21st century Flying Cow magic transforms teaching & learning

Our first magical Flying Cow cohort May 2018

On this #throwbackthursday and just ahead of Youth Day tomorrow, we celebrate the first cohort of Flying Cows that worked on our very first project for the Vodacom Foundation in May 2018.

They are recently graduated teachers from the University of Johannesburg who assisted the Department of Basic Education District Teacher Development Centre (DTDC) managers and e-education specialists getting comfortable with the various #edtech applications in their centres.

These talented young people are specialised in ICT in Education and School ICT support and we are proud that they have all found fulltime employment.

But we’re concerned by the feedback we get from them and from later cohorts: About not being allowed to bring their 21st century skills into practice in the classroom but rather having to adept to the teaching style of previous generations. About their school not having a functional computer centre. About having just 10 learners in their CAT/IT classes. And worst of all, about leaving the teaching profession all together for a more rewarding job designing online course content at corporates. Why do we as the basic education sector discourage passionate young teachers from bringing their much-needed skills in practice?

We are very happy that all of our cohorts are still available for Flying Cows of Jozi on a free-lance basis to work with teachers on the integration of transformative 21st century pedagogies in the classroom and how to support these learner centred pedagogies with relevant digital resources.

Do you want to bring some of their Flying Cow magic to your school or district? Please contact us at info@flyingcowsofjozi.co.za and we’ll take you through the options!

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