Our Digital Leader Academy Programme aims to train primary school pupils to be experts and advocates of using appropriate technologies allowing them to act as ambassadors and peer mentors for staff, students and parents. A member of staff and 6 children attend 2 half day training sessions, a celebration event and receive a school visit.
Our Digital Leader Academy Programme enables children to:
Included is full support for staff and children for a year through the online Edmodo platform and the award of Digital Leader virtual badges and certificates for achievements completed by the pupils. Session 1 - 15.10.19 : Understand the role of a Digital Leader as an ambassador, communicator and technologist. Investigate new technologies and some key areas of (e)Safeguarding. Record your successes as a Digital Leader using Edmodo. In-school visit - date TBC : A chance to see Digital Leaders in situ to discuss and record progress since the initial meeting and publish this on our Digital Leader blog. Session 2 - 14.01.20 : Feedback from each school on their Digital Leader successes so far. Explore 3D printing and create a personalised 3D printed Digital Leader badge. Investigate password security and revisit the online badges and Edmodo. Celebration event - 30.06.20 : Children share group and individual successes within their schools and become accredited Digital Leaders.
- Describe and model the safe and responsible use of a range of technologies.
- Demonstrate appropriate knowledge and understanding of specific technologies relevant to each school context.
- Exhibit good communication skills and collaborate effectively with staff and students.
- Understand the concept of ‘Student Voice’ and become a conduit for this across the school with reference to the use of innovative digital and mobile technology.
All training is delivered at the Innovation Centre and the cost of the programme is £450 (£360 for subscribing schools) for all the above training for a maximum of 6 pupils.
Primary school staff with 6 pupils