What is DigiLit Leicester?
Leicester City Council’s Building Schools for the Future Programme is working in Partnership with De Montfort University on the DigiLit Leicester Project – the development of a Digital Literacy Framework for secondary level school staff.
The Digilit Leicester project is designed to ensure school staff and learners are getting the most from the significant investment in technology being made across the city, and that schools are able to make best use of technology to meet their aspirations for transforming educational provision. It will help schools make sure every learner attending a BSF Programme school benefits not only from a school with world-class technology provision, but from an education that is supported and enhanced by the use of technology to raise achievement and aspiration, connect communities and open opportunities.
In consultation with the schools, we have created an online survey which links the Digital Literacy Framework to school practice. The survey will help individual staff members reflect on where they are in their use of technology, and provide schools and the Council with information to inform our planning and next steps. Currently, we are busy analysing the survey results!
Who is taking part in the DigiLit Leicester Project?
The Digilit Leicester project supports the schools in Leicester City’s Building Schools for the Future Programme. The schools are:
- Ash Field Academy
- Babington Community College
- Beaumont Leys School
- Children’s Hospital Schools
- The City of Leicester College
- Crown Hills Community College
- Ellesmere College
- English Martyrs’ Catholic School
- Fullhurst Community College
- Hamilton Community College
- Judgemeadow Community College
- Keyham Lodge School
- The Lancaster School
- Millgate School
- Moat Community College
- Nether Hall School
- New College Leicester
- Rushey Mead School
- Secondary Behaviour Support Service
- Sir Jonathan North Community College
- Soar Valley College
- St Paul’s Catholic School
- West Gate School
The project is designed to support staff at these schools, and collect data to inform our research and ongoing work with staff at these schools.
I’m not a staff member at one of those schools!
If you are not a staff member of one of the listed Leicester City schools, then you can still benefit from our work!
We are very happy for schools, organisations and individuals outside of the scope of the project to use the framework and survey content in their own projects. We are releasing the framework and the survey text and methodology as an openly licensed educational resource which can be accessed, as part of the first project report, here.
Anyone is welcome to make non-commercial use of our work. The survey has been specifically designed for secondary school level staff, that is, practitioners who support 11-18 year olds. However, the Framework is designed to support professionals working all levels, and could be adapted to support learners of all ages. Please ensure you give credit where it is due if you use or build on our work – and please do get in touch and let us know about how you are making use of it!
DigiLit Leicester Framework
Introducing the Survey
If you want to know more about the survey and the approach we’ve taken, you can find more information here. You’ll find an introduction to the project, overviews of the framework topic areas, and more about completing the survey.
Digital Literacy Resources
We’ve organised Digital Literacy Resources under the framework topics for staff who are interested in finding out more and taking their use of technology to support learning and teaching forward.
I am a staff member at one of the Leicester City BSF Schools!
Thank you for taking the survey this year! We will be releasing the results shortly!