22Apr
2016
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April 22 Teaching with technologies

Teaching with technologies – the journey

The Learning Gains through Play (LGP) project focuses on the development and practice of foundational literacies in Grades R and 1 through the innovative use of technology-enabled, learner-centred play in the classroom. Intel tablets loaded with carefully selected apps and games are integrated into learning activities to stimulate and enhance fine-motor skills and to develop […]

20Mar
2016
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10 March - Module 10

KZN Midlands: Module 10 Looking Back

The training for the last module in the Learning Gains through Play teacher professional development in KZN was conducted at Thembelihle Primary School in Howick on Thursday 10 March 2016. The attendance was good with nineteen teachers present. Module 10 is about reflecting and demonstrating the use of various technology skills and teaching strategies done […]

09Nov
2015
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Conference Presentations

Teachers from project schools have been sharing their experiences and lessons learnt at a number of conferences. Please click on the reports for the following events to read their reports: Microsoft Road Show – Durban Yacht Club SchoolNet Conference – St Mary’s Kloof RASA conference – The Baxter Theatre, Cape Town ICT for Language Learning – […]

09Nov
2015
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Latest Training Sessions 2015

During afternoons, weekends and school holidays during 2015, teachers and senior management teams from the 10 project schools in KZN and Western Cape have been attending professional development workshops. Thembelihle Primary has been kindly hosting the workshops in Howick and the Metro East District has been hosting the Western Cape workshops. For current reports please access the news […]

11Sep
2015
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DGMT Trustees visit Solomon Qatyana School

The DG Murray Trust have been very generous in their support of the Learning Gains through Play project being implemented in KZN and the Western Cape. One year into the project it was time for members of the Board of Trustees from DG Murray to visit one of the project schools in order to see […]

20Jul
2013
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First Training Sessions

During the recent school holidays, the first two training sessions for this exciting project were held in Howick.   The first workshop for the project was for the provincial education Heads of Departments (HOD) and principals from five KZN schools and was held at Thembelihle Primary School in Howick, as from 14th July 2014. Mfeka […]

18Jul
2013
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The Badging Reward Concept

Not only does the Learning Gains project use play therapy as a vehicle for learning, but also another key factor in the design of this project is an element of gamification built into the professional development strategies in the form of badging.   The badging concept has been developing worldwide over recent years and involves […]

08Jul
2013
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Teacher Professional Development

Twenty-two Grade 1 and Grade R teachers from the five KZN schools attended our next workshop. Attendees received a Galaxy Tab 3 to assist in their progress throughout the project.   Teachers were rewarded with the right to own their tablets during the course of the project. These tablets were deliberately not loaded with any […]

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