TEACHER DEVELOPMENT IN 2018

 

As a teacher, you are expected to:

·        Acknowledge the noble calling of your profession to educated 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 idealsof your profession, as expressed in the SACE Code of Professioanl Ethics; and

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

 

2017 Teachers' Awards: Provincial Runner-ups

2017 Teachers' Awards: Provincial Winners

2017 Teachers' Awards: Provincial Teaching Awards Winners

2017 Teachers' Awards: Provincial Teaching Awards Winners Category

 

One of government’s initiatives as response to ensuring an increase in the supply of newly qualified teachers is through the Funza Lushaka Bursary Scheme.

 

Annually, prospective teachers are awarded bursaries, funded by the state through the Funza Lushaka Bursary Scheme, to pursue their teaching qualifications. As the Northern Cape Department of Education we have placed 105 graduates at schools for the 2017 school academic year. For 2018, 78 graduates were placed in schools across the Province.

 

It is often said that the education system depends entirely on our teachers.  Without properly trained and suitably qualified and committed teachers, we have no education system to speak of.

 

We have established key partnerships with Sishen Iron Ore Community Trust (SIOC cdt) and Rhodes University for accredited in-service training for teachers. A total of 80 of the initial 106 teachers are expected to graduate with a B.Ed Degree by the end of 2018. These teachers are specialising in the Foundation Phase, English First Additional Language (EFAL) and Mathematics.

 

In 2018, 36 Teachers from JTG and ZFM will be supported by SIOC in B.Ed Foundation Phase, 36 in Mathematics Teaching (B.Ed) and 36 teachers In English FAL teaching (B.Ed). It is through these investments with key partners, that we are able to enhance the competency levels of our teachers for overall improved quality public education.

 

 

Teacher Development plan 2017/18

  • -       Training of 10 teachers in Braille Application
  • -     Training of 30 Physical Science and 30 Natural Science teachers in targeted schools; topics will include the ones that have been poorly achieves in the NSC examination
  • -       Training of 10 teachers and subject advisors in Sign Language
  • -       Training of 500 grade 7-9 teachers in EMS content in the preparation for Accounting in the FET Phase
  • -       Training of 110 Foundation Phase teachers from 110 schools in 3 Districts in EFAL teaching workshop
  • -       Training of Inclusive Education officials in the use, monitoring and implementation of the multi-grade toolkits in all Districts
  • -       Training of 90 Reading coaches, they assist  in providing assistance to teachers and strengthen language acumen
  • -       Training of 40 Mathematics coaches to assist leaners in Grade 4-6
  • -       To ensure subjects clinic meetings take place on a regular basis. Subject clinics provide a platform for interaction and sharing of knowledge.
  • -       To establish, train and support PLC’s in schools: train all District officials in the implementation of PLS’s. LPS’s are communities that provide the setting and necessary support for groups of classroom teachers, school managers and subject advisors to participate in determining their own developmental trajectories and to set up activities that will drive their development
  • -       Induction programmes for new teachers in schools
  • -       Provide bursaries for 100 in-service teachers for upgrading and improving qualifications
  • -       To provide the logistics for all ETDPSETA funded courses (e.g., End-User computing)
  • -       Orientation, sign-up and monitoring of the CPTD process. SACE and DBE collaboration informed by the National Policy on Teacher Development
  • -       Reward and honour teachers in the profession through the National Teaching Awards
  • -       Connecting classroom: The “Connecting Classrooms” project is targeted at teachers and School and aims to cover four (4) core skills:

·     Critical thinking and problem solving which will lead to the production of innovative ideas and effective problem-solving strategies

·     Creativity and imagination – focusing on Economic and Social Entrepreneurialism

·     Collaboration and communication – Communicate effectively orally, in writing, actively listen to others in diverse and multi-lingual environments and understand verbal and non-verbal communication; and 

·     Digital Literacy -  using technology as a tool to reinforce, extend and deepen learning through international collaboration