LOTT – Localized Online Teacher Training

by Praneeth Reddy Remidi June 23, 2020 2

The tag of a ‘Continuous Learner’ is what makes a better teacher. Every teacher wants to expand his/her horizons of knowledge and hence, derives the satisfaction of professional development. Among the Government teachers, the school complex meetings have been the main source of knowledge sharing but the situation of pandemic has thrown an obvious challenge.

On the plus side of things, the ongoing lockdown has made us creative. English Language Teachers’ Association of Rajanna Sircilla District and Bharti Foundation, together, have designed a series of interactive workshops for the betterment of English Language Teachers of the district. These workshops are organized on online video conferencing applications. 

The webinars are the perfect way to interact, learn and grow in situations as such. However, there are still many hurdles that have to be overcame. There may occur disconnects between the hosts and the participants on digital platforms which are difficult to address being at home, especially when those involve are residing in remote areas. Larger groups, timing constraints and unacquaintedness of the resource personnel and the teachers also act as a challenge in virtual connects.

To address these problems, we have coined a new strategy of “Localized Online Teacher Training” where the existing resource personnel in the district would handle one topic each and that topic is selected based on the opinions from the Teacher Participants.

Below is the plan which got delivered as it is without any obstacles.  45 Teachers from various secondary schools participated in the training series and have shared the knowledge on the topics that every English Language Teacher needs regular update on.

Date Topic Resource Person
6-May-20 to 10-May-20 Hands on training on online video conferencing platforms and opinion gatherings on topics to be dealt Mr. Raju Lingala, Mr. Vidya Sagar, Mr.Praneeth Remidi
11-May-20 Phonetics – 1 Mr.Kannam Ramesh
12-May-20 LSRW using ICT Mr. Raju Lingala
13-May-20 Discourses – 1 Mr. Srinivas Kandukuri
14-May-20 Phonetics – 2 Mr. Vidhya Sagar
15-May-20 School Environment – 21st century Skills Mr. Praneeth Remidi
16-May-20 ICT – special reference to Padlet Mr. Vinayadhar Raju

At the end of the training series, Mr. Kannam Ramesh, the President of ELTA – Rajanna Sircilla  district expressed his delight on achieving success in this program, “We are happy for the kind of participation we receive from the ELTA – Rajanna Sircilla fraternity. Every initiative is effectively utilized and is taken forward by all the ELTA members of the district. This recent training series has shown the strength of the fraternity and the passion to learn continuously. I thank Bharti Foundation for its continuous support to our association.”

The 10-day exercise to share knowledge using virtual platforms has taught every participant a new dimension in a teacher’s professional development.  It has not only helped the persons involved here but also has given a hope and shown a path to many others by exemplifying the approach of “Localized Online Teacher Training.”

Bharti Foundation has partnered with 50 Government schools in the District of Rajanna Sircilla, Telangana. Apart from contributing to the partner schools, Bharti Foundation has been extending its support to various teacher forums of the District in terms of their capacity building and district-level student competitions.

Feedback from the Participants

This article is contributed by Praneeth Reddy Remidi who is working with Bharti Foundation as an Academic Mentor in Telangana.

Vidyasagar June 24, 2020 at 11:47 am

Good initiation by Bharti Foundation n special thanks to Mr.Praneeth Reddy who made it possible. Hope such innovative programs useful to teaching community will be taken up in the future.


khushi July 8, 2020 at 11:47 am

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Job Description Academic Mentor

  • To support School Heads / Principals and strengthen the curriculum planning, delivery and class room transaction process for improved effectiveness.
  • To optimize usage and improvement of school’s infrastructure and facilities especially working toilets, functional library, computer labs, Science labs and energized classrooms.
  • To activate critical processes such as sports, drawing and other student cantered activities and events.
  • To smoothen academic operations throughout the year and also non-academic operations viz sports day, annual day, republic day, community volunteering, PTM etc.
  • To support teachers through interactive sessions.
  • To conduct subject wise week in schools for Science, English and Math linked with the annual curriculum.
  • To extend technical support to teachers on subject specific skills.
  • To support on difficult concepts and conduct specific need-based refresher training.
  • To extending support in planning the entire academic year including curriculum rollout, remedial, assessments and processes for ongoing monitoring and mentoring.
  • Candidates should aware about local language.