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Workshops & Seminars
Workshop on Choice of Stream - (10 August 2016)
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St. Mark's Meera Bagh - Workshop on Choice of Stream : Click to EnlargeA workshop on Choice of Stream was conducted for the students of Class X of St. Mark’s Sr. Sec. Public School, Meera Bagh on 10 August, 2016.

The speaker Ms. Jyotsana Bhardwaj (a master trainer with CBSE, Macmillan Education and YMCA, also a faculty at NCERT) highlighted the life stages and career development cycle, factors affecting choice of streams, scope of streams and importance of psychometric testing.

All the students queries were also addressed.
Workshop 'Mighty Ki Mighty Team' organised by POGO - (4 August 2016)
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A fun filled workshop 'Mighty Ki Mighty Team' was organised by POGO for students of Class IV and Vof St. Mark’s Sr. Sec. Public School, Meera Bagh on 4 August 2016. The main aim of the workshop was to create awareness about the importance of healthy food,physical and mental exercises among students. The children played innovative games and won prizes too.
Accountancy Workshop - (30 July 2016)
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An accountancy workshop was held in St. Mark’s Sr. Sec. Public School, Meera Bagh on 30 July 2016. The spokesperson was Prof. D. K. Goel, an eminent author of Financial and Corporate Accounting books. The emphasis of the workshop was on Conversion of Debentures, Redemption of Debentures, ESOP and Project work. Around 110 teachers from various schools of Delhi, NCR including two teachers of our school, Ms. J. Anand and Ms. M. V. Manchanda attended the workshop. The workshop was followed by a query session. It was an enriching workshop.
Workshop on Capacity Building in Social Science - (28 and 29 July 2016)
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They emphasized on following Bloom's Taxonomy and NCF 2005. Various methods of teaching social science were discussed, guidelines were suggested to prepare a question paper, emphasis was laid on student centered learning.
A Workshop on Indian Heritage - (28 July 2016)
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A workshop on Heritage of India was organized for the students of the Heritage Club on 28 July, 2016 which was addressed by Mr. Vikramjit Singh Rooprai, an eminent Heritage activist. He is the founder of India’s largest Heritage Hobby Club and Delhi Heritage Photography Club. He focused on monuments, culture and evolution of Indian Heritage. He urged students to explore and research on history of Delhi.
Workshop on Guidance and Counselling - (26 July 2016)
St. Mark's Meera Bagh - Workshop on Guidance and Counselling : Click to EnlargeInstitute of Counsellor Training, Research and Consultancy (ICTRC) organized a workshop for schools of North India, at India International Centre on 26 July, 2016 which was attended by Ms. S. Kansra, teacher of St. Mark’s Sr. Sec. Public School, Meera Bagh. The workshop was addressed by Dr. V. S. Ravindran (Director General of ICTRC), Mrs. Goldy Malhotra (Director of Academic Staff College), Mr. G. L. Tayal (Dean, Academics, Indian School of Business and Finance) and Mr. Keshav Singh (a dynamic entrepreneur).

The workshop focused on enabling a student to know himself, his abilities, aptitude, interest and personality and then guiding him to choose his course of study or career in accordance with his strengths and limitations.
International Website Making Competition - (July 2016)
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They made their website about the school “St. Mark’s Sr. Sec. Public School”, and obtained the following positions - City-1/1, State-1/1, Country-1/363 and World-25/147572.
Filmit Technical Workshop by INTACH - (24 July 2016)
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Workshop for IX Class Parents - (23 July 2016)
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An interactive session was organized for the parents of students of Class IX on 23 July, 2016 in St. Mark’s Sr. Sec. Public School, Meera Bagh. Discussions related to the handling of CCE and achieving other academic milestones were held by Principal, Ms. A. Aggarwal, Senior Vice Principal Ms. V. Wahi and Vice Principal Ms. R. Anand.

