Invitation to participate in the Digital Common Wealth project, a national digital media literacy project based around the digital reporting of Commonwealth themes in the run up to the Queen’s Baton Relay
his is a Big Lottery Fund, University of the West of Scotland and the MediaTrust project where learners from 32 school clusters from targeted areas of most socio-economic need across Scotland will be given the chance to participate in an exciting digital media literacy project, reporting on Commonwealth themes in the run up to the Queen’s Baton Relay in June 2014. As you are already involved in Glasgow 2014 Legacy projects and championing Commonwealth projects within your Local Authority we felt that you would be interested in this opportunity, but if for any reason you feel that you are not the right person to progress this project, do contact me and let us know who you think would be the best contact in order to ensure that your Authority can benefit from participation in this project.
The project aim is to involve one school cluster from every Local Authority in Scotland, promoting digital media literacy skills through a series of specialist workshops (with associated learning resources mapped to Curriculum for Excellence requirements) focusing on audio, video, blogging and social media storytelling techniques, for up to 20 pupils (at P6 – S2 level) per cluster. These will use readily available technology to help learners use their imagination and knowledge to produce creative, appropriate and engaging content based around four broad Commonwealth themes of People, Place, Culture and Exchange. Participating schools will see their work showcased on a project website which will be archived as a record for future generations and there will be opportunities for working on a collaborative and cross curricular basis.
To participate in the project the Digital Common Wealth project team are looking for a Local Authority representative in each area to submit one indication of interest form (available as a word file via the link http://tinyurl.com/digcw2014ind) detailing how a proposed school cluster meets the project eligibility criteria and why they would like to take part, as well as details of how the project would be embedded in the curriculum. As a legacy Lead we felt that you would be an appropriate person to work with your contacts to identify a suitable cluster of schools to begin progressing the project. The Indication of interest form should be submitted to myself as Digital Common Wealth Educational Coordinator, by email to <u><font color="#0000ff" face="Calibri"><font color="#0000ff" face="Calibri">firstname.lastname@example.org</font></font></u> by 5pm on Friday 29th November 2013.
There is more information on the project within the links within the email signature below, but if you have any questions I am happy to discuss the project further with you and look forward to working with you to progress the project within Clackmannanshire.
Educational Coordinator – Digital Common Wealth Project
University of the West of Scotland
School of Creative and Cultural Industries
Media Academy Knowledge Exchange