Department of Basic Education COVID-19 Guides

The Department of Basic Education (DBE) has designed and released timely COVID-19 Guides for Teachers and Learners in Eight (8) Official Languages that provide ideas for how teachers, learners, and parents can deal with going back to school and learning during the lockdown. The guides aim to assist education stakeholders with COVID 19 protocols that can be observed during the phasing in of physical teaching and continued virtual learning. The DBE guides outline regulations on COVID-19 in the classroom, t...

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Kim Ranwell does the Eastern Cape proud in Technology-Enhanced Teaching National Teaching Awards

Ms Kim Ranwell of Herbert Hurd Primary School in Port Elizabeth, recently placed third in the 19th National Teaching Awards ‘Excellence in Technology-Enhanced Teaching and Learning’ category. Along with teachers who placed first and second, Ranwell won a SchoolNet SA SACE accredited professional development course of her choice for herself and her colleagues as well as a sponsorship to attend the SchoolNet SA Digital Learning Conference, taking place in North West province in June 2019. ...

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Tshegofatso Matjila of North West places second in NTA Technology-Enhanced Education category

Mr Tshegofatso Matjila of Botsalano Primary School situated in Kagisano Molopo, North West recently placed second in the “Excellence in Technology-Enhanced Education” category of the 19th National Teaching Awards. The teachers placed first, second and third in this category each receive a SchoolNet South African Council for Educator’s (SACE) accredited professional development course of their choice for themselves and colleagues at their respective schools. Matjila, as well as the two...

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Excellence Celebrated at 19th National Teaching Awards

Congratulations to the winners of the Department of Basic Education 19th annual National Teaching Awards. SchoolNet SA is proud to sponsor attendance at our Digital Learning Conference as well as a SACE endorsed professional development workshop for the winners of the “Excellence in Technology Enhanced Teaching and Learning” category. The winners of this category were: Linford Molaodi (Limpopo) in first place, Tshegofatso Matjila (NorthWest) in second place and Kim Ranwell (Eastern Cape) in th...

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How do you measure up against the Framework for Digital Learning?

SchoolNet SA staff recently participated in a workshop for SACE endorsed training providers that offer courses in digital learning to teachers. The intention of this workshop was to raise awareness of the Department of Basic Education’s Professional Framework for Digital Learning and to ensure that courses being offered to teachers align to the Framework. Whilst teachers are expected to complete professional development activities as part of their SACE registration, ideally these activit...

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Professional Development Framework for Digital Learning published

The Department of Basic Education in South Africa has published a Professional Development Framework for Digital Learning. The aim of this Framework is to build educator competencies in facilitating learning with digital tools and resources. Some of the topics addressed in the Framework include: the context and scope for digital literacy skills; factors influencing competence in digital literacy; and pedagogical transformation. Training is underway in NorthWest, KwaZulu-Natal and Gauteng to equip pr...

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Top teachers recognized for enhancing teaching and learning using technology

On Saturday 17 February 2018 the Department of Basic Education honored teachers who are doing exemplary work at the 18th National Teaching Awards. At a prestigious event held at the Sandton Convention Centre, teachers were commended for extraordinary efforts across a range of categories including Excellence in Teaching Mathematics, Science, Grade R and Special Needs. Educators who have dedicated their professional lives to providing exceptional education were honoured with The Nelson Mandela Lifetime Ach...

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