DIET Sgr, SLA, SCERT convenes 4-days workshop  

<strong>DIET Sgr, SLA, SCERT convenes 4-days workshop  </strong>

HoIs should act as school leaders, lead by influence: Ms Tahira Hilali


SRINAGAR, Mar 13: DIET Srinagar in association with SLA (State Leadership Academy), SCERT held a four-day workshop on ‘Efficient Resourcing and Effective Governance in Newly Formed Clusters’ at DIET Srinagar with HOIs of High Schools from 07th to 10th March, 2023.

Ms. Nusrat Gilani (Senior Academic Officer, DIET Srinagar) welcomed all (HOIs) of High Schools to the workshop. She highlighted the significance of ‘Clustering Model’, which is akin to the concept of Special Education Zones, for HOIs which could help resolve numerous academic and administrative issues through collaborative understanding and efficient resourcing.

She also stressed the importance of involving all stake holders, especially students in academic-policy making. The participants were divided into groups led by group leaders, engaging in activities to simulate consensus-building and developing collaborative understanding of practical issues in clusters, thus bringing out the requisite leadership and management skills that enhance relationships through community partnership and SMDCs.

Principal, DIET, Ms.Tahira Hilali, in her keynote address to HOIs stressed the need to actively participate in workshops of such nature to imbibe skills and knowledge that lead to development of successful clusters. She emphasized the significance of collaborative and consultative approaches in making clusters effective and methodical.

Mr. Fida Gulzar Ahmad, DLRP /SLA, SCERT underlined the significance of clusters as a cohesive community model and acquainted HOIs with the perspicacity of tools and techniques of efficient resourcing and good governance with special emphasis on human and physical resource management. Hands on activities on issues and challenges for framing complex development plan in accordance with NEP 2020 also formed part of the workshop. Through activity-based Eisenhower Matrix, a task management tool, he demonstrated organization and prioritization of tasks by urgency and importance. Similarly, through the concept of Johari Window, participants were made to understand the concepts of conscious and unconscious bias to help increase self-awareness and understanding of others especially in an organizational setup.

Sheikh Sameer, KRP (Key Resource Person), SLA /SCERT JK (UT) deliberated on the importance of understanding  the tools and techniques of efficient resourcing through hands on practice with latest managerial tools and techniques like SWOC/Measure Concerned Template and Suggestive Framework of School /Complex Development Plan of NCSL (National Center For School Leadership New Delhi). He acquainted participants with newly introduced academic plan which is based on strategic foundation, cohesive community, 3D pedagogy and infrastructure design, in accordance with NEP 2020. Using activity-based methods, he stressed on use of managerial tool called SWOC analysis used to research external and internal factors which affect school functioning and its growth by identifying Strengths, Weakness, Opportunities and Challenges. HOIs actively participated in activities and shared their analysis with academic audience and resource persons.

Mir Masood Ali, Senior Academic Officer, SLA /SCERT threw light on improving learning and learning outcomes and to understand the extent of learning crises in JK (UT) and setting orchestration for student-learnings through an annual pedagogical leadership framework. He stressed on inclusive pedagogical model which involves all stake holders including student in framing academic plans by creating CR clusters. He further emphasized the significance of various approaches of pedagogy which includes constructivist approach, collaborative approach, reflective approach, integrative approach, and the inquiry-based approach for effective functioning of respective clusters.

 Ms. Rafiqa Qureshi, HOD, Planning and Management, who helped coordinate the workshop, appreciated the active participation of HOIs of High Schools. She outlined the concept of clustering model to HOIs by throwing light on this novel idea which can help  in increasing productivity, driving the pace of innovation and simulating the new form of businesses. Strategic alliances/collaborations offer an access new markets, expand geographic reach, obtain cutting-edge technology, and complement skills and core competencies relatively fast. She stressed on collaborative practices within respective clusters to make education all inclusive through joint extension lectures, faculty exchange programmes, quize contests and workshops.

Ms Tahira Hilali, Principal, DIET, Srinagar   in her conclusive remarks, elucidated the importance of formation of Clusters or Complexes, terming it as an opportunity for all HOIs to transform schools into ‘Special Education Zones ‘as per NEP 2020 thereby making schools a better place for students where learning is a joyful activity and schools are adequately equipped in terms of infrastructure, ICT and other facilities.

She stressed upon HOIs to act as school leaders and lead by influence, think systematically in accordance with in vogue Government instructions, form well-knit teams and collaborate with all stake holders especially at community level to make the initiative a success. The workshop concluded with a vote-of-thanks to all participants and resource persons for making workshop lively and engaging. “Special Thanks to Dr Fayaz Ahmad  SNO SLA SCERT who provided support to organize technical session and supervised workshops organised by DIET in collaboration with SLA SCERT.  Ms Rehana Kounsar, Technical Head, SLA, provided media support,” a statement from DIET said.

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