Workshop for Science and Mathematics Teachers
Science and Mathematics teachers across the state of Maharashtra, develop their own innovative methods of teaching in the classrooms. They developexperiments,models,tables,charts and pictures.With the advancement of technology,they develop websites, form groups like,whatsapp and use social media like Facebook, Twitter etc.However,it is observed thatdespite all this, they hardly make use of these social media to share their innovations in teaching with their fellow teachers, with the result, their innovative methods of teaching do not get exchanged with the other teachers
Marathi VidnyanParishad,a knowledge institution(ज्ञान संस्था) and science propagating organisation of 51 years standing felt that such innovative teachers across the state be brought together and they may be given an opportunity to present their methods before a large group of teachers. Accordingly First State Level Science and Mathematics Teachers` Congress was held on 12th November,2016 at Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER),Pune and 70 teachers participated in a day long congress. At the commencement of the Congress, oneplenary sessionwasorganised toenlighten theteachers, on how to test their methods of teaching so as to know whether these methods are really beneficial to the students. Thereafter parallel sessions were held in 5 classrooms for five groups wherein each teacher was allocated 10 minutes time to present their innovative methods through Power Point Presentation or simple presentation without PPT. In the end ten teachers were adjudged as the best teachers of the entiregroup and were awarded the Certificate of Merit. Further 4 out of these 10 teachers, were offered the internship for a period of 2 to 3 weeks in IISER, the entire cost of which is to be born by IISER. Besides drawing the satisfaction of presenting their own innovative methods of teaching, before such a large cross-section of teachers, the participants were immensely benefited by witnessing the teaching methods of other teachers.Considering the benefit drawn by all the participants and with a view to extend such benefit to more teachers, Marathi VidnyanParishad has decided to organise such a Congress for a total period of 5 years.Accordingly,Second State level Science and Mathematics Teachers` Congress will be held in Decembre,2017 at IISER,Pune.
Further, based on the review of the first congress,it has been decided to organise one full day workshopfor the teachers of Science and Mathematics to enlighten them about what is an innovative method of teaching , how to test its effectivity etc. This being the Main Theme of this year`s Congress,on which presentations are to be made in December,2017, two workshops have been arranged as under
- Workshop for Mumbai teachers will be held on Thursday,4th May,2017between 10 am to 5 pm. at Marathi VidnyanParishad,VidnyanBhavan,V.N.PuravMarg,Sion-Chunabhatti,Mumbai 400022,Phone 022-24054714 / 24057268
- Workshop for teachers of Pune and rest of Maharashtra will be held on Tuesday,2nd May,2017 between 10 am to 5 pm. at IISER,PashanRoad,Pune 411 008,phone no. 020- 2590 8000
Outstation teachers at Pune workshop will be paid a second class railway/bus fare.(Non AC) and stay arrangements will be made for them in IISER campus on previous nighti. e. of 1st May,2017. Breakfast and food will be provided free of cost to all the participants on the day of workshop. No fees will be charged for the participation in the Workshop. .
Teachers of 6th to 12th standard and the employees of the Voluntary Organizations/ Agencies working in science and mathematics education are eligible to participate in the Workshop.. Those desirous of attending the workshop are required to inform Marathi VidnyanParishad on the e-mail,`email@example.com` latest by 15th April,2017,their name, age,gender,home address, name of the school/college/institution and the standards whom you are teaching..
Theme and Subtheme for the Second State level Science and mathematics Teachers Workshop and Congress.
Evaluation gives the level of achievement of students. For this purpose of we conduct written or oral tests and mainly measure the level of the students’ content knowledge. Evaluation should not be restricted only to content knowledge, but should show the extent of achievement of the students with respect all the objectives of the study of the subject and their progress with respect to information, knowledge, abilities, skills, interest and attitude. The purpose of evaluation should not be ranking the students, but determining what the students are good at, what they are not good at, what abilities and skills they have acquired and what they still have not, what they should do to improve or acquire new skills, what they are interested in and how they can further develop their interest,and how they can have more positive attitude toward what they are supposed to do. In other words, evaluation is a critical step in the process of the all-round development of students, and it should be carried out using not just written and oral tests, but by a variety of means.Further it needs to be done continuously and not just at the end of the semester or the year.
The main theme of our Second State Level Science and Mathematics Teacher Congress is the Innovative Method which I have used for Evaluation of Science Learning in Classroom. The subthemes of the main theme have followed from the different objectives to which such an innovative method can be applied. These subthemes with their scope and brief description are given below:
Evaluation of the ability to think originally
Under this subtheme the objective of your method will beto evaluate whether on all three - cognitive, emotional and social – levels, the students are capable of new ideas, observations or reasoning, whether they can suggest novel ways to solve a difficulty, whether they look at even routine everyday matters with a different perspective, and whether- be it knowledge, literature, fine arts, sports, or communication – they show creativity.
