Twinning of Schools - Guidelines for Implementation of Twinning of Schools - Selection of Schools

Twinning of Schools - Guidelines for Implementation of Twinning of Schools - Selection of Schools Rc.No.SS-15023/23/2021-SAMO-SSA, dt.04/12/2021 
AP Samagra Shiksha– Quality Innovation activities – PAB 2021-22 – implementation of the innovative program 'twinning of Schools sharing of the knowledge and Exchange of ideas between Paired Schools' through online mode during 2021-2022–Orders- issued.

Twinning of Schools - Guidelines for Implementation of Twinning of Schools - Selection of Schools

AP Samagra Shiksha– Quality Innovation activities – PAB 2021-22 – implementation of the innovative program 'twinning of Schools sharing of the knowledge and Exchange of ideas between Paired Schools' through online mode during 2021-2022–Orders- issued.
Ref:  PAB 2021-22 Minutes communicated by Department of School Education& Literacy, Ministry of Education, New Delhi.

ORDER:

The Finance Controller of this Office is hereby informed that under the powers vested with the State Project Director, Samagra Shiksha, A.P sanction is hereby accorded to release an amount of Rs.26,00,000/- (Rupees twenty six lakhs only) to all the District Project Ofcers in the state @ 1000 per school for 2600 schools under Recurring (Elementary) grant for implementing the Twinning of School Programme at School level in the selected paired schools in the 1st and 3rd week of December 2021.The details are here under shown.
S.No. Districts Twinning of Schools Approved
Phy Unit Finance


200 0.01 2.0000
1 Srikakulam 200 0.01 2.0000
2 Vizianagaram 200 0.01 2.0000
3 Visakhapatnam 200 0.01 2.0000
4 East Godavari 200 0.01 2.0000
5 West Godavari 200 0.01 2.0000
6 Krishna 200 0.01 2.0000
7 Guntur 200 0.01 2.0000
8 Prakasam 200 0.01 2.0000
9 Nellore 200 0.01 2.0000
10 Kadapa 200 0.01 2.0000
11 Kurnool 200 0.01 2.0000
12 Anatapur 200 0.01 2.0000
13 Chittor 200 0.01 2.0000
Total 2600
26.0000

(Rupees twenty six lakhs only)

The Finance Controller of this Office is hereby requested to release the amount for Rs.26,00,000/-(Rupees twenty six lakhs only) to the Green Channel PD accounts of APCs in 13 Districts.

The Additonal Project Coordinators of Samagra Shiksha in the State are hereby requested to identify 100 paired Schools (from Elementary Schools) to conduct the twinning programme through online mode in the month of December and release the sanctioned budget to the selected paired schools of Elementary education in their respective districts and upload the expenditure in PRABHANDH portal immediately. The detailed guidelines, annexure is hereby enclosed.

The expenditure should be met from the Project Innovation(Elementary) Sl.No.79.130 (page No.299) of PAB minutes 2021- 22.

Annexure
Partnership between Schools / Twinning of Schools Programme

Introduction
The Twinning of Schools” Programme is aimed to link schools located in rural areas with Aided or Government Schools in urban or semi- urban areas to enable interaction amongst the students and sharing of experiences.

“Well functioning Government or Govt Aided Schools in urban or semi-urban areas may be linked with schools located in rural areas for interaction and exchange of experiences. Under the exchange programme the students of each section from Elementary schools from rural schools may be interacted through online mode to schools in urban areas for two days and vice-a-versa for greater exposure”.

Targeted Age Group, Classes and Schools:

Target age group: every child of 6 to 14 years age.
Target classes: Children from classes I-VIII
Target Institutions: State Government and Local body schools, Kendriya Vidyalayas, Navodaya Vidyalayas and other Central Government Schools.

