Seminars and workshops provide a chance to interact with experts from the specific field. Discussing about the relevant topics of the particular subject, students tend to learn about the latest information and new skills related to the concerned subject. Nirmala Memorial Foundation College of Education took initiative in this direction and provided opportunity to both students and teachers to learn and enrich themselves in many areas of importance.
Unity in diversity, Higher Education in the era of knowledge explosion: Pedagogical perspectives and innovations, Universal Human Values, Learning beyond Academics: Explore your soft skills through Social and Emotional Counseling are some of the topics on which the seminars/ webinars were conducted.
Resource persons like, Dr. Vini Sebastin, Dr. Sybil Thomas, Dr. Saramma Chandy, Dr. Dayanand Sansanwal gave their key note addresses and their expert thoughts on the topics.
In NMFCE puppet show was shown to B.Ed. students on 25th March 2019 by Professor Nilam Mandal. Prof. Nilam Mandal has been awarded Excellence Award by NFDC for her show based on “swachhata abhiyan”.Same show she had presented with the help of B.Ed. students. Another show was on ‘9 Jewels of Akbar”. It embedded creativity, problem solving, and artistic skills.
Dr. E.Ramganeshan was invited in our college to deliver a lecture on topic “Recent Developments in Digital Classroom”. In his informative and interactive lecture he focused on many digital trends available for students to increase their knowledge and skill level. He spoke on “SWAYAM” and encouraged students and Faculty members to participate in on line courses run by SWAYAM.
To train us in dealing with anxiety a state level webinar was organized by N.M.F.C.E. on 15th May 2020. The resource person was Ms. Meta Shah, a renowned counsellor and psychologist. She highlighted the importance of self-acceptance and techniques on dealing with anxiety. If any improvement is needed, one must do it one one’s own health.
To deal with this crucial topic N.M.F.C.E conducted an expert talk for the B.ed students on the topic “UNDERSTANDING THE ONLINE PERSPECTIVE” on 10th December 2020 from 3 to 5 pm. The Resource person was Miss Vini Sabastian, the Associate Professor of St. Xavier’s Institute of Education. This seminar helped us to understand online interactions effectively. It enhanced the skills in online communication. This talk filled students with confidence and gave them the boost to embrace this new challenge with confidence and a positive attitude.
To learn resume skills, B.Ed students of NMFCE attended a seminar which was held on 17th July, 2021 on zoom. The resource person was Mr. Nitil Gupta, an entrepreneur and consultant. He taught how to create innovative video resume and highlighted do’s and dont’s of interview. The seminar helped realize how interviewers align with the needs and culture.
Nirmala Memorial Foundation College of Education organized a webinar on “Lecture Series” from, 11th October to 16th October, 2021. The webinar on communication taught how to focus on our outcome and develop messages with clarity and create open discussion for communication success. The series on writing taught different types such as Letters, Essays, Memos, etc. Another series focused on children with special needs and innovative teaching skills. Finally, series on four pillars of health worked on personal development and growth.
A workshop on “Making Online Learning Interactive'' was conducted by Ms. Bhindya Ramachandran on 25th June 2021. This workshop was on how to create screen casted videos, how to make use of various websites like edpuzzle, Flippity, Mindmap, Math playground while taking lessons and how to explore other sites like Phet, Sutori, Brainpop. These were various instruments which really helped us to enhance our teaching skills and ways. Ms. Bhindya showed us live demonstrations of each of these tech savvy websites, online tools, apps and how we can use them in our daily teaching process.
A workshop on – “Students Assessment and Evaluation in the pandemic era” – was conducted on 17th August 2021 by Ms.Akshara Savaliya. This workshop was another sparkling light which benefited all the students on how to undertake the assessment and evaluation of students in this pandemic which is really a challenging task for the teachers. Ms. Akshara spoke about the assessment process, quality of test, authentic assessments and how to make our students more interactive in this online teaching learning process.
Time Management Workshop – was conducted on 31st July 2021 by Ms.Akshara Savaliya. It was about how to manage our time in our day-to-day life and make fruitful benefits by utilizing our time. It was a very interactive session, where all students discussed problems we usually face in our lives and how we tackle them. Ms. Akshara also guided all of us on how should we distribute our time based on 3 ways i.e. –Thoughts, Conversation and Action. No matter what type of work we do, our work will be more composed, if we manage our time well based on these 3 ways.
An educative workshop was organized by NMFCE, conducted by M.Ed. interns of SNDT College, Churchgate Ms. Harpriet Flora, Ms. Shivani Dwiwedi, Ms. Harshal Gangurde and Ms. Dhara Ajmera. on "Examination Pressure" on 16th July 2022. It occurs due to pressure, high expectations, competitiveness, and focusing too much on the outcome. The main objective of this 90 minutes’ workshop was to empower students on ways with to deal with such stressful situations. The workshop provided the students with tips on managing stress especially on exam day. The role of parents was also discussed in depth.
With the growing need of technology in Education, it is necessary for teachers to be well-versed with technical knowledge. NMFCE in collaboration with UpEducators conducted a workshop on "Developing a professional website for Teaching and Learning". It was conducted on 15 October, 2022 by the resource person Mr. Ankush Bhandare. Mr. Ankush Bhandare, UpEducator started the workshop by explaining the importance of digital platform and its uses. He gave stepwise instructions on how to create a website. Overall, the workshop was a great learning experience for the students.
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