CDSM believe that developing the digital competence of teachers is vital to support the raising of standards and attainment levels in schools.
CDSM designs digital tools for teachers. Tools that enable teachers to create and assign high quality e-learning and assessment resources for students. So it stands to reason that developing the digital competency of teachers is something that CDSM supports tremendously.
Good teachers have always used their skills, imagination and ingenuity to deliver their commitment to children and young people. To deliver the richest of learning experiences. This is one of those eternal truths, sacrosanct and enshrined in public sector UK education.
Good teachers adapt to environmental, political, socio-economic and technological phenomena. They seek to understand, assess and realise the resulting output of such change to enhance their practice, design and shape the curricula they deliver and ultimately sharpen their learners ways of seeing and understanding the world.
Education in the 21st century is dynamic, demanding and standards-driven. Our good teachers continue to have the very best ambitions and commitment to their students. Today, for those ambitions to translate into high quality contemporary teaching and learning practice, we have to ensure that our schools’ digital capability is about infrastructure, access and their teaching and learning staff’s digital competency.
So CDSM innovates, design and supports digital tools that serve teaching and learning communities. So that schools can have a cost effective capability to develop and assign quality digital learning and assessment resources. A capability that is able to respond immediately to the changing world we all live and participate in.
Teachers are the most important agents of change in developing our young people and children because they are instrumental and expert in the design and development of:
- Challenging and effective curricula
- Metacognitive skills
- Specialist subject knowledge
- Delivering effective teaching and learning strategies
Our digital tools are designed to support, develop, and in competent hands, enhance these important educational activities. It is our digitally competent teaching communities that make our schools effective 21st Century learning organisations.
This blog is the first of several looking at why and how CDSM’s tools effectively support teaching and learning in 21st century learning organisations.
Authored by Dan Sivak, Managing Director, CDSM Interactive Solutions