SAALED Annual Seminar - 25 May 2023
Thank you to St Stithians Girls’ Preparatory School for providing a perfect venue to accommodate our face-to-face Annual SAALED Seminar and Networking Event. The host school’s wonderful facilities allowed us to network and collaborate across all disciplines to provide meaningful support for neurodiverse learners in our schools. We were able to take down the salient points using our pens and notepads, generously donated by St Stithians for the occasion.
All our delegates will receive 5 CPTD points for attending the event.
With speakers, who are experts in their fields, sharing evidence-based knowledge and strategies with the audience, our Seminar could only be a remarkable success. Thank you to our three superb speakers.
- Understanding the neurodiversity of learners in the classroom. Dr Nicola O’Kelly (nee Winson) gave an overview of the neurodiversity of the brain and how teachers need to modify their strategies to accommodate all learners.
- The keynotes of auditory processing was presented by Natalie Herb (nee Wiesner) who explained the keynotes of auditory processing and gave valuable tips for teachers to use with learners who have auditory challenges.
- Does vision enhance or hinder learning? An educator’s guide to classroom vision problem. Casha Meintjies, a behavioural optometrist elaborated on the relationship between vision and learning, emphasizing the importance of regular eye examinations.
All three speakers graciously agreed to share their slides with the delegates, which you should have already received. Please don’t forget that you earned 5 CPTD points from SACE for attending the Event.
The vendor exhibits gave insight into 21st Century innovations that can complement learning in a creative way. Grateful thanks to the following vendors who each provided an awesome prize, which was gifted to some lucky delegate.
- The Brain Bus
- Mind Moves also gifted all delegates with a set of posters (with youtube links) on how to do the mind moves. These were valued at over R300 per set.
- Weighted Bear
- Greenbean Learning Resources who have also announced a 10 %discount for the next 14 days on any resources purchased.
We were delighted with the R500 gift voucher sponsored by Exclusive Books and thank them for their generosity and interest in SAALED. Happy birthday and congratulations to Zoe who won the voucher!
SAALED Annual Seminar - 11 June 2022
What a phenomenal success our SAALED Annual Seminar was! Thank you to all who attended our 2022 on-site event as well as the online participants. We have to make special mention of the teachers from Sunrise View Secondary School who travelled all the way from Rustenburg to be an integral part of the seminar.
Our three speakers, Luke Lamprecht, Angela Schaerer and Johan van Lill were amazing and the delegates all made use of their Steyn City gifted notepads and pens as they jotted down many pearls of wisdom. Grateful thanks to Luke, Angela and Johan. You all made an enormous difference in many people’s lives on Saturday.
Special appreciation to Steyn City School for allowing us the use of their beautiful school facilities as well as their catering team who provided the most delicious snacks for us.
SAALED Annual Dinner and Networking Event - 20 May 2021
On Thursday 20 May, our Annual Dinner and Networking Event was hosted by SAALED at Pridwin School. The guest speaker was Herman Mashaba whose topic was, “Is there hope for education in South African schools?”
Herman is a fantastic person whose strong desire to make a difference in all areas in our country is commendable. He is a straight talker who does not cloud his thinking with rhetoric.
The dinner was well attended and we enjoyed the food, wine, companionship, and speaker.
Sketchnote of Vinay's talk
Roy Blumenthal is a digital visual facilitator who he makes speakers look great by bringing their material to life in hand-painted full-colour pictures. In real-time.
As they speak, he hooks his tablet PC to a video projector, and paints visual interpretations of their words on a big screen. Roy says to think of him as a live, interactive replacement for PowerPoint. He visually summarises, interprets, makes sense of, and highlights the speaker’s content.
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