Re-imagining education and all of its possibilities

The Innovative Teachers Institute (ITI), sponsored by the Khulula foundation, is a movement for passionate, skilled, connected and revolutionary educators committed to the quest of creating change through adopting innovative strategies that promote development and improve student performance.

It is extending an invitation to stakeholders in education to attend their inaugural workshop on the 25 April 2013, at the Ridge School at 26 Woolston Road, Westcliff, Johannesburg from 8:00-16:30.

ITI provides a platform for public & private school teachers, pre-service teachers, professors of education, after school programme coordinators, principals, education students, and youth programme coordinators to engage in a meaningful way through workshops and open discussion forums aimed at empowering participants with strategies and practices that will enable them to create change in their classrooms, facilitate learner development and improve performance.

This institute was founded with the primary purpose of creating space for educators to re-imagine education and all its possibilities bringing them to the realisation that they possess the power and ability to activate meaningful change that makes a difference in the lives of their students, broader community and the country in general.

“Teaching is a calling, similar to that of religious order when not done just for mere pay can truly bring-about an uplifting experience to both teacher and student,” comments Waahida Mbatha, founding member of the institute.

Participating organisations in the inaugural event include: Assitej, BEEM, Deliver NPO, EAdvance, Home Language Project, Ikamva Youth, Kgololo Academy, Karen Walstra Consulting, Mathemaniacs, Spark Schools, The Ridge School, Think Ahead and XoliswaMoraka Communications.

Registration to participate will be open from the 25 February – 22 April 2013 and those interested can register online at . For more information about this initiative contact Waahida Mbatha at  or 079 594 5682.

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