Navitas Skilled Futures has long recognised the need to embed digital skills as part of delivery, but this also requires teachers who feel confident and capable of integrating educational technology into their lessons. Teachers everywhere recognise that by empowering learners to be competent digital users and consumers they will become more independent and better problem solvers. However, what if teachers themselves do not feel they have the necessary skills?
By employing teachers as Digital Leads to provide support to colleagues, we are not only future-proofing their roles, but providing valuable opportunities for teachers to upskill, and to cascade their learning to other teachers. This also fosters a better learning environment for students as teachers approach the tools and platforms used in the classroom, more confidently.