Green Fingers Global School, Kharghar invited the Principals and Heads of Committees of Amrita Vidyalayam and 4 other CBSE schools: Apeejay School, Nerul, Ramsheth Thakur Public School, Kharghar, Atomic Energy Central School, Anushakthi Nagar, and DAV Public School, New Panvel on October 18, 2019 to discuss the logistics in implementing “Hubs of Learning”. The linking of schools into Hubs of Learning has been made for the collective growth of all CBSE affiliated schools to provide a common platform aimed at embedding practices in school communities, and among other things, to encourage the professional development of teachers, mobilise teachers, parents, students and other community partners, bring together expertise for the improvement of all stakeholders, experience joyful learning, and create educational leadership that collaborates at all levels for accelerating improvement.
To work fruitfully towards achieving these objectives, the 6 schools that formed the Hub will:
- Share resources such as manpower, infrastructure, teaching-learning material, etc.
- Promote solidarity by facilitating the joint conduct of various student/staff activities culminating in an enriched school life.
- Create a culture of support and healthy interdependence across different areas of teaching-learning such as curriculum planning, teaching-learning activities and other school practices.
- Provide an opportunity to share a repertoire of ideas, instructional and assessment strategies which would help individual teachers to improve classroom practices and contribute to their continuous professional development.
The discussions were very interesting as Principals and Academic Coordinators had their academic calendars ready, and immediately got down to planning the exchange programmes for the coming months. Green Fingers invited all the schools for a debate competition to be held on November 16th. DAV planned a MUN programme in the month of December and Atomic Energy School planned a Volleyball Tournament in the month of January. Amrita Vidyalayam invited teachers of all the 5 schools to conduct a session in Experiential Learning on various subjects. 15 students from each school will also accompany their teachers which would give them exposure to different sessions of Experiential Learning.
The meeting was very fruitful as the enthusiasm to bring out a positive change for the benefit of students and teachers was the common agenda.