A statement issued by Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia said that with the onset of the pandemic, there has been a massive loss of students’ studies. This year we not only need to bridge the learning gap of the children but also need to provide emotional support to them. Also, students need to be mentally prepared again for the teaching-learning process.
The academic session will be held in three phases-
First stage- The last week of June will start from 28th June and will continue till 3rd July. During this time teachers and school heads will contact students and their parents, update their contact details, create WhatsApp groups and prepare a list of students with smart phones, normal phones or no phones.
second stage- It will run from July 5 to July 31. In the second phase, teachers will work with their students to understand their well-being, the current situation of the students and provide them with mental and emotional support. Also, in classes from Nursery to Class VIII, we will introduce common activities of reading, writing and arithmetic through worksheets. In classes IX to XII, the focus will be on their emotional well-being along with teaching children through online classes and worksheets. This phase will last till the end of July.
third step- This will be the last phase which will start from 2nd August. During this, the focus will be on class specific activities to bridge the learning gap. Whereas from Nursery to Class VIII, general and subject specific worksheets will be given. Online classes will be conducted for classes IX to XII by the teachers of the respective subject.
Study will be completed even if there is no smartphone
It has been emphasized in the circular that the focus of online classes for classes IX to XII will be to guide the students on the way of learning. Students who do not have access to a digital device will be given notes capturing their online classes. These notes can be obtained by the parents from the school on a weekly basis. Similarly, parents who do not have a smart phone can collect worksheets from their child’s school on a weekly basis.
Regular monthly assessment will be done
In view of Corona, special emphasis has been given on evaluation this time in the circular. In terms of assessment of students, regular monthly assessments will be conducted using innovative methods to understand the participation level and learning level of the students. This project will be based on work/activities/assignment. These will be recorded by the school and will be used as internal and external assessment in the academic session 2021-2022 and will be uploaded on the module of the students.