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Webinar Series for School Teachers: Session 12  Dec 05, 2020

IISER Pune in collaboration with Royal Society of Chemistry is happy to announce:
Teaching The Next Gen: Webinar Series for the 21st Century Teacher  (Series flyer)

Every Saturday, from September 12 to November 28, 2020

About: Demands of 21st century have transformed the traditional chalk–talk teaching model to one driven by technology. Educators across globe are striving to invent innovative methods to sustain student engagement in e-learning modules. In our efforts to address some of the challenges of asynchronous digital teaching, we are happy to announce a webinar series for middle-high school teachers. This series of 12 webinars will focus on digital pedagogies and their applicability in digital classrooms. Webinars will cover diverse topics, bringing together experts in the field of education to bridge the gap between theory and practice of digital education.
Key Highlights:
•  Relevant and interactive talks on digital pedagogy •  Eminent speakers from across the globe •  Certificates for course completion
•  Panel discussions addressing current challenges •  Aligning digital teaching with NEP 2020  

Webinar 12: Making Things, Learning Science  (See flyer)

Speaker: Shri Arvind Gupta (A Padma Shri Awardee and Founder Arvind Gupta Toys)

Date: December 5, 2020

Time: 4:00 pm

Live on YouTube

Abstract: Before children can understand something, they need experience: seeing, touching, hearing, tasting, smelling, choosing, arranging, putting things together, taking things apart. Children need to experiment with real things available in their milieu. In most Indian schools science is learnt by rote learning and very few children get their hands dirty in making simple models.  For the last 35 years I have been making low-cost science teaching aids to make science fun for children.  Children love these toys and  in-turn learn important scientific concepts. In this webinar, I will share my journey of working with these toys in the field of activity based learning, to make education accessible for everyone.