MEC MATSEMELA CONGRATULATES THE WINNER OF 2019 ISPA SUPERTEACHER AWARDS
In closing Women’s Month MEC Mmaphefo Matsemela wishes to congratulate Ms Dimakatso Sefora of Saron Primary School in Rustenburg who won the 2019 ISPA SuperTeacher of the Year competition held at the Indaba Hotel and Conference Centre in Bryanston, Johannesburg on Monday, 30 August 2019.
The South Africa’s Internet Service Providers’ Association (ISPA) SuperTeacher Awards are an annual feature of the iWeek Internet industry conference and exhibition. These awards are very apt for rewarding teachers that are achieving high levels of competence in digital learning. They encourage a transformation of pedagogy and a deeper awareness and use of digital tools and resources for learning.
The Digital Education Institute (DEI), a non-profit educational body, is ISPA’s partner in the SuperTeacher competition and manages the Association’s teacher IT skills training programme that originally gave rise to the ISPA SuperTeacher of the Year Awards.
The 2019 ISPA SuperTeacher of the Year competition gave educators an opportunity to showcase their skills in using Information Communication Technologies (ICTs) to improve the educational environment in their classrooms, schools or communities.
Ms Dimakatso Sefora is a long time participant in the ISPA SuperTeacher Awards and teacher training programme.
“I am extremely excited by this achievement and it gives me courage to work very hard. I committed myself many years ago that I want to be part and parcel of the Fourth Industrial Revolution. Now I am reaping the fruits of my hard work and I continue to train my colleagues on the usage of ICT in my school”, Ms Sefora.
The North West Education MEC, congratulated Ms Sefora on her achievement in the Information Technology Communication environment.
“On behalf of the department I would like to congratulate Ms Sefora and indicate that she is a light in our province that deserves to be celebrated. This achievement comes at a right time when the department is focusing on the Fourth Industrial Revolution. In our ten point priorities the Fourth Industrial Revolution emphasizes on connectivity to all schools, digitisation of educational content for critical subjects, provision of devices to all learners and training of all teachers on ICT integration in teaching and learning”, said MEC Matsemela.
Ms Sefora walked away with a laptop, Projector, Voucher (game parks) 4 nights, Pen and Ink magazine and a R5000 .00.