I am Peter Lekolwane, an educator at Diopong Primary School in Mankweng Circuit of Limpopo Province. I teach Natural Science and Technology in Grade 6 and 7. Even though our school is underprivileged, I strive to use technology in my teaching to make teaching and learning more enthusiastic and meaningful.
Besides teaching I am the sports organiser and I coach soccer and Chess. At home I spend two hours of my evening time at gym doing aerobics and spinning. Sometimes I do road running once or twice a week.
My ISPA project was about introducing computer science through coding. I started the project in December last year and I did coding with two schools, Diopong and Pulamadibogo with the help of my colleagues in IT, Phuti Ragophala and Tinny Molepo. We had limited resources in both schools, but we managed with the help of University of Limpopo 's Faculty of Science and Mathematics.
The biggest challenge I encountered during my project is limited number of computers and connectivity. I also collaborated with Mountainview Secondary School, which had at least two computer labs with connectivity. I managed to do coding coupled with career guidance through skype at this school.
While doing this project I came to realise that learners like working more with computers than being taught in class. I also realised that computer science should be given as early as in the foundation phase.
As an educator I have achieved a lot. Through hard work in ICT, I am a Microsoft Innovative Educator Expert ( MIEE) I was also selected as a finalist in the 2015 ISPA Super Teacher Competition.
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