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Vikash Sharma

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  • Target to ensure that every child in the country necessarily attains foundational literacy and numeracy by the end of Grade 3, by 2026-27.

The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has launched a professional development course under the Literacy and Numeracy (FLN) Mission.

It has been launched by the Board in association with the Central Square Foundation for the implementation of the National Initiative for Proficiency in Reading with Understanding and Numeracy (NIPUN Bharat).

Earlier, the Ministry of Education, Govt. of India, had launched the National Initiative for Proficiency in Reading with Understanding and Numeracy (NIPUN Bharat) for ensuring that every child in the country necessarily attains foundational literacy and numeracy by the end of Grade 3, by 2026-27.

The professional development course is meant for capacity building of teachers.

The course has been designed with an aim to bridge the learning gap in early grades, develop the capacity of teachers to understand concepts in the FLN domain and equip them with tools and resources to help them in the classrooms, CBSE said in a circular to all its affiliated schools.

The course is divided into 3 sub-courses and the teachers/School leaders will have to enrol only once for the course and on a weekly basis revisit their course to access the latest sub-course. Teachers/School leaders will be eligible for a course completion certificate only once he/she has completed all the 3 sub courses.

To facilitate CBSE schools in FLN mission, the Board has launched the FLN corner on Board’s website. Massive Open Online Course (MOOC), FLN Toolkit and Assessment Bank have been provided for teachers and various E-Learning are integrated for easy and convenient learning among students.

Schools can access various useful resource materials from the FLN Corner which shall be periodically updated with appropriate and latest material from NCERT, CSF and Pratham Foundation.

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