Ms. Geetanjali Kumar, a senior counselling psychologist and a National Trainer for students and teachers for the last 20 years also addressed the gathering about effective parenting strategies for raising teenagers. She highlighted the importance of undivided attention, acceptance, unconditional support and healthy monitoring.
Discussion on “Child Sexual Abuse and ways to combat the issue” - (23 July 2016)
St. Mark's Meera Bagh - Discussion on Child Sexual Abuse and ways to combat the issue : Click to EnlargeMs. K. Madan, Guidance Counsellor and Ms. P. Rose, teacher of St. Mark’s Sr. Sec. Public School, Meera Bagh attended a focused group discussion on “Child Sexual Abuse and ways to combat the issue” on 23 July, 2016 at IIT, Delhi. The discussion was held by a non profit trust, SAI (Social Axiom Insignia) under their project CACA (Children against Child Abuse). The discussion started off with highlights from Prof. V. Ramagopal Rao (Director, IIT, Delhi), Mr. Puran Chand (General Secretary, Counsel of Boards in School Education) and Mr. Dinesh Kumar (associated with Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan) on the upcoming issue of Child Sexual Abuse. The discussion was further taken over by Dr. Amit Sen (Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist, Children’s first) who threw light on the psychological impact of child sexual abuse. The discussion moved forward with highlights on Project CACA (Children against Child Abuse) by Mr. Pradeep Sharma (associated with SAI). It was an enriching and informative experience overall.
Workshop on Gender Sensitivity - (21 July 2016)
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Kashish Longiany (IX-A), Gautam Behl (IX-C), Nikita Arora (X-C) and Gaurang Alagh (X-F) of St. Mark’s Sr. Sec. Public School, Meera Bagh attended a workshop on ‘Gender Sensitivity’ on 21 July, 2016 at Fortis Hospital, Shalimar Bagh. It was a part of the series of Pro - Social Peer Moderator Program. The workshop was conducted by Ms. Divya Jain, Head of Psychological Service, Fortis Healthcare. They learnt about the various facts such as Stereotype assumptions, gender discrimination, etc. through various activities and watching videos related to the same.
Intensive Workshop on ‘Exploring Curricular adaptations for Special Needs Children’ - (18 July 2016)
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A Mentor – Mentee Workshop - (18 July 2016)
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Atoot Bandhan’, the Old Students’ Association of St. Mark’s Sr. Sec. Public School, Meera Bagh had organised a ‘Mentor-Mentee’ workshop on 18 July, 2016, in the school. Six ex-St. Markians, who are achievers in their respective fields, spoke about their passions, their journey after school, their individual achievements and each one motivated and inspired the Class XI students who were the audience. Richa Chugh and Garv Malik spoke about their ventures in different fields before they settled for something that was their passion. Richa is into digital advertising and Garv, alongwith his job as an engineer, is now an acclaimed stand-up-comedian. Dr. Sushant Mittal shared his experiences of the fulfilment of his dream by finally becoming a cancer specialist. Victor Vaibhav Tandon, through a PPT and using his wit and humour educated the young students about various aspects and branches of law. Raina Kapoor, a successful event manager, spoke about her journey, hurdles and obstacles that came in her way and her eventual success. Mehak and Mallika Malhotra, the two sisters, also gave the students the motivation to follow their passion. Mehak is an accomplished singer and Mallikais a professional compere. The workshop concluded with a message from our Principal Ms. A. Aggarwal who encouraged the students to follow their dreams and work hard in order to reach the zenith of success.
Commerce Workshop - (12 July 2016)
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IBM STEM Summit - (11 to 13 July 2016)
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Disaster Management Workshop - (11 July 2016)
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On July 11, 2016 a Disaster Management Workshop was conducted in St. Mark’s Sr. Sec. Public School, Meera Bagh. Resource persons from Fire brigade station (Paschim Vihar) were invited. They showed and explained the use of fire extinguishers and pressure water pipes during fire.  A drill was conducted under expert guidance of visiting officers and Dr. Nandini Gupta. Role plays were done to educate on how to handle contingencies during such a reported incident.
