In a bid to help teachers attain an in-depth knowledge of their subjects, the State Council of Educational Research and Training (SCERT) launched a software named ‘online in-service teacher capacity-building programme’ on Monday .

In the first month, the software will help as many 50 mathematics teachers and 70 mentor teachers working in different schools operating under the Directorate of Education.

As part of the programme, topic-based training will be provided to teachers.  These topics will be chosen from textbooks.  The programme is aimed at training as many as 50,000 teachers.

The overall objective of the programme is to enhance teacher-to-teacher communication, to enable student-centred teaching approaches, to provide 24×7 accessibility to course material and to build the capacity of in-service teachers.

The total duration of the online training will be eight hours in a single sitting, since the programme has been conceived to facilitate training as per the convenience of the trainees, i.e. in-service teachers, by devoting at least half-an-hour a day during staggered 15 sittings on mobile app or web from anywhere.

Source: DNA India