BANGALORE: The first cluster level workshop is being conducted at the Dalai Lama Institute of Higher Education, Bangalore, in two batches for 60 primary teachers of the Tibetan Schools in South India. The first Batch of 28 teachers are undergoing 5-day workshop from 21 to 25 December. The second batch of 30 teachers will attend the workshop from 26-30 December.
Participants include teachers from schools under CTSA, STSS and TCV. The resource person for the workshop is Dr. Latika Gupta from Delhi University. Unlike previous centralised workshops, this workshop was planned by the Department of Education to cover all the primary school teachers under the Early Grade Reading project.
A series of cluster level workshop on Early Grade Reading will be provided in 2015 to cover all the primary teachers of Tibetan Schools in our effort to improve professional growth of teachers of young learners (Class I – V).
Identifying the effective reading skill is an essential precondition for the development of learning. Therefore, the need for a robust multi-year strategy and policy support to strengthen early grade reading (EGR) in Tibetan schools was a primary recommendation of the Education Advisory Committee at its first meeting held in June 2013. Accordingly, the education department of the Central Tibetan Administration has so far provided three such Workshops for 70 Primary school teachers.
Mr. Tsering Dhondup, Education Officer (Science), DoE is camped at the venue to co-ordinate the workshop. He is being accompanied by Mr. Sherap Tharchin, Deputy Project Director of Tibet Fund. These workshops were funded by USAID through Tibet Fund.