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SEVA

Developed for the SABC, SEVA (the SABC Education Virtual Academy) is an online learning environment aimed at delivering academic content to support FET learners in five gateway subjects. The ultimate aim of SEVA is “to support South African learners enrolled in public schools”. SABC Education’s mission, ‘Enriching Minds, Enriching Lives’, underpins the academy. Supported by the Department of Basic Education, SEVA was officially launched in 2018. Its objective is to promote and support education by providing digitised content to Grade 12 learners. The platform currently delivers matric support in five key subjects: Mathematics, Physical Sciences, Life Sciences, Accounting and English First Additional Language. The content – consisting of videos, flashcards, lesson notes, quizzes and games – is extracted and repurposed for e-learning from the SABC’s premier education show, Geleza Nathi, broadcast on SABC 1 from 05h00 to 06h00, Mondays to Fridays.

Harambee – Second Chance Matric Programme

The Harambee Second Chance Matric programme prepares matric rewrite candidates for their supplementary exams and optimises their chances of attaining a matric certificate, which in turn opens further learning and/or employment opportunities for them.

EISH has created bespoke, curriculum-aligned Second Chance courses in Mathematics, Physical Sciences and English First Additional Language.

The online guided study programme includes video lessons, supporting notes, audio-dictionaries, self-assessments and past exam papers.

The intention of the Second Chance programme is to provide matric rewrite candidates with a useful and comprehensive online support intervention that potentially eliminates information overload, identifies and plugs gaps in their learning behaviours and content knowledge, and prepares them practically for exam success.

Vodacom eSchool

Vodacom eSchool is a free online resource for Grade 8 to12 learners and teachers. Launched in 2015, it was specifically designed for mobile phones. The The CAPS-aligned digital content covers five grades in key subjects.

In the space of just one year, EISH developed, digitised and uploaded a total of 4,167 lessons (consisting of videos clips, lessons notes and interactive quizzes) to the Vodacom content management system (CMS).

BROADCAST

Mindset POP

The Mindset POP DStv channel 317 features programming aimed at ECD and GET learners. The channel has played a crucial role in supporting parents and caregivers of children during the COVID-19 lockdown.

EISH has developed daily lessons in Literacy and Numeracy for the Foundation Phase (Grades 1-3) and  English and Mathematics for the Intermediate Phase (Grades 4-6). The lessons are based on Mindset’s Learn Like Lerato series and provides CAPS-aligned lessons that learners can participate in, on their own or with an adult. EISH has also developed daily lessons for Grade 7s in Mathematics and Natural Sciences. The series ensures that learners have day-by-day instruction in key areas of learning during the COVID-19 lockdown.

Geleza Nathi

EISH is proud to provide facilities to Ya-YEBO-Yes Media, an educational production company that produces Geleza Nathi, a TV show aimed at helping learners matriculate as well as cope with the lifestyle challenges they face in their final school year.

Geleza Nathi is all about getting the balance right! It’s a show for matrics who are serious about studying but who also understand the importance of keeping physically and mentally healthy while having fun.

Geleza Nathi is broadcast on SABC 1 every weekday between 05h00 and 06h00. The show is hosted by a group of young, dynamic teachers and presenters who put the punch back into learning.

IIAL

The objective of the Department of Basic Education’s ‘Incremental Introduction of African Languages’ (IIAL) programme is to foster nation building and encourage social cohesion by improving learners’ proficiency in African languages.

The DBE commissioned EISH to produce an IIAL DVD series for Grade 1 to help facilitate the learning (and teaching) of African languages at a Second Additional Language (SAL) level.

Produced in nine languages, the lessons use puppets, songs and stories to introduce Grade 1 learners to new language concepts in a fun and energetic way.

The DBE has delivered the IIAL DVD packs to primary schools nationwide.

RADIO

Second Chance Matric

EISH partnered with the Department of Basic Education and Mashabela Creatives to provide radio revision lessons for the Second Chance Matric support programme.

The aim of the programme is to provide support to learners who have not met the requirements of the National Senior Certificate (NSC).

Designed to assist learners writing their matric supplementary exams, the revision lessons cover 11 core subjects and are broadcast on community radio stations during the period leading up to the matric exam rewrites.

These audio resources can also be accessed on the Department of Basic Education’s website.

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Teach Right,
Learn Right

The ‘Teach Right, Learn Right’ DVD series showcases the best Literacy and Numeracy practices in a diverse range of classrooms across South Africa. The series profiles real teachers, teaching real children and dealing with the real challenges of education in South Africa.

An initiative of the Department of Basic Education, the ‘Teach Right, Learn Right’ series demonstrates how the DBE’s Rainbow Workbook series is being used in classrooms to enhance teaching and learning.

British Council – Rainbow Audio Workbook with the Department of Education

The British Council appointed EISH to produce an audio programme to support the Department of Basic Education’s Foundation Phase and Intermediate Phase English First Additional Language Rainbow Workbooks. The audio content is packaged on SD cards and used on the British Council’s LifePlayer, a unique solar-powered device that makes audio content available to teachers and learners in the most remote areas of South Africa.

The audio programme consists of weekly lessons that match the Rainbow Workbook Series learning programme. Each weekly audio lesson consists of a theme-related song or story, a vocabulary lesson, a phonics lesson, a sentence-structure lesson and a game. The audio content is designed to ‘model’ correct pronunciation, phonemes, sentence-structure/patterns and vocabulary usage.

British Council – Rainbow Audio Workbook Project with the Department of Basic Education

Laying Solid Foundations for Learning

The ‘Foundations for Learning’ programme was a Grade R intervention championed by the Minister of Education, Angie Motshekga. Each pack produced by EISH consisted of a Big Book, a Learner’s Workbook, a Learner Resource Book, a Teacher’s Guide, a Teacher’s Resource Book and four Teacher DVDs. The ‘Foundations for Learning’ packs were distributed to all Grade R classes in 2010.

The Department of Basic Education also appointed EISH to produce the revised 2016 Teacher’s Guide and Teaching Plan.

Effective Teaching in the Foundation Phase

In this DVD series aimed at Foundation Phase teachers, the CAPS (Curriculum and Assessment Policy Statements) are demystified. Expert educators guide the viewer through the curriculum documents by presenting model lessons that are designed to inform and inspire.

Every View Counts

This reading intervention programme, commissioned by the Parliamentary Millennium Project, was designed for Grade 4-7 learners who are struggling with reading.

Consisting of a Teacher’s Guide, Teacher’s DVD, Learners’ Book and 24 illustrated stories, this beautiful reading series engages and motivates even the most reluctant readers while building their reading, spelling and writing skills.

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