Workshop for Model United Nations - (11 July 2016)
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A training sessionfor 200 students of class VIII and IX of St. Mark’s Sr. Sec. Public School, Meera Bagh was conducted by IIMUN on 11 July, 2016 to familiarize the students with the rules and procedures of Model United nations.The advantages of participation in the events like MUN which merit global recognition and contemporary issues that affect our world and require our urgent attention was stressed upon. The role of student leaders who are truly harbingers of change was also highlighted in the session.
Workshop on 'Classroom Approach to Managing the Hyperactive Child' - (9 July 2016)
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The speakers Dr. Jitender Nagpal, Sr. Consultant Psychiatrist and Programme Director : Expressions India and his team members highlighted upon the facts and myths related to ADHD. They laid emphasis on classroom and behaviour management strategies along with pharmacological intervention underlying the symptoms of ADHD.
Workshop on ‘The importance of bringing computational thinking in schools’ - (20 June 2016)
St. Mark's Meera Bagh - Workshop on The importance of bringing computational thinking in schools : Click to EnlargeMr. N. Gupta, PGT Computer Science of St. Mark’s Sr. Sec. Public School, Meera Bagh attended a workshop organised by CS Pathshala with the support of Google India, ACM India and Tata Consultancy Service at DPS R. K. Puram on 20 June, 2016 on ‘The importance of bringing computational thinking in schools’. The main motive of all sessions was how to inculcate programming from the root level i.e. primary classes. Mr. Pankaj Jalote, Director of IITD concluded the session by explaining the need of computers in STEM education.
Hindi Workshop - (13 May 2016)
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A Hindi Workshop was conducted for the Primary teachers and Hindi teachers of St. Mark’s Sr. Sec. Public School, Meera Bagh on 13 May, 2016 which was attended by 33 teachers. It was conducted by Dr. U. Pandey. The workshop was interactive and very interesting. Common errors made by the students were discussed and these problems were addressed by Dr. Pandey. Importance of Hindi activities in class was also discussed.
Yoga Workshop for Teachers - (12 May 2016)
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A Yoga Workshop for 58 teachers of Classes VI - XII of St. Mark’s Sr. Sec. Public School, Meera Bagh was conducted by Mr. Himmat Singh, Yoga Instructor on 12 May, 2016. The session started with warm - up and joint rotations. Teachers also learnt a few asanas for strengthening the back / spine and for cervical. They felt relaxed with yog nidra followed by meditation. Teachers felt relaxed and rejuvenated. The session ended with various kinds of laughter.
Workshop on Organ Donation - (12 May 2016)
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Organ donation is the donation of biological tissue or an organ of the human body from a living or dead person to a living receipt in need of transplantation. In India the gap between the donors and recipient is very wide so to shorten it and to make people more aware, a workshop on Organ Donation was conducted by Dr. Muneet Sahi from Mohan Foundation for 140 teachers of St. Mark’s Sr. Sec. Public School, Meera Bagh on 12 May, 2016. It was a very informative ad well presented workshop.
Workshop on Story Telling and Story Reading - (12 May 2016)
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A workshop on ‘Story Telling and Story Reading’ was organized by Scholastic India Pvt. Ltd. on 12 May, 2016 for 50 teachers of the Primary Department of St. Mark’s Sr. Sec. Public School, Meera Bagh. It was conducted by Ms. Sreerupa who has been working for more than seven years in the sector of education. She guided the teachers about narrating, creating and reading a story with the help of props, voice modulation, gestures, body language, etc. She also enhanced the role of stories in all the subjects for effective teaching. It was truly an enlightening and entertaining session. She emphasized on the fact that story telling is not a performance but it is an experience.
Workshop on MS-Excel - (12 May 2016)

