to teacher development
Africa - Teachers from the South African Board of
Jewish Education today started a journey that will
take them to a formal information technology
diploma qualification in 30 weeks. The
professional development diploma programme was
designed and developed by Knowledge Network,
Sandton, South Africa to meet the specific
information technology needs of teachers in
primary and high schools.
The teachers from
the Kind David Primary Schools in Linksfield,
Victory Park and Sandton are being sponsored by
the South African Board of Jewish Education as
part of its commitment to uplifting the
information technology skills of its faculty.
The teachers who
qualified for the sponsorship by the South African
Board of Jewish Education were selected on the
basis of their taking the skills they attain and
equipping other teachers at the Kind David Primary
Schools with the skills to use technology in the
school's computer environment.
The King David
Schools are situated in the North Western and
North Eastern suburbs of Johannesburg and in
Sandton, to the north of Johannesburg. The schools
are connected via a CITRIX MetaFrame Thin
Client Network after the school saved
approximately R2,5 million when upgrading the
facilities in 1999.
Teachers who attend
the professional development programme will learn
how to use a computer as a personal productivity
tool, how to integrate computer technology in the
classroom and stay ahead in the changing teaching
The skills covered
are those essential in an ever-changing world,
where technology has changed the way we live, the
way we conduct business, the way we run our homes,
and the way we teach.
completing a 4-hour practical exam at the
completion of the course will allow the teachers
an opportunity to attain the Knowledge Network
Computer Technology for Teachers Diploma.
have been associated with the South African Board
of Jewish Education since January 1999. The South
African Board of Jewish Education started a
process consisting of a 6 month training period in
which all the Kind David Primary School teachers
completed computer literacy training for teachers,
the Knowledge Network IT Curriculum was introduced
into the Primary Schools and King David Victory
Park High School and will allow the pupils at the
High Schools to attain an internationally
recognised qualification while still at school.