THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Kerala Infrastructure and Technology for Education, or most commonly known as KITE will initiate a programme specialising in IT Training for 81,00 primary teachers online amidst the coronavirus outbreak. This focussed intervention will be made part of 11,274 schools of the state.
India is using a digital mechanism for the first time in such a large level for specific training for teachers in such short notice.
Chief Executive Officer of Kite, K. Anvar Sadath has mentioned that 1000 centres will contain 2 batches and each will have 2 trainers along with 25 teachers.
"But with all educational institutions now closed on account of preventive measures due to COVID-19 protocols, the online mode has been adopted and would be completed within five days by making effective use of all hi-tech facilities in schools," said Sadath.
The programme with the motto of 'enjoying, enhancing and enriching English' will be conducted from 18 March to 27 March 2020.
The staff members are supposed to report at the educational institutions even after the schools being shut.
Sadath further mentioned, "The special IT training has been arranged with the inclusion of necessary support files, video tutorials and other resources. Teachers would be able to participate in the training programme either through self-learning using the available resources or through group study. Necessary support systems such as video conferencing with a mentor for a fixed number of schools, social media and help desk for doubts clearing and monitoring has also been set-up."