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Northern Cape Project (Phase 1, 2019-2020): Visit Two, John Taolo Gaetsewe

Monday, May 27, 2019 - 08:00 to Friday, May 31, 2019 - 16:00

Second Visit to the Project:

The overall purpose of the visit is to extend and deepen the project that was initiated in February 2019.

The teachers will receive another two days of training and be exposed to the third and fourth conceptual domains of the programme: Size and Position.
 
Refer below for more details about the forthcoming training.
 

Date: 27 + 28 May 2019

Time: 8:00 - 16:30

Place: To be determined

Number of teachers: 41

Number of District Officials: 3 (JTG) + 3 (Frances Baard)

Number of Provincial Officials: 1

Number of Volunteers: 3

Support and mentoring visits to the teachers will be initiated immediately after the training on the 29th to the 31st of May.

The main purpose of the visit is to assist teachers with the application of the new domains inside their classes as well as to motivate the newly trained teacher-mediators.

The visits will be lead by district and provincial officials as well as by the project team leaders.

Community volunteers will accompany the class visitors on their mentoring visits - they will continue to receive on-site training to provide additional support to the teachers.

The teachers will resume with the systematic implementation of the programme and the conceptual domain of Shape after the visit.

See programme for visit in documents below.

The emphasis on language throughout the programme helps to develop learners' understanding of concepts and expand their vocabulary. The BCP stops learners from guessing, it gives them more structure and develops their cognitive functioning.

Metro Central Teacher Comment (July 2013)

Ek waardeer alles wat Dr Louis ons geleer het. Daar is soveel dinge wat ek nie geweet het nie, bv. hoe om ons kinders te help leer. You are a star, thank you for your time. 

Pixley Kaseme: Training Sessions 1+2

The BCP focuses on the learner… where the teacher acts as a mediator, prompts to access logical thinking and develops language.

Metro Central: Training, October 2014

It made me look at my teaching in a different way. I am excited to implement what I have learnt.

Metro Central Education District, March 2014
Metro Central Education District, March 2014

Developed new method/techniques on how to use myself better in sessions and get better potential from children.’ (KIDZPOSITIVE, Occupational Therapist, 2011)

Teacher Feedback

I really cannot wait to start- I want all my children to be Grade 1 ready at the end of this year.

Metro South Training, Western Cape Education Department, 2015