On Friday, 16 November, 2018, we laid the foundation for South Africa to lead global education by hosting the first SPARK Schools annual Innovation Summit.
The purpose of the event was to showcase the moments of innovative genius that happen in SPARK Schools every day.
The event was the successful culmination of a year-long project.
The project rolled out with setting up Innovation Ambassadors in each school. Innovation Ambassadors then identified innovative practice and supported Innovators to develop their practice into a focused project. Projects were submitted to the Learning Model Team and evaluated using the Idea Evaluation Screening Matrix against the following measures:
Different or better?
Solves a Problem?
Ntombi Gontyeleni’s project, PEER TUTORING, (SPARK Maboneng) was voted the winning project! Amidst cheering and dancing, Ntombi accepted her prize to attend the Global Teacher Prize Ceremony in Dubai in 2019!
Ntombi’s innovative project used a SOLE (Self Organised Learning Environment) framework to leverage scholar leadership and skills for improved ownership and academic achievement.
Imagine 2019… plans for our next Innovation Summit are already underway!