headmaster Mr. Tenzin Choephel la and rest of the teachers. The lesson went very well and finished on time.

Teacher Professional Development

30th May 2014: A lesson Demonstration was done at Infant Section, Upper TCV Dharamsala by the Montessori teacher during the 7th Period. All the group members along with the Headmaster Mr. Tenzin Choephel la gathered in the class.
The subject chosen was Mathematics and the medium of instruction was Tibetan. During the teaching, they aptly used the Number Game. After that a brief discussion was done with the headmaster and the professional Development Officer, Mr. Kalsang Wangdue la.