Digital Leadership course
Digital disruption is driving an urgent need to up-skill and re-skill; wherever we go and whatever we do in our careers, it has never been more important to ensure that we meet the demands of fast-paced technological change and can take the lead with digital capability.
Helen Caldwell at the University of Northampton has developed a new online postgraduate certificate in digital leadership in collaboration with Apple Education, to allow practising teachers and subject leaders to develop the in-demand subject knowledge and critical skills needed to step into a digital leadership role in any educational context.
This is a one-year part-time course aimed at educators from any sector whose role involves digital leadership or who would like to pursue such a role in the future.
A key aspect of the course is that teachers can have an impact straight away by carrying out projects that are relevant to their settings. There is an emphasis on developing practitioner research skills and on social online learning. Students will:
- Engage with peers in professional dialogues
- Synthesize evidence from research and contemporary debates
- Undertake practitioner research as a member of an engaged and supportive learning community
The course results in a standalone qualification and 60 masters credits. Graduates can choose to carry on to take a full masters through an online route. Applications for May 2019 are open now.
More information here: https://www.northampton.ac.uk/courses/postgraduate-certificate-in-digital-leadership/
Digital Learning across Boundaries course
The Digital Learning across Boundaries team from the University of Northampton is running a short free online course for primary and lower secondary teachers entitled ‘What if the sea level rises? Exploring language and culture in a future setting’.
This course has been developed as part of a European funded project, ‘Digital Learning across Boundaries’, that brings together teachers, student teachers and lecturers in Norway, Denmark, Belgium and England to connect classrooms to explore and share technology-related themes (see the project website http://dlaberasmus.eu ). It includes case studies of lessons on themes such as survival, communication and sustainability, and an international online community sharing ideas.
This free course runs for one week starting on May 6th and will remain on the project website for teachers to dip in and out of as much as they want.
You can find out more and sign up here:
Contact Helen Caldwell if you have any queries about either of these courses:
@helencaldwel on Twitter