Kochi: Suma Paul, Post-Graduate Teacher, Computer Science, Rajagiri Public School, Kalamassery, who recently won the CBSE Teachers Award 2017, has now been awarded National Award for Teachers for use of ICT in Educa-tion. She is among three CBSE teachers who have won the award nationally. The award is given every year to motivate the teachers and teacher educators for innovative use of ICT in teaching-learning.
Out of the 110 participants nominated for the award by 29 States, Union Territories and Autonomous Bodies, 103 attended a workshop for selection. As per the guidelines, the meeting of the awards committee for identifying the awardee teachers was held at CIET-NCERT from 23rd to 27th April, 2018.
Suma Paul was shortlisted as one of the six candidates from CBSE by Director (Academics, Research, Training and Innovation) Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), New Delhi. She did her presentation before the jury on 26th April this year. The jury comprised Prof Hrushikesh Sena-paty, Director NCERT, Dr. Amrendra Behera, Joint Director NCERT, Mr. Dalbir Singh, under secretary , MHRD, Dr. Ambreesh Kumar DDG (NIC), MHRD, Prof. Nagarjuna G. from Homi Bhabha Centre for Science Education, Tata Institute of Fund-amental Research (TI-FR), Prof. M.U. Paily Regional Institute of Education, Mysore (NC-ERT). A total of 43 aw-ardee teachers were selected by the jury from different state boards, CBSE, KVs and other boards. The res-ult of National ICT award for school teachers was declared in November 2018.
The winning teachers would be awarded a) A laptop b) A silver medal c) EXPEYES Kit of IUAC (an autonomous organization under UGC), d)A set of 10 DVDs from CIET (containing multimedia, school OS and FOSS software) e) and a commendation certificate. The Union HRD Minister will give away the award in a ceremony organized by NCERT soon. Suma Paul has also won a commendation for Global Teacher Accreditation 2013 by Cambridge Education Foundation, United Kingdom, for a year long action research undertaken by her....