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By Tikwiza Silubonde, Benita Williams

EduCOVID TIG Meet Reflection: Learning Briefs as tool to support EduCOVID response

In the second EduCOVID TIG meeting, held on 2 July, Ms. Tikwiza Silubonde from Stellenbosch University facilitated a TIG webinar on "Learning Briefs as a tool to support EduCOVID response". The recording of the meeting together with the presentations can be found here.

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By Dr Lorraine Marneweck,Ms Gina Ermacora

Virtual Coaching in the Early Grade Reading Study (Mpumalanga)

This Blog was written Dr Lorraine Marneweck, Programme Director and Ms Gina Ermacora, Virtual Coach from ClassAct in June 2020. It is relevant to the EduCOVID TIG as much of our work is becoming virtual.

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By Melissa King (BRIDGE) and Benita Williams

Reflections from the BRIDGE M&E Community of Practice meeting held on 27 May 2020

BRIDGE Innovation in Education Organization convened an M&E Community of Practice meeting, with its partners SAMEA, Khulisa and Tshikululu. The topic of the meeting was “The impact of Covid-19 on M&E in Education”

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By Dr Mark Abrahams

Conveying evaluative messages: infographics, chocolates and full inboxes

We all value or prefer certainty over uncertainty and unpredictability. Certainty provides a sense of security, a modicum of control and some level of satisfaction when things unfold as we expect them to. That is partly why we appreciate the graphs and the tables - even if these graphs and tables only deal with speculations and predictions based on patterns, the numbers reflect some level of knowing, of certainty and of control.

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By Benita Williams, James Keevy

EDvision Initiative

Coordinating the efforts of the agencies that are working on the Education Sector Response to COVID-19 is important. Read here about the EDVISION initiative of NASCEE.

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By Benita Williams

How can I participate?

Participate? Who, how and when.

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By Benita Williams

How is the TIG Governed?

The EduCOVID TIG is an initiative of the SAMEA board, and is guided by the SAMEA TIG guideline.

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By Benita Williams

Progress Update

At the launch of the EduCOVID TIG on 13 May 2020, the group decided that a bi-weekly meeting via zoom would be desirable. Some other ideas about how the TIG could work were exchanged.

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By Benita Williams

The vision loosely imagined

SAMEA launched the EduCOVID Topical Interest Group on 13 May via zoom Participants in the discussion shared some ideas of how SAMEA members can help the Education Sector response to COVID-19.

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By Benita Williams

EduCOVID Tig Launch!

On 13 May 2020, SAMEA launched a Topical Interest Group (TIG) for those working in the field of education, who are interested in cooperating around Covid-19 and Education in South Africa.

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