The Digilit Leicester Network builds on the DigiLit Leicester project, which successfully established a process for identifying strengths and gaps in digital literacy, and improving skills and confidence school and city-wide.
Peer-led digital literacy
Peer network leads will ensure that staff at all levels continue to be supported in improving skills and developing their practice. The new network represents 10 city schools.
Digital literacy in focus
Each school has selected a strand of the DigiLit Leicester framework to focus on during the lifetime of the project, and will be focusing on raising confidence and competence levels in this area. Schools were free to select their prefered area from the six framework strands –
- Assessment and Feedback
- Communication, Collaboration and Participation
- Creating and Sharing
- E-Safety and Online Identity
- Finding, Evaluating and Organising
- Technology supported Professional Development
Interestingly, all participating schools selected one of three strands: Assessment and Feedback, Communication, Collaboration and Participation, or Technology supported professional Development – giving us three working groups.
The Peer Network Leads will:
- Work in partnership with the Open Schools Network, to ensure work completed compliments and supports the development, implementation and identification of good practice in open education.
- Commit to developing their own specialist knowledge of the chosen digital literacy strand area, as well as complimentary knowledge relating to open education, open educational resources and open licences.
- Support staff at their school in relation to the development of practice supported by the chosen digital literacy strand, ensuring progression amongst all staff but particularly in relation to staff currently working at Entry level.
- Ensure that activities undertaken support the school improvement plan and in particular, learner outcomes and quality of teaching.
- Be an active member of the DigiLit Leicester Network in Leicester – supporting other members, encouraging primary school participation, sharing approaches and ideas, and promoting your work and the work of the other network members.
- Document and share practice and any high quality resources created in the context of the project under open licence, in line with Leicester City Council recommendations.
First published on http://digilitleic.com Author: Josie Fraser