Empowering pupils through digital leadership
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 eBook resource to get things started. Once you select your Leaders, each pupil receives their T Shirt, certificate, lanyard and pin badge. Next you’ll get access to our ‘Next Steps’ resources which will walk you through developing the programme throughout the academic year – applying roles, providing tasks and a mechanism to achieve recognition through Digital Badges
We can help train and upskill the Leaders, challenge them with new ideas and problems and host them at regular ‘Digital Leader Labs’ events.
Designed for everyone
Digital Leaders is designed for ‘all things digital’ in school life. So no matter what technology you deploy in school, or what platform you use, you’ll find that the programme focuses on skills and tasks that underpin and support every type of technology. iTeach Digital Leaders is built for both primary and secondary with custom resources for your group. In addition to English, resources and pupil materials are available in Irish and Welsh.
With everything you need
When you’re ready to launch the initiative in your school, we have a fantastic keynote for you to use in Assembly. Plus we can offer you free personalised posters a link to take applications. Our online recruitment pack includes everything you will need from application forms to interview questions. From there, we’ll get you access to our dedicated resource area brimming with tasks and step by step guidance.
The entire programme is built with the curriculum in mind. Our roles, responsibilities and tasks promote critical thinking and are mapped to Thinking Skills and Personal Capabilities (CCEA), CfE and the wider skills matrix in the National Curriculum.
Integrated with Digital Badges
We’ve built a series of badges that integrate with tasks and roles in Digital Leaders. Pupils can work towards any or all badges and each require upload of evidence and are assessed. Our badges run via Badgelist on the Open Badge framework from Mozilla so pupils can use them in their on line portfolios or via Backpack. Read more about our Digital Badges here
A real community
Your Leaders join a community of thousands of schools and pupils from around the UK, Ireland and the world!
Enrol now and we will send you our Digital Leaders iBook so you can get started with your Digital Leaders right away. Just scroll down, fill in the short form and thats it!
From there you’ll be guided and pointed to all the resources you will need to make things really fly!
Once you have your Leaders selected, we’ll get the following up and running for you:
- Fab posters that can be placed around the school to advertise the DL programme and encourage pupils to sign up
- Assembly keynotes
- Dedicated pupil sign up web site
- Teacher interview packs
- Supply of Digital Leader uniform badges, iTeach Digital Leaders certificates and Lanyard style ID badges
- Digital Leader T Shirts for all pupils taking part
- 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’*
- Setup of roles and ongoing tasks with a curriculum and skills focus
- Membership of our pupil Digital Badge programme powered by Badgelist
Once you enrol, you’ll receive an email providing access to the first stage of the resources section – from there you can request pupil kits and you’ll be directed to our ‘Next Steps’ area full of guidance and resources to enable you to progress within the Digital Leader framework.
If it’s your first year, you’ll get your first 10 pupil kits and all the resources absolutely free – no strings. If you have more than 10 amazing pupils that you want to appoint, don’t worry – we can provide additional kits during your first year for just £15 per pupil.
If you decide to run Digital leaders for further year groups or years it’s just £200 per year. No tie on, no subscription, nothing to sign up to and no commitment.
At iTeach we have seen huge value in empowering pupils as Digital Leaders, and we want to do whatever we can to assist in the most beneficial and cost effective way.
All you need do is complete the form below. We’ll send you an automated email with links to the Leaders pack, and your resources, and work with you to help and get things underway. Simple!
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Join us at our Digital Leaders Lab
All schools running the programme will also be invited to bring their Digital Leader team to events happening across the UK in conjunction with our partners. Packed full of activities to promote learning, challenge your leaders and to allow them to exhibit their projects. All while receiving the official recognition they deserve.
We’re also working with partners around the globe to run local Labs events or we can even transform your school into a DL hub, equipping you with resources to host your very own event.