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 and Senzo Ngcobo were the SchoolNet Facilitators.


The activities around teaching strategies encouraged sharing and immersion in the imminent changes they were to initiate in their schools.


Quite different leadership styles became evident among the schools. The second day started with brainstorming their homework as well as items from the previous day’s workshop.


Although the role-play activity was carried out with great enthusiasm, deep reflection had to be devoted to planning the storyboard and the exploration of the scenarios posed.


Each actor was superbly convincing and with just the right degree of humour included.


The problems posed were related to the authentic context of managing new technologies in their schools. Very clear thinking and problem-solving skills became apparent from the groups through role-play. The highlight of the day was the filming of the role-play performances in front of the whole group.


Hlengiwe evaluated the role-play performances according to a prescribed list of criteria; the three winners, Nombuso Sosibo (Nogqaza Primary), Thembi Mbanjwa (Qhamukile Primary) and Linda Zuma (Cedara Primary) were delighted with their prizes.


The workshop closed on a very positive note in high spirits.

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