Mallappalli: The first phase of the program that aims at training teachers of first grade to 12 grade in I.C.T has been completed in Pathanamthitta district. As many as 1,184 teachers of primary and upper primary schools have completed their trainings from 46 centres. The classes were organized by KITE (Kerala Infrastructure and Technology for Education).
The teachers were given training in Multimedia presentation, collecting information using internet, creating learning materials using text, images, video and audio and computer languages. The training also constituted of using ‘Samagra’ education resource portal and creating new content for Samagra. One of the highlights given for the primary level teachers was applications that could be used for learning/teaching English.
With an aim to provide one laptop for each teacher, 1,184 laptops were utilized by 92 trainers. The next batch of primary and upper primary teachers will start training on May 2,7 and 13. Training for higher secondary and VHSE teachers will start on May 13 and training for high school teachers’ will commence on May 17.
KITE has also arranged a facility for teachers to select the batch and centre through their online portal. “As a continuation of making hi-tech classes from 8 to 12, classes 1 to 7 will have hi-tech labs made available in Pathanamthitta, with 1,498 laptops and speakers and 711 projectors,” said KITE vice chairman K. Anwar Sadath.