“Digital skills are vital for students today because this is what their jobs will look like in the future,” says veteran middle school teacher Kay Vanzant-Bradney of Nelson Academy in Long Beach, California. “And given our circumstances right now, with the pandemic and remote learning, if you don’t have digital skills, you literally can’t connect with your education.”
The pandemic has given us a chance to hit the reset button on a lot of things, and education is one of them.
This is why her students use Google’s Applied Digital Skills, a free, video-based, online digital literacy curriculum. Through flexible project-based learning, each lesson teaches foundational digital and technological skills. Students learn to solve real-world problems, like how to craft resumes, design infographics and create interactive presentations from scratch.
The Flexible Learning Strategies for Out of School Children programme is a UNESCO initiative with the aim of supporting inclusive and quality education for every child in the region. Our goal is to reach the remaining and most vulnerable 5% of children with no access to education in the region and support quality improvements in learning for every child.
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