Did you know that it costs a teacher between R150 and R300 to earn one CPD point through traditional training sessions? AOSIS has an alternative, cost effective way to earn those points through its CPD platform, in the comfort of your own home or office.
Debbie Badenhorst, an occupational therapist based in George, was excited to try out the CPD platform from AOSIS. She said: “Since discovering AOSIS, I’ve been collecting regular clinical and ethics points. It is a very user-friendly website, easy to understand and the process works flawlessly.”
She was so impressed with the platform that the WCED purchased memberships for almost all the therapists in the Western Cape. Debbie says: “Due to the COVID-restrictions this year, it was almost impossible to accumulate enough points. This platform has made it possible for all of us to obtain points on a regular basis, at a fraction of the price of on-site workshops.”
A useful feature of the platform is that you are not restricted to articles only listed under your own profession. Debbie has obtained many points from the list of articles under physiotherapy, speech therapy, as well as psychology, all relevant to her profession. She adds: “I will continue my professional development through AOSIS and will also continue advertising their website to other therapists.”
For more information about how you can benefit from the DPD platform of AOSIS, please contact:
Due to popular demand, ITSI has made more free webinar sessions available for the month of June. The 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 afterward.
The webinars are scheduled for 18 June 2020 at 14:00-16:00, and 25 June 2020 at 14:00-16:00.
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.
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.
Digital Education Group has been monitoring trends and has decided to offer the Electronic Portfolio of Evidence (EPOE) with a spin.
Many educational institutes jumped into online but have cash restraints and there is a concern about where they are storing all the submissions, assignments, tests, videos, homework and other items. The EPOE is therefore becoming important in the online educational environment. The EPOE works as a repository and much more:
Reduce 65% operational costs
Aligned to your Curriculum and learning Outcomes
Branding and templates included
Workflows, eliminating Human Error
Higher level of engagement between learners, accessors and Moderator
Includes hosting, service and support
Auditing, tracking, progress monitoring and informative reporting
Maths and Science Solutions provides Online Maths and Science Tutorials for teaching and learning in high schools, at home or anywhere.
Our aim: To enable every teacher and learner in South Africa to get access to excellent, CAPS aligned tutorials for daily classroom teaching, as well as for learners using mobiles, tablets or computers, at prices that can be afforded by everyone!
Our Online Tutorials:
We have 170 x 2-hour, online CAPS tutorials for Grades 8 – 12 in both Maths & Science.
Tutorials consist of videos, slides, exercises, experiments and a Quiz to measure the progress of your learners.
Our Tutorials are excellent for daily teaching in class or in the computer lab with a laptop and data projector.
They are also excellent for learners to use in the computer lab, at home or on a mobile, tablet or computer.
Already used by 30 teachers and 3 000 learners during the lockdown period.
Bulk coupon orders can also be placed by schools on the website enabling the teachers and learners to qualify and purchase even more tutorials. See website for more details.
Teachers doing the tutorials themselves, qualify for SACE CPD points.
FREE during lockdown!
All teachers and learners are encouraged to access R 500 worth of FREE teaching and learning tutorials on our website, till 31 July 2020!
Use this coupon (also provided on the website): corona500
How is Snapplify helping schools to minimise disruption?
As always, Snapplify remains focused on providing e-learning solutions that empower educators and enable students to achieve their best.
Access to much of Snapplify’s award-winning technology is available for free. Snapplify Engage is an award-winning e-learning platform and digital library solution. Any school can register for Engage for free and access tools that enable learning and reading to continue uninterrupted, from home.
Snapplify’s newly launched Teacher Benefits programme is being made available to all teachers in affected areas for free during this period via Snapplify Engage. Any teacher registered on the platform can access the Snapplify Teacher Benefits programme, which includes key educational resources that are either discounted or available for free.
In early 2020, The Answer Series (well-known for their quality resources and trusted for decades) joined the programme to offer their study guides to all South African teachers for FREE via Engage.
currently inviting other publishers of world-class educational materials to
join their Teacher Benefits programme by making some or all of their content
freely available to teachers over this period.
Teachers are able to bridge the gap by creating and sharing resources that their students can use for home study via Snapplify Engage. The Engage e-learning platform allows users to share teacher-created, multimedia resource materials with students. Teachers can film a science experiment, create a video lecture series, record an educational podcast and use audio files to read aloud to students – the opportunities are endless. Educators can also share written resources, like notes and worksheets, for students to access along with their prescribed e-textbooks and other supplementary resources from the digital library.
Snapplify has extended its online technical support to ensure that students and teachers have access to the support they need while transitioning to digital tools. To ensure that teachers and students have all the tech support they need during this time, Snapplify’s live chat support hours have been extended to 6 am to 10 pm, seven days a week. The Snapplify Knowledge Base is also packed with helpful, step-by-step articles to guide schools, students and parents as they use the platform.
Today we’re featuring The Training Room Online (TTRO), one of ADESSA’s members, who is doing great things in education.
TTRO is an organization of passionate and talented individuals who design and develop innovative learning solutions to upskill and empower people for the now and for the future. They believe in driving change through next generation learning by combining immersive technologies and learning methodologies to deliver relevant competencies that add value to your organization and your people.
The current chairperson of the ADESSA Executive Committee, Jeanine Briggs, is the TTRO representative.
The Digital Education Group, a member of ADESSA, comprises of a consortium of companies, business partners and suppliers which are focused on bringing e-Solutions to market.
These companies are specialists in online learning solutions through cutting edge technology and software development Leading provider of courses4all, focusing on equipping individuals entering into the working arena or enhancement of skills with end user computing courseware and automated testing. Active Digital Education (ADE) is endorsed by the South African Council for Educators (SACE).
Consulting, Project and Change
management specialists in eLearn and the blended learning approach
Learner Management Systems (consulting
and the application thereof)
Sole provider of the eSkills4all
Sole provider of the access4all online
Framework (integration and reporting
tool, integrates all systems into one for dynamic hands on reporting, workflows
and process flows)
Delivering quality, affordable digital
literacy programmes to the African market, using the latest technologies
Specialists in eLearn Solutions
Supplying end user computer skills to
Customisation of LMS and eLearn
content development through the blended learning approach and methodologies
End User Computing Skills customised
for the South African Educator Market (NQF2 – 4)
PM4ALL (Project Management)
EQ4ALL (Emotional Intelligence)
ESKILLS4ALL (End user computing
Online/Offline exam administration and