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Digital Leaders celebrate passing Google Certified Educator Level 1 qualification

Struggling with tech? Our Google Certified Digital Leaders are on hand to troubleshoot! The IT-savvy team at Sheffield Girls’ consists of pupils in our Senior School, aged 7 to 16, and was developed for those who had a particular interest in technology. The group was selected after successfully applying for the roles and passing their interviews to find the keenest candidates. The programme enhances the overall learning process as well as supporting teachers with technology issues. 

Stephen Wiles, Head of E-Learning said: “The Digital Leaders are dotted around the school and if a teacher is struggling with technology or they need help with graphics for a lesson, or writing a blog, they can ask.

Pupils are learning by teaching others and teachers feel empowered. We were keen to sign up those pupils who were really enthusiastic about technology, not necessarily those who had outstanding digital knowledge. Every digital leader has different strengths.”

As well as being on hand to support teachers, the girls work on a number of tasks including hand-coding their own website, Technopolis. The team all play a part in writing code from scratch and code out everything from front-end to back-end development. Most recently, we’re very pleased to announce that seven of our Digital Leaders were among the first in the UK to pass the Google Certified Educator Level 1 qualification, normally aimed at teaching staff. This is a fantastic achievement for the girls and we’re looking forward to them putting these skills into practice!

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