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The Community of Learning Principals Event
Start Date: Jun 12, 2014
End Date: Jun 12, 2014
Venue: University of the Western Cape, Robert Sobukwe Road
Description: Symphonia is a nonprofit organisational change practice that works with leaders to engage their stakeholders so that talent, human energy and creativity is maximised. Its mission is to ignite a sense of possibility everywhere we work.

Symphonia for South Africa is hosting a workshop on 'Schools That Work' and 'Is your school ready for teaching and learning Maths and Science in the 21st century?' on 12 June 2014 in the Western Cape.

CoLP aims to reignite leadership qualities in each Principal and provide them with an opportunity to receive input on education related matters in a professional environment. The session is brought to you by The Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences (University of the Western Cape), MySchool and Symphonia for South Africa. Symphonia looks forward to welcoming you and kindly ask you to confirm your attendance by RSVP, indicating which one of the two sessions below you would like to attend.

Topic 1: Molly Blank will showcase and share her reflections, experiences and teachings taken from her work filming Schools That Work. Molly will engage about some of the stories and lessons from her film work.

Bio of speaker: Molly Blank is a documentary filmmaker who began working in South Africa as the recipient of a Fulbright Scholarship in 2005. Prior to working in documentary film, Molly taught for two years in a public school in Washington, D.C She holds an M.A. in journalism from the University of California, Berkeley and a B.A. in history from Tufts University.

Topic 2: “Is your school ready for teaching and learning Maths and Science in the 21st century?” presented by John Bransby - it is no secret that South Africa continues to struggle with the quality of its maths and science teaching and there is a desperate need for practical change and encouragement within this area.

Bio of speaker: John Bransby has taught Science up to Matric level from 1968 - 2012 and is now retired from full-time Science teaching. He has been the Matric Physics Examiner for South Africa in the 1980s for the JMB. Mr Bransby was also the principal of Theodor Herzl, in Port Elizabeth. In addition, he has written, edited and published many Maths and Science teaching and learning aids and books since the 1970s.

The Session Details:

Enquiries: Tel: 021 959 2257 / 082 488 5320

• Venue for Topic 1: Library Auditorium, University of the Western Cape (Topic: “Schools That Work” presented by Molly Blank);
• Venue for Topic 2: Staffroom, level 3 in the EMS Building, (opposite the Library Auditorium), University of the Western Cape (Topic 2: “Is your school ready for teaching and learning Maths and Science in the 21st century?” presented by John Bransby).
• Registration: 14h30 (Registration is taking place in the foyer at the Library Auditorium, after registration delegates will divide into the two venues)
• Time: 15h00 - 17h00
• Fee: Free
To RSVP: Contact, Yolanda Hughes, Email: yolanda@symphonia.net, Tel: 021 913 3507 or 083 641 4234

For more about Symphonia for South Africa, refer to www.symphonia.net.
Website: http://www.symphonia.net
Created By: CPSI
Organizers: Symphonia for South Africa - Partners for Possibility
Participation Requirements: Open

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