WISE KIDS delivers a range of different training programmes and workshops for educators from Primary and Secondary schools, FE colleges and HE Institutions in the UK. WISE KIDS has also delivered some of these programmes abroad in countries like Singapore, Malaysia.
These workshops and training programmes cover topics like Promoting Digital Citizenship and Digital Well-being for Children and Young People, Digital and New Media Literacy for Educators, Essential Digital Competency for Educators.
WISE KIDS also delivers Professional Learning programmes for educators – at a whole school level (as inset days) or at Local Authority Level – for several schools in a region. These programmes (see secondary example or primary example) aim to develop teachers competency and confidence to initiate culture change and digital competency at a whole school level.
WISE KIDS also has longer (3+2 days) and (2+1 day) capacity-building ‘Digital Leader in Education’ programmes to develop teacher’s digital leadership and digital competency. In 2016, WISE KIDS Digital Leaders in Education Programme was nominated for an ISPA award.
See below for feedback from one of our teachers who attended this programme:
“….the Digital Leaders training has proven to be a revelation. Whilst teaching will always – to a greater or lesser extent, be a numbers game, I realised that I have a duty to equip my pupils for the digital world they have been thrust into, rather than just being beholden to out-of-date curriculum orders and performance management tables. I am looking forward to redefining what ICT is capable of offering to my pupils, my school, and to me.”
Alan Lewis, Subject Leader ICT, Pontllanfraith Comprehensive
Read more feedback from Educators who have attended our other training programmes
— Elfed High School (@ElfedHS) January 27, 2015
“I’ve had nothing but positive feedback from our staff after undertaking the Digital Literacy workshop by WISE KIDS. There’s a new buzz about the college, it’s fantastic. The staff felt like they learnt a lot that will help them in their teaching and also in their personal lives. I’d fully recommend it to all learning providers.
Hannah Mathias, ILT Development & LRC Manager, St David’s Catholic College
The WISE KIDS (training) conference was not only informative, but I also found it inspirational and enlightening. The topics discussed are a step forward in our current digital age, with the aim of not replacing a working education system, but “upgrading” it to something current. Taking responsibility but removing fear.
David McKay, Ysgol Brynhyfryd
An inspiring speaker who made me aware of what needs to be done in this area in my school, but who also reassured me about what we currently do.
Mal Pulford, St Richard Gwyn Catholic High School
The session was very well prepared and informative. It rightly emphasised the Internet as full of opportunities rather than threats but young people need to be educated to use it responsibly.
Graham Maslen, Head teacher, North Halifax Grammar School.
“Anti-bullying coordinators in Wrexham secondary schools highlighted technological bullying as one of their greatest contemporary challenges and requested further training on this issue. WISE KIDS provided a thorough update on the technology used currently by young people with plenty of information on how to support young people with using the internet safely. A brilliant training session which was informative and interactive. It also gave us ideas on how we could effectively use technology to support our anti-bullying campaign in Wrexham.”
Joy Mitchell, Anti-bullying Coordinator Wrexham, Children & Young People’s Service, Wrexham
I have hardly used any modern technology in my teaching up to now, but this session has really made me realise what immense potential there is out there. A truly motivating and inspirational session!
Welsh Language Tutor, on Using New Technology in the Classroom
The training session was relevant and to the point. I take away positive, practical hands-on ideas to use in my workplace and at home. Explanations were easy to understand and all jargon explained as many of the people in my group were not specialists (this is not always the case with technology). A really useful and enjoyable course!
Amazing to be able to make my own blog. Eye-opening as to what we are able to do on the Internet today. Sangeet was fascinating to listen to.
Very helpful and a pleasure to have come to.
Sangeet was fantastic. I would love to have a follow on day.
Teachers attending training organised by Britton Ferry Project.