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They gave important tips on how to work on MS - Excel. The teachers learnt how to generate their class lists, examination result sheets. They also learnt sorting, filtering, adding and deleting cells.

The hands on session gave confidence to teachers who created their own MS - Sheets.

Workshop on Neuro Linguistics Programming - (11 May 2016)
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An In-service training workshop on Neuro Linguistics Programming was organized by Ratna Sagar in St. Mark’s Sr. Sec. Public School, Meera Bagh on 11 May, 2016. It was attended by around 80 teachers of classes VI- XII. It was conducted by Mr. Rishabh Khanna, who is a certified NLP Practitioner and a Transactional Analyst. He talked about Auditory Digital functioning, Metacognition and Perception. A lot of learning, about how the teachers can help students with visual, auditory, kinesthetic learning styles were taken up through various activities and role plays. It was an interactive and an enriching experience for the teachers.
Workshop on Effective Teaching and Learning - (11 May 2016)
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A workshop based on ‘Effective Teaching and Learning’ was organized by Srijan Publishers P. Ltd. on 11 May, 2016 in St. Mark’s Sr. Sec. Public School, Meera Bagh. It was attended by 43 teachers from the primary and the middle wing. The workshop was conducted by Ms. Madhulika Singh, an educator, teacher trainer and administrator. The workshop focused on developing and adopting effective teaching and learning methodology in class. The highlights of the workshop were the engaging activities where the teachers participated enthusiastically. It was indeed an enlightening workshop.
Workshop on Media Literacy - (9 May 2016)
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Workshop on Dental Hygiene - (4 May 2016)
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The parent volunteers Dentists Dr. Amit Arora and Dr. Smita Arora conducted a workshop on 4 May, 2016 for Class I of St. Mark’s Sr. Sec. Public School, Meera Bagh. They showed a wonderful PPT on dental care to the children which was quite informative. The doctors taught the children to brush their teeth in a correct manner by giving them a demo and also taught them to use floss. The children practized brushing their teeth with a brush. The workshop was very informative and beneficial for the children as well as the teachers. The children had fun and were enjoying doing all the dental activities.
Transformative Labs Programme : A Concluding Workshop - (27 April 2016)
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The workshop commenced with Ms. Aditi Pathak of Unesco, presenting a glimpse of the activities held throughout the academic year. They highlighted that Edmodo’s focus is student - driven, on - line learning, but, the role of a teacher was in no way less important.

It was an enriching experience which surely has broadened the students outlook and has accelerated them on the path of becoming global citizens.
Workshop on Anger Management - (27 April 2016)
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A workshop on Anger Management was organized on 27 April, 2016 in St. Mark’s Sr. Sec. Public School, Meera Bagh by the Department of Mental Health and Behavioural Sciences, Fortis Healthcare. The resource person Ms. Aditi Koul (a counselling psychologist) addressed a group of students from classes VII to XI. The workshop focused in identifying triggers for anger, healthy ways to express anger, difference between anger and aggression and effective strategies for anger management. It was a learning experience for the students at this adolescent age.
Career Talk - (26 April 2016)
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A Career Talk was organized for students of Class XII (all streams) in St. Mark’s Sr. Sec. Public School, Meera Bagh on 26 April, 2016. The resource person Mr. Kunal Kumar (an Actuary), spread awareness about various conventional as well as upcoming careers like acturial science, BBS, BFIA, BBE, BBA, IPM, BCA, etc. He motivated the students to think practically, understand the application of each concept to inner depths and accomplish higher goals. The session was interactive as students queries related to syllabus, entrance exams and career options were answered.
Effective Parenting Workshop - (23 April 2016)
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Ms. Kumar highlighted the various concerns and challenges of the transformatory developmental stage of children and emphasized the importance of role modelling, non - judgemental attitude, dimensions of an ideal dialogue, balanced monitoring and self esteem. The workshop ended with a question answer round wherein all the queries of parents were addressed. It was an enriching and informative session which lay emphasis on holistic development of a child.
Summit on Digital Citizenship and Internet Maturity - (22 April 2016)
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Ms. S. Bhatnagar of St. Mark’s Sr. Sec. Public School, Meera Bagh attended the workshop on Digital Citizenship and Internet Maturity Summit 2016 held on 22 April 2016, at Lemon Tree Premier, Aero city, IGI Airport by EDTECHREVIEW.IN (www.edtechreview.in).

This was a summit to create an awareness among the students about the use of technology and how to create effective citizens. A key note was given by Mr. Gary Coyle (American Embassy School) on Digital Citizenship and Internet Maturity : Why Every child needs to possess this skill.
Another keynote was given by Mr. Raghu Pandey on understanding the importance of Internet Maturity from School Leader’s, Student’s and Parent’s perspective.

School Leaders presented the case study on how they are integrating the whole awareness program on prevention of cyber bullying, cyber safety tips and digital citizenship skills in their schools.
Workshop for School Librarian - (9 March 2016)
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Workshop for English Teachers - (25 February 2016)
St. Mark's Meera Bagh - Workshop for English Teachers : Click to EnlargeA workshop for English teachers was organized and conducted by Ms. Anjali Aggarwal, Principal St. Mark’s Sr. Sec. Public School, Meera Bagh on 25 February, 2016. Teachers from all the three schools : St. Mark’s Sr. Sec. Public School, Meera Bagh; St. Mark’s Girls Sr. Sec. School, Meera Bagh and St. Mark’s Sr. Sec. Public School, Janak Puri participated in the fun - filled and information packed session. Workshop included some interesting activities like quizzing on Books and Authors, Vocab Fun and English Proficiency.

