MCED’s 5th Annual ICT Conference
3 October 2019
The Metro Central Education District (MCED) hosted its 5th Annual ICT Conference at the Cape Teaching and Leadership Institute in Kuils River on Saturday, 21 September 2019. The theme of the conference was “The Classroom and Beyond”, with an emphasis on the four C’s of Change.
The keynote speaker, thirteen-year-old Amr Salie, wowed the audience with his accomplishments as a published author with a keen interest in coding and gaming.
There was a deliberate trend to engage the attendees in all sessions, which accommodated different levels of technology to be found at different institutions. The emphasis was on integration and pedagogy, mostly presented by teachers, for teachers.
The sessions line-up included coding, staying relevant in the digital age, Growth Mindset, More from G-Suite, Adaptive Learning, Robotics, Management Sharing Best Practice, Reading Buddy©, TPACK and SAMR, Teach in a low-tech classroom, Transforming Pedagogies and Classroom without Walls, to mention a few.
The conference organisers, MCED’s e-Learning Team (Gail Valentyn, Gert van Tonder and Husain Mollagee) were pleased with the turnout and the overall feedback from attendees was extremely positive. Many said that they were looking forward to the next event.