Seminars, Workshops & Expert-Talks

"Empower, Inspire, Transform: Unlocking Potential Through Learning"

In the 21st century, knowledge is undeniably the most potent force, with the ability to transform the world. At Genius Group of Schools, our commitment extends beyond the development of students; we recognize the paramount importance of nurturing and continuously enhancing our educators and even extending our support to the parents.

Our approach to education encompasses a holistic vision that encompasses three vital pillars: students, teachers, and parents. To realize the full potential of this triad, we have implemented a multifaceted approach that aims to empower each stakeholder in the educational process.

  1. Empowering Students: Our primary objective is to provide students with an environment that nurtures curiosity, innovation, and a lifelong love for learning. By offering a comprehensive curriculum and a diverse array of extracurricular activities, we aim to develop well-rounded individuals who are prepared for the challenges of the modern world.
  2. Enriching Educators: We firmly believe that the strength of any educational institution lies in the quality of its educators. To that end, we organize regular training workshops conducted by leading experts. These workshops equip our teachers with the latest pedagogical techniques, strategies, and insights into fostering student development. By enhancing our educators' skills and knowledge, we ensure that our students receive the highest standard of education.
  3. Engaging Parents: We understand that parents play a pivotal role in their child's development. To support and empower parents, we have initiated programs to provide guidance and education on nurturing their children both academically and personally. Every parent deserves the knowledge and resources to actively contribute to their child's growth and development.

These three pillars reflect our dedication to holistic education. We believe that an integrated approach, which harmonizes students, educators, and parents, is the most effective way to prepare the younger generation for the challenges and opportunities of the 21st century.

In this era of knowledge, we envision an educational ecosystem where students are inspired to learn, educators are equipped to lead, and parents are empowered to support. Together, we can harness the power of knowledge to create a brighter future for all.

PERSONALITY GROOMING SEMINAR BY MR.PRAKASH BHATT

As part of our Staff Enhancement Program, our staff members were benefited from a training session on 'Effective Communication & Positive Attitude.' The training was conducted by Mr. Prakash Bhatt, an experienced professional with over 7 years in Human Resource Development. His expertise in subjects like Positive Attitude, Goal Setting, Leadership, Effective Communication, and Team Building proved invaluable for our staff. The real-life examples and experiences shared by the trainer resonated with our team, reinforcing the importance of personal and professional development.

TRAINING BY MR.RAJEEV RANJAN

Our staff members received valuable guidance on 'Balancing Emotional Intelligence in Classroom Management' from Mr. Rajeev Ranjan, the City Coordinator for the Rajkot Region. The session highlighted the transformative impact of Emotional Intelligence on high performance and personal leadership. It emphasized the importance of equipping our stakeholders with the essential skills to identify and balance emotional quotients within the classroom environment, ultimately bringing out the best in our students.

MOTIVATIONAL SEMINAR BY MR. PRAKASH DANGAR

Mr. Prakash Dangar, a renowned motivational speaker and mentor, conducted an enlightening session on 'Personal and Professional Goal Setting' for our educators. He shared valuable insights into the path to success, emphasizing the importance of breaking down desired goals into small, achievable steps and tackling them one by one.

TRAINING BY MRS. PRADNYA GOKHALE

Kicking off the 'Arshbodh' - Teacher's Enhancement Program, we were reminded that teaching is a noble profession that shapes the character, caliber, and future of individuals. The day commenced with an inaugural ceremony and an insightful session conducted by the experienced trainer, Mrs. Pradnya Gokhale. She engaged the participants in a warm-up exercise using tables, setting the tone for the day. In her session, she explored the integration of Music, Dance, Visual Art, and Theatre into the curriculum, demonstrating how these creative elements can make subjects more engaging through various activities.

