Monday, 4 April 2016

Mpumalanga Microsoft Educator Community Networking Session well attended

Submitted by Megan Rademeyer
An impressive 160 teachers attended a Microsoft Educator Community Networking Session held on 
22-23 March 2016, in the school holidays,  at the Vodacom supported ICT Resource Centre in Emalahleni. Mpumalanga teachers in the area were asked to attend a session on one of the days of their school holidays to learn more about new trends in education for using technology in the classroom. The sessions were organised by  Nomusa Keninda, eLearning Specialist for Mpumalanga Department of Education and Megan Rademeyer from SchoolNet took teachers on a step by step tour of the Microsoft Educator Community, focusing on the newly released Teaching with Technology online course. Teachers in attendance were also encouraged to sign up to be SchoolNet SA members– a free program aimed at helping teachers stay in touch with the latest trends and events in using technology for educational purposes.

It was exciting to see teachers arrive in their numbers to learn more about how they can enhance teaching using technology and we trust that teachers left the session inspired with ideas to try out when they get back to school. Another networking session is being planned for April, and once again local teachers will be encouraged to attend to boost their skills for teaching in the ICT environment.

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