Technology

The story of Jamie

Presenter: Anke Brand
BOOK NOW: 082 527 1548
Anke.digin@gmail.com

Description

45 mins

Audience: Teachers & Leaders

Grade 1-3 group. Power point presentation about Jamie, a cartoon character who fell in love with his new best friend (a cell phone), and how Jamie initially made all the wrong decisions with regards to time spend with this phone. After a while Jamie found out that his marks are dropping, was not selected for the soccer team, is in trouble at home, lost some of his real life friends and how Jamie decided that he must make better choices with regards to screen time. Available to present face to face.

Internet Vampires

Presenter: Anke Brand
BOOK NOW: 082 527 1548
Anke.digin@gmail.com

Description

1 Hours

Audience: All staff

Grade 4-5. Power point presentation about hidden dangers of the cell phone, internet, gaming, social media and to much screen time. Just as vampires sometimes look cute and harmless, it can “suck” the life out of you. In the same way there are “internet Vampires” that can harm you. In this talk we cover social media, cyber bullies, gaming addiction, the effects of to much screen time, and how to take back your life and turn back to God. Available to present face to face and online.

Hidden dangers of the internet

Presenter: Anke Brand
BOOK NOW: 082 527 1548
Anke.digin@gmail.com

Description

1 Hour 15mins

Audience: All Staff

Grade 6-12. Power point presentation for the more senior kids. This presentation covers social media, gaming addiction, cyber bullying, sex texting and its legal consequences as well as pornography, depending on the age of the group. In this presentation we show the teens how your phone can steel your joy, makes you more anxious, more depressed and have an influence on your grades. It gives advice on how to take back your life and make better decisions. Available to present face to face and online.

Digital Addiction and God

Presenter: Anke Brand
BOOK NOW: 082 527 1548
Anke.digin@gmail.com

Description

1 Hour 30mins

Audience: All Staff

Power point presentation for teachers and parents. This presentation gives a clear understanding of what internet addiction entails, how someone can become addicted to the internet and what are the consequences to body, soul, and spirit. It is show from Scripture how the internet is used as a tool in the hands of the enemy to steal the youth from today, how Satan uses social media, gaming, pornography, bullying and too much screen time to hack their brains, disconnect them from family and society and dumps them in depression, anxiety, and fear because of it. Available to present face to face.

21st-Century Learning

Presenter: Maree van Zyl
BOOK NOW: 012 941 1546
helloclassroom@optimi.co.za

Description

2 Hours

Audience: Teachers

The 21st-Century Learning module is built on a foundation of the four Cs: Create, Collaborate, Critical thinking, Communication. Each one of these skills is as important as the next. It has become mandatory to properly prepare our students for the Fourth Industrial Revolution in which they live. During the course, we explain each of these key skills and give context to their implementation in an educational environment, empowering educators to ensure better learner outcomes. Notional Hours (Pre-reading and facilitated session) = 8 hours, Facilitated session = 2 hours. Available to present face to face and online.

21st-Century Student

Presenter: Maree van Zyl
BOOK NOW: 012 941 1546
helloclassroom@optimi.co.za

Description

2 Hours

Audience: Teachers

Technology has and continues to change the way that we communicate, which has resulted in dramatic changes to the way students learn and interpret the world. This means that, while there has always been a noticeable generation gap between teachers and students, the gap is getting bigger. Defining generational characteristics promises to be valuable for the 21st-century. Many industries such as marketing and retail have benefited from these generational definitions to market their products correctly or to design products that will attract the right customer. This is equally important in an educational context, where methodologies need to be designed and adapted to suit the generation that will be educated. This discussion will focus on generation Z, with reference to generation Y (millennials) where relevant. Notional Hours (Pre-reading and facilitated session) = 8 hours, Facilitated session = 2 hours. Available to present face to face and online.

21st-Century Educator

Presenter: Maree van Zyl
BOOK NOW: 012 941 1546
helloclassroom@optimi.co.za

Description

2 Hours

Audience: Teachers

“If a child can’t learn the way we teach, maybe we should teach the way they learn.” – Ignacio Estrada, Director for Grants Administration, The Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation Effective lesson planning is key! In our age of technology, understanding why we educate with technology and using that insight to redefine how we approach education is something that every educator should do. ITSI’s 21st Century Educator module gives insight into how to implement e-learning in the classroom and provides guidance on. Notional Hours (Pre-reading and facilitated session) = 8 hours, Facilitated session = 2 hours. Available to present face to face.

Implementing e-Learning

Presenter: Maree van Zyl
BOOK NOW: 012 941 1546
helloclassroom@optimi.co.za

Description

2 Hours

Audience: Teachers

Implementing E-learning in a classroom can be a leap of faith or a seamless integration, depending on who you ask. The key to a seamless integration of E-learning into your teaching lies in a good understanding of the implications of the process. The Implementing E-learning course uses a demonstration lesson to illustrate how to implement the use of technology into a lesson. It also shares practical tips to improve digital lessons and lesson recordings. Notional Hours (Pre-reading and facilitated session) = 8 hours, Facilitated session = 2 hours. Available to present face to face and online.

