Launching Spring 2022
The aim of the academy is to provide SELFIE assessed schools with an eco-system of digital education mentor supports and professional development resources around the themes addressed within the SELFIE self-reflection tool. These themes include Leadership, Collaboration and Networking, Infrastructure and Equipment, Continuous Professional Development, Teaching and Learning, Assessment and Student Digital Competences. The academy explores how digital learning and teaching is being used to enhance STEAM education and remote learning in schools.
The academy is the latest extension to the The Digital Schools Awards European programme which launched in January 2020 to explore how SELFIE-assessed schools in five countries – Slovenia, Serbia, Lithuania, Scotland and Ireland – can be supported through the Digital Schools Awards to accelerate and enhance sustainable digital education practices. Schools that have been awarded are invited to join the academy as mentor schools.
Benefit to participating academy schools
Approx. 30 post-primary schools from 4 countries, Slovenia, Serbia, Lithuania, and Ireland will join the academy in 2022. The project will provide support for social inclusion and equality by connecting these schools with mentor schools to enhance their digital practices.
Teachers can expect to gain valuable knowledge, support and mentorship to help their school’s digital action planning and development. The project will work with these schools as they embark on an innovation journey. Academy schools will be connected with innovative digital mentors in order to explore approaches before implementing or adapting them in their own setting.
Schools that complete the programme will receive recognition for their efforts and join a growing community of awarded digital schools in Europe.
Newly awarded schools taking part in Digital Schools Awards European programme are invited to join the mentor community of leading 21st century schools delivering excellence in providing skills for life, learning and work in a digital world.
Mentor schools will have demonstrated excellence in one or more of the SELFIE areas or in STEAM or Remote Learning and are willing to share innovations and provide support and guidance to developing academy schools.
A list of mentor schools can be found on our map.
The SELFIE Digital Schools Academy consortium of partners has a wide range of expertise. It consists of national ministries of education, school support agencies, university, project management experts and industry partners. The project is funded by Erasmus+ managed through the National Agency in Ireland, Leargas. Partners involved are;
Digital Schools Awards – Ireland
H2 Learning – Ireland
The National Agency for Education – Lithuania
Education Technology Center, Institute for Education Quality and Evaluation (IEQE) – Serbia
University of Maribor – Slovenia
Sord Data Systems – Ireland
Ministry of Education, Science and Technological Development – Serbia
HP Inc. – worldwide
Schools interested in taking part in the academy in 2022
Participating schools will be
- Post-primary level
- New to using European SELFIE self-reflection tool
- Require support on range of digital education practices
- Interested in enhancing digital education practices
- Located in one of four countries – Slovenia, Lithuania, Serbia and Ireland
Schools are invited to contact Aoife O’Connor to register their interest.
To stay informed connect with us on twitter @awards4selfie.