TeacherWorks - an online support system
If you are new to the IEB, new to teaching CAT and/or IT, or find running a single person department challenging then this novel initiative is for you! TeacherWorks is designed for teachers using the Exploring CAT and IT series published by FunWorks. Get annual access to valuable resources and expert teachers, to make your role as a CAT or IT Teacher more rewarding.
TeacherWorks is facilitated by Delia Kench, an IT teacher with more than 25 years of IT teaching. She has consistently achieved a matric class average of above 80% at St Benedict’s College where she worked for 25 years. Delia has redesigned the IEB SAGs, been an IEB practical examiner, IEB portfolio moderator and currently serves as the IEB internal moderator for IT. She has recently been appointed the Theory Examiner and Internal Moderator for the Computer Science offered by IEB International. She is passionate about developing IT as a school subject through the support and professional development of IT teachers who are fundamental to the subject’s growth. She has published and co-authored the Exploring IT series of textbooks since 1996. She completed the Exploring CAT series in 2021 to expand Funworks range of textbooks.
With over 50 teachers engaged in workshops, support sessions and sharing of ideas and challenges in 2021 and 2022, this initiative will be continued in 2023.
Teacherworks CAT will be facilitated by Julie Flanegan, a CAT and IT teacher with 21 years of teaching Computer Studies, CAT and IT at Michaelhouse in KwaZulu-Natal. Julie developed the original IEB CAT SAGs, was appointed as the original IEB CAT Examiner and then IEB CAT Internal Moderator for a period of six years when CAT was introduced as an NSC subject. She is passionate about developing CAT and IT as school subjects through the support and professional development of CAT and IT teachers who are fundamental to the subject’s growth. She has edited the Exploring CAT Grade 12 textbook and she is currently editing the Exploring IT series of textbooks.
Julie has a passion for incorporating technology and new methodologies in her classes included blending learning, collaboration, critical thinking, and the use of learning management systems. She has experience in coordinating the online programme during lockdown and online teaching as well as hybrid teaching. She has recently qualified with a Post Graduate Diploma in Educational Technology at UCT.
CAT TeacherWorks will continue in 2023 after a successful year with 25 teachers.