The ICT Curriculum Team has published a series of training events based around the Digital Competence Framework. Should you wish to register to attend any of these events, please use the Eventbrite links for each event on the Learn ICT Short Courses web page: http://www.learn-ict.org.uk/courses.htm
We apologise for the short notice regarding the publishing of these events but they had to be offered, in the first instance, to schools who had identified support in these areas during the Autumn Core Visits from Challenge Advisers.
Please be aware that each event is limited to 12 participants due to the number of spaces available in the ICT Training Room at the Civic Centre. For each event, it is important that you have your Hwb log in details with you in order to access resources and materials.
A sample range of Barefoot Computing resources are now available to view on Hwb in both English and Welsh.
The range includes resources to support the digital competence framework and includes materials for Foundation Phase and SEN pupils.
From this school term digital skills will increasingly become a part of every element of the curriculum in Wales, Education Secretary Kirsty Williams announced today (Weds 21st Sep).
Changes to the curriculum mean digital skills will now be used through all parts of a pupil’s schooling and not just isolated to specific ICT or computer science classes.
The Welsh Government’s Digital Competence Framework is now available to all schools and follows two independent reviews that recommended changes.
The new approach means more than just using computers and aims to equip pupils with the digital skills they need and can apply in the real world in the years to come.
The changes aim to put Wales in a world-leading position of integrating digital skills across the curriculum. The framework will develop and adapt to keep pace with digital developments.
The Digital Competence Framework (DCF) is now available in a ‘filterable’ version as hinted at in the video released earlier this year. It is now possible to view aspects of the DCF by filtering by Year Group and Element.
If you prefer to view the whole DCF in its original spreadsheet format, it is possible to download the Excel file via the ‘Alternative versions’ button.
Not all classroom task ideas have been made available, although a number of cross-curricular ideas exist for some elements.
The Digital Competence Framework (DCF) has been designed to encapsulate the skills that will help learners thrive in an increasingly digital world. It will improve digital competence by helping embed digital skills across the curriculum. Pupils will be required to apply digital skills to a wide range of scenarios that can be transferred to the world of work.
Digital competence is the set of knowledge, skills and attitudes to enable the confident, creative and critical use of technologies and systems. It is the skillset that enables a person to be a confident digital citizen, to interact and collaborate digitally, to produce work digitally and to be confident in handling data and computational thinking (problem solving).
Read more on Learning Wales: http://learning.gov.wales/resources/browse-all/dcf-questionnaire/?lang=en
Digital competence is the set of knowledge, skills and attitudes to enable the confident, creative and critical use of technologies and systems. It is essential for children and young people, if they are to be informed, capable and have the potential to be successful in today’s society.
The Digital Competence Framework (DCF) has been designed to encapsulate the skills that will help learners thrive in an increasingly digital world. It will improve digital competence by helping embed digital skills across the curriculum. They will be required to apply digital skills to a wide range of scenarios that can be transferred to the world of work.
The DCF has been developed by practitioners from Digital Pioneer Schools, drawing on research, including consideration of existing regional and international digital frameworks. It has been designed to be a useful tool for schools and other settings to develop learners’ digital skills and to facilitate and strengthen learning across the curriculum.
The DCF is still in draft and we need your views to make sure the content is appropriate and clearly expressed. Your responses and a further review by the Digital Quality Assurance Group chaired by Professor Tom Crick will be taken into account by Digital Pioneer Schools in refining the DCF.
Consultation period: 13/6/2016 – 4/7/2016
Bringing together three accredited Apple Regional Training Centres across South Wales to provide teachers with training , expertise and access to best practice to support your use of Apple in the classroom.
Venue: The Liberty Stadium, Swansea
Date: September 24th 2015
During the day, you will have the opportunity to rotate around 4 workshops which will cover using J2Review to develop online assessment, create Film in a Day, creative use of J2E and JIT on iPads and iMacs and getting the most out of iTunes and iTunes Author.
Register for the event now: http://ecards.xma.co.uk/RTC/22/
Join us for an exclusive free event to hear how Apple can transform learning for students and educators. Bringing together three accredited Apple Regional Training Centres from across South Wales to provide teachers with training, expertise and access to best practice to support your use of Apple technology in the classroom.
Date – September 24th
Location – Liberty Stadium, Swansea
Put this date in your diary, and look out for full event details and registration information coming soon.
For more information please contact John Mills
A new framework that will introduce digital competence across the curriculum to help pupils of all ages widen and develop their digital skills will be available to schools by September 2016, Education Minister, Huw Lewis has announced.
The announcement builds on the recommendations in the independent review of ICT in Wales, and Professor Graham Donaldson’s review of Curriculum and Assessment arrangements in Wales, which was published by the Welsh Government in March.
Both reports highlight that digital competence will be central to a young person’s success in life.
Although the Minister has yet to formally respond to Professor Donaldson’s report, he has today announced he wants to progress work to develop a new Digital Competence Framework that will help schools embed digital competency into their teaching and learning from September 2016.
The Digital Competence Framework will be produced through partnership working between Welsh Government, leading schools in the field that will be awarded Digital Pioneer status, regional consortia and experts from higher education and industry.
It will enable schools already at the forefront of embedding digital competence into their teaching and learning to share their best practice across Wales.
More information here: http://gov.wales/newsroom/educationandskills/2015/10258869/?lang=en