Digital Strategy Accelerator for Schools

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Get your school digital ready for September. 4 week course with weekly webinars, private online community and action plans.

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An online accelerator programme designed to help schools get digital ready for the next academic year.

The coronavirus lockdown, and potential for a second wave, is making it more important than ever before to have a digital strategy in place.

We've partnered with one of the world's leading digital education experts (Dr Neelam Parmar) to create a unique online course designed to help schools prepare.

Whether you're a digital novice or technical wizard, all our welcome.

Price: £348 (inc. VAT) per school

(If you would like to register multiple staff members, register as an "Organisation", and register your colleagues using the "Team Pass" ticket option )


Course overview

Over 4 weeks, we will cover the following topics:

  1. Digital leadership: setting your vision
  2. Choosing what technology to use
  3. Online teaching and learning
  4. Virtual communities and sustainability

How the course is delivered

  • 4x online webinars (recorded for future reference): 4pm - 5:30pm (BST) every Wednesday
  • Private online community for course participants to share ideas and support each other through the process
  • Weekly action plans to take away after each webinar

Who is this course for?

This course is strictly for schools.

School staff, Headteachers, Deputy Heads (Learning and Innovation), Senior Leaders, Directors of Educational Technology, Digital Leaders, IT Directors and IT Coordinators - anyone who is responsible for remote / digital learning in their school.

If you are an education consultant, Local Authority or supplier, please email and we'll send you information about other courses / ways we can help.

What you will learn from this course

Week 1: Digital leadership: setting your vision

  • Conducting a visioning exercise
  • Setting aims and objectives
  • Identifying a digital lead or committee
  • Setting timelines and evaluating progress

Week 2: Choosing what technology to use

  • Identifying technology appropriate to your school
  • Consideration of additional applications and software
  • Developing cloud based educational workflows ie. sync of class data sets
  • Building operational efficiencies i.e. devices, wifi, broadband, security, etc.

Week 3: Online teaching and learning

  • Learning how to teach using technology
  • Shifting to remote teaching and learning
  • Transition to virtual classrooms and effective online assessment
  • Learning to engage and motivate your learners
  • Engaging and supporting parents

Week 4: Virtual communities and sustainability

  • Developing a programme of pastoral care and wellbeing
  • Extending outreach into the wider community
  • Building a blended and online teacher training hub
  • Continuing to innovate and create effective online learning at scale

Course Leader

Dr Neelam Parmar

Dr. Neelam Parmar is the Director of Educational Technology, Digital Learning and Innovation at Ashford School and the Educational Technologist at the United Learning Group of schools.

She draws on her research and practical experiences of working with technology and regularly presents around the UK and internationally on the role of EdTech in education, providing strategy, roadmaps and CPD programmes for blended and online learning approaches. She is the author of the ‘Digital Literacy in the Primary’ series and ‘Digital Parenting’ book. Neelam is an award-winning professional, international researcher, author, thought leader and speaker on effective technology, pedagogy and curriculum integration within education and is currently engaged with the DfE EdTech Leadership Group, Innovate My School and the @WomenEdTech movement.

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Innovate My School

A community-driven website and event organiser that keeps teachers informed about the latest ideas and innovations in education.

Feedback from previous courses

⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐

“Very useful sessions on strategy. Thank you.”

- Martin Byford-Rew, Head of ICT Services, Thomas Deacon Education Trust

⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐

“Exceptionally informative.”

- Paul Higginbotham, Computing and eSafety Lead, Charlestown Primary

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“Dr. Parmar's course was both enlightening and supportive. She has a way of putting everything into context. She draws from her wealth of experience when answering questions and has a way of problem solving which is creative and practical. Very professional and thoroughly grounded in knowledge of the sector.”

- Saqib Safdar, Head of E-Learning, DLD College

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"Dr Parmar has guided us on our way to become a real digital school. Her advice and training made our distance learning possible and more effective during the lockdown of Covid-19. Highly recommended."

- Kaija-Leena, CEO and Principal, Finnish International School, Kosovo

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