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Innovative Teacher Awards

2006 Johannesburg event


The Johannesburg event was held at University of Johannesburg and teachers from Limpopo, Mpumalanga, Free State, Northwest and KwaZulu-Natal joined teachers from Gauteng.

The morning was spent discussing the concept of innovation and the teachers developed an innovation self-assessment tool during the workshop (to be published here soon).

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).

A general review of the entries as innovations will be posted on this page shortly.

The teachers that were honoured are:

Six Awards (in alphabetical order):

  • Alta Bester (Laerskool Vastrap, Northwest)
    • multi-media support of teaching and learning from the school media centre
  • Ron Beyers (St Albans College, Gauteng)
    • Ulwazi Project teaching science and technology on wide area networks
  • Peter de Lisle (Hilton College. KZN)
    • integrating ICT in a life skills programme
  • Bridget Fleming (St Davids Marist Inanda College, Gauteng)
    • using GIS in Geography teaching
  • Abdulla Sujee (Roshnee Islamic School, Gauteng)
    • bringing multimedia and "life itself" into the language teaching
  • Paul van Zyl (St John's College, Gauteng)
    • designing games in the Biology class

Four commendations (in alphabetical order):

  • Daryth Crawford (Reddam House, Gauteng)
  • Kim Nicholas (Thomas More College, KZN)
  • Anthony Pandaram (Westville Boys High School, KZN)
  • Ronel Swanepoel (Retief High School, Free State)

Two other teachers teachers deserve mention, although they just missed the top ten:

  • Deidre Hulett (Seaforth College, KZN)
  • Thembi Mashaba (Tentelenu Primary, Mpumalanga)

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

Information about the Awards events

Previous awards events





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