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KVS Excellence in Education Awards 2011

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Education today aims at making children capable of becoming responsible, productive and useful members of society. Knowledge skills and attitudes are built through learning experiences and opportunities created for learners in school. It is in the classroom that learners can analyze and evaluate their experiences, learn to doubt, to question, to investigate and to think independently.

It is widely agreed that assessment influences what is taught and how teaching and learning are delivered. Today, as a part of Continuous and Comprehensive Evaluation, every school needs to practice and deeply engage itself in the process of systematic recording, analyzing, interpreting and using the data about various aspects of learner growth in order to provide diagnosis and remediation to enhance learning.

In order to put all this into real practice educators need to make conscientious efforts to collaborate, communicate and share available technology tools to make classroom experiences richer and more aligned to learning standards.

In the light of the same, Intel proposes to Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan to organize the KVS Excellence in Education Awards 2011 Contest with an objective to promote collaborative, interdisciplinary approach in learning through projects.

The awards will be given in the following four categories.

  • Excellence in Education – Best Student Project

  • Excellence in Education – Best Teacher Project

  • Excellence in Education – Best School

  • Excellence in Education – Best Region

Important Points to be considered:

  • There is no limit on the number of entries for the student and teacher category.

  • The school can apply only once for the best school performance category

  • The school has the onus selecting the best entries from their school for the student and teacher projects from each class section.

Criteria and Guidelines for each Category

  • Excellence in Education – Best Student Project

    • Students should work in groups (of 4 students) or in pairs on a project.

    • The Project idea/topic should be from the existing curriculum.

    • The contest entry of a student should ideally be a part of the projects undertaken as a part of formative assessments (FA1, FA2 etc) under the new Continuous and Comprehensive Evaluation scheme.

    • Focus should be on the students collaborating with the peers within and outside the school.

    • The Project created should be interdisciplinary in nature involving two and/or more academic subjects (English, Social Science, Math etc).

    • The projects selected for the awards must enhance conceptual knowledge by creating real-life linkages and developing vital 21st century skills.

    • Student(s) should have used technology judiciously and effectively. Student(s) can use any one or more web2.0 technologies as a part of their project to learn and collaborate.

    • Students can use the Check-bric for the Student Category to review their project and ensure that it meets the contest requirements.

    • The complete project with all supporting evidence should be submitted to the respective Regions by the School. Refer to the Submission Procedure for more details.

    • Kindly refer to the Contest Timelines for important milestones of the Excellence in Education Awards 2011.

  • Excellence in Education – Best Teacher Project

    • Teachers should participate individually for the contest.

    • The project idea/concept should be from within the existing curriculum.

    • The project chosen for the contest should be interdisciplinary in approach

    • The participating teacher should have collaborated and consulted with peers or subject experts in planning and designing the project.

    • The project should help students improve their achievement in scholastic and co-scholastic areas and develop life skills and attitudes with reference to the larger context and canvas of life.

    • The project should include well articulated, age-appropriate instructions, objective(s), steps adopted to solve the real-life problem, scope for students to work innovatively, creatively and promote higher order thinking skills.

    • Technology should be used judiciously and effectively. Teachers can use any one or more web2.0 technologies as a part of their projects to learn and collaborate

    • Teachers should have used variety of formative assessments throughout the instructional cycle to meet classroom assessment needs.

    • Please refer to the Check-bric for Teacher Category to review their project and ensure that it meets the contest requirements.

    • The complete project with all supporting evidence should be made submitted to the respective Regions by the School. Refer to the Submission Procedure for more details.

    • Kindly refer to the Contest Timelines for important milestones of the Excellence in Education Awards 2011

  • Excellence in Education – Best School

    • Each participating school should provide the following with supporting evidence:

      • Schools’ vision with regard to usage of ICT in whole school development

      • Evidence of ICT integration in the school to enhance teaching and learning process.

      • Steps taken by school to integrate technology in the existing curriculum and to promote Continuous and Comprehensive Evaluation scheme.

    • Provide details about your website. You will also be evaluated on the content and usability of your website.

    • Please refer to the Check-bric for School Category to ensure that you meet the contest requirements

    • The complete information required with all supporting evidence should be made available to the respective Regions. Refer to the Submission Procedure for more details.

    • Kindly refer to the Contest Timelines for important milestones of the Excellence in Education Awards 2011

  • Excellence in Education – Best Region

    • The region which has maximum number of shortlisted entries would be declared as the winner.

    • The region heads are responsible for ensuring that the entries from the schools in their region are submitted accurately and on time. Refer to the Submission Procedure for more details.

    • Kindly refer to the Contest Timelines for important milestones of the Excellence in Education Awards 2011

  • Submission Procedure:

  • The schools must submit all contest entries through post, courier or in person in both soft copy (CD format) and hard copy format (documents filed in a folder) to their respective Regions. Kindly check that the CD and the folder have all the documents before submitting.

  • All contest entries should be well sealed and should bear “Intel and KVS Excellence in Education Awards 2011” in support with Intel as the header and the category in which it has been applied and addressed to:

      • Mr. Nagendra Goyal

Education Officer, EDP

Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan,
18, Institutional Area,
Shaheed Jeet Singh Marg,
New Delhi – 110 016

  • Each Region would be responsible for evaluating and ensuring the completeness and accuracy of the entries from the region. The Regions should scrutinize the submitted entries, and verify that the entries have provided the required information, the supporting evidence, and have followed the contest guidelines and the submission procedures correctly.

  • The entries must be sealed again and must be sent to the KVS (HQ) at the above mentioned address through courier, post or in person. The Region is responsible for ensuring that all the entries from their region reach the KVS (HQ) before the deadline provided.

  • Refer to the Contest Timelines for important milestones of the Excellence in Education Awards 2011

Contest Timelines

The timelines for the contest are as framed below

  1. Submission of the contest entries for the Student, Teacher and School categories by the schools to the respective regions. 30th September

  2. Quality Check of the contest entries at the Regional level – 30th October

  3. Submission of the entries to the KVS HQ by the Regions: 10th November

  4. Evaluation of the contest entries at the National level – 20th November

  5. Announcement of winners – 30th November

  6. Award ceremony (the winners will be provided an opportunity to demonstrate their projects) – 1st week of December

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