On Saturday 16 February 2019 the Department of Basic Education honored teachers who are doing exemplary work at the 19th National Teaching Awards at a celebration held at the Sandton Convention Centre.
Whilst we commend and celebrate the achievements of extraordinary teachers in a range of categories, SchoolNet SA is especially proud to support the Excellence in Technology Enhanced Teaching and Learning category. SchoolNet believes in improving existing pedagogies by providing innovative classroom activities that harness new technologies, that promote higher order thinking skills and ignite a spirit of enquiry among learners. The teachers who won the Excellence in Technology Enhanced Teaching and Learning Category are teachers who have demonstrated that they have embraced digital learning and are using this to the benefit of their learners.
The provincial winners of this category each had an opportunity to present their strategies for using digital tools and resources in their classrooms to a panel of adjudicators that included SchoolNet SA’s Megan Rademeyer. Based on these presentations, the following teachers were identified as being the winners in this category:
- 1st Place – Linford Molaodi (Limpopo),
- 2nd Place – Tshegofatso Matjila (NorthWest) and
- 3rd Place – Kim Ranwell (Eastern Cape)
Each of these teachers will receive a SchoolNet SA SACE accredited professional development course of their choice for themselves and colleagues at their respective schools. The three winners will also be sponsored to attend the SchoolNet SA Digital Learning Conference, taking place in NorthWest province in June 2019.
Hearty congratulations to the winners – we look forward to hosting you at our conference and supporting your professional development.