South Africa’s top educators in ICT nominated

August 27, 2015 11:11 am20 comments
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JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) An advocate for the use of technology in education has announced the shortlist for the foremost ICT competition for South African teachers.

The 2015 Internet Service Providers’ Association SuperTeacher Competition is the brainchild of CoZa Cares Foundation.

In the running for the three accolades to be presented during the annual iWeek Internet industry gathering are educators Christopher Filander, Henriette Van Wyk, John Aphane, Mabore Lekalakala, Matthew Hains, Mokgethoa Ramonya, Mokhudu Machaba, Peter Lekolwane, Sebenzile Mathe and Tinny Molepo.

The iWeek conference and exhibition takes place on September 7-11 at Spier in Stellenbosch.

CoZa Cares Foundation Chief Executive Officer, Fiona Wallace, said fully-capacitated teachers equipped with the latest IT knowledge were powerful agents of change to transform education and support learners in the transition to participation in a global knowledge-based society.

She said more could be done with the right techology tools in 2015.

“Our finalists have more than demonstrated their exceptional use of technology in their classrooms, schools and communities. They are an inspiration to the national teaching community.

All ten shortlisted finalists submitted projects centred on ICT in education and their evaluation was overseen by CoZa Cares Foundation, the manager of the ISPA SuperTeacher of the Year competition.

A special adjudication panel representing the Department of Basic Education, other leading NGOs in the sector and ISPA have selected the three winners of this prestigious competition, whose names will be revealed at the awards evening at iWeek on September 10.

Each year ISPA funds some of the ICT training for teachers from under-resourced South African schools. Since the inception of the programme, training has been provided to over 4 000 teachers thanks to continued support from ISPA’s members.

– CAJ News

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