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Webinar: Coding/Robotics/Drones

We are excited to announce that Schoolscape is hosting a webinar we will be featured in. The webinar is on:

What the DBE Says and 3 Companies That Can Help Make It Happen in Your School”

A WCED representative will give an update on the coding and robotics curriculum for schools, what the DBE has announced and what you can expect.

We will then be featured as one of the industry-leading companies presenting how we can support schools.

It takes place on the 14th of April (next Wednesday) at 3PM but it is also available to watch on-demand. If you would like to attend the webinar or watch on-demand, you can register for free here.

Why 21st Century Learning Design?

Principals, teachers, parents or students often ask us why they need to be creative, collaborate with others, think critically or worse yet, think computationally, practice citizenship, solve problems, or care for colleagues. These attributes are now common language in learning theory, frequently referred to the 5C’s of 21st Century Learning (21CLD).

In these cases, I like to refer them to this slideshow that took the world by storm back in 2007 via social media, as one of the first examples of something that ‘went viral’ as we now commonly say. It made a real impression on me then, and even now speaks volumes.

Learning to code is an excellent way to enable students to engage meaningfully with 21CLD and like learning a new language, is best started young, so that this way of thinking and learning becomes second nature.

Thanks to Jeff Brenman, Founder & Director at Apollo Ideas for creating and sharing this profoundly challenging presentation that remains highly relevant event today, 14 years later.

By one popular estimate, 65% of children entering primary school today will ultimately end up working in completely new job types that don’t yet exist.

(McLeod, Scott and Karl Fisch, “Shift Happens”, in The Future of Jobs, World Economic Forum, 2016)