Building a Movement of Digital Change Agents for 21st Century Basic Education
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We imagine flocks of passionate young teachers with digital skills, flying to schools all over the country activating digital resources and guiding teachers to confidently use these in their classrooms.
Aware of the huge demand for 21st century teaching skills in basic education and convinced that the current digital generation of Bachelor of Education graduates holds the key to accelerating radical change in the sector, Flying Cows of Jozi employs these passionate young teachers to expertly facilitate digital education projects.
Our clients are organisations that work in the digital education space developing, supplying and implementing resources for the (basic) education sector. Flying Cows of Jozi assists these organisations with consultancy on ICT integration in teaching & learning, digital skills training, development of digital education content, as well as the activation of school computer centres.
Recognising the pivotal role that teachers play in implementing innovative solutions in teaching & learning, we’ve recently launched the Digital Skills Coaches Platform where our Flying Cows support teachers in schools to embrace this role successfully.
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“Every Generation Needs a Revolution” and the 4th Industrial Revolution Needs this Generation!
Our clients are organisations that work in the digital education space developing and implementing resources for the (basic) education sector.
- (Digital) educational publishers who create and distribute digital learning materials and train teachers on the use of their digital publications
- Suppliers of digital education solutions (hardware and software) this includes school computer centres, learner management systems (LMS) and Virtual Reality solutions to name a few.
- Large corporates who through their Corporate Social Investment (CSI) programmes invest in implementing ICT solutions in the (basic) education sector. These solutions include teacher digital development programmes and online content platforms.
- Not-for-Profit Organisations (NPOs) in the education sector that offer digital content and training programmes incl maths & sciences support for teachers and learners.
- Public and private schools aiming to integrate Edutech solutions in the classroom.
Flying Cows of Jozi assists these organisations with consultancy on ICT integration in teaching & learning, the design & delivery of digital skills training, development & editing digital education content, as well as the implementation & support of school computer centres.
We find that our clients are excited by the skills and knowledge of the Flying Cows of Jozi and enjoy the energy and fun they bring.
“Congratulate the team on the excellent work done. We are incredibly impressed” – Cambridge University Press
“I wish the Flying Cows could work with us in the ICT centres” – Department of Basic Education District Teacher Development Centre Manager
Flying Cows of Jozi employs recently graduated teachers who specialise in ICT in Education in addition to their various other majors that include the STEM-subjects, English, isiZulu and Business Studies.
They have both teaching and digital skills which adds a lot of value to the projects we do for our clients: not only can they facilitate and advise on digital tools and training, they also understand the role of a teacher when we work to integrate technology in teaching and learning.
Working as Flying Cows, the young teachers operate as action researchers, bringing their academic knowledge of the subjects they study (especially in School ICT Support and STEM education) to the projects we execute for our clients. This benefits our clients but also the young teachers because they see how what they’ve learned in theory is relevant in education practice. Collecting and processing the experience gained in our Inflight Insights creates a body of knowledge that is used by the Flying Cows in their Honours’ and Masters’ research work and we in turn draw on in new projects.
In addition to a fair salary and valuable work experience we offer our employees personal development programmes including Mindfulness to build confidence and agency to truly become the digital change agents that the basic education sector so desperately needs.
Flying Cow feedback:
“Being employed by Flying Cows of Jozi means my ideas are heard and respected and I’m allowed to build them with the guidance of your experience”. Other recurring comments are “encouraging me to move outside of the box”, “excited to be using my creativity”, “building a brighter future”. Click on the links below to hear the feedback from Flying Cows Malehlogonolo Boshielo and Thami Hemeni.
Digital Skills Coaches
“Change is a process and not an event”. It takes time for teachers to integrate their new digital skills in teaching & learning and it requires consistent repetition and careful guidance to overcome hurdles of fear and frustration.
With the right guidance over time the chances that the digital skills become a natural part of daily classroom practice increase significantly, not only contributing to effective teaching but also offering a much better return on investment in digital skills programmes.
Our Digital Skills Coaches Platform offers qualified, flexible and ongoing coaching support for educators to successfully embed digital skills in their classroom practice. Or simply put: we tutor teachers!
The Digital Skills Coaches are available for face-to-face recurring school visits as well as online in one-to-many broadcasts or for one-on-one video consultations and via our WhatsApp Digital Skills Support lines. Teachers can call our support whenever needed: during school hours in the classroom or after hours when help is needed with preparing lesson plans or setting up assignments.
We offer guidance on a wide variety of digital solutions including the Microsoft and Google Education suites as well as programmes from specific service providers like Siyavula and custom designed programmes.