Be Prepared for the Next Level of Lockdown with FUEL

Take control of your training with Aranzi and FUEL’s FREE COVID-19 training! Make sure your company is prepared for the end of lockdown with our invaluable training solution, brought to you by FUEL Aranzi. Everything you could want in a Learning Management System whilst maintaining complete flexibility.

With the proposed phase-in of companies based on risk level, FUEL can help you to prepare your staff for the ‘new normal’. Need assistance with hygiene safety training? No problem! FUEL’s Aranzi Learning Management System (LMS) powers training for today’s innovative organisation. With the capacity to scale to hundreds of users no matter their location, straight forward reporting functionality, and an easy-to-use, customisable interface, Aranzi offers a streamlined solution to your training needs.

Our 16-part COVID-19 curriculum, covers everything learners need to know about COVID-19, from what it is, how it is spread, how to protect yourself and your family, to who in our population is at higher risk of severe infection. We look at how learners can boost their immune systems and which items in their houses are most likely to harvest the virus that could infect them. Helping employees to understand COVID-19 will ensure they can do their part to help prevent the spread of the disease through our country. Controlling the spread is vital to helping our economy and population survive this pandemic.

FUEL COVID-19 Curriculum

Module 1: Introduction to COVID-19

Module 2: What is COVID-19

Module 3: Can COVID-19 Be Transmitted Through Food

Module 4: How Long Can COVID-19 Live on Surfaces

Module 5: Strengthen Your Immune System Naturally

Module 6:  Protect Your Family Against COVID-19

Module 7: Pregnancy and Breastfeeding With COVID-19

Module 8: Children and COVID-19

Module 9: Talking to Your Children About COVID-19

Module 10: Protecting Your Children from COVID-19

Module 11: Protecting Your Home

Module 12: The Dirtiest Items in Your Home

Module 13: COVID-19 Symptoms

Module 14: When Should You Be Tested?

Module 15: Are You at Risk for Severe Infection?

Module 16: What to Do if You Get COVID-19

EXCITING LAUNCH FROM OPTIMI CLASSROOM

It’s that stressful time of the year where learners have to choose subjects heading into Grade 10 or make a choice for their post-school studies; without knowing which career path they want to pursue after matric. Optimi Classroom, in partnership with Career Compass, has the solution to help your learners make these difficult decisions a little easier. 

In just 30 minutes, your learners can have the answers to many of their career questions!  All learners have to do is complete an online questionnaire. The questionnaire is based on Dr John L. Holland’s scientifically proven personality theory, which is the most widely used career counselling theory in the world. 
 
After completing the questionnaire, your learners will receive:

  • Career options suited to their personalities
  • Instant and personalised results
  • Career insights

    EXCLUSIVE OFFER FOR SCHOOLS

Get Career Compass free for all our Grade 12 learners. Offer valid until 30 June.

Click here to request free access for your Grade 12 learners.

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Oxford University Press offers online training programmes

Many teachers in South Africa have been faced with an unexpected and abrupt transition to virtual teaching during COVID-19. To support you, Oxford University Press and their partners at Epigeum have made two of their online training programmes, Teaching Online and Blended Learning, freely available until 31 May 2020. Find out more and sign up here.

Implementing E-learning: Free Webinar by ITSI

Struggling to teach via technology? We can help!

ITSI’s upcoming free webinars on implementing e-learning will show you how you can use technology to teach your students remotely and even add greater interactivity to your lessons. This is a SACE endorsed course and you will earn 10 CPTD points for attending this webinar and completing a small reflective assignment afterwards.

The webinars are scheduled for is 4 June 2020 at 14:00-16:00, and 5 June 2020 at 12:00-14:00

We’ll discuss the practical steps and tips you can use to improve your online and, in due time, your classroom teaching. These range from testing your sound and lighting and how to record lessons, to creating online quizzes. See a breakdown of the webinar programme below:

  • Emergency remote teaching vs Online learning 
  • Practical, interactive Science lesson
  • Getting the most out of the technology you have
  • How to record sessions/lessons
  • How to create an online quiz and use simulations

Given the current situation and sudden reliance on technology to reach and teach your students, we want to ensure you have the right tools to make e-learning a success. Register for the webinar today by clicking here.

Digital Life Skills company responds with video training for kids at risk online

COVID-19 has kept kids indoors, isolated from friends, and driven to increased screen time. But for many, that comes with challenges.

Last week, MySociaLife, South Africa’s leading educators in online safety and social media, asked students what digital life orientation lesson they wanted next. And we were shocked by the answer…

  • 44% chose Mental Health as the topic they would request next from MySociaLife
  • 22% chose to ask for help with attention and focus 
  • 60% said their screen time had increased by 3 hours or more

Before Lockdown our teens and pre-teens struggled with life online lacking the maturity and emotional regulation to control the devices and content they watch, play and engage with for many hours a day. With increased screen time, these problems have only magnified, according to Founder of MySociaLife, Dean McCoubrey. And yet there are less than a handful of digital experts in the entire country that cover this extent of digital education.

Schools are feeling overwhelmed with firstly the rapid move to “Corona School” requirements and now back to getting schools, ready to welcome students back to a safe environment of learning and finding time to fit in the extra’s is intimidating and overwhelming but our kids need the guidance and support to ensure that they are safer and smarter online. As a result, SA’s leading ‘Digital Life Skills’ program in schools has now been made available by video for life orientation or IT teachers to run easily using a combination of lesson plan, slide deck with videos and animations, workshop exercises and an end of module test.

Click here for a video explainer.

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CONCERNED ABOUT THE ASSESSMENT OF THE GRADE 4 – 9 LEARNERS?

Amidst this trying time, teachers are probably concerned about the assessment of their learners. The Grade 4 – 9 learners are currently at home and many teachers are getting increasingly worried about what is going to happen to their learners: will they return to school in 2020? Is it safe to have them at school? Will learners have to repeat the year?

Teachers are currently so involved in setting up online lessons, sending out material, and supporting the parents, that they find it hard to spare some time to set test, tasks, and examination papers.

Teach360 can be of great help!

Teach360 is a well-known curriculum service provider to a number of independent schools. To support teachers in these times. These assessments include the tests, tasks, and examination papers (June and November) as required by the national curriculum (CAPS), as well as the applicable memorandums.

All these assessments are set by competent assessors as specified by law, meaning qualified teachers who are registered with the South African Council for Educators. These assessments comply with the required cognitive levels, meaning that they are at the correct standard, and cover the required content of each subject.

How to get access to these assessments.

Send an email to info@teach360.co.za with your details or call 0874052244. A consultant will e-mail you the links of the free term 2 assessments, or request a quotation for the full years assessments.

THIS IS AN OPPORTUNITY NOT TO BE MISSED IF YOU HAVE THE ACADEMIC PROGRESS OF YOUR LEARNERS AT HEART DURING THIS UNCERTAIN TIME.

Getting your learners to write just got easier!

Oxford University Press South Africa has just partnered with Writing Legends, a new digital program that revolutionises the teaching and learning of writing in Grades 3 to 7. By blending the best of technology with captivating writing prompts and modelling, the program dramatically improves teaching and learning by inspiring learners to participate within a motivated community of passionate writers.

As part of their assistance to schools, Oxford is providing the program completely free of charge through to 31 July 2020.

Learners and teachers have access, from wherever they are, to hundreds of writing activities supported by exemplars, writing checklists and vocabulary assistance. Teachers may set specific activities for individual learners, groups of learners or the whole class, and are also able to see how long learners spend on activities and then provide individual feedback.

To sign up your class for the free access period, click HERE.