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YouthSpark workshops for KZN Focus Schools

SchoolNet SA recently provided 155 teachers from the KwaZulu-Natal Department of Education with the skills and resources to introduce learners to basic coding and computational thinking activities. We hope that using the free #YouthSpark resources for learner activities, and the Microsoft Educator Community for ongoing professional development, will help the teachers to make effective use of the laptops their schools have received. Read more about the workshops here. ...

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Commonwealth of Learning Teacher Futures programme for Fort Hare

The Commonwealth of Learning in partnership with the Department of Basic Education is supporting a teacher development programme in South Africa being implemented at the University of Fort Hare. Ten high schools in the Amathole District have been selected to participate in this three year Teacher Futures programme, which will be facilitated by SchoolNet South Africa and supported by the Eastern Cape Department of Education, another partner in this project. In September 2018 the Planning Forum for this programme took pla...

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365Edu Events heading for Durban and Cape Town

356Edu will be hosting high-energy, hands-on professional development workshops in Durban on 12 October and Cape Town on 13 October 2018. Themes include Microsoft Office 365; Mixed Reality in the Classroom; and Microsoft and Minecraft. Workshops will be presented by members of the 365Edu international team as well as local South African teachers. SchoolNet SA has a few tickets to each event to award to deserving teachers. Find out more about how to register for these workshops – and where to apply for a free ticke...

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eSwatini teachers being equipped with 21st Century Skills

This week teachers from eSwatini (formerly known as Swaziland) attended a conference on 21st Century Learning that had the aim of equipping teachers with skills on utilizing technology for the teaching and learning purposes. As part of this conference, Janet Thomson presented an overview of the Commonwealth of Learning’s Certificate for Teacher ICT Integration as some teachers from Manzini will be embarking on this online course.  Read our ‘eSwatini holds it first 21st Century Educators’ Conference’...

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