Earn 35 CPTD SACE Endorsed Points: Register for the Commonwealth of Learning Digital Education Leadership Training in Action Course

Are you an Educator? . Do you want to gain 35 CPTD SACE endorsed Points? . Register for the Commonwealth of Learning Digital Education Leadership Training in Action course – an International Accredited course Offered by the Commonwealth of Learning in partnership with SchoolNet SA. . Register here https://cdelta.col.org/Register to complete the Course and Gain Your 35 CPTD SACE endorsed Point SchoolNet SA is eager to support our Teachers with professional development on the international ...

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Commonweath of Learning Teacher Futures kicks off in Alice

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. This Planning Forum for the Teacher Futures in...

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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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ICT Skills for Teachers – Tip sheets updated

The ICT Skills for Teachers course remains one of SchoolNet SA’s most popular offerings and with the addition of tip-sheets for the latest versions of Microsoft Office, the course has just become even more useful. Teachers enjoy learning how to use digital tools such as Microsoft Word, PowerPoint and Excel – but in contexts that are useful and meaningful to them as teachers. For example, instead of learning lots of Excel functionality that they are unlikely to use again after the training, ...

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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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KZN Subject Advisors master Using Tablets in the Classroom

In May and June 2018 two groups of FET KwaZulu-Natal Subject Advisors, completed the five-day Intel Tablets in the Classroom at the Ukhahlamba Education Centre in Bergville, facilitated by Hlengiwe Mfeka and Senzo Ngcobo of SchoolNet SA. This blogpost highlights some of the modules that were used to familiarize subject advisors with the features of tablets and strategies for teaching and learning in mobile environments. Getting to know their tablets and classmates In the icebreaker activity, delegates...

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