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Vishwajyot reopens schools; creates a safe and interactive learning environment with the hybrid model in the world of the “new normal”

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Vishwajyot reopens schools; creates a safe and interactive learning environment with the hybrid model in the world of the “new normal”

Posted on January 28, 2022

Bombay : Vishwajyot High School has returned to full-time face-to-face education with its innovative education model after the Department of School Education and Sports of the Maharashtra Government gave consent for the reopening of schools in from January 24, 2022. The school has also transformed the educational landscape since the Covid-19 outbreak with its hybrid education model to protect students whose learning has been severely impacted by the ‘new normal’.

In an effort to provide students with in-person instruction with the COVID-19 preventative measures in place, Vishwajyot has put into practice its innovative and interactive hybrid form of education which allows students to have the option of continuing education at distance using self-paced learning. Software. Where schools use technology and send pre-recorded videos or simply stream the class live with no interaction for online students, Vishwajyot has created a fully interactive immersive experience so that students can fully experience the content provided while training teachers. and giving them technology. to interact with both groups of students, those taking in-person classes and those taking online classes. This model was introduced bearing in mind the concerns of some parents who still felt uncomfortable sending their children to school.

“Vishwajyot High School in Kharghar has gone beyond the generic standards of online education. Our hybrid model aims to provide our students with an exceptional educational experience so that they can learn to do their best using both online and offline modes of education,” said Amrut Dhumal, Co-Founder of Vishwajyot Schools. “This system is also flexible in a way that students start to feel comfortable they can opt for in-person instruction. This model ensures that students/parents don’t feel pressured and allows them to make the right decision without worrying about learning loss,” says Amrut.

Preventive measures for in-person instruction include mandatory mask-wearing, socially-distanced classrooms, plexiglass barriers to separate students or staff members as appropriate, no shared supplies and frequent cleaning and sanitizing of classrooms, bathrooms and cafeterias, among others. The high school adheres to an SOP (Standard Operating Procedure) which aligns well with the SOP provided by the government of Maharashtra. The high school is focused on keeping children clean, safe and secure, and has a checklist for each of their schools to ensure the same.

“The roadmap to safely reopen schools for in-person learning is being forged by ensuring transparency and building trust with the parent community, starting with safety standards and the resources needed to ensure safety. of everyone in our schools,” said Prasad Dhumal, co-founder of Vishwajyot Schools. “We have developed reopening plans with awareness of the education community, including teachers, and they are based on science-based standards that minimize the transmission of COVID-19 in schools. Teachers. Parents and school staff understand that there can never be an adequate substitute for in-person learning and that the reopening of schools is vital for the well-being and education of our children, but in-person learning no one should be safe for everyone,” says Prasad.

For in-depth planning, parents’ and guardians’ opinions were collected through forms and webinars. It was found that in Lonand and Phaltan districts of Satara, about 85% of parents wanted their children to have physical learning. In Khargar, Navi Mumbai, 30% of parents expressed a desire to attend in-person classes.

In Kharghar and Phaltan, Vishwajyot organized both online and offline classes, allowing parents to choose for their children to attend school in person or via distance learning. In Kharghar, the high school has implemented an innovative hybrid device through which teachers will be able to teach students offline and online at the same time.

With the assurance that the protocols in place are practical and based on positive responses from students and parents, the school is ready to open its doors to its students and welcome them back after the COVID-induced pause.