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Innovative Teacher Awards

2006 Cape Town event

The Cape Town event was held at UCT on 11 March 2006. Teachers from the Western and Eastern Cape were invited after submitting their entry forms.

The morning was spent discussing the concept of innovation and the teachers developed an innovation self-assessment tool during the workshop.

Judging took place throughout the day and each entrant was interviewed by the judges. The top ten teachers were named, and six were given the Award and will be invited to a national or African event later in the year (the original April event has been postponed).

Dalene Thuynsma setting up her project in which she writes application-based software for learners with special needs. (Click photo to enlarge)

The teachers that were honoured are:

Six Awards (in alphabetical order):

  • Morgan Blundell (Selbourne College. East London)
    • multi-dimensional use of wikis and blogs in his teaching
  • Hendrien Coetzee (van Reede Primary, Oudsthoorn)
    • intra-school cross grade collaboration in designig and making games for community pre-schools
  • Ann Coull (Holy Cross Primary, George)
    • personalised digital school magazine
  • Sharlton Groenewald (Prince Albert Primary, Prince Albert)
    • using the Internet and intranet for learning
  • Dalene Thuynsma (Carpe Diem School, George)
    • designing application-based content for her learners with special needs
  • Morne van der Berg (Wesbank Primary, Oudtshoorn)
    • using songs in presentations to teach language skills

Four commendations (in alphabetical order):

  • Merle Abrahams (Wellington Primary, Wellington)
  • Maria Sivertson (Dominican School for the Deaf, Wittebome)
  • Cynthia Thomas (Kosie de Wet Primary, Villersdorp)
  • Ailsa Tudhope (Hoërskool Zwartberg, Prince Albert)

Anne Coull has developed the idea of a personalised photo-rich school magazine on CD.
(Click photo to enlarge)

Albie Smith claims that has is able to modify learners' behaviour and learning effectiveness by carefully selecting music, often Baroque, to play in the background. (Click photo to enlarge)

Click here to see a complete set of professional photos

Click here to read the "What is Innovation?" address (Word doc)

Click here to see the presentation as a website


Official Innovative Teacher Site

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