On realizing the fact that training on the basics of Continuous and Comprehensive Evaluation (CCE) is equally essential for students along with teachers/principals, the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has decided to organize CCE workshops for students as well.
And now, the board is searching for private agencies who can conduct one or two day workshops for students on various aspects of CCE. However, the workshops would be optional for students yet mandatory for teachers and principals as usual.
The board’s motive behind this move is to train students in life skills, reading programs, innovation and leadership skills, communication strategies, career counseling, mental health and adolescent issues, study skills and learning strategies, capacity building programs for heads of schools, teachers and students, creative writing, storytelling, writing and translation, disaster management, and financial literacy as well as CCE and CBSE initiatives.
According to the note sent by CBSE to potential private trainers, the entire project will be implemented in phases.
"For a smooth roll out of the solution, a phase-wise implementation schedule is being proposed. It is expected that detailed project deliverables and schedules under each phase will be discussed and mutually agreed upon between the bidders and CBSE", said the note.
The first phase will entail designing and development along with the validation of content and its approval by the CBSE; then follows selection and deployment of agencies in different schools.
In the second phase, which would be called as implementation phase, the training schedule will be followed by the empanelled agency.
The empanelled agency will have the responsibility of deployment of manpower in schools across all the regions. This process will include data capture and entry as well. The master trainers of the bidding agencies would be deployed to train the teachers in schools. And, all the necessary technical instructions will be provided by the agencies over e-mail, phone, visits, etc., during this phase.
Since all these workshops will be conducted by private agencies, the participants will have to pay a predefined cost to the organizers.
To ensure transparency during training programs, the CBSE will appoint one or more nodal officer(s) at HQ and/or regional offices. The CBSE will appoint an observer to get the direct feedback on the events.