Inspiring Futures Through Digital Literacy
Literacy is more than being able to read and write. It is a platform, a springboard, to creativity. Once you can read and write, then you can write plays, petitions, and pitches to take advantage of the exciting opportunities around you.
Digital literacy works the same way.
A person who is literate in the "digital" aspects of our technological world is able to move and shape their environment, and create new possibilities and solutions to the problems that surround them.
UnLondon believes that the next generation of leaders have a tremendous opportunity, and digital skills training can unlock that.
We focus on engaging learners and their communities through a multidisciplinary approach. We provideS.T.E.A.M. (science, technology, engineering, art, and mathematics) inspired, maker-focused educational programming. We foster curiosity in our learners through education that feels a lot more like play!
We offer a variety of digital literacy education and training.
Some of our work in the past has included:
Exposure visits to demonstrate innovative, interactive, and inspiring technologies.
- Workshops for classroom, clubs, and camps that are themed around digital literacy, maker culture, and STEAM. These workshops take different forms, and may include a tinkering project, training kids to code, showing them how to use a piece of technology, among other things. They can last from a couple hours to a couple of days.
- Curriculum curation and development, to assist organizations in practically implementing STEAM activities and digital literacy opportunities into their programs.
- Consulting, training, and professional development for educators, community leaders, and businesses. Our integrative sessions provide you with practical ways that technology can bolster your organization's specific goals. We have brought this training to teachers, librarians, and other community organizations in the London region.
- Over the past 6 years we have offered programs for:
• London Public Library Coding programs
• St. Thomas Public Library Maker Workshops
• Elgin County Library Librarian training
• Middlesex County Library Maker workshops and coding programs
• London Children’s Museum: Summer Camp and coding programs
• London Boys and Girls Club: After-school programs
• STEAM Education Centres and Track to the Future Public Engagement
• London Muslim Mosque
• LUSO afterschool programs
• Thames Valley District School Board
• London District Catholic School Board
• City of London
- Engaged over 1,500 students in coding programs and provided 250 elementary and high-school teachers professional development workshops