Building a Movement of Digital Change Agents for 21st Century Basic Education
Excited about the inspiring potential of Bachelor of Education students and graduates, and aware of the demand for their 21st century teaching skills in the basic education sector, Flying Cows of Jozi connects the two by employing these change agents to facilitate digital education projects for our clients.
The fact that they have both teaching and digital skills has already added value to work we’re doing for DBE, Vodacom Foundation, Cambridge University Press and ITSI.
In addition to valuable work-experience we offer them personal development programmes including Mindfulness to empower them to truly become the digital change agents that the basic education sector so desperately needs.
Flying Cows of Jozi is a division of Bamboo Rock, the ICT consulting, training and interim management company owned by Josine Overdevest that for the past 15 years has successfully developed and executed projects connecting people and technology, together with partners from different parts of society.
Flying Cows of Jozi employs 4th year and Honours Bachelor of Education students who specialise in ICT in Education in addition to their various other majors that include the STEM-subjects, English, isiZulu and Business Studies. Working on Flying Cows of Jozi projects, the students earn a fair hourly rate which contributes to their study and living expenses.
To build confidence and a sense of personal agency in their pivotal roles in 21st century basic education, Flying Cows of Jozi offers them personal development programmes including Mindfulness and Nia.
Some student 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”.
Our main clients are organisations that work in the digital education space developing and supplying resources to the (basic) education sector. This is a key area of expertise and experience which Bamboo Rock has developed over the past 15 years.
- (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.
Flying Cows of Jozi assists these organisations with the curation & development of digital education content, the design & delivery of digital skills training as well as the implementation & support of school computer centres.
We find that our clients are pleasantly surprised by the skills and knowledge of the Flying Cows of Jozi and are also excited about the energy and fun they bring.
Some client feedback:
“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