Dedicated Free State teachers participated in the “Master in My Subject (MIMS)” training sessions at the School of Open Learning at the South Campus arranged by ICTISE.
At the beginning of 2012, 32 mathematics teachers from 20 schools in and around Bloemfontein sacrificed the last week of their holiday to attend the first of the “Master in My Subject (MIMS)” training sessions at our School of Open Learning at the South Campus.
This is part of the Rector’s Schools Change Project. The ICTISE (ICT Innovation in School Education) section of the School of Open Learning has teamed up with MasterMaths to make this event possible. During the training sessions, each teacher assessed on their work during the first school term to teach. Using a computer-based teaching system, voice and animated images are used to illustrate mathematical principles to individual teachers. Through out the process they master key concepts and are encouraged to test they comprehension.
At the end of the week, each participating school received a laptop computer with software, sponsored by MasterMaths. The rest of 2012 will see this group of teachers returinging to the university every holiday for a week to continue the program.