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Great offers available for the SchoolNet SA conference 5-7 October 2017... and more
 
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Welcome to our August 2017 newsletter. In this issue we bring you:
  • Great offers available for the SchoolNet SA ICT in the Classroom Conference 
  • Sarietjie Musgrave to speak at SchoolNet SA conference on 'Anywhere, Anytime Learning' 
  • Update on Telkom’s R200 million Investment in Education
  • Hlengiwe Mfeka inspired at the Woman's Day 'Dare to be Red' breakfast in Pietermaritzburg

Great offers available for the SchoolNet ICT in the Classroom Conference 2017

The SchoolNet SA conference covers a number of themes that focus on digital learning in the Foundation, GET and FET schooling phases. Delegates can expect to attend three days of professional development, hands-on workshops and inspiring keynotes – all of which are all covered in the ticket price, inclusive of teas and lunches and a special birthday celebration event. Whilst we are sure that the conference is going to be excellent value for money, we know that many schools battle to fund professional development for their teachers, and teachers often struggle to fund conference attendance themselves. To try to make the SchoolNet SA conference affordable to as many teachers as possible we are able to make the following offers:

Buy four – get one free
SchoolNet SA is offering schools, organisations or groups of teachers who would like to attend the conference discounted tickets. For every four tickets you buy at the same time you will get one free – or put another way the five tickets you book at the same time will cost R800 each instead of R1000 per person.  This offer is available to schools, educational institutions, or groups of five teachers who book and pay for the tickets at the same time.  Please book your tickets online through Quicket and pay by credit card or contact kumari@schoolnet.org.za if you require an invoice. 
 
Early Bird offer extended – tickets are still R1 000
Tickets to attend the SchoolNet SA can still be purchased online through Quicket for R1 000 each (including VAT) – please do get your ticket soon though as the spaces are filling up fast.

Sponsored Tickets
SchoolNet SA will be offering 10 deserving SchoolNet SA members a free ticket each to attend the SchoolNet SA conference. Please note that this sponsorship will only be for the cost of the conference ticket entry – and you will be required to make and cover the costs of your own travel and accommodation arrangements. If you would like to be considered for one of the 10 sponsored tickets – please fill i
THIS FORM with your details and a brief motivation as to why you would like to attend the conference by Friday 8 September 2017.
 
Find out more on the Conference page of our website here.

Sarietjie Musgrave to speak at SchoolNet SA conference on 'Anywhere, Anytime Learning'

In addition to the great line up of three international speakers who will be presenting at the SchoolNet SA conference, we are just as excited to be showcasing extraordinary South African teachers, and their projects and experiences of using technology in the classroom.
 

Sariejtie Musgrave of HigherEdPartnersSA in conjunction with the University of the Free State will be presenting the keynote presentation entitled “Anywhere, anytime learning from the perspective of the learner and the teacher as a lifelong learner” at the SchoolNet SA conference on Friday 6 October. In her previous role as director of the IDEAS Lab, Sarietjie worked closely with various departments of the University of the Free State in the design, development and evaluation of new digital learning initiatives that unlock engaged, personalised and lifelong learning. Having recently moved to Higher Ed Partners SA, Sarietjie will assist in the expansion of their on-line learning capability by making top quality higher education more affordable and accessible.
 
As a former teacher, facilitator and materials developer, Sariejtie has had a long association with SchoolNet SA. She was one of the original Intel Teach trainers, she was recognized for her innovative uses of technology in the classroom as a Pan-African and Worldwide Microsoft Innovative Teacher Award winner, and she hosted the SchoolNet SA conferences in Grey College and at the University of Free State. We look forward to hearing more about Sarietjie’s experiences of being a lifelong learner and teacher who is passionate about providing high quality, engaging educational experiences.

This post is also available on our blog 
here

Update on Telkom’s R200 million Investment in Education

The Telkom Foundation announced its  major investment in education last month when it pledged more than R 200 million over the next five years to contribute towards improving the quality of teaching and learning with a specific focus on Mathematics, Science, English and Technology in disadvantaged communities. The programme is being rolled out in five Ga-Rankuwa schools in Tshwane West, Gauteng and will expand to two schools in Despatch, in Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape.  The schools in Ga-Rankuwa will see Telkom provide hi-tech devices to every Grade 8 learner in 2017 and to subsequent grade 8 learners over the next three years. Learners will align with the Gauteng Education MEC’s paperless schools programme when learners are in Grade 11 and 12 at the five schools in Ga-Rankuwa.

Read more about Telkom's education investment on our website here

Hlengiwe Mfeka from SchoolNet  inspired at the Woman's Day 'Dare to be Red' breakfast in Pietermaritzburg

SchoolNet’s Hlengiwe Mfeka had the opportunity to attend a Women’s  Breakfast at the Golden Horse Casino in Pietermaritzburg last week.   It was a charity fund-raising event organised by the Community Chest and proved to be an inspiring morning.

Read more about this event on our blog 
here
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Warm regards 
The SchoolNet team

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