Online course in Tech & Coding

Digital Skills for Teachers: Making Technology Work for You

Improve your knowledge of digital technology and increase your confidence using digital tools, with this course for teachers.

  • Duration 4 weeks
  • Weekly study 2 hours
  • Learn Free
  • Extra benefits From $59 Find out more
  • Accreditation Available More info

Feel empowered to use digital tools

Currently UK employers are struggling to fill 43 per cent of science, technology, engineering and maths related vacancies (New Statesman). To close this digital skills gap in the future we need teachers with a good knowledge of digital technology who can equip students with the skills needed in today’s world.

On this course you will build your knowledge of digital tools and your confidence in using them. You will investigate gaps in your own skill set and learn how to close them. You should leave the course newly empowered to use digital technology in your classroom.

What topics will you cover?

  • What role does digital play in the classroom?

  • How can teachers can build confidence with digital tools?

  • How can teachers take part in meaningful continuing professional development?

  • How can teachers share knowledge and build successful digital relationships?

Who is this accredited by?

The CPD Certification Service: This course has been accredited by the CPD Certification Service, which means it can be used to provide evidence of your continuing professional development.

When would you like to start?

Most FutureLearn courses run multiple times. Every run of a course has a set start date but you can join it and work through it after it starts. Find out more

  • Available now
    This course started 4 Nov 2019

What will you achieve?

By the end of the course, you'll be able to...

  • Identify gaps in digital skill set and select strategies to help meet these.
  • Recognise how to build successful partnerships and identify tools to support this.
  • Explore online communities of practice and reflect on how these can support continuing professional development.
  • Apply CPD preferences to your own working environment.
  • Produce a professional learning plan to support your digital skills development.
  • Evaluate online training provision and apply this to your own context.

Who is the course for?

This course is for any teacher looking for flexible continuing professional development who wants to improve their confidence with digital tools.

What do people say about this course?

This was my first online course on teaching. I learned a lot. Thank you for sharing useful tools and resources to improve our knowledge on digital skills.

A previous learner on the course

Who will you learn with?

Jessica Wade

Jessica Wade

I am an excitable physicist with an enthusiasm for equality. I work at Imperial College London, where I completed my PhD in physics in 2017.

Who developed the course?

The GDST (Girls’ Day School Trust) is the leading group of independent girls’ schools in the UK, with nearly 4,000 staff, 20,000 students aged between three and 18 and a network of 70,000 alumnae.

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  • Access to this course for 6 weeks


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