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Current Program

Teacher Training Program (TTP)
6 Days program followed by 8 sessions of practicum program spread over 4 months

About the Teacher Training Program

This program is conducted by experienced BOLD program Resource Teacher (RTs) from AMF and guest speakers. Participants who enroll in the training program learn strategies and skills to address the learning needs of children with LDs.

Objective

To train teachers to identify students with LDs and to modify classroom teaching to accommodate the learning needs of such students.

The Program

Both theory and practice are taught through lectures, case presentations, group discussions and role play. Theoretical presentations are followed by practical applications that involve teacher participation.

Theory:

  • Perception
  • Cognition
  • Memory
  • Eye Hand Coordination
  • Handwriting
  • Spelling
  • Reading
  • Math
  • Brain Gym
  • Pre-Academic skills
  • Informal Assessment

Practicum:

  • Presentation of case studies
  • Administration of assessments
  • Development of IEPs
Previous Programs

a) FC-ECLD-Foundation Course on Education of Children with Learning Disabilities (FC-ECLD)
Rehabilitation Council of India (RCI) and Morris Foundation
Online (10 hours) and On-site (39 hours)

About the Program

Since June 2012, the Rehabilitation Council of India (RCI), a statutory body under the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, Government of India has authorized Morris Foundation as a Skill Training Centre in Maharashtra for its online Foundation Course on Education of Children with Learning Disabilities (FC-ECLD). Details of the course can be obtained from the RCI website at www.rehabcouncil.nic.in.

Practical sessions for the FC-ECLD are held at the Morris Foundation on the first week of each month.

Objective

The principle objective of the Skill Training Program is to develop competencies required of in-service teachers that enable them to:

  • Understand the varied educational challenges of children with LDs,
  • Educate children with LDs in the classroom,
  • Appropriately manage classrooms that include children with LDs,
  • Undertake remedial teaching of differently-abled children and children with LDs.

The Program

Participants complete the prescribed hours and submit assignments online for the course’s four theory blocks. They attend the seven-day Skill Training Program (STP) at the Morris Foundation.

Participants receive hands-on training and learn the various skills necessary to plan effectively for students with LD in any educational environment.

Note: Participants must have 100% attendance at STP to appear for the term-end examination.

Upcoming Program Schedule

Please contact us for details.

b) Sarva Siksha Abhiyan Teacher Training Program
Pune Municipal Corporation and Morris Foundation
Onsite (49 hours)

About the Program

The Morris Foundation conducts training workshops for Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) in-service teachers under the aegis of Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA).

The 86th amendment to the Indian Constitution makes free and compulsory education to children age 6-14 a fundamental right. SSA is the Government of India’s flagship program for achieving Universalization of Elementary Education (UEE). A main objective of UEE is to include Children With Special Needs (CWSN).

Objective

To sensitize Pune Municipal Corporation’s mainstream school teachers about the seven disabilities covered under the Persons with Disabilities Act (1995) and to facilitate inclusive education for Children With Special Needs (CWSN).

The Program

The Morris Foundation periodically conducts a six-day training workshop for mainstream school teachers detailed by PMC. Experts deliver lectures on each disability (Mental retardation (or Intellectual Disabilities), Mental Illness, Blindness, Low Vision, Hearing Disability, Speech Disability, Locomotor Disability) and teaching strategies for Children With Special Needs (CWSN).