Engaging Students in Technology Careers

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Georgie Porter

Georgie began her career in education as a Science teacher working in schools around West Yorkshire since 2013. She has worked with education charities, as a school governor and most recently led on Global Citizenship for Dulwich College (Singapore). Georgie is particularly passionate about equity...
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When a student asks, ‘Why do I need to know this?’, how should a teacher answer this question?

‘’We’re preparing students for jobs that don’t yet exist … using technologies that haven’t been invented … in order to solve problems we don’t even know are problems yet.” Richard Riley

Technology is rapidly evolving!

As a science teacher, I found myself referencing this quotation (even though it’s decades old now) a lot! None of us really know what jobs there are going to be in 10-20 years time!

Instead, why not know as much as you can about anything and everything?

It’s clear that the technology industry continues to be rapidly evolving. There are regular headlines about artificial intelligence (AI), which can be both inspiring and a little daunting! Talking to our students about these topics, about how they could affect their lives and future jobs, is becoming increasingly important.

Free, live lessons for pupils

Techshecan Logo (1)It’s good to know that organisations like Tech She Can are here to help us explain future careers to our students.

Their education programme, Tech We Can, is aimed at students of all genders aged 5-14,  with 30-minute Live Lessons to inspire young people to explore careers in technology. Starting these conversations early is really important for Tech She Can as damaging gender stereotypes, which can limit all students’ ambitions, are unfortunately embedded early on.

Exploring potential careers with key stage 2 students opens doors and sparks curiosity at a young age.

Tech We Can’s Live Lessons series launches in February and March 2024, covering diverse topics like sports and sustainable travel.

Register Now 1As a sustainability nerd, the key stage 3 lesson on Sustainable Transport would be my pick if I were still in the classroom. I would link this topic to forms of energy in key stage 3 physics and STEM careers to encourage debate around sustainability.

The key stage 2 Live Lesson options integrate with national curriculum areas in design and technology and physical education, with key stage 3 lessons covering English, geography, and science.

Science and Careers events; registration is open!

Tech She Can have you covered if you are specifically looking for lessons to celebrate Safer Internet Day, British Science Week and National Careers Week. Their lessons are designed with these events in mind! 

Registration for live lessons is now open – Register now!

Each session is delivered by a qualified teacher and includes discussion and interactive tasks! What’s not to like?

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