Nagaland’s school education department, in association with the Pratham Education Foundation, conducted an online training programme – Gurushala – to train nearly 10,000 government school teachers of the state on post-lockdown strategies.

Gurushala is an initiative of Indus Towers Limited and Vodafone India Foundation.

Nearly 8,700 government school teachers of Class 1 to Class 8 were trained on remote techniques for parent and student engagement, assessment methods and post-lockdown strategies on January 15-16.

Over 1,000 teachers of Class 9 to Class 12 were imparted training on remote techniques for parent and student engagement, content creation and post-lockdown strategies on January 18 and 19.

The four-day training programme discussed teaching strategies that will help teachers transition smoothly from remote/online teaching to classroom teaching.

During the inauguration session of the training, the principal director of school education, Shanavas C. said, “Let this be a beginning because it is high time for our state to venture into alternative methods of education and teaching.”

The online teacher portal www.gurushala.co was launched by the Gurushala curate for free and of high-quality content for the teachers.

Gurushala is now available both as a website and as an application that can be downloaded from Google Play Store.

The website works for capacity development of teachers to improve student learning and achieve holistic development of students even with remote teaching.

Bhadra Gogoi

Bhadra Gogoi is Northeast Now Correspondent in Nagaland. He can be reached at: bhadragogoi@yahoo.com