Quality Improvement Programme
NIE Summer Training Programme
Living our dream is the best feeling in this world! I, Naina Sachdeva, was given a chance to live my dream of becoming a journalist and to experience all the daily challenges faced by them. The Times NIE conducted a summer training programme for hands-on experience in journalism. Fourteen participants could be part of this training programme i.e. one participant from each school.
These participants were chosen from ageneral aptitude and language test held in the month of April. After the selection process, the training started in the month of May during the summer break. It was an eight-day long training session which included various interactions with many eminent reporters of the Times of India newspaper.
The first day started with an interaction with the National Editor of NIE, Ms. Poonam Singh. She introduced us to the various challenges faced by the print media in this world of technology. Then, she also introduced us to the various challenges encountered by the journalists. On the next day, we were told how to make reports and we were given various topics to make report. Further, we were divided into teams and given various stories to work upon. The topic given to my group was, 'The Productivity Puzzle: The Key Economic Issue of Our Age'.
Then we were told how to cover stories and there was a hypothetical session to cover the story on spread of Nipah virus in Kerala. Also, we were told how to make reports, cover and edit various stories ranging from crime to entertainment. On the other day we were taught how to design colourful, reader-friendly pages. We were also given some home tasks upon whose submission; we received a certificate of honour. The topics of the home task include ‘increasing crime rates in your locality’ and ‘cause I need to take up’. The training session finally ended with a visit to the printing press of the TOI in Sahibabad. In short, it was a wonderful experience of hands-on training in journalism.
Doon Public school always practice Best Approaches for Teaching. Students appearing for Board Exams have been provided the opportunity to interact with the Topper's of last year, so that, they can understand the better way of preparation. Also, it gave an opportunity to the students that they can clarify their doubts from their seniors.
Ex Doonites, Toppers of Humanities, Psychology Dept. provided valuable inputs to the current batch of Psychology about the Time Management,Utilization of break time, Writing style, learning style etc. Students also asked various questions to know better from their seniors also shared their experiences.
The process of education requires continuous and comprehensive up gradation.
In order to cater to the diverse needs of its students; the school as a unit works towards achieving the same. In an effort to enhance the teaching-learning experience, constant training sessions and workshops are organized both for the teachers as well as the students. Eminent people from the concerned field are invited to conduct workshops within the school for both the faculty as well as the students.
Skilled personnel from various fields are invited to conduct educational sessions for the students, identifying their needs and catering to them in a comprehensive manner. Career counselors and experts are consulted in order to provide the required orientation to the students. Newer methodologies and innovative pedagogies are constantly absorbed into academics with the help of mentors specializing in the concerned field. The school as a team thrives towards achieving global standards of education and learning. It is a part of the process of continuous evolution where the quality of the teaching - learning experience is regularly assessed and improved.
Quality begins on the inside and then works its way out. Doon Public school aims at improving the teaching methodology and combines form and function to enhance the quality of the teaching faculty with a unique programme for the teachers called the Quality Improvement Programme.The programme intends to hone their skills and keeps them updated with the paramount practices in the field of education, class management and their respective subject areas. The QIP includes three tests for the teachers taken up during the year - two based on the subject and one on general awareness data-fancyboxated to the subject. It also includes workshops and seminars to practice daily disciplines in the school in the most effective way.