It was an interesting interactive session which aimed at empowering teachers with innovative methods of teaching English in classrooms which was a great learning experience.


Workshop on Awareness of Special Need Students for the Support Staff - (23 February 2016)
The Guidance and Counselling department of St. Mark’s Sr. Sec. Public School, Meera Bagh alongwith Orkids (a centre for learning disability) organized an awareness session for all the support staff of the school, on 23 February, 2016.

Ms. Aarti Johar (the centre head of Orkids) and Ms. K. Madan, Guidance Counsellor briefed about the signs and behaviour patterns of students. The employees were psychoeducated about the necessary steps to be taken if they encounter any student displaying inappropriate behaviour.
Workshop on Teaching Ethics and Inclusive Education - (11 February 2016)
Ms. M. Kang, teacher and Ms. K. Madan, Guidance Counsellor of St. Mark’s Sr. Sec. Public School, Meera Bagh attended a day long workshop on ‘Teaching Ethics and Inclusive Education’ organized by Commotion India on February 11, 2016.

The speakers, Ms. Ross Bayes, Trainer in Ethics, England and Mr. Sanjiv Ailawadi, a social worker spoke about the need of teaching ethics to the students in a classroom setup and how it applies to their life on the whole.
Economics Workshop - (6 February 2016)
Ms. S. Kansra of St. Mark’s Sr. Sec. Public School, Meera Bagh attended an Economics Workshop, held in Maharaja Agarsain Public School, Ashok Vihar on 6 February, 2016. The session was addressed by eminent scholar, Sh. J. P. Goel, Associate Professor, Head Deptt. of Economics, Hindu College, Haryana. He has written several books on Economics. More than 100 teachers from different schools of Delhi attended the workshop.

The highlights of seminar were recent changes in CBSE syllabus and pattern of examination. In addition to this doubts relating to critical topics in macro and micro economics were discussed.
Workshop for FilmIt Festival by INTACH - (2 February 2016)
St. Mark's Meera Bagh - Workshop for FilmIt Festival by INTACH : Click to EnlargeSt. Mark's Meera Bagh - Workshop for FilmIt Festival by INTACH : Click to EnlargeSt. Mark’s Sr. Sec. Public School, Meera Bagh won 3 awards - one each for Best Narrative Film, Film with a Good Message and for maximum number of movie participation at the FilmIt Festival by INTACH on 2 February, 2016 held at India International Centre, Max Mueller Marg. Six students of class VII and VIII attended this programme which showcased short films made by students of 30 schools of Delhi. The effort of every student was appreciated and it was a very inspiring and enriching experience for the students.
The Best Narrative Film (Traditional Indian Art on Cloth) was shot by Sanat Vadhera, Arjun Katyal, Sukrit Mendiratta and Raunak of class VII H.

The Film with a Good Message (Save Environment) was shot by Isha Aggarwal and Achint Kaur of Class VIII E.
Web Rangers India - (28 January 2016)
St. Mark's Meera Bagh - Web Rangers India : Click to EnlargeOn 28 January, 2016, Tanmay Vij (IX B) and Sameep Arora (X C) along with teacher in-charge Mr. N. Gupta of St. Mark’s Sr. Sec. Public School, Meera Bagh attended a workshop, Web Rangers India by Google, held at GD Goenka Public School, Dwarka. The resource person was Ms. Uma Balan, Project Manager, CBSE Learning Link India. The workshop was based on Cyber Security, how teens play an important role in keeping themselves as well as others around them safe on the virtual world.

