Dr. Karen Walstra (KWC.EvolveSchool)

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INTRODUCTION

Karen Walstra, independent educational consultant, promotes problem-solving, creative and critical thinking, incorporating digital tools, addressing educational transformation, assisting edu-organisations adapting to change, exploring strategic thinking. Conducts PD personalised sessions. Successful 29-year classroom teaching career (Gr. R-11). Director of Academics. Coordinated and trained on large-scale outreach programmes: St Stithians College’s Thandulwazi Teacher and Leader Development Programme (2005-2015). Acting Head of Thandulwazi Maths and Science Academy (8/2017-7/2018), Trainer and content developer of Click Foundation’s Learner Reading project (2012-2015). Worked for Google (2014 - 4/2017) Emerging markets “Education Go Digital” and ChromeOS Teams globally and across Sub-Saharan Africa. Part-time lecturer (University of Pretoria: 2017 to 2019). Holds Masters in Education: Educational Technology (University of Witwatersrand) Doctor of Philosophy (PhD‌ ) Computer-integrated Education (University of Pretoria) researched educational Virtual Reality on teachers’ pedagogy Education, Training and Development Assessor and Moderator. Presented at local and international conferences on Educational Technology and Design and Technology.

COURSES

ZAR350
12 Lessons

Navigating 5IR with Purple Mash – Humans and Computers

The Fifth Industrial Revolution promises a future where automation and artificial intelligence will transform the way we live and work.…

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ZAR100
15 Lessons

Growing Nelson Mandela’s (Madiba’s) values in our classroom and school

In this short self-paced course we’ll explore Madiba the man, and the significant dates in his life. The main focus…

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ZAR400
12 Lessons

AI in Education – Exploration!

AI in Education

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ZAR500
10 Lessons

Building Confidence with Digital Tools in the Classroom

Empowering Educators: Building Confidence with Digital Tools in the Classroom  

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ZAR450
21 Lessons

Internet Safety – No Addon!

Internet Safety – No Add On In this course we explore why Internet Safety should be NO add on, rather…

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ZAR350
10 Lessons

Introduction to Classroom Management – My Teaching Space

This short self-paced learning course is an “Introduction to Classroom Management  – My Teaching Space”. It would be useful for…

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RATINGS & REVIEWS

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Nelmari
Posted 2 weeks ago
Informative and well thought out

This was a very thorough and thought provoking course. I enjoyed the example of videos that can assist with explaining topics to your children and learners. My mom was listening to some of the videos with me while I was busy and mentioned how she would have loved to have had the knowledge when we were younger. Excellent work, thank you.

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Posted 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your review! We are glad you and your mom enjoyed the course!

Tina
Posted 3 weeks ago
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The content was incredibly comprehensive and up-to-date. The course covered a wide range of topics, from basic internet safety principles to advanced security measures. Each module was well-structured and presented in a clear, engaging manner. I appreciated how the lessons were broken down into manageable segments, making it easy to absorb and retain the information.

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Posted 3 weeks ago

Thank you Tina, we are glad you enjoyed the course and learnt from it. We look forward to seeing you on future courses!

Charlene
Posted 2 weeks ago
This Internet Safety course was relevant and on-point for teachers and parents alike.

Dr Walstra has simplified Online Safety in a concise manner, reminding us of why this topic is of critical importance. She backs up her facts with numerous sources. I appreciate the impactful videos that can be shown to learners, to make them aware of their online activity. The self-reflection for each topic was thought-provoking, and I look forward to using these ideas in my lessons.

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Posted 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your review. We are glad you enjoyed it!

Yvonne
Posted 5 days ago
AI in Education

This short course was well worth it. I gained more knowledge on the topic of AI in Education. I found the practical tools very helpful, especially the list of resources.

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Kevin
Posted 1 week ago
Course was superb, just a few technical glitches

I enjoyed the course, learned a lot, and want to pursue this in the future, thanks Karen and Keri for your help.

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Posted 1 week ago

Thank you, Kevin. We are glad you found it valuable!

Teacha! Inspire - Keri
Posted 3 months ago
This was very interesting and inspiring!

This was an interesting and inspiring course which gave me good ideas of how I could apply this in the classroom.

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Mark
Posted 1 month ago
Great connection with the late President

I enjoyed the course and found the way Dr Hayward connected Mandela’s ideas to the classroom fascinating. I am sure that many teachers will find delight in this inspiring presentation.

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Posted 1 month ago

Many thanks for your kind words, Dr Potterton!