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School Management    

SGB Workshop – A Guide to Survive your Time in Office

A guide to survive your time in office using case studies, checklists, information on roles and responsibilities, meeting procedures and protocol as well as conflict handling.

This training programme is for newly appointed parents and school members who are appointed to serve on School Governing Bodies. Taking our diverse South African context into consideration, the approach is culturally sensitive and aims to inform the SGB members of their roles and responsibilities in light of provincial and national legislation in the simplest way.

Target Audience

Principals, deputy principals, parents, teachers and RCL member

Duration 1 day
SACE PD Points 10

 

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Curriculum Planning and Management for SMT members

This workshop will help you understand what curriculum planning and management entails, effective QA, analysing stats and meeting procedures.

Outcomes of Workshop

This workshop will enable you to:

  • Understand what curriculum planning and management entails
  • Plan for curriculum development
  • Develop a management plan
  • Follow assessment and quality assurance procedures
  • Apply assessment and evidence principles
  • Use monitoring and modera on tools
  • Identify the diff erent HOD fi les required
  • capture and analyse statistics
  • Get to know about and apply meeting procedures.

Target Audience

Deputy principals, HODs

Duration 1 day
SACE PD Points 7

 

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The SMT and People Relations

Duration Full Day
SACE PD Points 5

 

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The School-based Support Team

White Paper 6 states that all learning institutions should establish an Institutional-Level Support Team to support teachers.

This workshop will focus on the functions, roles and responsibilities of members of the ILST (SBST).

Outcomes of Workshop

This workshop will enable you to:

• Establish an ILST that is functional, supportive and lasting.

Target Audience

Members of the SBST, principals, deputy principals, HODs, subject heads, grade heads, teachers, school psychologists and school counsellor/s

Duration 1 day
SACE PD Points 7

 

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Professional Ethics in Education

Phase All phases
Duration/Timeframe Half day

 

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Conflict Management in Schools

Understand the importance of attitudes, perceptions and positive behaviour during conflict handling, identify and apply the steps in the suggested conflict handling model in the workplace and future conflict situations.

Target Audience

Principals, deputy principals, HODs, subject heads, team leaders, teachers, RCL members and SGB members

Phase All phases
Duration/Timeframe 1 day
SACE PD Points 7

 

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Diversity Management

This workshop explains and defines diversity and identifies problems/barriers to diversity, as well as the value and benefits that may exist when dealing with diversity.

Target Audience

Principals, deputy principals, HODs, subject heads, team leaders, teachers, RCL members and SGB members

Phase All Phases
Duration/Timeframe 1 day
SACE PD Points 7

 

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Whole School Development: ETDP-SETA Accredited  

Assessment in a Learning Environment (Assessor)

This course links assessment to the classroom and provides effective practices for teaching and learning.

Outcomes of Workshop

This workshop will enable you to:

  • Plan, prepare and conduct assessment
  • Interpret and apply DBE assessment policies
  • Prepare learners for assessment and evaluate the assessment evidence
  • Discuss theore cal aspects of learning and assessment
  • Investigate and apply principles of learning and assessment practices
  • Record and report on the evidence of assessment
  • Design valid assessments that promote learning in authentic contexts
  • Provide feedback on learner performance
  • explain the value of meaningful feedback to learners a er assessment
  • Develop interven on strategies
  • Review the assessment.
  • Portfolio of Evidence to be submitted within four weeks after the last day of the course.

Target Audience

All teachers, managers in educa on and SESs

Duration Four days
NQF Level 5
Credits 15
NLRD No 115753
SACE PD Points 10

 

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Facilitation in the Classroom (Facilitator)

This course focuses on facilitator skills that will differentiate you from the traditional trainer/presenter. Learn key strategies to impart information to learners in an interesting and unforgetable way.

Outcomes of Workshop

This workshop will enable you to:

  • Understand and master facilitation of learning
  • Plan and prepare for facilitation using a variety of methodologies
  • Determine the needs, possible barriers and diff erent learning styles of learners
  • Select the appropriate facilita on method and classroom layout for the learning outcome to be achieved
  • Prepare and deliver a structured lesson
  • Develop ques oning techniques
  • Encourage co-opera ve learning
  • Apply a variety of strategies for group work
  • Know and apply crea ve classroom facilita on methods and principles
  • Ealuate facilita on and learning
  • Use learner feedback to improve teaching and learning practices.