The students were taught about cyber bullying, its consequences, and how it can be avoided. The teacher as well as the students had a great interactive session. Overall, it was an enriching experience for the students.
Workshop on Dilemmas in Assessment and Management of Learning Difficulties - (28 January 2016)
St. Mark's Meera Bagh - Workshop on Dilemmas in Assessment and Management of Learning Difficulties : Click to EnlargeOn 28 January, 2016 teacher Ms. G. Kaur and Guidance Counsellor, Ms. H. Mutreja of St. Mark’s Sr. Sec. Public School, Meera Bagh attended a workshop on ‘Dilemmas in Assessment and Management of Learning Difficulties' organized by Expressions India at Moolchand Medicity.

The speaker Dr. Pooja Jaitley (Clinical Psychologist / Academic Coordinator, Child Centre Moolchand) emphasized on the Need of the hour : Child and Adolescent Well Being which can be achieved by early identification at the pre school level, timely evaluation and treatment, sensitization of teachers and parents as well as the role and importance of a special educator.
Computer Science Workshop for Class XII - (16 January 2016)
St. Mark's Meera Bagh - Computer Science Workshop for Class XII : Click to EnlargeSt. Mark's Meera Bagh - Computer Science Workshop for Class XII : Click to EnlargeMr. Mukesh Kumar, Educational Supervisor of DPS, R.K. Puram Delhi and a member of Curriculum Committee for Computer Science (C.B.S.E.) conducted a 3 hour long workshop for the students of Class XII of St. Mark’s Sr. Sec. Public School, Meera Bagh on 16th January 2016. The students are about to sit for their CBSE Board Examination 2016 and Mr. Mukesh gave then tips on how to attempt the computer science exam. He also explained difficult concepts such as linked list, stacks and queues. The students were quite inquisitive and cleared their doubts. Overall, it was a fruitful experience for all.
Workshop on Study Skills - (16 January 2016)
St. Mark's Meera Bagh - Workshop on Study Skills : Click to EnlargeIn the workshop conducted in our school on 16 January, 2016 about Study skills and the problems faced by the children as well as the teachers, the Expert Ms. Ira Sehgal from TOI spoke about language problems, learning problems, quality time to be given to children as well as about study structure like reading, understanding, learning, answering and retaining. Discussion on teaching skills, learning skills and classroom participation also took place.

The workshop was attended by 42 teachers.
Yoga Workshop by Ms. Preeti - (16 January 2016)
St. Mark's Meera Bagh - Yoga Workshop by Ms. Preeti : Click to EnlargeAn in-service workshop on ‘Yoga’ was conducted in our school on 16 January, 2016 by Ms. Preeti. It was attended by 25 teachers. The benefits, origin and rules of Yoga were explained and followed by a power session of active yoga. Everyone participated with great enthusiasm. Some common day to day problems like, indigestion, ulcers, backache, joint pains and obesity were discussed and easy solutions through yoga were given. Use of yoga as a stress buster was also discussed. A few of the asanas which were done were Surya Namaskar Asan, Pranayaam, Veer Bhadra Asan, Bhujang Asan, etc.
Art Workshop - (16 January 2016)
St. Mark's Meera Bagh - Art Workshop : Click to EnlargeSt. Mark's Meera Bagh - Art Workshop : Click to EnlargeArt is an expression and communication of emotion.’

An interesting workshop on Art was conducted in our school by Art Teacher Mr. Dharminder on 16 January, 2016 which was attended by 30 teachers. The teachers were taught Batik Art in which they used oil pastel and water colours for their creations. They were also taught Worli Art. The excitement of teachers was visible as they competed with each other while drawing.
Early Identification of Special Needs - (16 January 2016)
St. Mark's Meera Bagh - Early Identification of Special Needs : Click to EnlargeA workshop on Early Identification of Special Needs was held on 16 January, 2016 for approx. 50 teachers of Class V till IX in the school. The resource person Ms. Geetika Kapoor (Nationally Certified School Psychologist) spoke about the various aspects of Inclusive Education in main stream school setup, especially the underlying role of teachers in integrating students with special needs by unconditional non judgemental support, peer tutoring and emotional mentoring.
Workshop on Singing - (16 January 2016)
St. Mark's Meera Bagh - Workshop on Singing : Click to EnlargeOn 16 January, 2016, St. Mark’s Sr. Sec. Public School, Meera Bagh organized a workshop on Singing for the Primary teachers. Mr. Firoz Diyali, the musician, emphasized on breathing techniques; major, minor and chromatic scales and then singing of a number of children’s songs.
Workshop on ‘The Art of Theatre’ - (16 January 2016)
St. Mark's Meera Bagh - Workshop on The Art of Theatre : Click to EnlargeA workshop on ‘The Art of Theatre’ was conducted in our school on 16 January, 2016 by Ms. Vanessa Ohri, freelance creative consultant and the co-founder of a theatre company, Urban Suburban Productions.

