CBSE holds Sahodaya schools conference; over 800 CBSE schools participate

The Sahodaya schools conference featured the launch of CBSE publications, frameworks, practice books, skill modules, and SQAA Portal.

28th edition of CBSE Sahodaya Schools Conference. (Picture: Official Press Release)28th edition of CBSE Sahodaya Schools Conference. (Picture: Official Press Release)

Ishita Ranganath | November 18, 2022 | 05:00 PM IST

NEW DELHI: The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) Sahodaya schools conference began today, November 18, 2022. Over 800 CBSE affiliated schools from India and abroad will be participating in the two-day conference.

The theme of the conference this year is 'Education 4.0- Reinventing education 2030 and beyond' discussing topics such as communal school partnership, schooling versus education, technology for education, artificial intelligence in education, building learning communities, leadership, creative learning and capacity building of teachers.

The inaugural session of the conference began with the address of CBSE, chairperson, Nidhi Chhibber highlighting the roles and responsibilities of school principals and administrators in realizing the objectives of NEP 2020 and making schools future ready.

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Day one of the conference saw the launch of various publications by the chairperson including a conference souvenir consisting a compilation of the best probable practices received from different schools across the country in the area of curriculum, pedagogy, capacity building of teachers, school leadership, school community partnership and use of technology.

As per the national education policy (NEP) 2020, CBSE has developed a school quality assessment and assurance (SQAA)’ framework based on seven domains covering all aspects of school functioning. It can be a useful as a tool for accomplishing individual and institutional excellence.

Practice books for science and math have been developed for students of classes 9 and 10 to strengthen skills and apply concepts to real life situations to draw inferences. These workbooks consists of a series of questions organised as themes, mapped to concepts from the curriculum of the respective class.

CBSE has designed and developed competency focused practice questions aligned to the NCERT curriculum in the subjects of English, mathematics, science and social science for Class 10 students to test their conceptual understanding and applications.

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SAFAL assessment frameworks for classes 3, 5 and 8 were also launched today in the subjects of language (English and Hindi), mathematics and environmental studies and science. These include domains, strands, competencies, and define learning outcomes at various proficiency levels.

Pradhanacharya Yojna for Growth, has been designed in view of the important role of the Principals in the effective implementation of NEP 2020 in CBSE schools and covers various themes such as Innovative pedagogy, competency focused education, experiential learning, Art integrated learning, story telling and sports integrated learning, systemic reforms through initiatives such as SAFAL, HPC, SQAA and competency based assessments, and other topics like peer education and life skills, inclusive education, environmental education, pedagogy leadership and expectations from principals.

A number of skill modules for classes 6 to 8 on Travel and tourism, marketing, media, beauty and wellness, design thinking and innovation were also launched today along with new modules for classes 9 to 12 in library and information sciences, cost accounting, early childhood care and education.

Finally, the board launched the Positive Parenting – A Ready Reckoner, a handbook consisting curated posts on COVID challenges and include topics such as mental and emotional wellness of children, parenting the pre- teens, gender equality and child abuse protection, children with special needs, online learning for parents among others.

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