Portfolio of Evidence:

The training for this course relies heavily on practical application and group participation, so each candidate will give a 30 minute lesson presentation on the last day as part of the Portfolio of Evidence.

Target Audience

All teachers, managers in educa on and SESs

Duration Four days
NQF Level 5
Credits 10
NLRD No 117871

 

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Moderation of Outcomes-based Assessment (Moderator)

This course deals with assessment and moderation on different levels in the education environment and provides effective practices for assessment.

Outcomes of Workshop

This workshop will enable you to:

  • Demonstrate an understanding of moderation with regard to the outcomes-based assessment system
  • Plan and prepare for moderation
  • Conduct moderation
  • Advise and support assessors
  • Report, record and administer moderation
  • Review moderation systems and processes.

Portfolio of Evidence to be submitted within four weeks after the last day of the course.

Target Audience

All teachers, managers in educa on and SESs
FACILITATOR 

 

Duration Three days
NQF Level 6
Credits 10
NLRD No 115759

 

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Effective Writing and Presenting in Education

This unit standard is intended to promote clear, unambiguous written and oral communication within the education environment.

Outcomes of Workshop

This workshop will enable you to:

  • Write for specific audiences within the education environment
  • Use appropriate and clear language when planning and writing for specific workplace purposes e.g. exam papers, reports, le ers, agendas and minutes of meetings
  • Edit written texts e.g. learners’/students’ work, exam papers and memoranda, worksheets, assessment tasks, school/college newsletters, reports
  • Present wri en informa on in diff erent text formats such as graphs, tables, fl ow charts and diagrams and use visual, audio-visual and mul media texts (lesson/lecture, present a report to colleagues/parents).

Portfolio of Evidence to be submitted within four weeks after the last day of the course.

Target Audience

All teachers, managers in educa on and SESs

Duration Two days
NQF Level 5
Credits 5
NLRD No 115790

 

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Demonstrate Knowledge and Understanding of Assessment in a Learning Environment

Examines assessment practices that are valid and appropriate for different levels of learning in different situations and aims to improve the quality of assessment practice.

Outcomes of Workshop

This workshop will enable you to:

Discuss theoretical aspects of learning and assessment as a building block for demysfying assessment

Investigate and apply principles of learning and assessment practice

Design valid assessments that promote learning in authentic contexts

Explain the role and value of meaningful feedback to learners after an assessment activity and task

Apply knowledge of assessment practice to accommodate own departmental and/or institutional assessment policies.

Portfolio of Evidence to be submitted within four weeks after the last day of the course.

Target Audience

All teachers, managers in educa on and SESs

Duration 2 day
NQF Level 4
Credits 3
NLRD No 246529

 

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Resources in the Classroom

Phase All phases
Duration Half day
SACE PD Points 5

 

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Developing an assessment task

Phase Intermediate and Senior Phases
Duration Half day

 

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Organising Events and Special Projects

Phase All Phases
Duration Full day
SACE PD Points 7

 

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Establishing and Managing a School Library

Phase All Phases
Duration Available as a full or 2 days workshop
SACE PD Points Pending

 

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Solutions to Classroom and School Discipline

Phase Foundation and Intermediate Phase
Duration Half day
SACE PD Points Pending

 

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Teaching, Learning and Assessing on Different Cognitive Levels

This workshop provides a refreshing look at Bloom’s and Barrett’s Taxonomies and the Levels of Mathematical Demand where the emphasis is on asking quality questions and developing quality assessments.

Target Audience

All teachers, SMTs and SESs (Contextualised per phase)

Phase All phases
Duration Half day
SACE PD Points 5

 

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Feedback to the learner

Phase All phases
Duration Half day

 

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Establishing Functional Professional Learning Communities/ groups (PLCs)

Phase All phases
Duration Full day
SACE PD Points 30

 

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Cooperative Learning - No Hitchhiking, No Social Loafing

Phase All phases
Duration Half day
SACE PD Points Pending

 

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Mentoring and Coaching

Phase All phases
Duration Full day
SACE PD Points 7

 

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Reading Across the Curriculum

Phase All phases
Duration Half day

 

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Policy Formulation Workshop for SMTs and/or SGBs

Phase All phases
Duration Full day
SACE PD Points 10

 

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eLearning / ICT

 

Basic Tablet Training

This workshop focuses on beginner, intermediate and advanced use of the tablet.

