Microsoft to discount xbox and train 160,000 primary school teachers for new Computing curriculum
Microsoft is implementing a new training program designed to help primary school teachers prepare for the introduction of Computing onto the curriculum in September 2014.
The ‘First Class Computing’ program will help 160,000 non-specialist primary school teachers learn the necessary skills to be able to teach Computing in schools and delivers this through a series of road shows and the introduction of new materials to ensure teachers are ready.
“We welcomed the news of the new Computing curriculum alongside others in the industry because it is absolutely critical for the future success of our young people. The challenge now is to ensure that primary teachers are equipped to deliver it by September,” says Steve Beswick, Senior Director of Education, Microsoft UK.