Computer Based Test CBT For Selection of Resource Persons for Trainings E Content

State Council of Educational Research and Training - AP, Amaravati. Notification for Selection of Upadhyaya Shikshana Nestham (Teacher Educators) And Sankethika Sikshana Nestham (Digital/E-content Resource Persons). It is proposed to put in place a strong resource pool of about 3500 Teachers under three categories, through systematic selection system from out of interested Teachers with aptitude, subject understanding, appropriate pedagogy skills, commitment, etc. The two categories are Date: 29/08/2019 Subject: School Education – Notification - Inviting applications for Computer Based Test (CBT) for selection of Resource Persons for SCERT to conduct trainings at state and district levels and E-Content Developers for E-Content Cell, SCERT – Regarding.

Computer Based Test CBT For Selection of Resource Persons for Trainings E Content

Ref:
1. Lr. No. 141 / PMU (IT-Cell) / 2017, dated 28.06.2017
2. Government Order RT. No. 201 dated 13.10.2017
3. PAB minutes of innovation projects for Secondary Education2017-18 dated 12.12.2017
4. Memo No.652898/Prog.II/A1/2017 dated 19.07.2018
  1. With the vision and objective of building ahigh quality education system, several initiatives are being implemented in the department of School Education, Govt. of Andhra Pradesh, which cover areas like, student learning outcomes, assessments analytics and dissemination, development of high end learning resources using technology, etc.
  2. Teacher Professional Development (TPD) is an important factor for improvement of Quality School Education. Towards this goal, GoAP has taken up several initiatives such as virtual resource platforms for teachers – AP eKnowledge Exchange Portal (APeKX), rewarding meritorious teachers, improved teacher training modules based on student learning gaps/hard spots identified in assessment analytics, online courses, etc. The School Education Department aims to develop a teacher training system aligned to the individual professional needs of teachers. Teacher educators with strong motivations and commitment to quality education, subject knowledge, pedagogy skills and competencies are critical for providing ongoing professional development training support to teachers working in schools both in Government as well as private sector.
  3. School Education Department, Government of Andhra Pradesh is implementing several digital education initiatives including: 5000 Digital Class Rooms, 4000 Virtual Class Rooms, Digital Content development, QR Coded Energized Text books, supporting DIKSHA-APeKX utilization, etc. There is a need for knowledgeable teachers to work as digital content developers, digital content curators, eLesson Planning resource persons, Education Technology Teacher Trainers, etc.
  4. Efforts are underway to strengthen Pre-Service and In-Service Teacher Education in the State. Due to legal constraints, several vacancies in Teacher Education Institutions remain vacant over several years. Various posts of Teacher Educators in SCERT, DIETs, CTEs, IASEs are being managed through deputations of regular teachers from schools.
In the above context, it is proposed to put in place a strong resource pool of about 3500 Teachers under three categories, through systematic selection system from out of interested Teachers with aptitude, subject understanding, appropriate pedagogy skills, commitment, etc. The two categories are
  • i. Upadhyaya Shikshana Nestham (USN),
  • ii. Sankethika Shikshana Nestham (SSN).
  • iii. Deputation of teachers into SCERT, DIETs, CTEs, IASEs Lecturer posts, District Assessment Cells, Details are given below and in the Annexures.
  • 1. Upadhyaya Shikshana Nestham (USN) i. SCERT conducted the Training Needs Identification (TNI) Survey and received feedback from over 26,000 teachers. Student learning outcomes gaps are identified by National Assessment Survey (NAS), State Level Achievement Survey (SLAS), Summative Assessment Analytics and Annual Status of Education Report (ASER),etc. School Education Department aims to build a strong resource pool of Teacher Educators. ii. The selected Teacher will be called Upadhyaya Shikshana Nestham. 
  • These USN will function as Teachers Trainers (SRPs / DRPs) in Induction and In- service Teacher trainings conducted at State/District/Mandal levels. USN will be part of the SCERT Resource Group/Pool who will develop training modules, conduct teacher trainings at different levels, etc. iii. The USN will be selected under 8 Resource Groups - 
  • (i) SGT Group, Subject specific School Assistants (ii) Telugu, (iii) English, (iv) Mathematics, (v) Physical Sciences, (vi) Biological Science, (vii) Social Science, (viii) Hindi iv.Annexure 1 details out the Qualifications, Selection Process, Post Selection Trainings, incentives/benefits, Expected Deliverables, Roles and Responsibilities, etc. 
  • 2. Sankethika Shikshana Nestham (SSN) i. Sankethika Shikshana Nestham (SSN) will work as e-Content Developers in the e-Content Cells located at DIETs, develop e-Content for energizing textbooks (ETBs), Digital Classrooms, Virtual Classrooms, curate and Map existing content and state curriculum and support e-Lesson Planning, digital education training resource persons to cover effective use of ICT Labs, APEKX-DIKSHA utilization, etc.(GO No. 141)
  •  ii. Annexure 2 details out the Qualifications, Selection Process, Post Selection Trainings, incentives/benefits, Expected Deliverables, Roles and Responsibilities, etc.
3. Deputations into SCERT, DIETs, CTEs, IASEs and District Assessment Cells

