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Leadership of Education Technology in Schools

Essential for school leaders who are developing, communicating and implementing technology strategies in their education setting.

5,912 enrolled on this course

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  • Duration

    4 weeks
  • Weekly study

    3 hours

Learn how to lead a technology strategy at your school

Education technology can help schools reduce workload, promote efficiencies, and support evidence-based teaching and learning approaches. The potential of education technology might not be realised without a carefully designed and implemented strategy, aligned with the school’s overall strategy and goals.

On this course, you will learn how to develop a technology strategy and communicate your vision as a school leader. During this process, you will consider infrastructure and security, make decisions about devices, and design a CPD program for your staff.

What topics will you cover?

  • How to align a technology strategy with existing school strategies and communicate your vision effectively
  • What technical and security considerations need to be considered for effective implementation of a technology strategy
  • How to identify the workload implications of your technology strategy
  • How to establish and sustain a professional learning culture that can support effective and efficient uses of education technology

Learning on this course

On every step of the course you can meet other learners, share your ideas and join in with active discussions in the comments.

What will you achieve?

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

  • Design a strategy that aligns effectively with your school priorities
  • Compare education technology approaches to determine the best fit for your context
  • Evaluate possible changes required in your context to develop an effective and impactful strategy
  • Identify the features and implementation of an effective education technology strategy

Who is the course for?

This course is designed for school leaders, especially those that are responsible for technology and teacher development. It would also be of interest to those in leadership positions in further and higher education.

Who will you learn with?

I'm Director of Education and Research at the Chartered College of Teaching, where I oversee all of our work around teacher development and research engagement.

Who developed the course?

Chartered College of Teaching

The Chartered College of Teaching is the professional body for teaching in England. Since launching in 2017, it has been working to connect, inform and inspire teachers.

Learning on FutureLearn

Your learning, your rules

  • Courses are split into weeks, activities, and steps to help you keep track of your learning
  • Learn through a mix of bite-sized videos, long- and short-form articles, audio, and practical activities
  • Stay motivated by using the Progress page to keep track of your step completion and assessment scores

Join a global classroom

  • Experience the power of social learning, and get inspired by an international network of learners
  • Share ideas with your peers and course educators on every step of the course
  • Join the conversation by reading, @ing, liking, bookmarking, and replying to comments from others

Map your progress

  • As you work through the course, use notifications and the Progress page to guide your learning
  • Whenever you’re ready, mark each step as complete, you’re in control
  • Complete 90% of course steps and all of the assessments to earn your certificate

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