#mydigitalmaker Champion Schools


About Champion Schools : 

20 public schools will be selected and transformed to epitomize all #mydigitalmaker Movement elements such as:

  1. Establishment of Digital Maker Hub in school
  2. Establishment of Digital Maker Clubs 
  3. Selection of Digital Maker Champion Students
  4. Professional Development for School Leaders & Teachers in Computational Thinking & Computer Science Teaching
  5. Participation in digital making competition
  6. Awareness on digital innovation

Criteria for Champion Schools :

  1. Public school (primary and secondary school can apply)
  2. For secondary school, subject ‘Sains Komputer’ must be offered
  3. Minimum of 3 star in Smart School Qualification Standards (SSQS) in 2016 & 2017
  4. School leaders and teachers with great leadership, innovative and supportive in promoting digital innovation culture in school
  5. Able to mentor minimum of 5 nearby schools
  6. Provide sustainability plan of this initiative in school and strong support from industry

Framework for Champion Schools :

1. Digital Maker Hub (DMH)

  • DMH is a space that enables digital making activities or training for teachers, students, and community
  • DMH is equipped with diverse tools and materials to invent and embark on digital-making projects 
  • Champion school needs to select a classroom to be converted into DMH following guidelines given by MDEC.

2. Digital Maker Clubs (DMC)

  • DMC are co-curricular clubs that allow interested students to learn digital making skills during co-curricular hours
  • Activities to be conducted in DMC will be based on DMC modules prepared by MDEC
  • Champion schools need to select a minimum of 30 students per club to establish DMC as follows :
    - Robotic Club
    - Computing Club
    - Videography & Photography Club

3. Digital Maker Champion Students (Duta Penggerak Digital)

  • Selected students will be given the opportunity to learn digital making skills such as coding, robotics as well as design thinking skills to become digital innovators. 
  • They will be the school’s Change Agents in promoting digital innovation culture in school.

4. Professional Development for School Leaders & Teachers in Computational Thinking & Computer Science Teaching

  • To ensure educators’ readiness in producing digital innovator students, teachers will be trained by experts in :
    - Computational Thinking (CT) and Computer Science Teaching 
    - Handling equipment in DMH
  • School leaders will be trained and coached by IAB on CT & integrating technology effectively in T&L.

5. Participation in digital making competition

  • Students from Champion School will be mentored to participate in digital making competitions to provide exposure and build students’ confidence in becoming a digital innovator.

6. Awareness on digital innovation

  • Campaign on digital making activities to be conducted by Digital Maker Champion Student to create the culture of digital innovation in schools. 
  • School counsellors will also be trained on promoting digital tech career in digital economy such as Data Scientist, Artificial Intelligence Engineer, Crowdfunding Specialist.​

Champion Schools Commitment:

Each Champion School will be funded by MDEC in phases based on the school’s progress in executing #mydigitalmaker Champion Schools framework.

Listed below are the expected commitment that will be monitored for each school:

  • # of educators trained in CT & CS & # of counsellors trained in digital tech future career
  • # of students taking subjects embedded with Computer Science / coding
  • # of students participating in digital making activities & competitions
  • # of surrounding schools supported & active industry involvement