Do you want to improve the quality of teaching and learning for computing by developing exciting new pedagogy? Or partner with industry & bring their latest innovations and expertise into the classroom to teach digital creativity? Looking for a way to enhance your offer as a CAS school? The Digital Schoolhouse powered by PlayStation is a pioneering initiative that's proven to improve the quality of teaching and learning and pupil attainment for computing. The programme is delivered by Ukie (UK Interactive Entertainment), the trade body for the UK video games industry and is powered by PlayStation. The Digital Schoolhouse aims to inspire and engage teachers and students with creative computing and the wider creative digital industries using play-based learning. Collaborating with organisations such as the BBC, Disney, Intel, Apps for Good, BAFTA, Gfinity, 505 Games and others enables us to bridge the gap between education and industry to prepare the learners of today for the jobs of tomorrow.
Digital Schoolhouse’s offer free weekly computing workshops to local schools. They host students and provide a unique CPD opportunity for teachers. The Digital Schoolhouse programme puts theory into practice with the teachers alongside. Visiting teachers are part of the planning and delivery of the Digital Schoolhouse workshops, they experience good practice in the classroom and are given opportunities to engage with the students themselves. The follow up personalised programme of support offered by our Digital Schoolhouse Lead Teachers ensures that the visiting teacher has the confidence and motivation to effectively embed computing in their school.