The Ministry of Education on Tuesday released the eight-week alternative academic calendars developed by NCERT for students, parents and teachers in grades I-XII.
“The calendar provides guidelines for teachers on how to use the various technological and social media tools that are available to deliver education in fun and engaging ways that learners, parents, and teachers can use at home,” said Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank, Minister of Education.
It is tailored to meet the needs of all children including Divyang children (children with special needs) – link for audiobooks, radio programs, video programs will be included, he added.
The calendar contains a weekly schedule with interesting and challenging activities on topics / chapters from the curriculum or textbook. The activities indicated on the calendar are focused on learning outcomes and therefore can be accessed through any resource including the textbooks children use in their state or UT.
This calendar includes activities related to four languages as subject areas such as Hindi-English, Urdu and Sanskrit. There is also room for strategies for reducing stress and anxiety in teachers, students, and parents.
“All activities listed are suggestive in nature. Teachers and parents can choose to contextualize the activities and conduct the activities the student is interested in, regardless of the order,” the official statement said.