WORKSHOP BY MR. GIRISH DALVI & MRS. HETAL DESAI

A comprehensive 2-day workshop held on June 7th and 8th, 2019, was designed to benefit all teachers across the Genius Group of Institutions, spanning from Genius School, Jay International School, Rajkot International School, , to Genius Kids Kingdom, including all our franchisees. The workshop revolved around two core concepts: 'Haptitude' and 'Developing Student Leadership Programme.' Conducted by experienced trainers, Mr. Girish Dalvi and Mrs. Hetal Desai from the Nitryanjali Institute, Mumbai, and the program featured a rich blend of practical activities and innovative techniques. These activities covered a wide spectrum of areas, including Haptitude, Public Speaking, Leadership Skills, and Teamwork, equipping teachers with the latest insights and skills needed for professional development.

ENGLISH LANGUAGE ENHANCEMENT TRAINING BY MS. HEMANCY CHHATBAR

A 10-day English Language Enhancement Training Session has been thoughtfully organized for the staff, aiming to enhance their English language skills, foster a culture of lifelong learning, and improve communication and interpersonal skills. The training session was led by Ms. Hemancy Chhatbar, a seasoned professional in the field of training and development. Her expertise and experience was an instrumental in providing valuable guidance and instruction to the teachers during this training program.

EXPERT TALK BY DR. DEEPA BHANUSHALI

In our pursuit of continuous improvement, we believe that the capacity to learn is a precious gift, the ability to learn is a valuable skill, and the willingness to learn is a choice we make consciously. As an ongoing development, we conducted a Teacher's Enhancement Program featuring the esteemed trainer, Dr. Deepa Bhanushali, who traveled from Mumbai to enrich our teachers with the art of storytelling.

During this engaging session, Dr. Bhanushali conveyed the power of storytelling in making learning more engaging and innovative. She used live examples, informative presentations, and assigned tasks to each group to craft and express their own stories effectively. Our teachers found this experience not only enjoyable but also immensely educational, equipping them with practical techniques for use in the classroom.

EXPERT TRAINING SESSION BY DR. SUNITA SINGH

In our belief, education goes beyond memorizing facts; it is about nurturing the ability of the mind to think critically. To provide the best learning experience, we organized a specialized training session for our pre-primary teachers. Dr. Sunita Singh, an experienced trainer, led this session with expertise.

Dr. Singh covered various crucial topics, including Storytelling and Circle Time activities. She also delved into the seven fundamental principles of Maria Montessori's teaching, the Montessori theory of the Absorbent Mind, its characteristics, the acquisition of language, movement, culture, and the role of a teacher. This enlightening session was designed to enhance our pre-primary teachers' teaching skills and provide a more enriching learning environment for our young students.

SCHOOL EFFECTIVE TRANSFORMATION PROGRAM BY MRS. USHA MANI

Teachers are often described as the architects of future professions, emphasizing the crucial role they play in shaping the future. It's essential to empower them with the tools and knowledge needed for personal and professional growth.

During a three-session program led by Mrs. Usha Mani Mam, the Director of Essar School, Jamnagar, important topics related to behavioral change were explored. Teachers had the opportunity to delve into questions like, "How can I change?," "What does it take to become a change-maker?," and "What principles can guide us in overcoming our ingrained habits?" These sessions aimed to foster self-transformation and create awareness about the need for change.

The program featured activities that helped teachers recognize the necessity of self-improvement. It concluded with interactive discussions and live demonstrations. To initiate this Teacher's Enhancement Program (TEP), Ms. Kajal Rathod and Mr. Parag Nirmal conducted a guided meditation therapy, providing teachers with a systematic approach to self-transformation.

 

EXPERT SESSION BY MR.HARISH IYER

Mr. Harish Iyer, the founder and CEO of Flinnt (Concepts iConnect Pvt. Ltd.), shared his extensive expertise in teaching and learning practices with educators during a session on "Revisiting Teaching and Learning Concepts." The discussion centered on how to adapt and consider various aspects while preparing lesson plans for students of all age groups. Mr. Iyer's insights provided valuable guidance to the teachers as part of the Teacher's Enhancement Program. In a previous session, he had also addressed the importance of teaching and how technology can enhance the teaching process, emphasizing the role of technology in education.

