National Digital Learning Event 2017: Meet Kellie at the Digital Marketplace

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The National Digital Learning Event will be held in Liberty Stadium on 21 June and this year’s theme is ‘Creative approaches to implementing the Digital Competence Framework’.

The day will include an opening address by the Cabinet Secretary for Education, Kirsty Williams, keynote from John Jackson from London Grid for Learning, a choice of workshops and the Digital marketplace.

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Evaluation of the Pioneer Model – first report published

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Early findings from an external evaluation of the use of Pioneer Schools in developing the new curriculum are now published. This report focuses on the development of the Digital Competence Framework and asks how the Pioneer ‘model’ is working. It also looks at lessons learned that might inform the full curriculum development which continues apace.

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The Digital Competence Framework without technology?

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Since the Digital Competence Framework was released in Wales, the Digital Pioneers have been impressed and inspired by the uptake and schools’ eagerness to become involved.

One of the most common questions asked to Pioneers is ‘Do I need to buy new equipment to meet the skills in the Digital Competence Framework?’. Well if schools were able to meet all of the previous National Curriculum Skills, the likelihood is that they do not need new kit. However, what schools may need to do is work smarter with what they already have or consider long term options for updating what they have. As so much of our world is now online it is essential that learners are able to access the internet. So before buying kit, schools should look carefully at their infrastructure and consider whether investment first needs to be spent on developing internet and wireless capability and reliability.

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New mapping tool for the Digital Competence Framework (DCF)

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Digital Pioneers have developed a new mapping tool for the Digital Competence Framework (DCF). It enables schools to cross-reference current teaching in subjects and years with elements of the DCF to show levels of DCF coverage, helping them plan to cover the full range of skills within each element over the course of a year. The tool will also help schools to spread DCF coverage more evenly across the school.