Mohali, August 1, 2021 (Yes Punjab News)
The online training course for school principals, school heads and lecturers on “School Management” has started today. School education secretary, Mr. Krishan Kumar said that this course will make a significant contribution in school management and will enhance the knowledge of school principals, school heads and lecturers.
He said that the Punjab government has made great strides in the field of school education in recent times, due to this Punjab has secured the first position in the field of education in the country. He said that much is needed to be done to retain the first position in education for which he was making continuous efforts. He appealed to the school administrators to take advantage of such courses and bring further improvement in the field of education.
The e-Learning module on Leadership and Motivation, conceived and developed by Bharti Institute of Public Policy, Indian School of Business in collaboration with the Department of School Education, Punjab, to train principals, heads and lecturers of the Government Schools, is started by enrolling the first batch of 500+ educationists today.
The course will be available via a user-friendly Learning management System (LMS) interface containing 12 asynchronous modules under the topic “Leadership and Motivation for Effective School Management”. This course was officially launched by Punjab Education Minister Vijay Inder Singla in a virtual event on July 16.
An hour-long online session has been started for the first batch of participants to orient them towards the course’s design and structure, and walk them through the LMS interface.The training will include live virtual introductory sessions for each batch to make participants aware of course expectations and technical nuances and ensuring them a seamless experience during the one-month, self-paced asynchronous course.
The number of participants will be increased up to 2,000 every month, in the subsequent batches,” said Dr Aarushi Jain, Course Coordinator, Bharti Institute of Public Policy and Indian School of Business. The Learning Management System will be available for access to more than 10,000 principals, heads and teachers of the state Department of School Education, in the first phase.
The course ‘Learning and Motivation for Effective School Management’ aims to help the participants to inculcate effective educational and adaptive leadership qualities and apprise them of their critical role as informed motivators and communicators. The modules will also highlight the importance of concepts like team building, group dynamics, and change management while reflecting on one’s personality, strengths, and weaknesses; and improve interpersonal relationships and emotional intelligence.
The course modules have been curated by experts in the field of management, emotional intelligence, motivation & team building, communication, and leadership. It comprises of 30 hours of content, including a combination of 12 hours of videos, reading material, presentations, and assessments. The various components of the modules seamlessly integrate theoretical concepts, experimential learning, knowledge sharing, and assessment-based exercises where principals are encouraged to think about the reforms they would bring to their schools.