40 teachers attended the workshop in which Ms. Ohri gave valuable suggestions as to how ‘theatre’ can be incorporated into classroom teaching. She also gave useful tips were given to make plays more effective. It was truly interactive, fun filled and an enriching session.
Workshop on Quizzing by Ms. Seema Chari - (16 January 2016)
St. Mark's Meera Bagh - Workshop on Quizzing by Ms. Seema Chari : Click to EnlargeOn 16th January, 2016, around 45 teachers of St. Mark’s Sr. Sec. Public School, Meera Bagh attended a workshop on ‘General Knowledge and Quizzing’ conducted by Ms. Seema Chari, an expert in conducting workshops on quizzes and the author of ‘Intach India Heritage Quizbook’.

The teachers were involved in various brain storming activities through which they were made aware about how quizzing in the classroom can improve the awareness and alertness of students.
Workshop on Free Awareness on Microsoft Tools - (15 and 16 January 2016)
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A workshop on ‘Awareness on Microsoft Tools and Free Microsoft Certification’ was conducted in our school on 15 and 16 January, 2016. It was attended by 137 teachers. The resource person Ms. Vinci Parashar, one of the Microsoft Teacher Ambassadors made the teachers aware of the lesson plans available on the website for educators, which could be customized as per the requirements. The concepts and functionality of Sway and One Drive were also elaborated upon in detail. The workshop emphasized on using Microsoft apps to make teaching more interactive in the classroom.
St. Mark’s Meera Bagh Teachers attend Workshop on Anger Management and Discovering the Self - (15 - 16 January 2016)
St. Mark’s Meera Bagh Teachers attend Workshop on Anger Management and Discovering the Self : Click to EnlargeA workshop for approx. 60 teachers of St. Mark’s Sr. Sec. Public School, Meera Bagh, was organized by Brahmakumaris World Spiritual University (an organization that imparts spiritual knowledge that inculcates respect for all faith traditions) on 15 and 16 January, 2016, on ‘Anger Management and Discovering the Self’.

The resource persons B. K. Sarita and B. K. Reena conducted this workshop which focused on controlling anger through the techniques of Rajayoga Meditation and also discussed a few points on positive thinking. The workshop emphasized on practicing meditation regularly.
Understanding Heritage Workshop - (15 January 2016)
St. Mark's Meera Bagh - Understanding Heritage Workshop : Click to EnlargeA workshop on ‘Understanding Heritage’ was conducted in our school on 15 January, 2016 by Mr. Tarun Patney from TOI, an expert in heritage education. He shared his knowledge about Indian History and Heritage and enlightened the teachers about creating awareness among the students for the preservation of our Heritage.

Overall it was an interactive session for the 30 teachers who attended the workshop.
English Workshop - (15 January 2016)
St. Mark's Meera Bagh - English Workshop : Click to EnlargeOn 15 January, 2016, an English Workshop on ‘Removing Grammar Phobia’ was held at St. Mark’s Sr. Sec. Public School, Meera Bagh and attended by 40 teachers. The resource person for the workshop was Ms. Leena Kapoor, an accomplished trainer in Leadership and systems management. She introduced many concepts in grammar through interesting activities and games. She also emphasised on teaching grammar through pictures, actions and emotions.
Hindi Language Workshop - (15 January 2016)
St. Mark's Meera Bagh - Hindi Language Workshop : Click to EnlargeHindi Language Workshop, organized by Madhubun Educational Books, was conducted by Ms. Chandra Kala Shastri on 15 January, 2016 in our school.

