Setlhare runs courses on content and teaching skills, either as stand-alone courses or as part of school-based support. The courses are mostly based on CAPS content and sequence. The content and focus can be adjusted depending on the needs of schools in a particular year.
Typically, courses are for two to four days, or a series of afternoons. They can be run during term time or holidays, depending on what schools need. We need enough people attending to make a course worthwhile.
You can see some sample course outlines and reports below.
In Term 1, for teaching in Term 2
For Grade 4-7 science and technology: Structures, processing of materials and the nature of matter (4 days). See a course description here, and a report on the 2013 course here (When you see blue text with an underline, click on it.)
For Technology Grade 4-9: Mechanical and electrical systems (2 days) I’ve lost the report but will put it up as soon as I find it.
In Term 2, for teaching in Term 3
For Grade 4 and 5 science and technology teachers: Energy, sound and mechanical systems (2 days). See a course outline here
For Grade 5, 6 and 7 science and technology teachers: Circuits and electrical systems (3 to 4 days) See a course outline here
For Senior Phase science and technology teachers: Circuits and electrical systems (4 days).
In Term 3, for teaching in Term 4
For Senior Phase science and technology teachers: The Planet Earth and Beyond. As for primary schools, this course deals mainly with astronomy (2 days)