We were excited to welcome pupils from four schools to our first training event for Central South Consortium Joint Education Service – Developing Pupils as Effective Digital Leaders. Our talented Digital Leader Council led the event; working with pupils from each school to develop Digital Leaders to help drive ICT and digital competency in their schools. We started the event by sharing a video our Digital Leaders made describing their roles:
During the event we shared what we do effectively as Digital Leaders and supported each school to create a vision of what they wanted their own councils too look like. We helped pupils develop profiles for each member, focusing on their skills and expertise. Each school discussed and produced a list of rules for responsible use of ICT within their schools. These lists will be displayed in each classroom within their schools. During the afternoon, we looked at how Digital Leaders could be used as trainers within their schools. Our pupils led a carousel of ICT workshops, including: coding, Minecraft. Hwb+ and E-Safety. In addition to sharing some of the emerging technologies we use regularly, the aim of the carousel was to encourage pupils to think about the type of workshops they could deliver in their own schools. This is a video, created using Moviemaker, our Digital Leaders made during the day:
It was a pleasure to welcome the pupils and teachers from: Abercynon Primary School, Cwmlai Primary School, Porth Junior School and Maerdy Community Primary School to our school. We really enjoyed working with you all. We are in the process of setting up a shared Hwb+ site to encourage Digital Leaders from each school to collaborate with each other.
We are really excited to be running two more training events for the CSC JES. Please see the links below for more details:
Minecraft Event – Wednesday 24th February
ICT Event – Monday March 14th