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Calling all MIEExperts – earn a place at Global E2 in Paris

Next year’s Microsoft Global E2 event will be taking place in Paris and Microsoft will be selecting three teachers from South Africa and Lesotho to attend. To be eligible for this opportunity, teachers would need to sign up as Microsoft Innovative Educator Experts; share a learning activity on the Microsoft Educator Community; run an Hour of Code workshop and participate in the Skype-a-Thon. See all the details of what you would need to complete by 17 November 2018 to earn a place at this global networking and pro...

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Professional Development for KZN Subject Advisors

We have been providing a pathway of professional development courses to KwaZulu-Natal GET subject advisors. The aim of these sessions has been to equip subject advisors with the skills to support teachers to make better use of digital tools as teaching and learning resources. The group has already completed the ICT Skills for Teachers and using Digital Resources in the Classroom courses and in September 2018 the subject advisors completed the Tablets in the Classroom course. Read more about this professional development...

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As part of our Microsoft YouthSpark project, SchoolNet SA recently partnered with the Mpumalanga ICT Club to train over 230 teachers, at four different centres, to run basic computer science workshops with their learners. During the training of trainers workshops teachers from Emalahleni, Siyabuswa, Waterval Boven and Kanyamazane mastered the Hour of Code and tried their hand at Scratch programming; they found out about continuing their professional development using the Microsoft Educator Community; and they learnt abo...

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South African Computer Programming Olympiad winners recognised

On Monday 1 October 2018, ten top performing high school learners were recognised for their achievements in the South African Computer Programming Olympiad at a gala dinner held at the Standard Bank Auditorium. Of these learners, the top four programmers recently attended the International Olympiad for Informatics which took place in September in Japan. Special congratulations to M Taariq Mowzer of Fairbain College in Goodwood who won the gold medal in the South African Computer Olympiad. To find out more about the Comp...

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