NCERT Released Alternative Academic Calendar 2020-21: The nationwide lockdown due to Coronavirus has forced the closure of all classroom sessions, and the students have been forced to continue their studies using the available online learning resources. But in order to ensure the desired impact of online learning, it is important to ensure the active participation of teachers in the process as well. Direct Link to Check | CBSE 12th Result 2020
This is the reason that the HRD Minister, Mr. Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank released an alternate academic calendar for the class 11th and 12th students. The new academic calendar has been prepared by the NCERT and guides the teachers on the usage of various social media channels and technological tools to ensure that all students are able to continue their education while learning with online classes and resources.
The Announcement Made By The HRD Minister
While making the announcement regarding launching of the alternate academic calendar, the HRD Minister tweeted that, “Released The Alternative Academic Calendar for Classes XI and XII developed by @ncert today! This calendar directs teachers on the use of various technological tools/social media tools to educate students while they are at home. #COVID-19.”
He further added that “The calendar will cater to the needs of all children including Divyang children (Children with Special Need)- link for Audiobooks, Radio programs, Video programs, etc. will be included. This will empower our students, teachers, school principals, and parents to find out positive ways to deal with Covid-19 using online teaching-learning resources and help in the attainment of learning outcomes.” Check >> HBSE 10th Result 2020: BSEH Class 10th Result To Be Declared On 8th June, Check Details here
The CIET-NCERT informed regarding the launch of the new academic calendar and tweeted, “Come online, teach your children at home and be safe with Alternative Academic Calendar.”
Details Regarding The Alternate Academic Calendar
The academic calendar comprises of week-wise plans for the class 11th and 12th students and has been developed after keeping in mind the technological tools available with the teachers at their home. The week-wise plan comprises of some intuitive activities and challenges prepared with reference to the themes of the chapters from the textbook across all the main subjects. One extremely important point that the new academic calendar focuses on is to map the themes with the outcomes of the learning experience. Check Also >> CBSE Result 2020: CBSE Issues Advisory For Students And Parents Regarding Miscreants
Presently, the Academic Calendar has been prepared for a period of 4 weeks, which can be extended further. Topics have been strictly selected from the syllabus and have been linked with the desired learning outcomes. Moreover, specific guidelines have been prepared in order to conduct interesting activities based on these outcomes. Though, it is a known fact that most teachers and parents only have access to mobile phones as a learning tool at their homes and none of the teachers or students has the facility of a virtual classroom. That is why most of the activities in the new academic calendar can be conducted by parents and teachers themselves after interacting with the teachers over the phone.