Enabling Student Success
Did you Know?
The Gauteng Department of Education contracted us to deliver training on "Inclusion and Learning Barriers" at their Annual Focus Week in June 2016 and 2017. We trained over 1000 educators from 300 schools from across the province. These ranged from Special Schools, to Full Service Schools, Ordinary Schools and Schools of Speciality. This was the third year in a row that we have trained at the Annual Focus Week. During June 2015 Focus Week, we tendered and were successful in training over 600 educators from close to 200 schools from across the province in "Childhood Stress". Our training was of an excellent quality, so much that we have been contracted in 2017 by the Gauteng Department of Education's Inclusion and Support Directorate and the ETDP Sector Training Authority to train close to 392 educators in "Inclusion and Learning Barriers" and 150 educators in "Curriculum Differentiation". These two courses are EDTP SETA accredited course. We look forward to the success of all these educators and believe it will allow for a massive paradigm shift in the province. By the way these courses are also SACE accredited and carries CPD points for the professional staff as well.
"The workshop was very informative. After 24 years in the field of education service, this was worth attending. Thank you" - Dimakatso Mako
Launched - We have launched our online training course versions in order to service educators and people interested in further training and development. We have launched it in partnership with The Eduvation Network who specialise in SACE accredited online courses. www.eduvationnet.co.za
Education in SA
South African Radio Show Highlights Local Needs
Gerald Williams of Shaping the Learner and Dr Ian Smythe did a double act this evening on SAFM, a major South African radio station based in Johannesburg. The host, Naledi Moleo, invited them to talk about the Profiler, set within the context of dyslexia and the South African learning environment. Listen to Dyslexia Discussion on SAFM Show
Did You Know?
Shaping the Learner and our UK partner Do-IT Solutions, spearheaded by Dr Ian Smythe and Prof Amanda Kirby having partnered with the South African Eastern Cape Dept. of Education's Inclusion and Special Needs Directorate. We have implemented our Learner Profiler - a web-based (and offline) screener for literacy, numeracy and other learning challenges. Our system is being used in over 30 districts across the Eastern Cape. We are actively engaging all interested partners, such as the Gauteng Province for example, in implementing a system of screening that allows for rapid support and turnaround of learner performance. If your province or districts are interested in partnering with us then please feel free to contact us.
Are Our Kids Imploding in Front of Our Eyes?
The media has been filled over the last couple of years with stories of violence in our schools. Situations are often described and meant to imply that since the advent of our democracy in 1994, education has made great strides, yet one gets the overwhelming feeling, based on media reports that our system and quality of education is crumbling. Statistics are often bandied about as to the high levels of child and sexual abuse in our schools. Criticisms are leveled at abusive and underperforming educators. As you may note, the author has refrained from using any statistical reference that would describe the state of our education system for a few reasons. Among these is that the author, as an expert in research, development and training often finds the various research “reports” problematic in its methodologies, depth and lack of scientific analysis..............Read more
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Did You Know We have Accredited Courses?
Courses are SACE, ETDP and some are HPCSA Accredited
- Inclusion and Learning Barriers
- Curriculum Differentiation in Classrooms
- Childhood Stress and Learning
- Psychiatric Disorders in Schools
- Sexual Violence in Schools