Matthew Hains – ISPA Tech Teacher of 2015

After posting about my entry into the ISPA Super Teacher 2015 Competition a little while ago and making it as one of the ten finalists, I was so happy to have won and be nominated the Cozacares/ISPA Tech Teacher of 2015! It was an absolutely fantastic three days down in Stellenbosch as part of the end of the iWeek conference.

This site, the Facebook group and the shared resources were all part of my submitted materials when it came to entering the competition.

All the finalists were spoilt with a trip down to Stellenbosch and enjoying some informative training sessions with Maggie Verster at the beautiful Spier Wine Estate (Conference centre). We were given a tour of Stellenbosch and a market on the last day. The awards ceremony took place at Hudsons on the Vredenheim Wine Estate were Debbie Shafer (MEC for Education in the Western Cape) was also in attendance to hand out certificates and prizes.

Being a part of the competition has been a wonderful experience and brought me into contact with more teachers and ideas and a renewed passion for my subject and calling as a teacher.

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Here are some of my photos from the event. Official photos will be posted later on.