CBSE to launch free online teacher training programmes: Application and course details

CBSE to launch free online teacher training programmes: Application and course details

The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) is set to launch free online teacher training programmes which will help teachers understand how they can gear up their teaching methods and get learning outcome returns.

The CBSE teacher training programmes will be totally free and teachers won’t have to pay any fee. Moreover, the teachers will get e-certificates after completing these online courses, CBSE informed in an official notification released on May 5.

The teacher training programmes will be carried out by the many CBSE Centre of Excellences (CoE).

"It is clear that this pandemic has utterly disrupted an education system that many asserts was already losing its relevance," the official notification from CBSE said.

Details about the free online teacher training programmes by CBSE

"Each Online Training session will be for one-hour duration; there will be no participation fee; e-certificate shall be issued to the participants; attending five sessions may be considered as one day of training as per Affiliation Byelaw," said the official CBSE notification.

The online teacher training classes will comprise of several sessions one session will be one-hour long.

Taking five sessions will be considered as a single day of teacher training class.

Around 1200 online sessions are planned by the CoEs in May 2020.

CBSE teachers can check out the detailed training schedule for May 2020 for all the CoEs through the official notification linked below.

Why did CBSE launch the online teacher training programmes?

In the third week of April 2020, CBSE had conducted pilot teacher training programmes as a part of which 15 CBSE Centres of Excellence has conducted more than 500 free online training sessions.

More than 35,000 teachers and principals from various parts of the country and abroad participated in these programmes, said the notification, and the board received "overwhelming responses from the both participant faculty members and resource persons."

The three objectives of the CBSE online teacher training programmes as outlined in the official notification are:

1. Enable teachers to teach better and lead improved learning outcomes.

2. Continuously instill new knowledge and skills as per the demand so as to keep them at par with what is expected.

3. Help teachers revise and refresh the knowledge that has already been provided to them in their regular training and make it more crisp and practical.

CBSE online teacher training participation guidelines

Here are the CBSE online teacher training programme participation guidelines as per the official notification:

Contact concerned Centre of Excellence (CoE) for the registration

CoE shall send invitation email to the registered participants on first-come first-serve basis.

On receipt of invitation link for online session, please click on YES button.

Don't share invite link with others.

Please keep logged in with the same email, you had registered for the session (on computer system/smart phone), and then join online session by clicking the INVITATION LINK.

Please join the session by clicking Join Meeting/Join Now button. Do not click on PRESENT button, this is for the presenter i.e. resource person.

Ensure your Microphone is muted and Camera is in OFF condition before joining the online session.

Check your earphone/headphone is connected and working properly otherwise you will not be able to hear the instruction of resource person properly.

Please make sure your microphone is muted during the session and follow the instructions given by the Resource Person.

Please make use of CHAT BOX to raise any questions or reply to any query made by the Resource Person.

PLEASE ENSURE SCREEN OF THE RESOURCE PERSON IS ALWAYS PINNED. TAKE YOUR CURSOR TO SCREEN OF THE RESOURCE PERSON, CLICK ON THE PIN BUTTON.

In case you are struggling in viewing the screen properly or facing any difficulty, please leave session and join again, by clicking Join Meeting/Join now.

All participants are requested to fill the attendance cum feedback form before leaving the session. Link of the same will be shared in chat box during the live session.

Participants have to attend entire session to be eligible for e-Certificate.

How to apply for CBSE online teacher training courses

Interested CBSE schools have been asked to encourage their teachers to participate by contacting the concerned CoEs (Contact list provided below).

Foreign schools affiliated to CBSE may contact Joint Secretary (Training), CBSE at jstraining2018@gmail.com.