CBSE, Microsoft join hands to train school teachers in using technology

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CBSE, Microsoft join hands to train school teachers

Aiming to improve access and use of Information & Communication Technology (ICT) in schools, the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has joined hands with technology giant Microsoft to train 1000 teachers in using technology.

The program titled – The Capacity Building Programme – will train teachers on how to integrate technology into teaching, safe use of digital technologies, enhancing learning experiences and improving 21st century skills of all students.

Interestingly, during the training programme, selected teachers will be provided real project-based learning environment. It has been done to ensure that they gain in-depth practical knowledge and are equipped with the abilities to unlock the maximum potential of the Microsoft Office 365.

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For the uninitiated, Microsoft Office 365 is a collection of services that allows the learner to collaborate and share their school and administrative work. It will also comprise aspects of Artificial Intelligence, gamification through Minecraft, collaborative tools such as Teams, Flipgrid, and OneNote.

By the end of the programme, a learner is expected to have gained seamless coordination with the Cloud-based Tools, be comfortable in using Cloud Drive, Digital Story Telling and connect with global educators.

Besides, the learners should also be expected to become sufficient in planning classroom activities, using digital literacy tools, handling diverse learners in the classroom, creating Bots using Microsoft Cognitive Services, and handle virtual sessions through Teams.

Notably, two teachers each from the selected schools can be nominated for enrolling to the programme. The last date to nominate teachers to participate in the programme is September 9 by 12:00 noon.

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