iDEA Teacher Training


DigitalMe will help train the next cohort of iDEA faciliators

iDEA Training Event For Teachers

On Tuesday, 5th May 2015, DigitalMe will help train the next cohort of iDEA facilitators. The event will be a one-day training session led and organised by the iDEA team at Nominet Trust. DigitalMe will offer a session introducing the new iDEA badge kit for teachers and youth centre workers. The event is free and open to anyone interested in registering as a centre with iDEA.


The iDEA initiative, supported by HRH The Duke of York and Nominet Trust, aims to award 25,000 Open Badges for digital and enterprise skills to young people aged 14 to 25. iDEA seeks to identify and support the next generation of digital and entrepreneurial talent, especially in skills identified as being in short supply within the current UK workforce.


iDEA can be taught in schools, as an out-of-school-hours activity, within youth groups or it can be pursued by individual young people through our virtual centre. In order to support the role that teachers and youth centre workers play in the provision of the iDEA programme, iDEA is offering the opportunity to take part in free training on 5th May at the University of Wolverhampton.


Who Should Attend?

  • Teachers

  • Youth Centre Workers


Attendees need to register their organisation with iDEA before attending and a maximum of two members of staff from each organisation may attend. Each attendee must bring their own laptop.


Why should I attend?


Those who attend will

  • Learn new teaching skills.

  • Acquire insight into new resources to support curriculum delivery or centre mission.

  • Gain recognition for your centre as a leader in digital and enterprise education.

  • Be entered into a prize draw to win one of three £100 vouchers.


What are the aims of the training event?

  • To prepare attendees to be iDEA facilitators.

  • To gain practical guidance on how to deliver the iDEA digital business competition for 14-25 year olds using resources mapped to curricula-delivery.

  • To receive guidance on how to help young people make best use of newly gained skill badges to improve employment, training and education opportunities.

  • To hear from other educators who have already delivered iDEA at their organisation.

For more information see the iDEA website or contact to register.

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