Tuesday, 15 September 2015

DBE National #ICT Core Training Team workshop underway at Microsoft in Johannesburg this week

If you are following along on the Twitter hashtag #dbeicttrainer you’ll notice that some great training is taking place this week. The DBE National #ICT Core Training Team workshop is underway in Johannesburg, led by Victor Ngobeni from Microsoft and Megan Rademeyer from SchoolNet.  50 core trainers from all provinces are building skills and learning about tools and courses to take back to their teachers.
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DDG Themba Kojana set the scene for the week of learning ahead.

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Nadia Albino from @UNICEF_SA addressed the workshop.

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Takeaways from Day #1
Here are some of the takeaways from the first day that are being tweeted about:
  • NCTT (National Core Training Team) members get to grips with the @MicrosoftEduSA Math platform
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  • Skype in the classroom, OneNote , Microsoft Math, 2Enable are all eLearning Game changers
  • Still going strong after nearly 7hrs of ICT training
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  • Mike Matthews is giving an introduction to the 2Enable App.
  • Megan and Victor introducing OneNote at Microsoft Head Office
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  • Did you know that you can send a big document to your friends through Skype as big as it is
  • Megan is taking us through Teaching with Technology courses with lots of benefits. This course has SACE credits for Professional Development.
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  • One of the participants tweeted out the image of the white paper on e-education.
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  • 63 Teacher Centres are going to be converted into Microsoft IT Academies as hubs for employability skills for the youth
  • Young graduates will be identified to train youth in our EDCs .
  • SA is one of the nominated countries where Microsoft will be focusing on Education
  • MEC's, Districts & Provincial Heads to be trained by Microsoft
  • Glued to OneNote presentation with Victor Ngobeni and Megan Rademeyer. Teachers will love this, all work in one place.
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One of the quotes that was tweeted out by several participants is:
"If you want to go fast go alone. But to go far we go together. Changing the education landscape needs all"
Megan Rademeyer from SchoolNet wrapped up the day’s training:

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We’ll follow the #dbeicttrainer  Twitter hashtag through the week to find out more about this important training.

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