ISPA SuperTeacher Competition 2018
The 2018 ISPA SuperTeacher Competition is an annual competition sponsored by the Internet Service Providers’ Association (ISPA) and WASPA. The competition is managed by the Digital Education Institute.
This prestigious competition has a proud history going back to 2001, when ISPA launched the competition to support their Train the Teacher ICT Project. This year we will be focusing on classroom practice as well as personal teacher development. We are hoping to extend the competition to include many more teachers.
What is the aim?
The ISPA SuperTeacher Competition gives educators an opportunity to showcase their skills in using Information Communication Technologies (ICT) to improve the educational environment within their
classroom, school or community.
Who is eligible?
All educators currently teaching at schools throughout South Africa.
What will be required for entry?
Teachers will be taken through an online process of creating an ICT enhanced project for submission. Training and professional development webinars assist and motivate teachers to innovate. Internet access is therefore important.
ISPA SuperTeacher Award
ISPA Tech Teacher Award
Project focus areas for Categories 1 and 2 (Choose 1 of the following 3)
A. Curriculum integration and classroom management:
The project demonstrates the creative and efficient use of ICT to enhance teaching and learning in the 21st century.
B. Effective school leadership and management
The project demonstrates the innovative use of ICT skills to enhance overall productivity, educator or learner motivation, administration or extra-curricular activities in the school.
C. The school in the community
The project demonstrates the appropriate and effective use of ICTs to strengthen the relationship between the school, its parent body or the community it serves.
Mobile Tech Teacher Award
D. The safe use of mobile technologies in and out of the classroom
The project specifically aim to address the safe use of mobile devices in and out of the classroom
Please note, previous winners of any of the categories may not re-enter for a period of 3 years.
The winning educators are selected by a PANEL OF JUDGES appointed by the Digital Education Institute.
Winners are selected on the basis of a PORTFOLIO OF EVIDENCE that best showcases their ICT in Education Project in the chosen focus areas.
After registration, educators will be taken through a series of steps during which outcomes and criteria will be explained in detail using summative assessment methods (rubrics etc).
REGISTRATION OPENS: Friday 23 February 2018.
REGISTRATION CLOSES: Wednesday 5th June 2017.
COMPETITION CLOSES: Friday 15 July 2017 at 17:00
Each of the ten finalists will receive an all-expenses paid, two day trip to iWeek and the ISPA SuperTeacher Awards Ceremony in August 2018 which will be held in Cape Town this year.
The winners of the 2018 ISPA SuperTeacher Competition will be announced at a glittering Gala Dinner Reception.
The winner in each category will also receive an exciting Mystery Prize, in this, the 22th year of iWeek.