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2012

Training Report

Classroom Management & ICT integration

Henry Badenhorst
Freelance Trainer
8/6/2012

CONTENTS
Description

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Introduction

Attendance

Project Purpose & Goals

Methodology

Conclusions & Challenges

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INTRODUCTION
Project:

Somcuba P/S, Kanyamazane 1 3 August 2012

This report provides an overview the Classroom management training at


Somcuba PRIMARY SCHOOL which took place from 1 3 August 2012.

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ATTENDANCE
The teachers were all extremely keen and as far possible attended the workshop. The Principal also
attended some of the sessions. All sessions took place from 13h30 until 15h30 Wednesday and
Thursday.

Name
Nokuthula S. Ndubazi
Ndubane Sebenzile
Mvubu Khabo
Mlotha Thoko Virginiah
Malambe Nomsa Cynthia
Nkosi Thembi M.
Gwebu Ellen
Zwane W.Z.
Maseko Roselinah
Msimango Joanah
Mabunda Jeneatte
Jabulile Maseko
Patricia Thabethe
Meneane Gladys Shabangu
Shabangu Sibongile
Swarts Nelisiwe
R. Chauke
T.H. Hglongwane
L.N. Zitha
Simelane Phindile
Mofokeng Mabel Dikeledi
Wallace Duduzile
Nelson Mazibuko
Phiri Bessie Sonto
Nomi Florence Maseko
Mandla Abednego Nkosi
Nthobisi Victor Thoubtla
Ngwenya Ingrit Fikelephi
Shongwe Dzambile Safira
Mjaji Lizzie Ntombi
Sipho Vusumuzi Mjaji
Mashaba Elmon Charles
Nkosi Bawenle Millet
Mdhluli Zibekile Delinah
Mofokeng Dikeledi

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Cell number

E-Mail address

Wed

Thu

0799558617
0827070523
0827127638
0732351806
0826650031
0735282265
0728576633
0726091586
0844075135
0722694644
0724121502
0748285518
0728803935
0793867815
0721261541
0729018893
0824752508
0769913829
0736051128
0832167276
0769673331
0728264527
0835130682
0823533130
0729525044
0823543577
0796229674
0827065807
0827065797
0722846565
0722592573
0834704212
0767416049

nkosiman123@gmail.com
mtouctt@gmail.com
ingridngwenya@gmail.com
bawelilen@gmail.com
2dmahluli@gmail.com
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PROJECT PURPOSE & GOALS


Project purpose
The overall purpose of the project is to ensure that the learners and the teachers are
comfortable in integrating the solution into classroom teaching and learning.
Specific emphasis is placed on the integration of Learnthings content into teaching
and learning. This implies that teachers should have an understanding of the
navigation system as well as the actual available content.

Goals
By the end of the course participants were introduced to the following:

Overview of the hardware and software solution

Content pre-loaded on the teachers laptop

Classroom Management software on Teachers laptop

Internet and productivity tools

Exposure to Software preloaded on Classmates (Encarta, Learnthings Primary

Content)

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METHODOLOGY
The training was initially a face-to-face intervention where I explained all the concepts
relating to the solution.
I demonstrated the solution via role-play: imitating a real class situation with a teacher
and the real teaches being the learners using the classmates.
Teachers worked in groups, each teacher received a printed handout with relevant
activities.
Practical integration happened where the teachers brought their learners to the lab
and the teacher together with the facilitator integrated the Classroom management
tools.
They browsed through the content and some of the teachers even presented lessons
using existing Learnthings content. The Methodology worked well for this
intervention.

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CONCLUSIONS & CHALLENGES


THE TEACHERS:
The training proceeded as planned. The teachers were very eager, but the pace was slow due to
their lack of prior experience and different levels of pc literacy. Most teachers could not attend all
the sessions due to transportation difficulties. Mr. Mashaba (Deputy principal), Mr. Sipho and
Oliver assisted me throughout with both Teacher and student training and I invested a lot of time
into them to make sure they understand the Classroom Management system as well as all the
accompanying preloaded software. The older teachers seem to be more hesitant to learn new
things, but once they grasped some of the easier content, they became excited and saw the
possibilities with this system. Follow up and additional training should be considered as the
training time is insufficient.

THE STUDENTS:
Once the students grasped the possibilities of the software, I could not drag them away from the
computers. They expressed their desire to return for more. The audio visual interactive nature of
the software engaged them fully. The workshop was a huge success in this regard. I mostly
covered Encarta and Learnthings Primary content, using step by step lessons, assisted by other
teachers, to familiarise them with the track pad (mouse). For all of them it was their very first time
in front of a pc.

THE SCHOOL:
I was received with an open heart and was treated well by both teachers and students.
There is no pc lab in the school; consequently I had to convert the staffroom into a training facility.
Movement between desks were hindered by lack of space.

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