Against the unprecedented backdrop of the COVID-19 pandemic, schools all across the world have moved to the virtual mode of teaching and learning. At Birla High School this transition has been well-planned to give our students an engaging educational experience.
Ever since our virtual classes have begun in April 2020, it has been an enriching experience for students and teachers. The year has been vital in terms of setting the greatest learning experience for all.The school has invested in a G-suite account and classes are conducted through Google Classroom and Google Meet.
The school has invested in a plethora of resources. Immense effort and time have been invested in training our teachers to become proficient in effectively using the G- Suite account. Our teachers, through high-quality lessons and resources, provide students a blended learning experience – a fine blend of synchronous instruction, asynchronous resources support, and assessment practices. Teachers focus on providing students with a personalized learning experience. Online resources such as Arloopa, Quizzes, Nearpod, Edpuzzle, Flipgrid, Sway presentations, Classtools, etc. encourage systematic learning in students, keeping our teaching-learning process adept with modern times.
A host of resources are made and used by our teachers. Designing digital worksheets for students is regularly done in various subjects such as English, Maths, Vernacular. There are interactive worksheets that help to reinforce the concepts learned.
The formative and summative assessments are conducted regularly through several platforms such as Socrative, Exam.net and Google Forms.
A number of Blended Learning platforms are created for our students. Several methods are adopted to ensure that learning continues in a fun way at Birla High School and concepts are reinforced well. Some are listed below:
Our specially planned Co-curricular activities such as Art, Craft, Music, Dance and Physical Education are held every week and have a positive impact on the physical health and mental well-being of students.
Extra-Curricular classes are held on weekends. The holistic development of students is focused on through a diverse range of sessions covering Yoga, Karate and Cubs for students of Classes III, IV & V.
The School Counselors support the social-emotional health and well-being of our students through specially designed sessions called ‘Let’s Talk’ and reach out to the individual needs of students as required during these uncertain times. Students with special education needs continue to be supported through the virtual mode too.
Apart from the core teaching and learning activities, the school has been regularly conducting class-wise orientation programs for parents, having regular parent-teacher meets, as well as webinars for the well-being of parents during these difficult times.
The virtual school has been instrumental in making the teaching and learning processes more collaborative and participative, while also preparing students to effectively navigate and thrive in the digital world in the future.
It was very rightly said that ‘’Education is a shared commitment between dedicated teachers, motivated students