Ms. Shastri, associated with Doordarshan and E-TV, made the workshop very interesting and informative for the 15 teachers who attended by giving useful tips to create interest for Hindi language amongst the students.
Mathematics Workshop - (15 January 2016)
St. Mark's Meera Bagh - Mathematics Workshop : Click to EnlargeSt. Mark's Meera Bagh - Mathematics Workshop : Click to Enlarge15 teachers attended a Mathematics workshop on 15 January, 2016 in our school. The workshop was conducted by Dr. Aditi Singhal, founder of Dynamic Minds Group and awardee of ‘The Best Memory Trainer’. Dr. Kalra emphasized on effective teaching of Mathematics. It was an interactive workshop which started and ended on a spiritual note highlighted the salient features of teaching Mathematics namely, removing Maths Phobia, Clarity in Concepts, Vedic Maths, developing mathematical thinking, mathematics in daily life.
Do Re Mi Fa So La Ti - (15 January 2016)
St. Mark's Meera Bagh - Do Re Mi Fa So La Ti Workshop : Click to EnlargeThe musical notes that are building blocks of western music resounded in the western music room of our school when more than 30 teachers attended a “musical” workshop conducted by Mr. Lazarus and Mr. Diyali, Music teachers of our school on 15 January, 2016.

The teachers learnt the nuances of Acapela singing (i.e, singing without any musical accompaniments. The session ended with rendition of a gospel song “God’s love is bubbling over me.”
Yoga Workshop - (15 January 2016)
St. Mark's School, Meera Bagh - Workshop on Yoga : Click to EnlargeYoga is an ancient art based on a harmonizing system of development for the body, mind and soul. A workshop on ‘Yoga’ was conducted by Ms. P. Sharma, P.E.T. of our school on 15 January, 2016 and was attended by around 30 teachers.

The purpose of this workshop was to make teachers aware of their deepest potential through self study and healthy living style. Various Asanas were taught and practiced.
Aspects of Education : a Workshop - (15 January 2016)
St. Mark's School, Meera Bagh - Aspects of Education : a Workshop : Click to EnlargeMs. Vandana Tandon, resource person from TOI, conducted a workshop for teachers of our school on ‘Aspects of Education’ on 15 January, 2016. She highlighted various life skills that need to be developed in the students and how teachers can fulfill this task in the best possible way.

It was an interactive and interesting session attended by 70 teachers.
Personality Development Workshop - (15 January 2016)
St. Mark's School, Meera Bagh - Personality Development Workshop : Click to EnlargeA workshop on ‘Personality Development’ was held on 15 January, 2016 for the Primary teachers of our school. It was conducted by Mr. Sanjeev Datta who has designed the unique concept of TAM i.e, Theatrical Action Method. He discussed various ways to enhance observation, cognition and expression of the teachers. He also taught the teachers various breathing, relaxing and meditating techniques.

Teachers were also given a demonstration as to how they could relax and de – stress their minds and souls and instill positivity all around.
Workshop on Recent Advances in Neuropsychology - (6 January 2016)
St. Mark's School, Meera Bagh - Workshop on Recent Advances in Neuropsychology : Click to EnlargeA workshop on ‘Recent Advances in Neuropsychology’ was attended by Ms. H. Mutreja and Ms. K. Madan, Guidance Counsellors of St. Mark’s Sr. Sec. Public School, Meera Bagh on 6 January, 2016 at Moolchand Hospital.

The workshop was organized by Expressions India (CBSE empanelled agency). The speakers, Ms. Aakriti Malik and Ms. Ruchika Das (Clinical Psychologists, Moolchand Medicity) focused on the linkages between brain, body and behaviour further emphasizing on the Applications of Neuropsychology as a discipline.
Workshop on Computer Science and Multimedia & Web Technology - (2 & 3 January 2016)
St. Mark's School, Meera Bagh - Workshop on Computer Science and Multimedia & Web Technology : Click to EnlargeMr. N. Gupta, teacher of St. Mark’s Sr. Sec. Public School, Meera Bagh attended a Workshop on Computer Science Multimedia and Web Technology content of Class XI and XII at NSIT Dwarka, New Delhi on 2nd and 3rd January 2016. The workshop was organized by Google India in collaboration with NSIT Delhi.

The resource person was Dr. M. P. Bhatia Director NSIT, Dr. Dhananjay Gadre HOD Electronics Department NSIT, Mr. Manujeet Gupta Alumni of NSIT and Ms. Bani Dhawan Head Google India for Education.
 
 
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