Humming Buds-The ISO 9001:2008 certified Preschool Chain of Model Academy organized a Parent Orientation for enhancing the awareness of the parents about the XSEED curriculum (a research based curriculum formulated by alumni of Harvard, IIT and MIT) which has been adopted at Humming Buds.
Mrs. Ruchika Gupta, Project Director, Humming Buds welcomed the XSEED Education Coach, Ms. Simret Mahal from Chandigarh and talked about how XSEED provides a conducive learning environment for kids in pre-school. She spoke about how the XSEED education system addresses the three principals on which human life flourishes- Individuality, Curiosity and Creativity. To promote optimum learning, XSEED provides teachers the tools needed to engage, provoke, mentor and motivate the students. She shared the early successes from the implementation of XSEED at Hummind Buds and how students have started observing, reflecting and explaining concepts in their own words while developing higher order thinking skills.
Ms. Simret spoke how XSEED classroom teaching brings the experiential learning concept to life through the practical approach in its syllabus, by frequent teacher training and assessment. The methodology helps in greater understanding of the concepts and improves oral English. The application oriented student workbooks and reading materials for the children complement the learner. The training and tools provide important parameters to gauge and assess true learning. The coverage of topics in the XSEED program is in line with the requirements of the National Curriculum Framework (NCF-2005). It gives the students enough scope to nurture their creative instincts and present their own views defying traditional methods. Learning through activities keeps the attention and concentration of every child on the go always.
During the parent interaction session Ms. Simret answered all the queries of the parents to their utmost satisfaction. This was followed by vote of thanks by Ms. Amarjyot and refreshments for all the parents.