CLIx Maths TPD Workshop at Warangal, Telangana (06.11.17 – 08.11.17)
This blog describes the highlights of the CLIx mathematics TPD workshop conducted from 6 to 8 November 2017 in Warangal district of Telangana and reports the activities conducted with teachers. This workshop aimed to introduce teachers to the course Reflective Mathematical Thinking and to CLIx mathematics modules for class 8 and 9 students.
CLIx mathematics teacher professional development (TPD) workshops have been conducted in many batches in Telnagna. We conducted a workshop for 9th batch of teachers of Warangal district from 6 to 9 November 2017 at DIET, Warangal. Like other TPD workshops, this workshop too aimed to introduce teachers to the course Reflective mathematics teaching designed for in-service teachers and to the CLIx mathematics modules for class 8 and 9 students. Around 25 teachers participated in this workshop and explored activities in the student modules Geometric Reasoning and Proportional Reasoning. Along with the teachers, teacher educators from Telangana too participated and shared some of the responsibility for facilitating the workshop.
The workshop was conducted in a collaborative mode. The teacher educators helped teachers through one-to-one interactions as teachers performed digital activities.Teachers helped each other while working on many activities in the student modules. Collaborative learning is one of the pedagogic pillars in the CLIx framework, and it was reflected in this TPD workshop as well.
Teachers also helped each other while engaging with many activities in the student modules. They were excited to do the Tangram activity and its variations. It served as a good example of the connection between mathematical topics. Teachers participated enthusiastically in digital activities like Turtle Logo, GeoGebra and Police Quad game. Participating teachers made several figures using Turtle Logo and gave each other challenging figures to make as well. They used GeoGebra to explore a few theorems from their textbooks.
Arati Bapat, Research Associate, CLIx and Shikha Takker, Consultant, TPD, Mathematics team, CLIx