Bhubaneswar: The ‘Best School’ in east zone tag for Mother’s Public School (MPC) in Odisha capital couldn’t have come at a better time. The school completed 25 years last month and just done with its silver jubilee celebrations.
“It is indeed encouraging when you are appreciated for your work. It helps us strive for better goals,” said Poly Patnaik, founder and principal of MPS, who received the award at the elets 5th School Leadership Summit in Bengaluru.
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This award was conferred upon the school for innovative integration of ICT with school curriculum so as to make digital learning fascinating and fun. Nowadays, the quintessential chalk-black board has given way to projectors and sound systems for teaching and learning in classrooms. With the amalgamation of technological aids, education is not restricted to textbooks anymore.
“Smart education is a reality today, due to the development of various software and equipment and with their usage in classrooms, students are free to explore the subject content intensively and extensively. We have 3D labs in the school today, complete with projectors, sound system and 3D glasses, where students visualise what they study in theory. From the transmission of signals via neurons in the nervous system of the human body to the structure of atom and its contents and even the fluttering of butterflies in meadows to grasp the poet’s context in literature, students of all classes have access to this facility,” the principal said.
elets 5th School Leadership Summit was a platform where government officials, educational bodies, schools, pre-schools, and educational start-ups came under one roof to discuss and explore the opportunities and possibilities that digital learning offers. Over 70 participating schools, with Mother’s Public School being the only entrant from Odisha, were audience to industry presentations and panel discussions on growth prospects and challenges that the education system in India was facing today.
“The future of learning is changing and this was a platform to share experience, discover new trends and connect with counterparts and decision makers from across the country. I never miss an opportunity where we can learn from knowledge models of others,” she added.