Evaluation of communication skill
Under this subtheme the objective will be to evaluate how the students communicate their knowledge, opinions, thoughts, projects carried out or problems solved using different media such as writing, talking, discussing or presenting and help them by means of feedback provided.
Evaluation of conceptual understanding
Here what is expected is the determination of the level of the students’ conceptual understanding about theory and practicals, the extent to which they can apply this understanding, and the comprehensiveness of their understanding of a topic as a whole.
Evaluation of laboratory skills
Here the aim is to evaluate the skills of doing, designing and modifying an experiment, and also the skills required to do so, such as observation, classification, handling instruments, estimation, measurement, tabulation and presentation of observations, drawing of graphs, understanding of errors etc.
Evaluation of scientific attitude
In this subtheme it is expected that you test whether the students have understood the importance of numbers, evidence and logical reasoning based on evidence, whether they can make such reasoning, and whether they have realised that in science no other source of knowledge than evidence based on experiments and observation is acceptable. It is also necessary to assess the extent to which they know about the contribution of science and technology to life and to national development, and the level of their interest and confidence with respect to science and mathematics.
Evaluation of problem solving ability
It is expected here that you assess the ability of the students not only to solve questions and problems in the subjects of science and mathematics, but also the aptitude to apply the knowledge of the subjects to understand problems in life around and attempt to solve them.
Continuous and comprehensive evaluation
As said in the beginning the teacher should have a record of the all round progress of the students in science and mathematics. For this purpose evaluation should be carried out not just at the end of a semester, but continuously throughout the semester by a variety of means, such as practicals, observation of behavior,participation in discussions and projects, presentations etc. The students should be provided with feedback continuously. The novel ways in which you have attempted such evaluation should be reported under this subtheme.
GUIDELINES FOR WRITING THE RESEARCH PAPER
The Second state Level Science and Maths Teachers Congress will be held in IISER, Pune in December 2017 for the teachers teaching Science and/or Maths to the Class/es 6 to 12.
The teachers who have/ have not attended any of the aforesaid workshops and even those who had not registered for any of the two workshops but satisfying the above criterion may send their Research Papers or the abstract thereof, written on any of the Sub Themes of the Congress displayed on this website in SOFT FORM ONLY to the e-mail address firstname.lastname@example.org on or before August 31, 2017.
The hard copy of the Research Paper or the abstract thereof should not be sent by Post /Courier to MVP or IISER
The papers will be evaluated by the team of experts in MVP and the names of the selectees for presentation of their papers in the Congress will be displayed on this website by September 6, 2017. The selectees will also be communicated individually about their selection by e-mail only.
No correspondence in the hard form in this regard will be entertained.
The teachers may strictly adhere to the following instructions in regard to the submission /presentation of the Research Papers.
1. The word limit for the full paper and the abstract is 2000 and 200 respectively.
2. The teachers who send only the abstract of their paper on or before August 31, 2017 must send the soft coy of their full paper to the aforesaid e- mail address on or before November 15, 2017, if they are selected for the presentation of their papers in the Congress.
3. The paper may be written in Marathi or English or Hindi.
4. The papers in Marathi and Hindi must have been typed in UNICODEand the papers in English should be typed in M.S.WORD in AERIAL. The font size should be 12 with the spacing 1.0
5. The presentation of the paper may be made by PPT or otherwise. The necessary arrangements for making presentation by PPT will be available at the venue of the Congress. However the participants may bring their presentation in the suitable device like Pen Drive. Time allowed for the presentation of the paper will be 8 minutes followed by 2 minutes for interaction with the Evaluators/ other participants.
6. Each Participant can submit only one paper. However the paper may be co-authored by one or more persons.Further, only one personi. e. the first Author or any of the Co-author can attend the Congress and present the paper. If the presentation of the paper is to made by any of the Co-Authors (and not by first Author), this may be clearly indicated while submitting the paper.
The teachers are advised to make the preparation and submission of the paper preferably in the following order/format:
• Title of the paper in capital letters ( if in English), 12 point font, bold and centred
• Sub-Theme in capital letters ( if in English), 12 point font
• Abstract not exceeding 200 words
• Key words, about 5
• Objectives: Methodology of Research, Experimental/Survey/ Action/ Research/Case studies etc. Tools and Techniques used,Sample Size and Population(if applicable), collection of Data
• Data analysis and Interpretation
• Scope of future work
• References/Bibliography (including the websites searched along with the date/s of surfing and downloading) : To be enlisted in the alphabetic order
• Annexures (including copies of Tools/ Questionnaire etc. used for data collection)
The following details should also be furnished after the end of Research Paper:
1. Name, Complete Residential Address , Address of the School/ Junior College/ Educational Institution, E-mail address, Mobile Number (or Phone Number),of the Author and every Co-Author.
