IT into the life of an Educator
development for educators in their working
environment has become the determining factor for
Professional Development has become essential for
educators who are expected to keep the pace in our
ever-changing world of technology. Educators have
entered into a new era in which technology reigns.
They’re required to use the computer as a
personal productivity tool, integrate technology
into classrooms, and stay ahead of the changing IT
and learning environment.
Educators have to position themselves to be able
to use modern learning tools and educate learners
of this new era. To meet this challenge, Knowledge
Network has developed a range of Professional
Development courses to boost the educator in
achieving this vision.
We spoke to some of the educators who have
recently attended professional development courses
at Knowledge Network to hear what they had to
Aaron Makhoba, from the Gauteng Department of
Education stated: “I recently started on the
Diploma – Computer Technology for Educators
Course and have learnt a great deal, especially
regarding surfing the Internet. I am now able to
advise other educators on how to source valuable
information from the Internet pertaining to the
subject they are teaching.” Both students and
educators benefit from professional development
courses and educators can keep pace with the
growing demand for IT learning in classrooms.
Naomi Corinaldi from Boskop Primary School said:
“The course content covered the entire spectrum
of computers and related aspects. Specialised
modules not common to other computer courses
included the in depth study of advanced features
of a number of application software.”
Professional development for educators thus
assists in school management.
Tubby van Dyk, Midrand Primary School’s vice
principal and Sue Masters an educator, said: “We
gained a tremendous amount of confidence in
software that we can support not just the school
but also the community if they require it.
Relevant knowledge has been given to address any
situation that might arise inside as well as
outside the school environment.”
Knowledge Network’s professional development
courses allow educators to enter their working
environment with the correct tools to integrate IT
into the community as well as the classroom.