R.C.No: 11/C/C&T/SCERT/2016, Dated: 06.03.2017

SUB: PEMANDU lab initiative - Implementation of Ananda Lahari Abhyasana (ALA) in 1342 Double Teacher Primary Schools in A.P - Identification of ALA Demo schools and Master Coaches - certain instructions issued.

REF: 1. PEMANDU lab draft report.
2. Progs R.C.No: 11/C/C&T/SCERT/2016 dt: 23.02.2017 of the Commissioner of School Education, A.P, Amaravati.
3. Govt. Memo. No. 372097/Prog.II/A1/2016 dt: 01.11.2016.

The attention of all the District Educational Officer and the Project Officers, SSA is invited to the subject read above that as a part of implementing PEMANDU lab initiatives, the Govt. of A.P has accorded permission to introduce the Multi Grade and Multi Level (MGML) pedagogy of Rishi Valley Institute, Chittoor Dist. in Primary Schools. This is expected to improve over all Teaching Learning environment and student learning outcomes and to address the challenge of Multigrade Teaching in Double Teacher School. The programme aims to cover all the double teacher school in the state in a phased manner.

➤Accordingly it is planned to introduce the RIVER - MGML pedagogy in 1342 double teacher Primary School across the state at the rate of 2 schools per Mandal. The programme is named "ANANDA LAHARI ABHYASANA" in short form it is "ALA". Out of 1342 schools across the state, 52 schools i.e., one school in each division is treated as "ALA Demo School".

➤To introduce the ALA pedagogy in Demo Schools first, it is planned to train 108 Master trainers and 104 Demo School teachers at  Rishi Valley School, Chittor dt.

➤In this context, the District Educational Officers of SSA are requested to accomplish the following tasks immediately.
  1. Section of one Demo School in each division hereafter to be called "ALA Demo Schools" before 09.03.2017 as per the criteria indicated in Annexure - II. These schools will showcase the infrastructure. TLM and pedagogy practice essential for Division Level Training in June 2017.
  2. Selection of 2 double Teacher Schools in each Mandal here after to be called as "ALA" school is to be done carefully when you have a choice for selecting schools before 15.03.2017. The number of Double teacher schools district wise in indicated in Annexure-I.
  3. Demo school teacher training is at Rishi valley and Mandal ALA school teacher training is at divisional level training center.
  4. Issuance of orders to the MEOs to send two Teachers of each ALA Demo school to attend training at Rishi valley school in 2 batches i.e., from 18.03.2017 to 22.03.17 (batch 1) and from 10.04.17 to 14.04.17 (batch 2)
  5. The ALA Demo school are a part of 1342 ALA schools. They are not separate ones.
  6. Selection of Master Coaches before 09.03.17 as per the requirement shown in annexure - III (look at the highlighted columns in the excel sheets) and criteria for selection as detailed in the annexure - II.
  7. Issuance of orders to Master Coaches to attend the workshops in two spells i.e., from 13.03.17 to 22.03.17 (batch - 1) and 05.04.17 to 14.04.17 (batch - 2) with equal representation from each division in each spell.
  8. Communicating the list of ALA Demo School, ALA Schools and Master Coaches to the CSE  (, SPD, SSA ( and SCERT ( offices and RIVER institute ( immediately.
  9. Refer annexure I, II and III for any information related to the selection criteria of ALA Demo Schools, ALA Schools and Master Coaches etc.
  10. Care should be taken to ensure that there is 50% representation of women teachers for training at Rishi Valley and divisional level training centers.
  11. Please note that the success of ALA depends on the Master Coaches. Hence, please take utmost care in selection of Master Coaches.


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