From DION HENRICK in Cape Town
CAPE TOWN – A LIMPOPO educator has been announced as South Africa’s technology teacher of the year.
The announcement of Matema Jacobeth Malatji of Diopong Primary School as the Internet Service Providers’ Association (ISPA) SuperTeacher of the Year 2018 has been made at just-concluded gala dinner of the annual iWeek conference and exhibition in Cape Town.
ISPA is the longtime sponsor of SA’s longest-running national information communication technology (ICT) in education awards and the founder and co-host of iWeek.
ISPA and the Digital Education Institute (DEI) also announced that Leanne Bishop of Grantleigh College category was selected as ISPA Tech Teacher for the year while ISPA Mobile Tech Teacher is Khatija Osman from Durban Girls’ College. The latter’s achievement is particularly impressive as she is a teaching intern.
Milford Malunga congratulated the winners and especially commended the outstanding quality and originality of their projects.
“The future bodes well for South Africa’s learners if our country can continue to produce educators of the calibre of Matema, Leanne and Khatija,” Malunga said.
The 2018 ISPA SuperTeacher of the Year competition gave educators an opportunity to showcase their skills in using ICTs to improve the educational environment in their classrooms, schools or communities.
ISPA’s Train the Teacher project has equipped over 5 000 teachers with ICT skills thanks to continued support from ISPA’s members.
– CAJ News