Current Projects

  • MathsUp app development and piloting

    RED INK is in the process of developing early Maths content in an app format for practitioners and teachers of 4 - 6-year-old children. Terms 1, 2, 3 and 4 are available in English, Afrikaans and isiXhosa.

    MathsUp CAPS aligned so covers all Grade R content. The app is of full of colour pictures, stories and rhymes, play-based activities and tips for parents on how to involve their children in maths at and around the home.

    We are currently rolling out the MathsUp app in the Eastern Cape to all FP Subject Advisors and Grade R practitioners/teachers. We look forward to rolling out to all provinces soon. Users receive 10 A2 full colour posters or a poster book when they download the app at an boarding workshop. Go to the Google Play store and see for yourself!

    Email us for more information on downloading the app and on how to get the posters.

  • Courses and workshops for teachers

    RED INK provides hands on, face-to-face one to three-day early (emergent) Maths training for capacity building and up skilling of ECD and Foundation Phase practitioners / teachers. Our Maths approach is play-based and supports the development of language and literacy through stories, songs and rhymes.

    We offer parent workshops on supporting early reading and maths at home.

    We also provide materials that include concrete manipulatives, posters and manuals.

    Email us for more information on our courses and workshops.

  • UNICEF development of play-based teacher training material

    RED INK is leading a consortium of Education Specialists in response to a call from UNICEF to develop four teacher training packages on play-based learning, with associated assessment tools.

    The materials are intended for trainers of ECD practitioners and Foundation Phase teachers at NQF levels 4, 5, 6 and 7.

    These materials will support the creation of learning environments that inspire and motivate children and promote positive early learning experiences and a solid foundation for future success at school.

    Email us for more information on the development of these materials.

  • Continuous Assessment Child Development Mobile Application

    RED INK with Education Specialists from UCT's Schools Development Unit, independent consultants, Subject Advisors and teachers are developing Grade R Home Language, Mathematics and Life Skills subject assessment content for a Continuous Assessment Child development (CACD) Mobile Application.

    The South African team are collaborating with the app developer and content writers from Botswana and Namibia to develop an application to support the school readiness of children.

    The application builds on and extends each country's existing assessment policies and documents, and will include "explanations" and "recommendations" to guide assessment practice in Grade R.

    The app will also offer helpful feedback to support teaching to focuses on the needs of the learners and suggest play-based teaching and learning activities.

  • Deaf adult computer literacy training

    RED INK offers computer literacy training for marginalised Deaf adults who use South African Sign Language (SASL) to communicate. Students register with ICDL, and deaf adults are trained on core modules.

    They complete on line assessments in order to receive certification.

    RED INK is also training Deaf trainers from the Deaf Community of Cape Town (DCCT), a registered DPO.

  • Development of learning and teaching resources.

    RED INK develops classroom resources for use in teaching and learning literacy and Maths in ECD and FP settings.

    These high-quality materials are sourced locally and internationally and support play and enquiry-based teaching and learning.

    Staff and community members from the Cape Town Deaf Community (DCCT) are involved in developing and packing our materials. This provides work opportunities and income generation for DCCT.