Chipa Thomas Maimela has an Honors Degree in Educational Management and an Advanced Certificate in Education Computer Integrated Education, a Diploma in Science and Technology Education, a certified Information Skills and Understanding and a current MBA candidate. Chipa is a certified Instructional Developer a certified Assessor and an Online facilitator and also possesses the art of Science of Co-Facilitation with Wits University Accredited by the International Coach Federation: 16.5 CCEU offered by CRR Global and Community radio certification from the University of Limpopo.
Chipa has worked as a Science and Technology Teacher for about 18 years within the South African Basic Education. He has further worked as an Instructional Developer in both public and private University at the University of the Witwatersrand and The Da Vinci Institute for Technology Management, Chipa also worked as a Monitoring and Evaluation Project Coordinator for Science and Technology sector and also for the Science Media Monitoring and Analysis for the Science and Technology industry with the National Research Foundation at the South African Agency for Science and Technology Advancement. Chipa has spent much of his time with community media as an analyst.
Chipa has successfully earned himself several educational awards for Provincial National Teacher awards for Teaching with Technology including the Special award from Internet Service Providers Association (ISPA) and further earned recognition for his contribution on Physical Science Blogging for the South African Blog Awards as runner-up for the Best Science and Technology Blog award in 2016, he also became runner as an MTN nominee for Best education solution award and an Incubator award respectively for Physical Sciences Break 1.0 App in 2017.
Chipa worked in several Technology Innovation programs including the Microsoft Innovative Educator (MIE) program. Chipa has also been involved in leadership for several organisations in the education sector. Physical Sciences Break 1.0 is an outstanding FET Science content Blog with an estimated 2.8 million hits currently growing, making the Blog one of the successful online learning platforms ever produced in South Africa by Chipa Thomas Maimela.
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2014/2015 Limpopo Department of Education National Teacher Award Excellence in Technology-Enhanced Teaching and Learning Award
2014 ISPA Super Teacher Finalist SA
2013/2014 ISPA Super Teacher Special Award Winner SA
2013 Microsoft Innovative Educator SA
2013 Microsoft Expert Educator SA
2013/2014 Limpopo Department of Education National Teacher Award Excellence in Technology-Enhanced Teaching and Learning Award
CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS and ATTEDENCE Schoolnetsa 2013 http://www.schoolnetsa.blogspot.co.za/2013/07/schoolnet-conference-2013 SABEC SOUTH AFRICAN BASIC EDUCATION CONFERENCE 2014 http://www.education-conference.co.za GAFESUMMIT SOUTH AFRICA http://za.gafesummit.com EDTECH SUMMIT SOUTH AFRICA (JANEFURSE) 2014 http://www.edtechsummitsouthafrica.com TESTIMONIAL
A clip is taken from Mmipe Mokgehle (SA 2013 Greatest mentor) on schoolnetsa 2013
To whom it may concern
This is to certify that I have known Chipa Thomas Maimela in the SchoolNetSA ICT workshop organised for PIL- Network Innovative Educators earlier this year and went to the ICT Conference in Bloemfontein for a week together.
Chipa proved himself an ICT asset in many ways. He actually was already highly competent in the use of ICT when I meet him. He was able to get a 1st runner-up position in SchoolNetSA and Microsoft Educator – Expect Pil – network in Bloemfontein and thereafter in a very shop space of time Chipa managed to submit a good project for Stars in Education Award.
At the present moment Chipa is awaiting the Provincial results of NTA (National Teaching Award) 2013 Excellence in ICT Teaching and Learning).
Against the background given above, I strongly recommend Chipa for any Responsibility in the ICT arena
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A clip is taken from Fiona Wallace 2014 SABEC
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