HYDERABAD: After disappointing results in class X exams in the previous academic year, the Telangana school education department is all set to hold a massive training programme for government school teachers to improve their skills in English language and new education initiatives like Continuous and Comprehensive Evaluation (CCE).
A new training module has been prepared by the State Council of Education and Research Training (SCERT), aims to engage the teachers in a 15-day off-line training programme in Hyderabad and a six-month online training at their respective mandals. The training would begin from December and continue up to May next.
School education director T Chiranjeevulu, said around 5,000 headmasters and 10,000 school teachers from all districts will attend the training session. Teachers from elementary and high school level will be trained in three major aspects, like academic, administrative and usage of information and communication technology (ICT), he added.
The training would be given both in online and offline mode and it will begin from December. Separate training module has been prepared to cover the recent reforms in school education. For the first time, teachers will also be evaluated based on their performance during the training period. Those who perform well in the training will also get a certificate from the English Language Training Center (ELTC) of Osmania University (OU).
Currently, there is a huge shortage of teachers with English language skills. Adding to that the school education department would need more teachers once the KG to PG free education scheme is introduced. Since the elementary education would be taught in English medium from the next academic year, there is a proposal to utilis this training module to train more teachers.