The teaching learning for the academic year 2020-21 started amidst chaos of COVID-19 pandemic. For the teachers at Vidyadaan, it was a bigger challenge as the students come from underprivileged background. The attempt was made to convert school to school of potential as we didn’t want to lose the thread of learning and wanted to build authentic connections.
The questions which prompted us to act were:
Whose need is online learning?
How we will engage and inspire children online?
How do we reach those who are not having internet facility or challenged with only one mobile phone which their parents carry to work?
The above points were addressed by continuous support and motivation from the management by providing us the contact numbers of the parents and making a schedule to conduct classes in the evening to facilitate learning. The partnering of parents in their child’s learning brought major momentum to this initiative.To make it a two way channel of communication, we have set objectives of the day by sending the images, notes and video links in the early morning along with a set of questions that children get to think and work on and send it back to us. Then the same topics were taken up in the evening class with the teacher as moderator on whats app or zoom for a brainstorming session by using asynchronous and synchronous mode. The learning outcome was checked by conducting quizzes, worksheet completion & various activities.
The children showcased their learning by model making,power point presentations with voice over, there by demonstrating their knowledge beyond classrooms and adapting well in the face of adversities.
Bhagirathi – Activity -Micro organisms -Friends or Foe
Saniya – Activity – Synthetic Fibres & Plastics
Kavya- Activity – Matter in our Surrounding
Madhusudan – Activity – Fundamental Unit of Life
Akshitha – Power point Presentation – Sources of Energy
Nandini – Model making – Life Processes
During this pandemic, Management of Vidyadaan School and teachers have taken steps to continue teaching students by conducting online classes for all subjects.
For this purpose, teachers have put efforts to map the curriculum with real life experiences and applications to bring out the inherent talents of children in science curriculum. The responses of the students were captured in videos and feedback were given. We are striving to cope with this new normal and keep our studies inline.
Vidyadaan school happily announces its 2020 JNV entrance exam achievers.
Three of our class 8 students, Linchana, Rohan Kumar and Dikshitha have
succeeded in 2020 – JNVST. JNVST(Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya Selection Test) is one of the meritorious national level entrance exam conducted by CBSE for admission of talented students to JNV.
Out of 170 students appeared for JNVST in Bangalore rural district, top 6 were selected and our school have bagged 3 seats with “Linchana” being the district topper!! It is indeed a great moment for the school.
Linchana, coming from a low-income joint family is elder among three siblings.
Father is the only earning person in the family.
At school, she was a Punctual, Hardworking and always Perfect in academics.
Entering into JNV would be a new gateway for her entire family.
Rohan Kumar’s family stays in a nearby village wherein his parents are daily wages workers in local constructions. He was a District level Sportsman in school and also was a responsible Assistant Head boy of 2019-20. His bright future from JNV would be an enduring support to his family.
Dikshitha’s father works in a factory for a low-paid salary and mother takes care of home. Her younger sister is studying in our school.Dikshitha in school was Bold in academics and cultural activities. She was one of the best Orator.She wants to take good care of her family in future. JNV would help her in bringing all her dreams come true.
Vidyadaan school bids farewell to these students wishing all success and bright future.