Claudia Stanfield, the Lead MRP Foundation TechEd Facilitator in KZN, South Africa, is upholding the core goals of the MRP Foundation which is to make a difference in the lives of young under-privileged South Africans through empowerment and education. As such, Claudia has been with MRP Foundation for just over a year and through the involvement of the Tech Ed Project which implements tablet technology into rural school classrooms, she facilitates this implementation through teacher training and guiding educators on daily classroom use of this technology. Concurrently, Claudia is managing a multimedia math classroom that uses Khan Video’s and exercises. Prior to MRP Foundation, she has five years of English as a Second Language instruction within the Public School system as an ESL Instructor and as an English Professor at Jungwon University, in Goesan, South Korea. During her tenure in South Korea, she obtained a joint Master’s degree in Public Health Education and Natural Remedies, at Sahmyook University in Seoul, South Korea as well as holds a Bachelor’s degree in Communications and Psychology from the University of the Western Cape, her hometown. Whilst studying for her BA she facilitated English Literacy and Numeracy in hotels using the Media Works multi-media program, prior to the 2010 World Cup in South Africa to help with communication for the World Cup. Claudia is passionate about education and teaching, she believes in empowering those around her with the skills and knowledge to do more with their lives than their circumstances dictates they should or could.
Introducing new concepts through a variety of relevant graphics, audio and texts leads to deeper learning and understanding. This is especially beneficial to the learner when they can personalize their experience by choosing content and controlling the pace at which they move through that content. This workshop will highlight ways in which educators can use multimedia tools to make their classroom more engaging for their learners, as well as how to plan your lessons to integrate these tools. Teachers will also explore videos and exercises using a Maths program called KA LITE (Khan Academy Lite), an open-source software version of Khan Academy for offline situations.