Outcomes of Workshop

This workshop will enable you to:

  • Learn the basics of using a tablet
  • Learn about network connec vity (15 min)
  • Understand the mo ons and usability features
  • Learn how to personalise your tablet 
  • Learn how to connect with other devices
  • Learn about eBooks
  • Learn about Apps. 

Target Audience

Teachers

Phase Generic
Duration Three days

 

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eLesson Planning the Smart Way

Integrate technology into your lesson planning.

Target Audience

Teacher

Phase Generic
Duration  ½ day

 

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Get the best from your eBooks

Basic Tablet Training – Workshop 2

Tablet functions – getting to grips with Apps (Intermediate).

Target Audience

Teachers

Phase Generic
Duration ½ day

 

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Get talking with Social Networking

This workshop focuses on how to use social networking as a teaching and communication tool in your school and class.

Outcomes of Workshop

This workshop will enable you to:

  • Become more aware of the advantages and disadvantages of social media
  • Recognise the nega ves of social media for learners
  • Recognise the posi ves of social media for learners
  • Interact with various social media pla orms
  • Plan and design a blog
  • Navigate Twitter
  • Surf YouTube
  • Interact with Facebook and create your own class group

Target Audience

Teachers who wish to do more with social media in their teaching and learning

Phase Generic
Duration ½ day
SACE PD Points 5

 

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MANAGE THE CHANGE TO eLEARNING


This workshop will show you how to implement change, manage change, sustain change and motivate teachers to change to eLearning.

Outcomes of Workshop

This workshop will enable you to:

  • Initiate the change
  • Develop a strategy for change
  • Motivate your staff and colleagues
  • Implement the change
  • Recognise and assign roles in change management
  • Sustain the change
  • Recognise the importance of how and what the school measures in order to indicate success
  • Understand how teacher and learner performance is evaluated and improved
  • Implement a rewards and recogni on system.

Target Audience

School managers, lead teachers

Phase Generic
Duration Three hours
SACE PD Points 5

 

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Manage your eClassroom

Phase Generic
Duration Three hours

 

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Cyber Safety

This workshop provides you with the knowledge to guide parents and learners about pos ng safely online, using social networking sites and about cyberbullying.

Outcomes of Workshop

  • This workshop will enable you to:
  • Understand the dangers of posting online
  • Advise parents and learners about pos ng online
  • Have a good understanding of cellphone safety
  • Advise parents and learners about cellphone safety
  • Understand what cyberbullying is
  • Advise parents and learners about cyberbullying
  • Understand the dangers of social networking
  • Advise parents and learners about posting safely on social networking sites.

Target Audience

Generic, teachers and parents

Phase Generic
Duration ½ day
SACE PD Points 5

 

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Blended Learning

Learn about the most popular blended learning models and participate in activities designed in those models.

Outcomes of Workshop

  • This workshop will enable you to:
  • Recognise the six models of blended learning
  • Understand why blended learning is worth it
  • Plan a blended learning lesson
  • Choose the device that best suits your blended learning program.

Target Audience

Teacher

Phase Generic
Duration ½ day
SACE PD Points 5

 

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APPsolutely fun teaching with APPs

This workshop introduces you to the best APPs currently available for use in the classroom.

Outcomes of Workshop

This workshop will enable you to:

  • Get to know the benefits of using mobile applications in education
  • Learn about Apps for different purposes
  • Select a suitable App for your class
  • Critically evaluate content-based mobile Apps
  • Interact with various Apps.

Target Audience

Teachers who wish to enhance their teaching and learning experience by using Apps to perform certain activities

Phase Generic
Duration ½ day

 

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Presentations at the next level

Exciting slide presentations to make your lessons exciting.

Target Audience

Teachers: beginner level

Phase Generic
Duration ½ day

 

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eFashion trendsetters (Habits of highly effective teachers)

What do effective eTeachers do that make them successful?

Target Audience

Teachers

Phase Generic
Duration ½ day

 

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Going digital - Taking the First Step

Setting up and implementing a project plan to go completely digital in your school.

Target Audience

Schools who wish to implement eLearning

Phase Generic (school managers and ICT champions)
SACE PD Points 10
Duration 1 day

 

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Bridging the gap - (eLearning introduction to tablets and eBooks)

eLearning introduction to tablets and eBooks.

Beginner tablet training.

