One of my greatest passions in the world of education over the last few years has been in developing pupil Digital Leaders projects in primary and secondary schools.
In fact, between 2011 and 2013 I was fortunate enough to support approximately 60 Bradford schools to roll out such projects! I am now delighted to have launched this Manchester Digital Leaders blog. We are welcoming a group ten schools initially, in the form of two clusters.
In Manchester Digital Leaders Cluster A:
Baguley Hall Primary School
Benchill Primary School
St. Mary’s RC Primary School
St. Paul’s CE Primary School
Wilbraham Primary School
In Manchester Digital Leaders Cluster B:
Medlock Primary School
Park View Community School
Plymouth Grove Primary School
Rolls Crescent Primary School
St. Barnabas C of E Primary Academy
Digital Leaders are pupils who hold responsibility for helping Computing Leaders to embed the use of technology across schools by attending regular meetings, supporting other pupils, teaching other members of staff, running assemblies and other whole school events, leading on improvements in e-safety provision and much more.
If you would like to start a Digital Leaders project at your school, local cluster of schools or across a Local Authority, please read contact me using the details here.
Examples of how I could support you include:
- Full training for participating teachers;
- Training sessions for pupils;
- In-school progress review meetings with the pupils and supporting adults;
- Access to a series of fortnightly Digital Leader challenges;
- Digital Leader Kidsmeets;
- Access to a collaborative online learning space;
- Full email, phone and Twitter support.
Please let me know if you would like to get involved or if you have any questions. Individual school projects are great, but the impact of cluster projects (such as this one on the Manchester Digital Leaders blog) is even greater, so if you know of any other schools that might be interested then please do let me know.