15 May 2018 – The Vodacom DBE centre managers workshop at the Protea Hotel at O.R. Tambo airport saw the successful launch of the Flying Cows of Jozi.
Our team of energetic, talented students assisted the 92 managers who run the Vodacom supported Department of Basic Education (DBE) District Teacher Development Centres (DTDCs) nationwide. These centre managers came together at O.R. Tambo to be updated on topics like the DBE Professional Development Framework for Digital Learning and the Vodacom Social Innovation portfolio.
In interactive break-away sessions the centre managers learned how to integrate the digital tools that are available in the DTDCs in teaching & learning. The tools presented include E-Beam, the DBE Moodle platform and Skype. The workshop concluded with the centre managers listing goals and action points to take the learning from the workshop back to their centres and districts.
The Flying Cows of Jozi supported the centre managers in the sessions and also presented fun digital recap and evaluation tools. The interactions between the experienced education professionals and the digitally skilled students proved to be insightful and motivating for everyone. Positive energy sparked!
Our Flying Cows of Jozi on this project are 4th year & Honours students from the University of Johannesburg Faculty of Education who specialise in ICT in Education. Working on Flying Cows of Jozi projects, the students earn a fair hourly rate which contributes to their study and living expenses.
In addition to on-the-job mentoring, Flying Cows of Jozi offers personal development: building confidence and a sense of personal agency to empower these young people to step forward into an exciting career in the digital economy.