Target Audience

Teachers at the beginner stage of implementing eLearning

Phase Generic (school managers and ICT champions)
Duration  ½ day

 

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Grade R

 

School Readiness - Building Blocks to School Readiness

Grade Grade R
Duration Half day

 

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School Readiness - Sensory Motor Development

Grade Grade R
Duration Half day

 

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School Readiness - Visual, auditory and spatial development

Grade Grade R
Duration Half day

 

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School Readiness - Cognitive Development

Grade Grade R
Duration Half day

 

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Effective Grade R Classroom

Grade Grade R
Duration Half day

 

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An Integrated approach to the Daily Programme

Grade Grade R
Duration Full day

 

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Be on the Ball - Learn through Play

Grade Grade R
Duration Half day

 

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Foundation, Intermediate and Senior Phase Workshops  

Mathematics

Treasures in Mathematics – Division Dixie

Phase Foundation Phase, Mathematics
Duration Two hours
SACE PD Points 5

 

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Treasures in Mathematics – Fanciful Fractions

Phase Foundation Phase, Mathematics
Duration Two hours
SACE PD Points 5

 

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Treasures in Mathematics – Fun Count

Phase Foundation Phase, Mathematics
Duration Two hours

 

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Treasures in Mathematics - Magic Multiply

Phase Foundation Phase, Mathematics
Duration Two hours
SACE PD Points 5

 

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Treasures in Mathematics - Mass moments (Measurement)

Phase Foundation Phase, Mathematics
Duration Two hours

 

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Treasures in Mathematics - Give and Take

Phase Foundation Phase, Mathematics
Duration Two hours

 

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Treasures in Mathematics - Secure Place Value

Phase Foundation Phase, Mathematics
Duration Two hours
SACE PD Points 5

 

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Treasures in Mathematics - Shapes Galore

Phase Foundation Phase, Mathematics
Duration Two hours

 

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Treasures in Mathematics –Speedy Discoveries: Mental Maths

Phase Foundation Phase, Mathematics
Duration Two hours

 

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Treasures in Mathematics – Tick-Tock Time

Phase Foundation Phase, Mathematics
Duration Two hours

 

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Language

Funtastic FAL Formula

Grade Grade 3
Duration Half day
SACE PD Points 5

 

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CAPS First Additional Language

Grade Grade 1
Duration Half day

 

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Using newspapers in the literacy classroom

Grade Grade 1 - 3
Duration Half day
SACE PD Points 5

 

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Indigenous storybooks in the literacy classroom

Grade Grade 1 - 3
Duration Half day
SACE PD Points 5

 

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Get into the starting blocks (CAPS training)

Grade Training per phase: FP,IP, SP, FET
Duration Half day

 

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Basic ingredients: Phonics

Grade Grade 1 - 3
Duration Two hours

 

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One pot wonders: Sight words & vocabulary

Grade Grade 1 - 3
Duration Two hours

 

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Yummy Reading Roast: Shared, group-guided and independent reading

Grade Grade 1 - 3
Duration Two hours
SACE PD Points 5

 

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Comprehensive Casserole

Grade Grade 1 - 3
Duration Two hours
SACE PD Points 5

 

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The proof is in the pudding – Creative Writing

Grade Grade 1 - 3
Duration Two hours
SACE PD Points 5

 

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Foundation Phase Languages

Reading Coaches (Discover the diamond in reading, coaching and life-long learning)

Grade Grade 1 - 3
Duration Five days

 

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A-Z of Assessment in the Foundation Phase

Grade Grade 1 - 3
Duration Full day

 

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Whole School Development Workshops

Establishing and Managing a Functional ILST/SBST

Duration Full Day
SACE PD Points 7

 

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The Principles of leadership and Management

Duration Full Day
SACE PD Points 10

 

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The Representative Council of Learners (RCL) and Teacher Liaison Officer (TLO) workshop

Duration 2 Full Days
SACE PD Points 15

 

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Time Management

Duration Half Day
SACE PD Points 5

 

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Plain Sailing to a Functional School Assessment Team (SAT)

Duration Full Day
SACE PD Points 7

 

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Curriculum Planning and Management for HODs

Duration Full Day
SACE PD Points Pending

 

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FET Poetry: All About the Poem; No Trouble

Duration Half Day
SACE PD Points 5

 

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How to teach the different genres: Don’t Feel Blue; We Have Literature Guidelines for You

Duration Half Day
SACE PD Points5 5

 

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The Management and Leadership Responsibility of the SMT

Duration Full Day
SACE PD Points 7

 

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