Full course description

What are digital literacy skills?

Developing the skills to discover, acquire and communicate knowledge and information in a globalised economy; using technology to reinforce, extend and deepen learning through international collaboration.

Who is this training package for?

School teachers who want to discover the most effective ways of teaching digital literacy skills in the classroom.  

What will it cover?

Combining theory and practical examples, this training package will help you gain a clear understanding of digital literacy skills and why they are important for today’s young people. You will also see how others have put digital literacy into practice, before planning and implementing your own interventions or enquiries.

What will it teach me about digital literacy skills?

 ·         What they are and why they are important

·         How to identify opportunities to develop them within your school

·         How to plan your own enquiry or intervention at your school

How to implement your enquiry or intervention with colleagues and students, and how to assess this

·         Ways of refining and developing your approaches to further embed digital literacy across your school

What will I take away?

The training package will challenge you to rethink current practice, policies and approaches relating to digital literacy. You will develop your own personalised enquiries and interventions to enhance digital literacy, helping you to make a difference to teaching and learning in your own school.

Practical information

Before accessing this training package, please register with British Council Schools Online.

Duration:

 ·         Online study – 8-10 hours

·         Optional reading – 4 hours

·         School-based activities – at least 4 weeks (non-consecutive)

Before starting, we recommend you find a learning partner who can offer you support and advice throughout the training course. This could be an existing colleague who you can meet with regularly to discuss your progress.

Please note: You will need to use one of the following web browsers to access the training package: 

  • Internet Explorer 10 and 11 (Edge support begins September 28; IE 10 will be discontinued on November 21)
  • Chrome 44 and 45
  • Safari 7 and 8
  • Firefox 39 and 40 (Extended Releases are not supported)
  • Flash 17 and 18 (for recording or viewing audio/video and uploading files)
  • Respondus Lockdown Browser (supporting the latest system requirements)