SSK and British Council Join Forces to Teach Coding to Govt School Students 

Karnataka Takes a Step Towards Advancing Student Learning 

SSK and British Council have joined forces to revolutionize education in the country by introducing coding education to government school students. This significant partnership between the two organizations will make coding accessible to students who would otherwise not have access to this important skill. 

A groundbreaking collaboration between Samagra Shikshana Karnataka (SSK) and the British Council was recently witnessed, with the signing of a partnership agreement that will bring digital and coding skills to students of Classes VIII and IX. Minister of School Education BC Nagesh was present to witness the historic event, where BB Cauvery, state project director, and Janaka Pushpanathan, south India director of the British Council, inked their commitment to developing the skills of young minds. 

This incredible project offers 200 inspiring school teachers from 100 select schools a chance to get some priceless training in digital and coding abilities. The teachers will be given the resources they need to sharpen their teaching skills, including the famous Microbits – pocket-sized computers designed by the renowned British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC). The British Council will be providing a 3-day face-to-face training with the assistance of materials from the Micro:bit foundation. What an amazing opportunity! 

Each participating school in this revolutionary project will receive a comprehensive club kit containing 10 Micro:bits that students can use to engage in coding club activities. This initiative seeks to simplify the complexities of computers and give students the opportunity to explore the basics of robotics and coding. This could be an exciting learning experience for students, as they learn to work with these innovative tools and gain a deeper understanding of the world of technology. With these 10 Micro:bits, students can take part in activities such as coding games and interactive projects, allowing them to grasp the fundamentals of programming in order to create their own unique projects. By taking part in this project, students will have the opportunity to learn in a hands-on environment, while also fostering creativity and collaboration.

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