  • i. These selected teachers will work in the vacant positions of the DIETs, CTEs and IASEs at district Level and in SCERT at state Level.
  • ii. They will be performing the work endorsed by the principal of DIETs, CTEs and IASEs and Director of SCERT. 
  • iii. Basing on the qualification and Performance in CBT these deputations will be taken up.
  • iv. For District Assessment Cells the short listed candidates will be called for an in-person screening. This will include face to face interview and serious practical tests to check the abilities of candidates. The interview will focus on understanding the attitude, motivation and over all competency of the candidate. 
  • 4. Application Process i. Interested teachers can apply for Upadhyaya Sikshana Nestham (Resource Persons), Sankethika Sikshana Nestham (E-Content Cell) , Deputations or all three
  • ii. Candidates can apply for any one subject of their choice. (See Annexure -3 for List of Subjects) 
  • 5. Candidates are requested to apply online for CBT from 27th August 2019 to 6th September 2019 through https://schooledu.ap.gov.in 
  • 6. The computer-based test shall be conducted in all the districts. 
  • 7. Hall tickets will be issued to the candidates based on the data furnished Online. Hence mere issue of Hall tickets or writing of examination does not confer any right regarding eligibility. 
  • 8. Candidate applying must be fully qualified for the post applied for and in possession of all Certificates as on the last date prescribed in the notification for submission of applications. 
  • 9. Eligibility for each category of the post, mode of selection, pattern of examination including duration, total marks and qualification marks and other procedure will be indicated separately. 
  • 10.The syllabus / topic given are only suggestive/indicative but not exhaustive. 
  • 11.Important Dates for Notification, CBT Dates, etc. 
  • i. Availability of application form – 29th August 2019 
  •  ii. Last date for application –6th Sept, 2019 
  •  iii. Date of Computer Based Test–22ndSeptember-2019, Sunday iv.CENTA Micro-Credentials–To be announced after CBT
  • v. Diksha Digital Content Development Course – To be announced after CBT vi.Interaction with Panel of Departmental Officers –To be announced after CBT 12.Teachers applying for Sankethika Shikshana Nestham will take additional CBT section.

Annexure 1 – Upadhyaya Shikshana Nestham (USN)
 1. Eligible Qualifications
i. Minimum 2 years of experience
ii. Age limit: Min.3 years of service left

2. Selection Process - Selection of Upadhyaya Shikshana Nestham will be done through two (2) stages of selection process including,
i. Stage 1 – State level Computer Based Test (CBT) developed by Center for Teacher Accreditation (CENTA)– score in the same will be taken. ii. Stage 2 – One CENTA Micro-Credential (micro-certification assessment), which is available for six competency groups, i.e. Subject Expertise, Content Development & Planning, Technology in Education, Student Assessment & Remediation, Classroom Communication, and Professional Competencies – score in the attempted Micro-Credential will be taken.
3. Post Selection Trainings: Effective management of training resources, training pedagogy, content and technology
4. Incentives/benefits i. Eligible Honorarium during the training programs ii. Additional points in State Teacher Awards iii. Certificate of Appreciation iv.Two (2) points in Teacher Transfers v. Academic exposure visits
 5. Expected deliverables i. Understand the scope of the Training(s) / Needs of teachers ii. Develop Training Modules in-coordination with Module writers iii. Conduct Trainings at Mandal, Divisional, District, and State level as and when required iv.Collect feedback from participants and incorporate those learning in the next phase of Trainings with 75% or above participants rating the training experience as positive v. Any other Academic Training / support / Work allocated by SCERT, AP

Annexure 2 – Sankethika Shikshana Nestham (SSN)
1. Eligibility & Qualifications i. Minimum 2 years of experience ii. Age limit: Min.3 years of service left
2. Selection Process – Selection of Sankethika Shikshana Nestham will be done through Three (3) stages of selection process including,
i. Stage 1 - State level Computer Based Test (CBT) developed by Center for Teacher Accreditation (CENTA)– score in the same will be taken.
 ii. Stage 2: iii. CBT Qualified Teachers will attempt CENTA Micro-Credential in Technology in Education – score in the same will be taken.
iv. Completion of Certificate Course on Digital Content Creation on Diksha;
 iii. Stage 3 - Interview by Diksha (National Teacher Platform) Panel.
3. Post Selection Trainings: To be announced later
4. Proposed Incentives/benefits
i. Eligible Honorarium
ii. Additional points in State Teacher Awards
iii. Certificate of Appreciation
iv.Two (2) points in Teacher Transfers
 v. Deputation for minimum 2 years
vi. Academic exposure visits

5. Expected Deliverables
 i. At least 75% positive feedback from Trainees
 ii. Certificate course on E-Content Preparation
iii. Develop at least 20 E-Content items/month
iv.Curate at least 20 E-content items/month

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