GTI Axis Summit 2019
The GTI Axis Summit is a convergence of students, teachers and school leaders from throughout South Africa and around the world. This year’s Summit will take place from 2 to 4 July 2019 at the University of Johannesburg’s Soweto Campus.Everyone agrees that our education system in South Africa and the world is in serious need of change. But what are the key levers to make that change a reality?
This year’s theme is Connect + Create = Change. At the Summit, participants will explore ways of turning classrooms into creative spaces for learning, and be challenged to make these spaces sites where learners can connect both with each other and with the wider local and global communities in which they find themselves. We aim at the Summit to build a community of educators who commit to become active change agents in our schools, our communities, our country and the world at large.
Through a series of various sessions, the Summit aims to allow educators at any stage in their career an opportunity to develop and collaborate across the traditional boundaries of age and professional experience and work towards a new vision for education.
Day 1 will feature Connection Zones where participants can engage in a range of creative activities in small groups – facilitated discussion groups, dance/movement workshops, improvised theatre and maker spaces. Active participation is encouraged, all voices are valued, and every attendee should make a meaningful contribution.
On Day 2, participants will have a choice of topics within the community of practice workshops. Workshops will explore creativity in the classroom, building connections in and out the classroom and how educators can turn their schools into levers of change in promoting an equitable, just and inclusive society.
Day 3 ends the Summit with participants being challenged to put the two days of learning into practice through Teach Back Sessions. Participants will work collaboratively in groups to create and implement short and fun lessons based on what they would have learned during the Summit.