Celebrating digital learning and assessment
BY: Annabel Thomas
09 February 2021
In late 2020 we launched the Digital Pledge – a new way for teachers and learners to commit to trying a new way of assessment for music and drama and working towards their Trinity Digital Grade or Diploma.
By signing the pledge, we encouraged teachers to:
- Consider booking a Trinity music or drama digital exam
- Support student(s) to film and review their performance and make a 'final' video for assessment
- Approach delivering a Digital Grade or Diploma with passion and commitment to artistic excellence
- Take the plunge and embrace digital assessment!
And for learners/candidates:
1. Prepare for my digital exam in my own time, committing to practicing with as much dedication as I would for a face-to-face exam
2. Approach working towards a Digital Grade or Diploma with passion and commitment to artistic excellence
3. Take the plunge and embrace digital assessment!
4. Consider booking a Trinity music or drama digital exam
5. Film and review my performance and make a 'final' video for assessment
All signees received a pdf version of their pledge, which we hope will act as motivation to continue to move to the new digital world of music and drama learning and assessment that the Covid-19 pandemic has accelerated. But what’s more is that we have been able to reward 48 of these signees (picked at random) with a free entry for a Digital Grade or Diploma!
We are already hearing some wonderful ways that candidates and teachers are going to use this free entry – from teachers engaging in a new instrument to candidates being motivated to complete their grade despite all the Zoom fatigue we are now suffering from. We cant wait to bring you more stories from our Digital Pledge signees as they go through their Digital Grade or Diploma journey, so watch this space for more stories.
Although the Digital Pledge is now closed for entries you can still get into the spirit of the project by working to the agreements outlined above and embracing a digital approach to music and drama assessments.
Winners are from England, Wales and Scotland. Surnames of winners are:
Hirst, Powell, Jordan, Watts, Cox, Kershaw, Hurst, Collins, Mccloskey, Wright, Walker, Lakin, Ng, Kenes, Bennett, Duncan, Gamlin, Collingham, Atkins, Harrison,Sirs, Lancaster-wilson, Siggins, Bussey, Adams, catley, Brian, McGarrigle, Kent, Griffin, Camfield, Charman, Simpson, Cooke, Robinson, Solly, Parker, Jones, Hirst, Du Valle, Choy Winters, Hsieh
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