Flipped Classroom

Presenter: Maree van Zyl
BOOK NOW: 012 941 1546
helloclassroom@optimi.co.za

Description

2 Hours

Audience: Teachers

A Flipped Classroom is a type of Blended Learning that ‘flips’ the traditional classroom environment with the type of learning typically conducted as homework. By ‘flipping’ a lesson, more time becomes available for collaborative learning in the classroom. With a stream of new research and technologies continuously entering the field of education, the Flipped Learning model is ever-changing and innovative. Successful flipped learning experiences are not necessarily technology-dependent, they can be practiced even with the bare classroom essentials. Before embarking on a Flipped Classroom approach, it is important that educators have a solid understanding of the balance between face-to-face interaction and independent study. This module addresses the current Flipped Classroom developments and its practical implications in a 21st-Century classroom. Notional Hours (Pre-reading and facilitated session) = 8 hours, Facilitated session = 2 hours. Available to present face to face and online.

Blended Learning

Presenter: Maree van Zyl
BOOK NOW: 012 941 1546
helloclassroom@optimi.co.za

Description

2 Hours

Audience: Teachers

Blended learning combines traditional educator-led classes with technology-mediated ones. While students still attend physical schools, a blended method means that they also get some control over the time and place of sections of their instruction. As blended learning is also used in professional development and training settings, the knowledge attained in this module can be applied in many learning environments. Notional Hours (Pre-reading and facilitated session) = 8 hours, Facilitated session = 2 hours. Available to present face to face.

21st-Century Basics - Excel

Presenter: Maree van Zyl
BOOK NOW: 012 941 1546
helloclassroom@optimi.co.za

Description

2 Hours

Audience: Teachers

During this course you will learn the basics about using Microsoft Excel; from formatting cells and creating formulas to using formulas and creating charts. Along with the practical skills, you will learn some theory regarding the benefits of good and effective spreadsheet use. Notional Hours (Pre-reading and facilitated session) = 8 hours, Facilitated session = 2 hours. Available to present face to face and online.

21st-Century Basics - Word

Presenter: Maree van Zyl
BOOK NOW: 012 941 1546
helloclassroom@optimi.co.za

Description

2 Hours

Audience: Teachers

During this course you will learn the basics about using Microsoft Word; from basic formatting and inserting media to exporting to PDF. Along with the practical skills, you will learn some theory regarding the benefits of good and effective use of word processing software to elevate your documents to a new level. Notional Hours (Pre-reading and facilitated session) = 8 hours, Facilitated session = 2 hours. Available to present face to face and online.

21st-Century Basics - Presentations

Presenter: Maree van Zyl
BOOK NOW: 012 941 1546
helloclassroom@optimi.co.za

Description

2 Hours

Audience: Teachers

Microsoft PowerPoint, Google Slides, etc. can greatly support educators’ learning initiatives, engage with learners, and bring excitement to the classroom. In this module, we teach the fundamentals of PowerPoint presentation design and the concepts and functions that enable quality learning experiences. Topics covered include: Enhancing slides, Effectively structuring class time, Merging text, graphics, and sound, Illustrating concepts with multimedia, Efficiently organising and reorganising information Notional Hours (Pre-reading and facilitated session) = 8 hours, Facilitated session = 2 hours. Available to present face to face.

21st-Century Communication - Email

Presenter: Maree van Zyl
BOOK NOW: 012 941 1546
helloclassroom@optimi.co.za

Description

2 Hours

Audience: Teachers

During this course you will learn the basics about using an email client; from basic navigation and email structures and etiquette to sending, receiving and storing email. Along with the practical skills you will learn, some theory regarding the benefits of email and legislation are also discussed. Notional Hours (Pre-reading and facilitated session) = 8 hours, Facilitated session = 2 hours. Available to present face to face and online.

CAPS & e-Learning

Presenter: Maree van Zyl
BOOK NOW: 012 941 1546
helloclassroom@optimi.co.za

Description

2 Hours

Audience: Teachers

CAPS is part and parcel of the teaching reality of many educators in the South African educational context. The content of the CAPS documentation is substantial and requires great effort on the part of the educator to comply with its requirements. As if CAPS is not enough, educators now must deal with the reality of a changing teaching paradigm in incorporating technology in the classroom. The dual challenge of adapting to e-learning and complying with the aims set out in the CAPS documentation can be daunting to even the most seasoned educator. At the end of this short course, you will have: a general understanding of the nature of the CAPS documentation, a general understanding of the realities of e-learning. insight into the way in which e-learning can alleviate some of the pressure inherent in the CAPS framework; and insight into the latest research on the current teaching reality and challenges educators experience relating to CAPS and e-learning. Notional Hours (Pre-reading and facilitated session) = 8 hours, Facilitated session = 2 hours. Available to present face to face and online.

Change Management

Presenter: Maree van Zyl
BOOK NOW: 012 941 1546
helloclassroom@optimi.co.za

Description

2 Hours

Audience: Teachers & Leaders

Change is a process, and not often a preferable one. It does not, however, need to be an obstacle. The aim of this course is to highlight the opportunities that arise from necessary and valuable change. The ITSI Change Management course provides you with the theory and practical tools to streamline your change process. During this course, we will explore the science of change and understand the theory of keeping your school healthy during the change process. This theory is supplemented with practical tools in the form a change agent checklist and communication matrix to help you plan for the future. The course concludes with some thoughts on the function and timing of training followed by success stories of schools who have enhanced the way they teach. Notional Hours (Pre-reading and facilitated session) = 8 hours, Facilitated session = 2 hours. Available to present face to face.