We are excited to announce our new initiative with Belfast City Council and the Urban Villages programme.

The Urban Digital Futures programme will provide online professional learning for 900+ teachers across 38 schools in Belfast and Derry-Londonderry. Each teacher will have access to over 12hrs of professional development content focused on technology, innovation and design. In addition, we’ll be hosting a series of face-to-face workshops to support exciting student digital media projects.

Councillor Mairéad O’Donnell, Chair of Belfast City Council’s City Growth and Regeneration Committee said:

“This is a very exciting opportunity to develop digital capacity in our schools and communities, and to give young people a deeper insight into the importance of digital technologies to our economy – given the huge growth potential that our creative industries and IT sectors hold.

Linsey Farrell, Director of the Urban Villages Initiative commented:

“This project will connect schools and young people across Belfast and Derry~Londonderry and build the capacity of teachers and local groups to help young people achieve their full potential. It will help inspire the next generation of creative entrepreneurs and strengthen partnerships between schools and local communities.”

Here’s a little more info on eligibility for schools.