Press Release: EdTech Summit South Africa 2014: Bringing Technology Skills and Tools to South African Classrooms
The second annual EdTech Summit South Africa will take place between 2 and 13 August 2014; this year aiming to provide free and quality professional development for over 1000 teachers across five provinces, working in under-served schools in Johannesburg, Jane Furse, Durban, Cape Town and East London.
A technology training summit geared to improve education
The Summit will deliver training programmes in workshop format to educators working in township, urban, and rural schools across South Africa. Many of these teachers have had limited experience with technology but hope to bring it into their classrooms and schools to better serve the education needs and interests of their learners. The Summit intends to help address the inequalities in education in South Africa by enabling educators in under-resourced schools the opportunity to develop their own 21st century skills, teaching methodologies and instructional strategies. These educators will then take these innovative skills, strategies and tools back into their classrooms to benefit learners across South Africa.
Global presentation teams
The EdTech Summit South Africa Team is a collaborative partnership between K2 Productions Global, Edunova, LEAP Science and Maths Schools, and Teach With Africa; four organisations seeking to grow the confidence and skills of South African educators in the integration of technology into their teaching. An international team of education technology professionals from the U.S.A. and South Africa will travel around the country to share skills and deliver multi-track workshops geared to exposing educators to technology options available in highly-funded schools around the world.
EdTech Summit South Africa 2014 will build on the success of the 2013 Summit, which saw over 240 educators adopting technology into their teaching and learning. The EdTech Summit Team believes that teachers who are motivated and trained can cross generations of barriers to bring excitement, innovation and measurable learning experiences into their classrooms.
For more information and continued updates on EdTech Summit South Africa 2014 visit www.edtechsummitsouthafrica.com