Microsoft have created the Digital Future Programme to help young people explore the digital future aims to prepare young people for the technology-driven world of tomorrow, demonstrate how diversity helps build better technology, and how it can be used as a force for positive change. The programme brings together the best resources from Microsoft and our industry-leading partners, and covers these exciting topics:
- Discover the tech industry
- Big Data
Digital Future takes a creative approach to digital skills education with classroom activities, challenges and more. Once completed, students get a certificate to celebrate their success!
Digital Future Programme – Microsoft UK
The Commonwealth Secretariat is hosting a webinar in partnership with Microsoft about the skills young people need to be competitive employees, entrepreneurs and digital citizens.
Over 60 percent of the Commonwealth’s 2.4 billion citizens are aged 29 or under. This webinar is an opportunity for young people from across the Commonwealth to talk to industry experts about their digital skills needs and challenges.
Discussions will kick off with opening remarks from The Rt Hon Patricia Scotland QC, Secretary-General of the Commonwealth, and Senior Leaders at Microsoft.
The webinar will then offer two panel sessions, the first of which will look at country and organisational initiatives in building digital skills for young people. The second session will be led by the Commonwealth Young Professionals and will discuss youth experiences and ideas on digital skills gaps and opportunities. A demonstration of digital skills capacity-building tools will also be demonstrated by Microsoft, followed by a Q&A session.
The webinar will take place on 10 June 2021 from 11 am (BST/GMT+1)
For more information please contact: Margaret Dalziel, ICT Digital Platforms Coordinator, Commonwealth Secretariat
The National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) is the UK agency responsible for identifying cyber risks and attacks, combatting cyber crime and providing guidance and information to the public. They recently launched a brand new game to teach children aged 7 to 11 how to stay secure online.
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Education Scotland, with its partners in the National e-Learning Offer, is carrying out discovery work to understand how the recent experiences of remote teaching and learning during the last year, along with pre-pandemic delivery, might influence the future delivery of education in Scotland. This includes exploring the potential of future blended learning in the classroom or alternative learning models for interrupted learners and those with additional support needs.
This early stage discovery is led by research & design practitioners within the Digital Transformation Division of the Scottish Government. We believe that involving the experience of the learners, the educators and those that support both, is paramount for the success of this project.
At this stage, we would like to facilitate a workshop in the week commencing 31st May with between 15 – 30 teachers from all across Scotland. We would like to hear from teachers who were digital adopters pre-pandemic and those who benefitted from additional training during the pandemic.
We will be seeking full informed consent and all contributions will be anonymised – both in the final report and in our communications with Education Scotland. Safeguarding of participants and their rights to privacy is our main concern.
If you are interested in taking part, please email the project contact, Leanne Roarty (firstname.lastname@example.org), by Friday, 21st May 2021 and Leanne will be in touch to make arrangements.
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SSERC and Education Scotland have teamed up to bring you the CRIS mentor programme. It is designed to build confidence and to develop understanding of a number of issues related to cyber resilience and internet safety in the teacher community across Scotland. The knowledge and experience gained by delegates through the programme can then be used, along with the provided resources, to mentor other staff and pupils within their school communities.
The programme focusses on 4 key areas of CRIS:
- Digital Footprint
- Passwords and Encryption
- Dealing with Online Issues
- Securing your devices
The Digilearn team will be available for drop-in workshops, where you can ask questions, discuss ideas and share resources. These sessions will be:
- 18 May, 1600 – 1700
- 25 May, 1600 – 1700
- 01 June, 1600 – 1700
- 08 June, 1600 – 1700
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Further info and sign up details are available here