EXPERT TALK WITH MS. GEETA SIKDAR

The Pre-primary teachers received training from Ms. Geeta Sikdar, the Headmistress of Navrachana & Vidyani School in Vadodara, along with support from Ms. Yeeshika Bali and Ms. Chitralekha Iyer. The training focused on "Exercises of Practical Life" and innovative approaches to teaching language and numbers using games and hands-on activities, drawing inspiration from the Maria Montessori teaching methodology. This training helped the teachers implement effective and engaging methods for teaching young learners.

SESSION BY DR. S.B. JADEJA AND MR.PARISH JOSHI

As part of the Teachers' Enhancement Program, the teachers were provided with valuable insights into different types of learners by Dr. S.B. Jadeja. Additionally, Mr. Parish Joshi guided the teachers on how they can become digital ambassadors of their institution and introduced them to the basics of photography. These sessions aimed to empower the teachers with a better understanding of their students and equip them with digital skills that can enhance their teaching and communication abilities.

ENGLISH DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM BY MR. PARVEZ KOTADIYA

The staff participated in an English Development Program led by Mr. Parvez Kotadiya. During this program, teachers engaged in team-building activities such as the Power Chair game, and they also explored the Human Library concept. These activities aimed to foster a sense of camaraderie among the staff and facilitate a better understanding of one another.

FLINNT & SCHOOL MANAGEMENT TRAINING SESSION

The day started with first session on Yoga & Meditation by expert Mr. Parag Nirmal. Another training session was on School Management Software by Mr. Harin Desai. In the last session, Mr. Tarak gave training on Flinnt.

COMMUNICATION SKILLS TRAINING BY MR. PARESH JOSHI

During the English Language Enhancement Program, Mr. Paresh Joshi, a renowned trainer, engaged the teachers in a series of interactive sessions aimed at improving their communication skills. The sessions covered various aspects of effective communication. The program fostered a supportive and inclusive environment for teachers to practice and refine their communication skills. It equipped them with tools and strategies to create more engaging and effective learning experiences for their students.

‘Funda To Success’ Training By Mr.V.Muthu Ruben

During the training on '7 Habits of Highly Effective People' led by Mr. V. Muthu Ruben, Ph.D, the staff members were provided insights into the principles and practices that can significantly improve their effectiveness in both personal and professional aspects.

Overall, the training aimed to empower staff members with tools and practices that enhance their effectiveness, both in their roles within the school and in their personal lives. It provided valuable insights and strategies for personal and professional development.

Jolly Phonics Training By Ms. Sangeeta Goplani

Alphabetical learning and phonics are crucial aspects of a child's early education, particularly in the development of their reading and writing skills. Phonics is an instructional method that teaches children to recognize and use the sounds of individual letters and letter combinations (phonemes) to decode words and understand their meanings. This method helps children differentiate between words with similar spelling but different pronunciations and meanings.

As part of the Teacher's Enhancement Program, Ms. Sangeeta Goplani, an accredited Jolly Phonics Trainer, conducted training for educators. The training aimed to enhance educators' ability to teach phonics effectively, ensuring that students can develop strong foundational reading and writing skills. Learning the correct pronunciation and differentiation of words can significantly benefit students in their language development.

Workshop By Mr. Mayur Patadia

The thoughtful activity that served as both an engaging activity and a staff enhancement program was conducted on a specific topic. Dr. Mayur Patadia, who serves as a resource person and master trainer affiliated with the C.B.S.E. (Central Board of Secondary Education), led this training session for educators.

The goal of this thoughtful activity and staff enhancement program was to empower educators to make informed decisions and take actions that would contribute to their professional growth and effectiveness. It likely fostered a sense of self-awareness and provided practical guidance to help educators thrive in their careers.

