The 3-day workshop on Competency-Based Assessment organized by the Department of Education, CTA successfully concludes on 19 August 2022. The workshop was organized at the Sera Jey Yiga Choeling Center, Byalkuppe. A total number of 29 teachers from 15 Tibetan schools in Central and South India, and 2 monastic schools in Bylakuppe participated in the workshop.
At the inaugural program on 17 August 2022, Mr. Tenzin Dorjee, Head of Academic Section, DoE welcomed the chief guest, resource persons, and the participants. He briefly outlined the various initiatives taken by the DoE for teacher professional development and in particular the background of organizing Competency-Based Assessment Workshop for the teachers. Mr. Lobsang Yeshi, Settlement Officer of Lugsam Tibetan Settlement graced the opening program. In his opening remarks, he highlighted that teaching is one of the noblest professions of all as teachers are the makers of individuals, communities, and nations at large. He advised the teachers to update their professional capacity as per the need of time and situation. He also emphasized that teachers should be compassionate and kind towards their children, and honest towards their profession. He also stressed the need for teachers to model behavior to the children by giving a few real-life and relevant examples such as modeling through environment-friendly behavior, going vegetarian, opting for public transport, etc.
The resource persons of the workshop are Dr. Gaurang Tiwari, Assistant Director, NABET, and Dr. Mamta Aswal and Dr. Bhaskar Chaudhary from Institute of Advanced Studies in Education, Kumayun University, Nainital. The workshop focussed on competency-based assessment which is an important component of National Education Policy 2020 of India. The resource persons conducted hands-on activities for the participants to develop competency-based test items and assessment tools such as rubrics and maintaining a portfolio.
A farewell lunch was organized for the resource persons and the participants on the final day. Mr. Tenzin Dorjee thanked the resource persons and the participants for effective engagement during the workshop and urged all the participants to share their learning with their colleagues when they return to their respective schools. As per the feedback collected through the Google Form, participants gave very positive feedback and a high rating for the training methodology, content, administrative support, and overall facilitation of the workshop. Ms. Tsering Yangkyi of Academic Section, DoE accompanied and assisted Mr. Tenzin Dorjee in organizing the workshop.
The 3-day competency-based workshop was funded by USAID.