In the midst of this COVID-19 crisis, a lot of us are thinking about the world we are leaving the next generation and what we need to do to help children be prepared for their future.
Your child’s employability in the workforce may be the last thing on your mind right now, but did you know that in a Dell Technologies report they stated that 85% of the jobs in 2030 that Generation Z and Alpha will enter into have not been invented yet.
Also, according to a World Economic Forum report, 65% of primary-school children today will be working in job types that do not exist yet.
So, what skills can we be teaching our children today to help open the doors to 21st Century skills and prepare them for job opportunities in the future?
That’s what we’re here to discuss today with our special guest Adam Jacobs, Managing Director of Junior Engineers.
As an experienced leader in the education and edtech sectors, Adam has been a multiple industries, ranging from corporate finance to film and television to education. But education is by far the topic he is most passionate about.
Since its founding in 2013, Junior Engineers has educated over 40,000 students [also internationally!] and delivers over 120 classes per week and over 55 workshops during the school holidays at over 110 schools and corporate organisations via a network of qualified and engaging instructors.
We ask Jacob questions including:
- How important do you think it is for parents to understand the importance of STEM for their children in today’s increasingly digital world?
- How important do you think it is for educators to find ways to ignite enthusiasm when teaching digital technologies to school aged students?
- What is coding – in simple terms?
- Why should kids learn to code- isn’t that something to worry about in Uni?
- Why are you, Adam, excited about this?
- Why is not all screen time a bad thing?
- With kids spending so much time on gaming and platforms like ROBLOX, how can we get them to actually do something educational instead?
- What have you been surprised to discover by teaching coding online
- But isn’t learning face to face more efficient?
- What kind of software can kids actually develop? Or what kind of apps?
- Who is teaching the classes?
For the full article, please go to: https://kiddipedia.com.au/what-is-the-secret-value-of-your-child-learning-coding-and-stem-in-online-classes/
For further details:
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2 projects of note:
- Digital Access Program: In partnership with Substation33, an IT recycling company in QLD, we can now sell a laptop with each program for only $165
- Deadly Coders: Free STEM programs for indigenous youth! We were recently on NITV.