Expert Training Session By Mr. Parvez Kotadia

The session on 'The nurturing effective habits in Educators for Students’ Development' was conducted interactively by Mr. Parvez Kotadia, a renowned academic director with experience at a private international education organization in Paris, France. The session aimed to enhance the productivity and effectiveness of staff members in educational institutions.

The session was a valuable opportunity for staff members to gain insights and practical tools for enhancing their effectiveness and productivity in the educational setting. It aimed to equip educators with the skills and habits necessary to create a more conducive and successful learning environment for students.

SEMINAR BY MR. NORMAN LACEY

Mr. Norman Lacy, the Managing Director and Education Director of Atherton Academies International Pty. Ltd., visited Genius School to gain insights into the school's education system. During his visit, he conducted a valuable session with Grade 8 students of Genius School. The focus of the session was on improving concentration and enhancing focus when dealing with complex and challenging subjects, particularly mathematics.

The session with Mr. Norman Lacy aimed to equip Grade 8 students with valuable strategies and techniques to become more focused, improve their concentration, and excel in complex subjects like mathematics. His insights likely benefited students in their academic journey and helped them develop essential skills for success in their studies.

SESSION ON ENRICHMENT OF FEMININE POWER

Ms. Hetal Pandya organized an interactive session for girls from Grade 6 to Grade 12, aimed at empowering them to become self-reliant and responsible individuals. The session featured guest speaker Ms. Unnati Jani, an expert in this field, who likely shared valuable insights and guidance with the students.

The session was likely an inspirational and educational experience for the girls, equipping them with important life skills and encouraging them to become self-reliant and responsible individuals. It aimed to empower them to face the challenges of the future with confidence and resilience.

EXPERT TALK ON M.O.M. BY MR. KASHYAP MANKAD

During a special seminar at our school, Mr. Kashyap Mankad, a former General Director of ISRO (Indian Space Research Organization), provided valuable insights and information about space to students in Grades 9 to 12. Mr. Mankad has also represented India as the Member on Expert Team on Satellite Systems, U.N.O.-W.M.O., Geneva.

As Mr. Mankad was a part of M.O.M. (Mars Orbiter Mission) so he shared about the actual scenario and about decision making skills. Mr. Mankad shared about the actual scenario and about decision making skills. The session was so interesting that our students asked so many questions like ‘Why are Satellites covered with golden foil?’ How does the control room remain connected with the Satellite sent? What is M.O.M. doing at this particular moment? What happens to the launch vehicle once it detaches from the Satellite? What was the main purpose of M.O.M.? Why only Mars planet was chosen? And that’s how this session turned out to be interactive along with informative!

Mr. Mankad's extensive experience in space research and his role as a member of the expert team on satellite systems for the United Nations (UNO-WMO) made this seminar both informative and engaging.

This seminar not only provided students with valuable knowledge about space and space missions but also allowed them to engage directly with an expert in the field. It was an excellent opportunity for students to learn more about the fascinating world of space exploration and satellite technology.

PARENTING SEMINAR BY MS. CHETNA DESAI

During a parent interaction session, a dynamic educationist with over 20 years of experience in the education field, particularly as a student-parent counselor and staff mentor in Canada, addressed the parents of our school on the topic of 'Digital Detox.'

The session aimed to raise awareness among parents about the impact of digital technology on family life and offered guidance on promoting a balanced approach to screen time for children. It also stressed the importance of open and effective communication between parents and their children to bridge any generation gaps caused by technology.

SESSION BY DR. PRATIKSHA RAJANI

In the 'Parents Expert Session,' a well-known child psychologist, Dr. Pratiksha Rajani, conducted a session on the topic of "ACCEPTANCE VS. COMPARISON" for pre-primary parents.

The session aimed to educate parents about the significance of accepting their children for who they are and not making unfavorable comparisons to others. It encouraged parents to appreciate their child's unique talents and characteristics and provide a nurturing environment for their development. The positive response from parents indicated an interest in future sessions on various topics related to child development and parenting.

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