UNICEF supports various training activities of SCERT. Recently UNICEF supported classroom English training in collaboration with British Council, Chennai. About 1,20,000 teachers from Government Primary Schools got benefitted. SCERT was invited to attend a workshop by Commonwealth Learning (COL) to build the capacity of participants to plan, negotiate and manage appropriate financial arrangements for the development and maintenance of open and distance learning. It was held at Crowne Plaza, New Delhi. COL also organised an international workshop at Utharkhand Academy of Administration in Nainital on result-based Monitoring and Evaluation. SCERT faculty Shri. N. Sathi participated in them.
Regional Institute of Education, Mysore partners with Tamil Nadu in evolving need-specific training programmes for the southern states. DIET faculty members participate in workshop organized by RIE.
Regional Institute of English, South India, Bangalore develops print materials, VCDs and teaching Aids or English Language teachers. Hello English VCDs and English around us VCDs carved a niche in the hearts of learners at the primary and upper primary level. SCERT extends funding support through the State Government of Tamil Nadu for the material development at RIESI, Bangalore.
CCERT, New Delhi
SCERT assists CCERT in identifying teachers with the right attitude for the various training programmes organized for various cultural training programmes conducted for practising Primary, Graduate and Post-Graduate teachers. CCRT sends the annual calendar of activities and SCERT Coordinates with School Education and Elementary Education Directorates to depute competent teachers to get the maximum benefit of the cultural training programmes.
NCTE, New Delhi
National Council of Teacher Education guides SCERT by keeping it informed of the latest Norms and Standards for opening and running new Teacher Training Institutes. NCTE has also come up with a model syllabus for Teacher Education. In future, each SCERT is expected to redesign DTEd source books in conformity with the new syllabus.
NCERT, New Delhi
In addition to NCTE, NCERT provides SCERT necessary professional support. It also gives specific guidelines for introducing reforms in Teacher Education. NCERT offers its support to SCERT directly and also through RIE, Mysore. NCERT’s NCF 2005 helped SCERT in evolving syllabus for Equitable Standards Education for Classes I to X. SCERT implements NCERT sponsored Population Education Programme throughout the State.
SSA & RMSA
SCERT has been providing professional support to SSA since its inception in 2001. It offers training and capacity development programmes to BRTEs and select teachers in the Key Resource Persons’ training programmes. It conducts collaborative Action Researches and helps SSA & RMSA personnel in training and designing ABL Cards and revising than as on when there is a revision in syllabus and textbooks.
Directorate of School Education
SCERT works in close partnership with Directorate of School Education. SCERT produced textbooks for Std I and Std VI. Under Equitable Standard Education (Samacheer Kalvi), SCERT has developed the syllabus for Samacheer Kalvi for Std I to X. All serious academic issues are analysed by SCERT from time to time and shared the with Directorate of School Education.
Directorate of Elementary Education
The bond between Directorate of Elementary Education and SCERT is special because SCERT has been the mainstay for ensuring quality in Elementary Education. All the training programmes, funded by MHRD, are meticulously planned after analysing the training needs of teachers at the elementary level. SCERT’s vision is to enhance the quality of learning by empowering the teachers in the art of facilitating learning using self-learning methods such as ABL and ALM. SCERT aims at producing competent teachers in DIETs and TTIs.
Tamil Nadu AIDS Control Society, with the technical support from NACO, New Delhi, has a decade old partnership with SCERT in organizing School Adolescence Education Programme. SCERT surveyed the impact of earlier training methods and decide to change it. Now SCERT has brought out an Activity Based Training Manual which has won the admiration of students and ll the stake holders who participated in the Life Skill Education Programme.
Linkage of SCERT at district level