SPRINGDALES SCHOOL DHAULA KUAN Erudite speakers from varied walks of life shared their novel perspectives during the Winter Staff Seminar entitled “Turning Mirrors into Windows”: Sculpting the Imagination, Expressions and Values of GenNext on January 10th and 11th , 2017.
Welcoming the staff members, Guest Speakers and Resource persons, Dr. Jyoti Bose, Director, Springdales Schools and Principal, Springdales School, Dhaula Kuan highlighted the need to examine the gospel truth and emphasized on the necessity of broadening the horizons of the students by opening up vistas to help them to explore the future possibilities.
Delivering the Keynote Address, Professor Shiv Visvanathan, Vice Dean and Executive Director, O.P. Jindal Global University urged the schools to become the bastions of democracy where the students are proactively engaged in co-creating a socially just society. He further advised the educationists to become the kaleidoscope through which the mirrors can be turned into windows and provide the students a comprehensive perspective on history.
Dr. Geeta Chandran, Padmashree, renowned Dancer and Choreographer and Founder President, Natya Vriksha portrayed an individual’s quest of self,which acknowledges the world outside through her captivating dance recital.
A gamut of workshops conducted for different levels inspired the teaching fraternity to reinvent their approach towards teaching. An engaging panel discussion on the topic “The Changing Environment of the 21 st Century” chaired by Ms. Sonal Kalra, National Editor, Hindustan Times, Ms. Devalina Dave,
Former Reader Delhi University and Dr. Kanika K. Ahuja, Associate Professor, Lady Sri Ram College, Delhi University brought out the imperative need to align the school culture and education with the techno-savvy Gen Next to retain its relevance. In his presentation titled ‘The idea of India’, Major Maroof Raza hailed India as a Nation with an immense potential to grow evolve into a country to reckon with on the world stage while Mrs. Valentina Trivedi, Creative Writer and Teacher Trainer highlighted the art of“story telling as a powerful teaching tool”. Dr. Neerja Sharma, Manager, Springdales, Dhaula Kuan and Former Associate Professor, Lady Irwin College, Delhi University demonstrated a variety of activities to integrate differently abled children comfortably into the mainstream curriculum.
Mr. Aporajito Bose, Diversity Manager, Springdales Schools envisioned a positive change through a concerted effort aimed to create a cleaner, litter free environment within the school through proper waste disposal management.Through a lively and interactive session, Mrs.Ameeta Mulla Wattal, Principal, Springdales School ,Pusa Road and Mr. Pranav Mukherjee, Theatre Expert demonstrated the way Shakespeare’s language elucidates the entire gamut of human emotions and its timeless appeal and relevance.
Congratulating the Springdalian Staff for their unceasing contribution throughout the Diamond Jubilee Year, Mrs. Rajni Kumar, Chairperson, Springdales Education Society reiterated the role of teachers in igniting the ‘spark’, latent in every child.