05 Apr Tech Firms Support Computing Lessons
Tech giants Google and O2 are to support a £3.6m drive to teach computing skills in primary schools across England.
Experts from the firms will help both with training and the provision of resources with which to teach digital skills in the classroom. There will also be a series of projects involving schools, universities and businesses to support the computing curriculum.
Due to be introduced into schools in September, the computing curriculum will include skills such as writing code. The Department of Education has acknowledged that some teachers want more help with teaching the subject and has offered funding to develop computing lessons and skills.
Increasing the focus on subjects like computing is key for education. Hence the high investment in the latest training and support so that teachers are more fully prepared to plan, teach and assess the new computing curriculum.
– O2 Telefonica is to support a peer-to-peer training scheme to help teachers with delivering the computing curriculum.
– Oxford Brookes University is to develop online training courses for primary school teachers.
– Our Lady’s Catholic High School in Preston will work with the Raspberry Pi Foundation to support other schools with computer lessons.