NISHTHA Training for Teachers Mobile APP and Guidelines

NISHTHA : National Initiative for School Heads' and Teachers' Holistic Advancement. NISHTHA is a capacity building programme for "Improving Quality of School Education through Integrated Teacher Training". It aims to build competencies among all the teachers and school principals at the elementary stage. The functionaries (at the state, district, block, cluster level) shall be trained in an integrated manner on learning outcomes, school based assessment, learner – centred pedagogy, new initiatives in education, addressing diverse needs of children through multiple pedagogies, etc. This will be organized by constituting National Resource Groups (NRGs) and State Resource Groups (SRGs) at the National and the State level who will be training 42 lakhs teachers subsequently. A robust portal/Management Information System (MIS) for delivery of the training, monitoring and support mechanism will also be infused with this capacity building initiative. The Official Website of NISHTHA is launched and available at https://itpd.ncert.gov.in/

NISHTHA Training for Teachers Mobile APP and Guidelines

The Department of School Education and Literacy is launching a National Mission to improve learning outcomes at the Elementary level through an Integrated Teacher Training Programme called NISHTHA – National Initiative for School Heads’ and Teachers’ Holistic Advancement under the Centrally Sponsored Scheme of Samagra Shiksha in 2019-20. This integrated programme aims to build the capacities of around 42 lakh participants covering all teachers and Heads of Schools at the elementary level in all Government schools, faculty members of State Councils of Educational Research and Training (SCERTs), District Institutes of Education and Training (DIETs) as well as officials and Resource Persons from Block Resource Centres (BRCs) and Cluster Resource Centres (CRCs) in all States and UTs. This training will be conducted directly by 33120 Key Resource Persons (KRPs) and State Resource Persons (SRP) identified by the State and UTs, who will in turn be trained by 120 National Resource Persons identified from National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT), National Institute of Educational Planning and Administration (NIEPA), Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan (KVS), Navodaya Vidyalaya Samiti (NVS), Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), Non-Government Organisations and UNICEF.
The main expected outcomes from NISHTHA are:
  • 1) Improvement in learning outcomes of the students.
  • 2) Creation of an enabling and enriching inclusive classroom environment
  • 3) Teachers become alert and responsive to the social, emotional and psychological needs of students as first level counselors.
  • 4) Teachers are trained to use Art as pedagogy leading to increased creativity and innovation among students.
  • 5) Teachers are trained to develop and strengthen personal-social qualities of students for their holistic development.
  • 6) Creation of healthy and safe school environment.
  • 7) Integration of ICT in teaching learning and assessment.
  • 8) Developing stress free School Based Assessment focused on development of learning competencies.
  • 9) Teachers adopt Activity Based Learning and move away from rote learning to competency based learning.
  • 10) Teachers and School heads become aware of new initiatives in school education.
  • 11) Transformation of the Heads of Schools into providing academic and administrative leadership for the schools for fostering new initiatives.

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