The Digital Leader Academy (DLA) programme consists of 2 half days face to face training, an in school visit recorded as a blog post and an end of year celebration event. At the end of the programme all pupils receive a certificate and a Digital Leader Academy wrist band. Throughout the programme the children have access to the Digital Leader Academy Online materials hosted on Edmodo that allows them to communicate with other children and ourselves sharing their successes as Digital Leaders. They can also apply for Online Badges and certificates to celebrate their achievements as Digital Leaders. Children often contact us to share their progress, ask for support or apply for the Online Badges and it is great to have regular updates from them sharing their excitement at being a Digital Leader.
Our Digital Leader Academy Programme enables children to:
- 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.
The academy runs 2 cohorts over the year where a member of staff and 6 children attend 2 half day training sessions, a celebration event and receive a school visit. Included is full support for staff and children for a year through the online learning platform Edmodo and the award of Digital Leader virtual badges and certificates for achievements completed by the pupils.
Half day training session 1
Understand the role of a Digital Leader as an Ambassador, Communicator and Technologist. Explore and create green screen videos to share back at school and investigate some key areas of Online Safety. Update your online profile and post feedback using Edmodo.
A chance to see Digital Leaders in situ to discuss and record progress since the initial meeting and publish their journey so far on this blog.
Half day training session 2
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 Online Badges and Edmodo.
Children share group and individual successes within their schools and become accredited Digital Leaders.
All training is delivered at the Innovation Centre in Bradford and the cost of the programme is £450 (£360 for subscribing schools) for all the above training for a maximum of 6 pupils.
If you are a school / group of schools outside the Bradford Region please contact us to discuss delivering training in your local area.
Cohort details and registration for 2019 – 2020 are below
COHORT 1 (register here soon)
Session 1 15/10/19 09:30 – 11:45
In school visit (TBC)
Session 2 14/01/20 09:30 – 11:45
Celebration Events will take place on 05/07/19.
COHORT 2 (register here soon)
Session 1 26/11/19 09:30 – 11:45
In school visit (TBC)
Session 2 11/02/20 09:30 – 11:45
Celebration Events will take place on 30/06/20.