Submitted by Megan Rademeyer
Between 15 and 18 September 2015, fifty two ICT trainers from all provinces attended a workshop at the Microsoft Training Centre. The workshop had the theme of “Using Technologies Optimally for Quality Learning and Teaching” and aimed to equip core trainers with knowledge and skills around a number of ICT in education tools and programmes which they can then implement in their province.
Amongst the tools covered were Microsoft Math, Skype in the Classroom, 2Enable, Vodacom Digital Classroom, Mindset Network, Office 365, UkuFunda Apps and the UkuFunda Virtual School – all of which are free offerings that can be used by teachers and learners to enhance education using technology. Core trainers were also shown the Microsoft Teaching with Technology course and the new Intel Education offerings in the hopes that these programmes will be made available to teachers. The workshop culminated in provincial groups enhancing and presenting their provincial plans so that all provinces could learn from each other.