A workshop for teachers from Songsak block was held today at Loyola College in Williamnagar, East Garo Hills, with around 40 teachers in attendance.
The workshop, conducted in collaboration with Meghshala – an e-learning portal that has tied up with the state for web-based education content – was organized by the Education Department and sought to inform and empower teachers with materials to help them enhance their teaching.
Meghshala is working on helping teachers to achieve more with the e-learning tools, completely free of cost, while they conduct normal classes going forward.
The focus on e-learning has become a much-needed process as has been shown by the Covid-19 pandemic that led to a disruption of normal classes.
“Our content is an ever growing one and has been created by former master teachers. Currently there is content for students up to Class 8 and follows the NCERT pattern. Our focus is to empower teachers keeping children at the centre and impart them with social and moral values making them truly globe ready citizens,” said K Mayopam Chahongnao, the implementation manager at Meghshala Trust.
According to the manager, the aim of the training is to empower teachers and equip them with Meghshala lesson plans and pedagogies so that they can have a livelier, interactive classroom with an improved teaching and learning atmosphere.
The training by Meghshala in Meghalaya is funded by Lenovo.
Meghshala is currently working with the state governments of Karnataka, Manipur, Sikkim with Meghalaya being the latest entrant.
The interactive training today saw Meghshala representatives explain the entire process of online learning and later helped them download the app to see content that, they felt, would assist the teachers in their daily activities.
“You will still be teaching children on a blackboard with books. This is just to help you with the process of making education more interactive,” added Mayopam.
Meghshala members stated that they would be covering all the blocks through similar workshops while also making visits to schools to help teachers.