Tech We Can online lesson plans now available for parents and carers teaching at home

30/03/20

The free lesson plans are designed to encourage young people to consider a career in technology

With schools closed across the country, The Tech She Can Charter signatories have made their 12 digital Tech We Can lesson plans available to all parents and carers who may be looking for materials to help teach their children at home.

Mapped to the National Curriculum, each lesson is two hours long and comes with written instructions and a 10 minute tutorial video to help parents deliver the materials to their children. The lesson packs have been designed to be simple to use and require no specialist knowledge to deliver. They’re broken down into segments, making it easy for parents to choose activities most likely to interest their children.

The lessons are primarily targeted at 10 - 13 year olds and aim to educate children about how the world of work is evolving and make them aware of the different types of technology careers available to them when they leave school. 

Sheridan Ash, Tech She Can founder and Technology Innovation and Women in Technology leader at PwC UK, added:

“This is a difficult time for schools, parents and teachers. We hope to offer some help by sharing this easy-to-use, fun, structured learning about technology and the type of careers that exist in tech.

“Our Tech We Can lesson plans are part of our commitment to upskill the communities we’re part of - without urgent attention, many risk getting left behind as technology changes how we live and work. The current crisis we face has provided a stark reminder of the critical value of skills in science and technology.”

There are a total of 12 lesson packs available covering Communication & Marketing; Education; Entertainment & Arts; The Environment; Finance; Fun; Good; Health & Inclusion; Manufacturing & Engineering; Retail; Safety & Security; and Travel & Tourism. 

Three different versions of each plan are provided to make sure that all children can take part in the lessons, no matter what technology is available to them at home, ranging from low - full tech versions.

Launched in 2018 with 18 signatories, the Charter recently celebrated its second anniversary and now has 158 businesses and industry bodies signed up and working together towards achieving gender equality in the tech sector.

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Notes to Editor:

  1. Parents and carers can now register at techwecan.org/at-home to access the lesson plans. A short video providing extra guidance on using the plans at home, as well as an FAQs section is also available.
  2. To find out more about Tech We Can, visit techwecan.org
  3. Tech We Can is an output of the ‘Enrich Education’ workstream of The Tech She Can Charter which was created in response to PwC’s Women in Tech: Time to close the gender gap research which stated that only 19% of students had learned about tech careers in school. The signatories of the Charter recognise a responsibility to share their knowledge of tech careers with more schools, careers advisors and teachers, and now there is a need to share this knowledge with parents. 
  4. To find out more about the Tech She Can Charter, visit pwc.co.uk/techshecan
  5. More details on PwC’s New world. New skills initiative can be found at pwc.com/upskilling
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