How can we maximise the impact of tech interventions in schools?
Head of TechFuture Karine Barsam looks at the latest research on engaging young people in STEM, and how programme variety could be the key success.
Job vacancy: Communications and Marketing Director
A job opportunity has become available at the Tech Partnership for the role of Communications and Marketing Director. Closing date for applications is Tuesday 23 May.
TechFuture Girls club numbers up 70% in 3 years
Over 19,000 girls have explored tech education and careers through the Tech Partnership’s learning resource TechFuture Girls, a figure that has almost doubled in the last 3 years.
Curriculum resources from industry
TechFuture Classroom supports Key Stages 3-5 students through an award-winning free-to-use learning hub. The hub offers a range of projects and activities designed by the tech industry. This includes resources for computer science GCSEs and A-levels students, and Countdown to Chaos, an interactive simulation of a cyber attack.
Also available are free learning resources for teachers to update their skills in delivering the new curriculum.
All TechFuture Classroom resources are available via the Tech Partnership's new Learning Platform, providing personal learning zones for teachers and students.
TechFuture Classroom resources:
The resources are created by leading tech-sector employers, focusing on real-life challenges and digital skills needs, as well as supporting computing and computer science qualifications including GCSEs and A-levels.Read more
It is critical for young people to enjoy the opportunities offered by the new computing curriculum – but for this to happen, teachers need to be confident and up-to-date in their own skills.Read more