Digital Leader Academy
at Great Denham Primary School
Digital Leader Academy is coming to Great Denham Primary School
The aim of the Digital Leader Academy is to prepare teachers and children for their roles as digital leaders within their schools. The day will consist of a number of activities for Digital Leaders and their teacher that attends with them.
Digital Leader groups in schools can transform how technology is used in the whole school community, with teachers, children and parents too. Key aspects of a strong Digital Leader group involve a commitment to:
supporting genius bars being held at lunch times and at parent evenings
training teachers, both in CPD sessions and through access to screencasts
researching new apps for learning in the school
blogging about their activities and sharing screencasts on the blog
to supporting the school with Computing and online safety
Schools will attend 1 day each with the main aim being you leave with a good understanding and confidence of how to continue with your Digital Leader group within your school.
If you're thinking about how you might fund this, as we do need to charge for lunches etc, digital leader roles are perfect for raising aspirations in children. As a result, this makes a great investment for your pupil premium budget.
Places on Digital Leader Academy days are limited to 6 children and one teacher.
The Digital Leader Academy will take place on two days but these are repeated so please only choose one day from the form below.
How to pick your Digital Leaders?
Ask children to apply to become a digital leader.
Ask for applications in a creative manner of their choice using technology of their choice (although you might like to guide them).
Interview the children who apply and ensure they are aware of the commitment involved in becoming a digital leader.
For transparency and consistency, you might like to choose to have consistent forms for grading interviews and applications
By the end of the day, children will have learned about lots of great apps for learning to being back to the school, they will have been given access to and will be sharing on the digitalleaderacademy.com blog. They will also learn how to make screencasts, think about social media accounts and developed an action plan for how they will move Digital Leaders forward in your school.