TEACHER DEVELOPMENT 

 

 As a teacher, you are expected to:

 ·         acknowledge the noble calling of your profession to educate and train the learners of    our country;

·         acknowledge that the attitude, dedication, self-discipline, ideas, training and conduct of the teaching profession determine the quality of education in this country;

·         acknowledge, uphold and promote basic human rights, embodies in the Constitution of South Africa;

·         commit yourself therefore to do all within your power, in the exercising of your    professional duties, to act in accordance with the ideals of your profession, as expressed in the SACE Code of Professional Ethics; and

·         act in a proper and becoming way such that your behaviour does not bring the teaching profession into disrepute.

 

2019\2020

To ensure that current initiatives devoted to the professional development of teachers contribute more effectively and directly to the improvement of the quality of teaching, there’s a need to enhance teachers’ skills, not necessarily only qualifications, but for the delivery of the new curriculum. A large majority of teachers need to strengthen their subject knowledge base, pedagogical content knowledge and teaching skills.

 

The plan for this financial year in collaboration with the ETDP SETA:

•           Project Management for School Management Teams for 60 Principals and Deputy Principals;

•           Foundation Phase: Barriers to Learning and Inclusive Education for 90 educators;

•           Economic Management Science (EMS) Training in the GET Phase for 90 educators;

•           Mathematics Training (Probability, Calculus application, Calculus functions) for new principals and 60 Educators.

Subjects include Mathematics; Physical Sciences; Life Sciences; Mathematical Literacy; Geography; Business Studies and EMS.

 

Teachers’ Week

The Northern Cape Department of Education will be hosting the Teacher’s Week from 30 September 2019 to 4 October 2019 and celebrate teachers through a variety of activities.

 

The Provincial Teaching Awards will be hosted in Kimberley on the 05th October 2019.

The objectives of the Provincial Teaching Awards are to:

•           Raising positive image of the teaching profession;

•           Recognise and promote excellence in teaching performance;

•           Honour dedicated, creative and effective teachers and schools;

•           Encourage best practice in schools;

•           To afford the South African teachers an opportunity to compete with the best teachers in Africa and globally.

 

A collaboration already exists in the province where twice a year Teacher Development meets with the Department of Higher Education (DHET) institutes in the Northern Cape.  This meeting is planned in conjunction with DHET and Teacher Development. The Task Team is known as the Provincial Teacher Education Development Committee (PTEDC).

 

Teacher Development through South African Council of Educators (SACE) and SPU is in the process of assisting final year teacher students of SPU to be:

•           Orientated and signed-up on the Continuing Professional Teacher Development (CPTD-IS) programme;

•           The registration of all students with the South African Council for Educators (SACE) so that they are able to apply for posts when they have completed their studies;

•           The Professional Code of Ethics also forms part of the training so that teachers are equipped and ready for the world of work.

 

Teacher Development will arrange information sessions on the placement of teachers be it Funza Lushaka bursary holders or students who have paid for their own tuition.

Teacher Development will continue to strengthen the Practice Teaching Process in a way that they ensure that schools and principals assist and support students who are placed at their schools for practice teaching.  They will further ensure that more schools partake in the process and provide the necessary support for the process.

Sol Plaatje University is part of the Teacher Union Collaboration (TUC) and they are important cogs in the wheel of ensuring relevant training needs of the province.

The Department entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Central South University of Forestry & Technology in Hunan Province, People's Republic of China.

This MOU stems from the Northern Cape Province's long standing existing agreements with Hunan Province to advance trade, growth and development between the two Provinces.

 

The International Undergraduate Student Exchange Programme came into effect on 1 September 2018. Currently the Province has three (3) students, studying towards a Bachelor Degree of International Economics and Trade instructed in English at the above mentioned university.

 

2019 National Teacher Awards Nominations

2020 NTA Nomination guide

New Teacher Orientation Booklet

NTA Booklet

Professionalism Development Framework for Digital learning

Professional Learning Communities Guidelines

Protocol Document on Teacher Diagnostic Assessment

 

2018 Teachers' Awards: Provincial Winners

2017 Teachers' Awards: Provincial Teaching Awards Winners

2017 Teachers' Awards: Provincial Teaching Awards Winners Category

 

Funza Lushaka 2020 Bursary