Digital skills have become vital for kids to succeed in the future. Most schools recognize this, but it can be difficult to deliver it effectively.
To understand why this was the case, we conducted research, working directly with schools and students across a multitude of socio-economic, cultural and intellectual backgrounds.
We found that whilst schools want to do more with technology, there are three fundamental barriers to integrating it effectively:
Confidence: Teachers don’t usually have a tech background and so can see it as risky and unfamiliar. Professional development for an area that is new and technical can be hard to access.
Content: Technology is constantly changing. Curriculum can therefore become quickly outdated.
Community: Teachers don’t have a large community of practice or peers to learn from and share ideas.
“Not everyone will be a programmer, but everyone will work with Technology."– Chris Geary, CEO of BSD Education
BSD Education was founded to help schools bring Technology Education into their classrooms, including coding into all subjects, made possible by your very own teachers.
We provide effective Technology Education curriculum (Programs of Learning), an online learning environment, and professional development training to empower every teacher to use technology in the classroom.
Over the course of 6 years, we are grateful to have worked with tens of thousands of students and teachers across 11 countries.