As a part of the Educaid.be Project Group ‘Digitisation for Education’ (D4E), VVOB and Educaid.be join forces to organise a Connect&Learn on a digital topic. VVOB will present the Blend ON guide.

The Blend ON guide is a practical guide for providers of continuous professional development (CPD) who want to design or re-design blended CPD programmes for educators. The guide was developed through a blended Community of Practice and contains a range of cases, reflection questions and checklists. The Blend ON guide was piloted and evaluated in Vietnam and South Africa. The guide is open access and available in print and through an interactive website.

Programme

11:00-11:10

Welcome & introduction

Peter Stremus
Peter Stremus (moderator)
Founder EdukoMondo & lead Educaid.be Project Group D4E
Marije van Breda
Marije van Breda
Educaid.be coordinator
11:10-11:50

Introduction Blend ON guide

Jef Peeraer
Jef Peeraer
Global Strategic Education Advisor | VVOB - education for development

As a Global Strategic Education Advisor, he coordinated the global learning and co-creation trajectory within the BLEND project. He also coordinates VVOB’s flagship on school leadership. Before joining the VVOB Head Office, he focused on integration of ICT in teacher education in Vietnam and lead the implementation of VVOBs programmes in Rwanda as Country Programmes Manager

Stefaan Vande Walle
Stefaan Vande Walle
Global Strategic Education Advisor | VVOB - education for development

As a Global Strategic Education Advisor, he has been working on the coordination of its portfolio of primary and remedial education programmes.  Before joining the VVOB Head Office, he was involved in designing, implementing and evaluating blended and online CPD programs for VVOB in South Africa and Rwanda.

Q&A

11:50-12:05

Blend ON case in South Africa

Henre Benson
Henre Benson
Strategic Education Advisor | VVOB in South Africa

Henré Benson is a Strategic Education Advisor Online and Blended Learning with VVOB in South Africa. He has over 25 year's experience in the education development sector, including digitalisation of professional development programmes for teachers. He serves on the reference group for the National Institute for Curriculum and Professional Development and as a Board member of the National Association of Social Change Entities in Education.

Zanele Sibisi
Zanele Sibisi
Education Advisor | VVOB in South Africa

Zanele Sibisi has 15 years of experience in education support projects in South Africa and in the SADC region.  As education advisor with VVOB, Zanele supports various projects and programmes in early childhood and foundational learning.  In her role, Zanele strengthens teacher-driven professional development, including Professional Learning Communities (PLCs) and online and blended professional development.  She has a passion for gender equity, inclusion and transformation in education and was involved in material development and training of trainers in VVOB’s GRP4ECE pilot intervention.

Q&A

12:05-12:15

Closing remarks

12:15-13:00

Lunch (only for in person participants)

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