Empowering students as Digital Champions
iTeach Digital Leaders provides the structure, support and resources you need to select, train, excite and empower pupils to be central to your schools digital learning strategy. Following a simple sign up, we’ll provide you with a ‘pack’ that gives you everything you need in the form on an amazing iBook resource. Once you select your Leaders, each pupil receives their T Shirt, certificate, lanyard and pin badge. From there, we can help train and upskill the Leaders, challenge them with new ideas and problems and host them at regular ‘Digital Leader Labs’ events.
Your Leaders join a community of thousands of schools and pupils from around the UK, Ireland and the world!
What is a Digital Leader?
A Digital Leader is a pupil who is part of a Digital Leaders Team within a school, whose role it is to support the use and further the development of the iPad and digital learning.
Digital Leaders come from all ages throughout school and from all ability levels. Having been assembled through an application process and interview,
the Digital Leaders would meet regularly with on-going training and support given to develop specific areas of iPad expertise. While these areas could be self determined, the school should also choose key areas that are specific to the wider educational or practical needs of the school and its community.
They have a range of duties which includes day to day classroom support, representing school at events, and running internal ‘Genius Bar’ type initiatives.
How we help
Once you enrol, we will send you our Digital Leaders starter pack iBook which is available in English and Irish. (and if you’d like to help with a translation, drop us a line)
One of our team will then work with you to guide you through the next steps.
When you are ready to launch, we’ve a fantastic keynote for you to use in Assembly. We can offer you free posters with your school crest and a link via QR code or web link to take applications, and our pack includes application forms an interview questions. The pack contains everything you need from duties of a DL to selection and rewards.
Once you have your Leaders selected, we can get the following up and running for you:
- Supply of digital leader uniform badges
- Supply of iTeach Digital Leaders certificates – which can be provided at a school assembly
- Lanyard style ID badges
- One hour DL training in school for the Leaders*
- Co-ordination of a trip to the Apple Retail store to be trained as an ‘iGenius’*
- Enrolment in our Digital Badge scheme to provide a focus for development and recognition of student achievement.
- Help and support creating by providing on going activities
- Fabulous posters that can be placed around the school to advertise the DL services
The Digital Leaders programme is incredibly popular. There are now tens of thousands of iTeach Digital Leaders in schools across the country and the world. To ensure that all Digital Leaders have access to the goodies and resources, we limit the number of Goodies kits to a maximum of 14 per school across each academic year. We recommend that you keep the Digital Leaders teams to 14 or less – remember the role is one to be earned!**
Join us at our Digital Leaders Lab
All schools running the programme will be invited to bring their Digital Leader team to a full day event in late October happening across the UK – packed full of activities to promote learning, to stretch and challenge your leaders, to allow them to exhibit their project and to reward them with their badges and recognition. We’re also working with partners around the globe to run local Labs events or we can equip your school to be a hub school and host your own event.
Be part of the DL community
With Digital Leaders everywhere, we’ve got partner schools programmes for blogging, facetime and skype opportunities, collaboration and lots more!
All of this is if course, free. At iTeach we have seen huge value in empowering pupils as Digital Leaders, and we want to do whatever we can to assist.***
All you need do is complete the form below. We’ll send you the Leaders pack, and work with you to help and get things underway. Simple!
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* Depending on availability in your region
** If you want to appoint more than 14 Leaders we can provide the goodies pack for a small additional fee per pupil.
*** For schools outside of the UK/Ireland you’ll need to cover shipping costs