2. The Class/es (i.e. Standard 6 to 12) to which the Author and the Co-Author/s, if any,has / have been teaching and the subjects being taught.
3. Where there is one or more Co-Authors, the name of the person who will be presenting the paper will be clearly indicated.
Programme of the Congress:
The Congress will be held on Saturday, December 09, 2017. It will be a day’s programme comprising of the presentation of thePapers on the various Sub Themes in parallel sessions and a Plenary session/s based on the availability of time. There will be half day’s tour of IISER laboratories for the participants on the next morning ( Sunday, December 10,2017 till 2.00 P. M. Including lunch time).
In regard to theStay/Transport Arrangements for/ Reimbursement of Travel Expenses to the participants, they will be categorized in the following three groups:
Group 1 : The participants having theirplace of residence in Mumbai/its suburbans/uptoBorivli, Thane and Panvel on Western,Central and Harbour railway lines respectively.
Group 2 : The participants having theirplace of residence in Pune and its suburbans ( PimpariChinchwad, Hinjwadi, Baner, Bawdhan, Warje, Katraj, Yeravada etc.) where the local public transport (i.e.Bus or Local Train) is available./p>
Group 3 : All other participants not falling in any of the above two categories.
Stay arrangements: The stay arrangements for the participants belonging to the Groups 1 and 3 will be made in the Premises of IISER, Pune from About 5.00 P.M. on December 08,2017(previous day)till 2.00 P.M. on December 10,2007 .No overnight stay arrangements in IISER premises will be made for the participants belonging to the Group 2.
Transport Arrangements / Reimbursement of Travel expenses:
For the participants of Group 1 : The arrangement of Bus from the Office of Marathi Vidnyan Parishad, Sion-Chunabhatti, Mumbai to IISER in the evening of December 08, 2017 and back to Mumbai on December 10,2017 will be made.There will also be specific pick up points (similar to the pick points of State Transport Buses) en route. However these participants will not be eligible for reimbursement of local conveyance charges, for reaching the starting point (MVP Office) or any of the pickup points en route. Further, since the bus facility will be available to the participants belonging to group1, if they do not avail the same and reach the venue on their own they will not be considered eligible for reimbursement of any travel expenses.
For the participants of Group 2: No transport arrangement will be made for them and they will not be eligible forreimbursement of any travel expenses.
For the participants of Group 3: They will be eligible for the reimbursement of travel expenses, for the journey, performed from the Railway Station / Bus Stand nearest to their residence to Pune Railway Station/ Bus Standby Railway Second Class/ Second Class Sleeper (where necessary) i.e. Non A.C./ Ordinary Bus i.e. Non A.C. on actual/notional basis subject to the submission of the tickets/receipts. However, they will not be eligible for reimbursement of any travel expenses in respect of the local journey performed at their place of their residence or in Pune city (Auto Riksha/ Taxi expenses). However, if no ticket/receipt of one way journey is submitted, no travel expenses will be reimbursed.
Food arrangements: Tea, Breakfast, snacks and meals will be provided to all the participants free of cost during the entire programme and during the stay of the respective participants in IISER Premises
NOTE: MVP and IISER reserve the right to make any changes in the above programme and the arrangements, on account of the circumstances prevailing at the relevant time.
The first list of 55 te achers whose abstracts of the Research Papers or full Research Papers have been accepted by the Selection Committee for Second State leval Science and Maths Teachers Congress to be held in the Indian Institute of Science Education and Research(IISER), Pune on 9 & 10 December, 2017 is furnished below. The teachers who have yet to sumit their full Research Papers may please note that their participation in the Congress will be subject to their submitting the full Research Paper on or before 31 October 2017. A separate communication is also being made to the individual teachers by e-mail in this regard.
The personal details furnished by the teachers have also been indicated against their names.They may please verify the correctness of the details and brougt to our notice the errors, if any in this regard by e-mail to email@example.com.The personal details, if any,not furnished by them( hence the related spaces being left blank in the list, against their names) may also be furnished to us at an early date on the above mail address.
The dates for submitting the abstract of the Research Paper and the full research papers have been extended upto 16 October and 31 October 2017 respectively and the next list will be uploaded on this website by 25 October 2017. First List
Marathi Vidnyan Parishad
Vidnyan Bhavan,V.N.Purav Marg,
Sion - Chunabhatti, Mumbai 400 022,
Phone : 022-24054714, 24057268
E-mail : firstname.lastname@example.org
Web : www.mavipamumbai.org / www.scienceteacherscongress.org