Schools aimto boost tech­skills

Rutherglen Reformer - - Special Feature - Leona Greenan

Schools in Ruther­glen and Cam­bus­lang are among those to have signed up to an ini­tia­tive that aims to boost tech lit­er­acy in the class­room.

The Bare­foot Com­put­ing Project works with pri­mary teach­ers to help them de­velop the con­fi­dence, knowl­edge and skills they need to teach com­puter sci­ence.

Fig­ures show that 51 per cent of South La­nark­shire pri­mary schools have joined.

Sup­ported by Ed­u­ca­tion Scot­land and led by BT in Scot­land with BCS, The Char­tered In­sti­tute for IT, the pro­gramme pro­vides free work­shops and re­sources for teach­ers.

Alan Arm­strong, strate­gic di­rec­tor at Ed­u­ca­tion Scot­land, said: “It is es­ti­mated that around 90 per cent of jobs across the UK re­quire an ele­ment of dig­i­tal skills. As time goes on and tech­nol­ogy be­comes more preva­lent, that fig­ure is likely to in­crease.”

To reg­is­ter with the pro­gramme, schools need to go to bare­foot­

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