In-Service Teacher Education Institute (ITEI)
In-Service Teacher Education Institute (ITEI) was established in 2012 as a Public Private Partnership (PPP) between the East Delhi Municipal Corporation and Tech Mahindra Foundation with the aim of ensuring the continuous professional development of teachers and school leaders to create happier classrooms.
The municipal corporation runs hundreds of primary and nursery schools in the capital city, in which close to 2.1 lakh children are enrolled. It also employees 5,500 teachers. This is where ITEI plays its role of creating happier classrooms. With its objective to improve and update the skills of teachers ITEI works towards bringing the quality enrichment in education. The ITEI operates with a vision of becoming a Centre of Excellence in teacher education by ensuring the continuous professional development of teachers and school leaders. It has four departments – Hindi, English and Environmental Studies. In addition, it offers short, co-curricular workshops in related subjects such as IT, creating teaching-learning material (TLM), yoga, theatre, art etc.
Along with its workshops, ITEI is also a lively hub for discussions on teaching pedagogy, child development and more. It invites eminent educationists for its monthly lecture series, which is open to all teachers. Its annual teacher fair “Srijan” has become a much-awaited event for all its stakeholders.
The main objectives of the ITEI are:
• Improving and enhancing the subject matter knowledge
• Sharing innovative teaching methods
• Training teachers to use appropriate teaching-learning material
• Motivating teachers and encouraging participatory learning
Resources available at ITEI:
• Well-stocked library with relevant teaching learning materials
• Sprawling campus with gardens and open spaces for activities
• Spacious training rooms with audio-visual systems
• Fully equipped computer lab
I congratulate Tech Mahindra Foundation on the inaugural issue of the E-Newsletter of the In-Service Teacher Education Institute. It gives me pleasure to share that Tech Mahindra Foundation has been successfully operating the Institute since March, 2013 in collaboration with EDMC. The Institute which started with sharing some rooms in one of our schools in East Delhi now resides in an independent building of EDMC fully equipped with state of art teaching aids. I have reasons to believe that the joint effort thus far has moved in the right direction and has made a positive impact on Professional Development of our teachers.
I trust that this association of EDMC with Tech Mahindra Foundation in years to come shall make visible contributions in enhancing the learning ability of children in our schools.
With Warm Regards,
Director of Education, EDMC, Delhi
I am pleased to share that Tech Mahindra Foundation has been successfully operating In-Service Teacher Education Institute since March, 2013 in collaboration with EDMC. The institute has added value to our capacity building inititative for teachers and principals and is contributing in quality enhancement of education provided in EDMC Schools.
Mohanjeet Singh, Commissioner, EDMC
Lecture Series at ITEI
In-Service Teacher Education Institute initiated a lecture series program for EDMC teachers. The purpose of lecture series is to provide opportunities to teachers to interact with renowned educationist and academicians for better understanding of the different paradigms of primary education in India.
Lecture 1: EARLY GRADE LEARNING IN GOVT. PRIMARY SCHOOL
Dr Venita Kaul, Professor and Director of School of Education Studies at the Ambedkar University
Lecture 2: GENDER ISSUES IN PRIMARY EDUCATIONBY DR. AJITA VIDYARTHI
Dr. Ajita Vidyarthi (Programme Analyst, Women Peace and Security and Gender Responsive Labour Migration, UN Women)
Lecture 3: INCLUSION OF CHILDREN WITH DISABILITIES IN PRIMARY SCHOOL
Ms. Preeti Monga, CEO, Silver Lining
Lecture 4: MULTILINGUALISM IN PRIMARY CLASSES: CHALLENGES AND SOLUTIONS
Prof. Niranjan Sahay, HOD, Hindi,Mahatma Gandhi Kashi Vidyapeeth
Lecture 5: LEARNING OUTCOMES AT PRIMARY LEVEL
Dr. Anup Rajput, Head, Department of Elementary Education, NCERT
Lecture 6: CURRICULUM ADAPTATION & TEACHING STRATEGIES FOR THE CHILDREN WITH DISABILITY
Dr. Pubali Agarwal, Prof. Durgabai Deshmukh College, Delhi University