Another Month, Another State, Another Pragya!

(Teacher Training at Pune, Maharashtra)

As Vision Empower (VE) continues to meet its goal of reaching 100 schools for the academic session 2022-23, we are training teachers from special schools every month. This month, we conducted a Pragya Teacher Training on the 12th and 13th of September at the Poona School and Home for Blind, Pune, Maharashtra. 22 teachers from 6 schools of Maharasthra, 5 from Pune and 1 from Mumbai, participated in the training aimed to equip teachers with accessible STEM teaching methodologies & resources. Educational Coordinators Jyoti and Devidatta and Hexis Specialist Shiladitya from VE conducted the training.

Teacher Training at Pune, Maharashtra

Day 1 focused on sessions on Science concepts through activities along with a hands-on learning experience of Hexis- Electronic Braille Reader. The teachers also learnt how to upload content on the Antara platform which can be downloaded further on Hexis. The day ended with playing 2 VICT (Computational Thinking for the Visually Impaired) games.

Day 2 focused on the Maths session where concepts of number sense and geometry using the Rangometry kits were taught to the teachers. A session on using the Subodha Learning Management mobile application was also conducted. The second day of training came to a close by playing another round of 2 VICT games.

Teacher Training at Pune, Maharashtra

The teachers’ were given certificates by the VE Team and each school was given Hexis devices and geometry kits. The teachers found the training useful and were eager to impart the learnings in their respective schools to students with visual impairment.

We extend our gratitude to Poona School and Home for Blind for making the arrangements and managing the logistics for us to conduct this Pragya Teacher Training effectively.