TECHNOLOGIZE YOUR SCHOOL

Digital Media Academy Certified Schools is an innovative learning program for K-12 schools to empower every educator to integrate technology education into their classrooms to:

  • enhance existing curricula

  • ensure students are future-ready

  • make the most of existing technology

TECHNOLOGIZE YOUR SCHOOL

Digital Media Academy Certified Schools is an innovative learning program for K-12 schools to empower every educator to integrate technology education into their classrooms to:

  • enhance existing curricula

  • ensure students are future-ready

  • make the most of existing technology

Integrated K-12 Curriculum

For schools, ensuring students are being prepared for the learning and careers of the future is vital. Certified Schools provides a clear path to ensuring the future success of students in the classroom and beyond. Our curriculum empowers every educator to integrate foundational concepts of technology into their existing subjects and lessons.

Student Centric Design

Student-centric design is at the center of our philosophy. Students learn to apply design thinking and computational thinking to real-world problems ensuring authentic learning. A student-centric approach provides students with STEAM options anchored in PBL and built around 21st-century skills. Certified Schools courses and activities enable educators to deliver differentiated and personalized learning.

 

Empowered Educators

Teachers have a lot on their plates. Taking on new projects and programs can be challenging without a clear roadmap. An educational program that not only educates teachers about technology but also enables them with the training and resources they need is key to success. Teachers are empowered through built-in, easy to follow training and resource packages. 

A Whole School Solution

Certified Schools provides a curriculum that is customized for each learning level and is easy to implement. What students learn each year is enhanced by building on the Certified Schools technology lessons integrated into previous years. Certified Schools’ grade specific courses are up-to-date and aligned with the latest technological research, trends, and applications each year to ensure your school can always be ahead of the curve.

What is Digital Media Academy Certified Schools?

Digital Media Academy Certified Schools provides K -12 schools with an affordable, online solution to seamlessly integrate rich technology education into core content areas. Certified Schools was launched by Digital Media Academy in 2019 building on twenty years delivering technology education to teachers and students.

Digital Media Academy was born in 1999 as the Academy for New Media, in the Academic Technology department at Stanford University training educators on how to bring technology into the classroom. We have since become a leader in STEM and PBL delivering premium hands-on technology education to more than 200,000 students who graduate from top universities and pursue careers at leading technology companies.

Digital Media Academy’s program development is guided by an Advisory Board of experts from leading academic institutions and technology companies. Our network of over 9,000 instructors are experts from the technology and creative industries. Digital Media Academy Certified Schools is being rolled out at hundreds of schools in more than 50 countries. We hope you’ll join us as we work to empower a million educators to enable one billion students with modern technology education. We look forward to working with you and your school.

 

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Addressing a Growing Global Demand

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Demand for meaningful, inquiry-based technology education is growing rapidly.

Half of workers aged 16-24 are at risk of losing their jobs to automation and artificial intelligence.^

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Technology Education and Digital Literacy are a necessities.

By 2020, an estimated 77% of jobs will require technology skills.*

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Teachers need training and support to integrate technology lessons into the K-12 curriculum.

79% of K-12 educators said they want more training focused on helping them effectively teach technology-related lessons.*

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Schools and teachers are struggling to prepare students for the future.

10% of K–12 teachers feel confident incorporating higher-level technology into student learning.*

*Mark Muro, Robert Maxim, and Jacob Whiton, “Automation and Artificial Intelligence: How machines are affecting people and places“, The Brookings Institute, The Brookings Institute, January 24, 2019.
^Shannon Schuyler and Eileen Buckley, “Technology in US schools: Are we preparing our kids for the jobs of tomorrow?“, PwC, PriceWaterhouse Cooper, 2018.

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