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A Curriculum for 21st Century Learners

It’s here! SWGfL’s long-awaited, brand new, free Digital Literacy Scheme of Work for Schools has today been released.

The new structure adds breadth to online safety education by including strands on Digital Citizenship and Information Literacy, the materials covering a young person’s journey from Foundation Stage right through to Key Stage 4 & 5.

Based on the hugely successful Common Sense Media scheme in the United States, it brings together a wide range of resources not only from that scheme but also the highly-regarded Australian ACMA Digital Literacy scheme and European/UK materials, all carefully mapped to a set of UK curriculum opportunities.
The content is media-rich, engaging, informative and challenging and includes:

  • Long-term and medium-term planning schema matched to age and key stage
  • Detailed, pragmatic lesson plans for the busy teacher and non-specialist
  • Video and whiteboard materials
  • Printable student materials
  • Parental letters & information packs linked to every lesson so families understand their children’s progress
  • Track student progression with “Digital Passport”, a unique, online tracking and assessment dashboard
  • iTunesU portal to distribute lesson materials to students’ own devices

This free scheme is a ready-made, robust solution for any school that wants to build resilience in it’s learners by developing an online safety programme that goes beyond a one-off assembly on e-safety. It has been designed to fit around existing curriculum and brings education around these “new literacies” bang up-to-date.

You can find the content at www.swgfl.org.uk/digitalliteracy available as individual PDF files or the whole scheme as a zipped download. If you have any queries about the scheme or would like to arrange training then please email enquiries@swgfl.org.uk

Oh, by the way … did I say it was FREE?

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