These 20 Broad General Education lesson plans focus on the creative and collaborative aspects of computational thinking, programming and coding, building girls confidence and resilience by embedding these concepts through interdisciplinary learning into Literacy & English, health and wellbeing, mathematics, sciences, art & design, music, social subjects and physical education.
The resource packs comprise of lesson plans, powerpoints, video tutorials and website recommendations and provide a wealth of engaging and inspiring learning experiences for teachers to use with their class over a period of a week, a term or over the academic year. Lessons have been designed to ensure there is a progression in experiences throughout broad general education from Nursery to S3 using the refreshed Technologies Experiences and Outcomes and new Benchmarks.
Teachers working in the Broad General Education. Nursery to S3.
Research shows that currently just 18% of digital technologies jobs are held by women. The gender balance in the sector reflects closely the proportion of those qualifying in the relevant subjects at HE/FE. This low proportion is also reflected among those studying the relevant subjects at school. In 2015, girls accounted for 20% of Computing Science National 5 entrants, 17% at Higher and only 13% at Advanced Higher. The proportion of girls studying these subjects has not increased in recent years; in fact it has fallen, from 35% of Standard Grade entrants in 1995, to 30% in 2013, and a further drop to 20% with the introduction of the new National 5.
Research has highlighted the importance of engaging girls early with computing science as well as helping to support interest and engagement at various junctures including primary to secondary transition and subject choice during secondary school. These lesson plans and resources cover broad general education allowing girls to benefit from the wealth of opportunities computing science can offer them -
Zip file: A story map (1.4 MB)
Zip file: Create a dance (4.5 MB)
Zip file: Bonne visite! (1.9 MB)
Zip file: Parlez-vous Francais? (537 KB)
Zip file: What is it like to be a learner in our class? (1.5 MB)
Zip file: What's on your plate? - Food for thought (21 MB)
Zip file: What is your mindset? (19 MB)
Zip file: Scratch-ing the surface of musical coding (10 MB)
Zip file: Profile - Animate me in Scratch (2 MB)
Zip file: Mary Queen of Bots (3 MB)
Zip file: Etcho-shape (13.5 MB)
Zip file: Dance Dance (15 MB)
Zip file: Algorithms for story writing (400 KB)
Zip file: Data representation (6 MB)
Zip file: Environmental web design (2.5 MB)
Zip file: Interactive story writing (2 MB)
Zip file: Mixing beats and making music (3.5 MB)
Zip file: Networks (4.8 MB)
Zip file: Renewables Info app (2.1 MB)
Zip file: Simulating a wind turbine (7.8 MB)
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