Rc21 GNANA DHAARA Summer Residential Training Programme

Rc.21 GNANA DHAARA The Learning Enhancement Programme,   Summer Residential Training Programme

Gnana Dhaara Summer Residential Programme has been started by AP School Education Department as per the  RC.No.21/B/C&T/SCERT/2018 Dt: 20.03.2018 , The Learning Enhancement Programme “GNANA DHAARA”, Summer Residential Remedial Teaching programme to low performing students of class 5 & 9 ,  Preparatory activities , Certain Guidelines to District Educational Officers.

Core aspects of GnanaDhaara, yearlong continuous remedial program

  • This program will focus on improving learning levels of students of all Govt. and government aided private schools. Support will be provided by way of workbooks, teaching guidelines to Private school managements too.
  • Subjects to be covered: English, Telugu, Mathematics and Science
  • Students from all classes [1-10] to be covered
  • Teaching Learning material and Student-friendly workbooks will be designed and provided by School Education Department. Respective managements to use them for remedial coaching program.
  • Subject teachers in schools will deliver remediation- training to all teachers through e-platforms to improve the delivery of remedial pedagogy

Summer Residential Remedial (SRP) program

  • For whom: Students entering classes 6 and 10 in AY 2018-19 will be considered, to help them bridge the transition from primary school to high school, and to give the Class 9 students confidence while going into Class 10 [SSC Board].
  • Subjects: Maths, Language and Science will be the focus subjects for Class 10, while Telugu, English, Science and Maths will be the focus for Class 6.
  • How: Content will seek to impart foundational knowledge in all subjects so that the student is ready to absorb the lessons with full comprehension once school session starts. Activity based pedagogy will be employed by the teachers to better explain concepts to the students.
  • Resources: Volunteer teachers from School Education, Municipal, Social Welfare, Tribal Welfare and Model schools will be leveraged @ TPR of 1:40. B.Ed. and DIET Teacher students will be leveraged to be in-house teachers
  • Pedagogy: Student friendly workbooks will be designed for students to practice at home with interest and to improve their skills.
  • Where: Residential program involving Residential hostels of Social Welfare, Tribal Welfare, Minority Welfare, BC Welfare, APREIS, AP Model Schools, KGBVs and Girls Hostels will be utilized. In case of any shortage of residential campuses in any district, the campuses of Private Engineering colleges or Corporate Schools/ Intermediate colleges are also to be engaged post consultation.
  • When: From 1st to 31st May 2018
  • Training to teachers: Teachers will be oriented through teleconferences shortly on their roles and classroom strategies, and online training for familiarization of the remedial content will be undertaken.
  • Coverage of students: Based on SA-I results, around 2,30,000 class 9 students and 56,000 class 5 students are identified to participate in GNANA DHAARA summer residential programme.
  • Extra-curricular activities are planned through local partners and organizations to provide holistic learning and development to child. Advance information and communication will be sent to SMCs and Parents.
  • Weekly Assessments will be conducted to track student progress and impact.
  • The Summer Residential Remedial program is intended to smoothly transition into the sustainable year-long continuous remediation, ensuring the flow of knowledge or Gnana Dhaara. The year-long remedial program for all classes would be integrated with regular classroom teaching to provide continuous support to the low-performing students so that learning gaps can be addressed as and when they arise.
  • All District Educational Officers are appointed to the overall in-charge of the programme in their district and the success of the program. They are requested to implement the program in close coordination with POs, Dy. EOs, DIET Principals, AMOs and District Assessment Cell [DCEB] members.

Preparatory guidelines issues to all District Educational Officers

Dissemination of Concept Note

GNANA DHAARA concept note is enclosed with these proceedings. A copy of this note should be circulated to all the stakeholders- POs, Dy. EOs, MEOs, DIET Principals, School Complex HMs, etc.

Creation of a pool of Teachers

Identification of English, Mathematics, Physical Science, Biological Science, Telugu, and P.E.T.s/P.Ds teachers, with minimum 20 teachers in each subject per mandal. The selected teachers should make themselves available for this programme in summer. However, final selection will be subject to the number of venues and requirement of teachers.

Teacher Selection Criteria:

  1. Only those teachers from ZP/ Govt./ Municipal/ APMS/ SW/ TW/ APREI schools should be selected whose residence is in proximity to the selected Gnana Dhaara hostel campuses. [list of final hostels will be provided at a later date]
  2. The selected teachers must have a deep knowledge of the subject, and should be well versed in activity based pedagogy.

iii. Teachers must be willing to give a self declaration to the Dept. stating they are interested in working for the said period as per guidelines specified by the Dept. in the GNANA DHAARA programme.

  1. Female teachers are to be preferred in hostel campuses where girls would be residing.

MEOs can lead the pooling process by nominating teachers, however the final list of teachers must be approved by the DEO, before submission to the Dept.

Teachers must be conveyed that they will receive Earned Leaves as per Rule FR 82(b). 

Additionally, D.Ed students must be informed about the program, and selected to serve as in-house teachers at the hostels for the period of 30.04.2018- 31.05.2018. List of selected D.Ed students must be collated at the district level and sent to the Dept.

3 Campus selection-Principals of SW/ TW/ APMS/ APREI/ KGBV schools must be engaged in discussion to confirm the capacity of their hostels, list of facilities available at their hostels, number and duties of their staff, and overall conduciveness of the campus to conduct the programme.

  1. Selection of additional venue– 4 to 5 Pvt. Engineering colleges or Pvt./corporate school campuses with hostel facility per each education division, must be identified and kept reserved for the programme.
  2. Safety and security– Principals of S.W/T.W./A.P.R.I.E.S./APMS/KGBV schools must be leveraged to identify highly secured campus to put up a separate campus for girls. Additionally, list of students along with emergency contact details of each student, must be provided to all nearby police stations.
  3. Engaging Guest faculty– Convene a meeting with local NGOs/Personality Development experts/Motivational speakers/cultural programmes organizers/ Yoga/Meditation experts /Art experts and chalk out how their services can be utilized at the venues. NGOs must be engaged with the Dept. solely on volunteer basis. Each district must provide a list of minimum 5 organizations which would be willing to work in their hostels, in any of the above co-curricular category mentioned. The time slots available for co-curricular activities are mentioned in the concept note.
  4. Awareness about the programme- Together with District Project Officer, a meeting with Dy.EOs, Sectorial Officers SSA, Principal DIET, MEOs and District Assessment Cell [DCEB] members must be convened and roles and responsibilities fixed specifically by assigning cluster wise in-charges.


Gnana Dhaara Remedial Teaching Day Wise Time Table

  1. Students from different high schools and Primary schools will be allotted to the nearby S.W.R.I.E.S/APMS/KGBVs
  2. Students will be oriented on the programme well in advance i.e in the 2nd week of April.
  3. H.Ms will be given the allotment details so that they can arrange meetings with the parents of D1, D2 students and orient them on the details of the programme like purpose, timeschedule, activities, security measures, communication mode, benefits to the students etc.
  4. Students will have to report on 30th April 2018 in the allotted SRP camp and complete the registration process.
  5. Students should come with all necessary materials like dresses, bedsheets, water bottle/glass, lunch plate, soap box etc.
  6. Students will be given Remedial kits after registration.
  7. Teachers who are mapped to the SRP should also report at the venue on 30.04.18 and take part in the registration of the students, hostel allotment, material distribution etc.
  8. Classes will begin from 01.05.2018
  9. The time table (tentative) is given below

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