-By Rupal Jhajhria
To commemorate World Science Day, the PCMC chapter of Early Childhood Association of India will organise the country’s first ‘Teachers Tinkering Fest’ at Elpro International School in Chinchwad on November 9 and 10.
The fest — which will be a hands-on, one and a half-day event — aims to empower teachers with skills in experiential training through special workshops. The idea is to introduce experiential learning which is scientifically proven to be one of the most effective ways of learning where students learn by doing.
The event is expected to attract about 250 participants, both parents and teachers from across Pune and the surrounding cities and will engage them in various expert-led sessions. Each session will last about 90 minutes and teachers will be made to take part in about five sessions to rejoice the learning process through experiential and effective learning.
Lucky Surana, Territory Head, ECA, PCMC chapter, said, “The PCMC chapter fully aligns with the mission of the ECA and we strive to organise events that further our cause. It makes sense that we are hosting this Teachers Tinkering Fest in Pune, which is considered as the education capital of our country.”
The fest also aims to train teachers from anganwadis in rural areas free of cost, with the motive of teaching them academic concepts using engaging methodologies like story-telling, art and outdoor activities.