Every government-aided school will get a lab to implement the scheme. Teaching sessions for the scheme are going to be held during class hours and also outside of normal school hours, states the scheme, which can be implemented through the directorate of technical education.
The government on Saturday notified the ‘Chief Minister’s Coding And Robotics Education in Schools Scheme’ or CM-CARES, as per the announcement made during this year’s state budget. The scheme will be implemented from the upcoming academic year, 2021-22, in government & government-aided high schools. The implementation of this scheme will be done in phases, starting with students of Class 6th, 7th, & class 8th.
Each government & aided high school will get a lab to implement the scheme. Teaching sessions for the scheme are going to be held during class hours and also outside of normal school hours, states the scheme, which can be implemented through the directorate of technical education.
Children will be taught computing to promote problem-solving, computational thinking, and critical reasoning skills, at par with mathematics and sciences. The scheme also will promote the utilization of computers by modifying the prevailing curriculum to suit the present needs for other subjects like art, mathematics, sciences, and geography, the notification issued on Saturday states.
“A provision of Rs 16.5 crore is formed towards the up-gradation of hardware, software within the existing computer labs within the schools,” the notification states.
The scheme will be implemented through existing computer teachers and additional teachers appointed on a fellowship or contract basis for advanced training in robotics, artificial intelligence, machine learning, etc. “The directorate of technical education will appoint and have interaction ‘Teach For Goa fellows, volunteers and mentors’ as teachers for the advanced a part of the curriculum and for providing trouble-shooting & teaching guidance to the existing computer teachers,” the scheme states. This scheme will be only valid for 5 years.
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