List of Programmes: The following list of activities will be shortlist by the district level team with the support of shortlisted school headmasters and teachers.
List of Sports
Citizenship
Art and Craft
List of local festivals
List of Local art, craft and music
List of life skills
List out the local livelihoods (Agriculture, Industry or Services) ∙ List out Best practices of selected schools

Local Support level
1. Monitoring: This team is meant for monitoring the activity at Block/Mandal level and School level.
2 Team: MEO, School Complex Headmaster, Headmaster

Timeline for Partnership between School / Twinning of Schools programme: ∙ The timeline for the programme is unique for all Districts. Hence, monitoring and reviewing the activity will be easy. The timeline and themes will be is fixed, after finalizing the Schools from each District.

Guidelines
1. Students:
  • Student must be in discipline in the class and while presenting the projects of other students at host school during online interaction .
  • Students are to bring all required materials to class / venue each day.
  • Students are to remain in their seats unless given permission to leave the class room / workshop).
  • After entering the room, students may not leave without permission.
  • Students may not leave books and materials outside the classroom for any reason. ∙ Students are responsible for cleaning the area around their desks before leaving the room.
  • Students are expected to maintain proper decorum in the classroom. ∙ Students must adhere to the rules set forth by the instructor / teacher. ∙ The classroom should be a learning centered environment in which teachers and students are unhindered by disruptive behavior.
  • Failure to comply with classroom rules, instructor orders or teacher’s orders may result in dismissal from the class and/or the school.
2. Teachers:
  • The classroom (host school) should be a learning centered environment in which teachers and students are unhindered by disruptive behavior.
  • Teachers have the authority to manage their classrooms (Source schools) to ensure an environment conducive to learning.
  • Teachers have to support the students and provide guidance, while preparing the projects and Science fairs.
  • Teachers should take care of the students in host school.
  • Teachers should update the activity information to the District core team and local support team timely.
  • Teachers must share the student activity with their parents timely. ∙ Teachers should prepare the requirements viz., materials, budget, local logistics viz., accommodation, food, etc. for students, before commencing the partnership programme.
  • Teacher must prepare an activity wise report on daily basis and weekly basis and submit it to the Local Support Team and District Level Teams.
  • Teachers must capture the photos covering all the activities of the entire programme and provide the information with data evidence, while performing field visits, student demonstrations, exhibitions etc. Also he/she must prepare student assessment report activity wise.
3. Parents:
  • Parents permit the child to participate in the partnership school programme. ∙ Parents should interact their child and teacher for taking the programme review and status of their child performance.
  • Parent Teacher Association (PTA) members must visit the host school and review the programme and provide their feedback.
4. Administration and Logistics: The District Administration is responsible for smooth functioning of the partnership programme. For the purpose, the District officials should collect the schools information, then scrutiny the schools for piloting the programme. Further, they can issue the official orders to the respective schools by marking / copy to all concern Departments of the State and District. Apart from that, the District Project Office can coordinate the budget provided by the State Office for the programme and also provide necessary logistics support.

School selection criteria: The initiative needs 2 schools from rural and urban areas. While piloting the programme, we may need few schools from each District for pairing and bridge the activity in both schools under student exchange.

Criteria:
  • Schools should have good infrastructure facilities viz., good classrooms, teaching learning materials, auditorium, play ground, computer lab with internet connection, digital classroom, science labs and good sanitation.
  • Well qualified teachers and supporting staff.
  • Campus should have greenery.
  • Campus should be located at proper access of transport facilities.
  • Campuses are preferred which are having student hostel facilities.
  • The School having achievements in curricular, extra-curricular, other curricular activities and sports and games.
  • The schools which are having innovative practices in teaching and learning.
Student’s selection criteria:
  • The student must be energetic, talented, brilliant and enthusiastic in any one of the themes provide in the draft.
  • The student is willingness to stay out of his/her home or residence and school. ∙ Meritorious students will be selected for the programme in any one of the themes provide in the draft.
  • Preference will be given for Socially, Economically poor and backward students in the school.
  • Students those who are shine in Sports, Games, and Cultural & Literary activities in local / regional / state / national levels.
Assessment Criteria for Student outcomes: The assessment of the student will be done bythe respective teacher, who is involving / leading the programme. In-charge Headmaster of the host and source school will fix the assessment format of students. Final assessment format should provide to the State project office SS and district project office SS, 2 weeks before of the school twinning pilot project.

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