|CCITE||Creating fruitful and sustainable links between innovative organisations that are committed to improving technological education for young people.|
CCITE is a new educational consortium supported by the HJB Charitable Trust in Cambridge's silicon fen bringing together leading thinkers in education, industry, business, research, academia, technology and entrepreneurship to design whole-school STEM solutions to meet the current skills crisis threatening UK's economic prosperity.
The CCITE response to this crisis is to develop the know-how and support needed by schools seeking to embed an updated approach to technological education in the curriculum for all pupils. Central to this is a set of 20 cross-curricular student STEM projects, investigations and problem-solving
activities for each of Key Stage 2 and 3 which engage students in working in
teams, supported by teachers and other mentors (older students, family, STEM
ambassadors etc.). See more in Projects.
CCITE supporters include the Association of School and College Leaders (ASCL), the British Computer Society (BCS), the Campaign for Science & Engineering (CSaE), the Computing At Schools group (CAS), the Confederation of British Industries (CBI), the Design & Technology Association (DATA), the e-Learning Foundation, the Engineering Development Trust (EDT), FutureLab, Google, the HJB Charitable Trust, the Independent Schools Association (ISA), INTELLECT, Microsoft, the National Endowment for Education, Science, Technology and the Arts (NESTA), Siemens UK and the 21st Century Learning Alliance.
It is currently working with Cambridge Assessment, the Cambridge Primary Review Trust, the Cambridge Teaching Schools Network, the Baker Dearing Educational Trust, GeoGebra, NRICH, the ORBIT project, the Raspberry Pi Foundation, St John's College School and STEM Team East.
"We applaud what CCITE is doing to draw attention to the issues of Computer Science education and the role that engineering and technology can play in Britain's future economic growth. We need both to ignite children's passion for science, engineering and maths and to address the shortage of teachers equipped to teach Computer Science in UK schools." Peter Barron, Director, External Relations, Google
"Schools strongly recognise the aims of CCITE as crucial for what we need to do to develop the appropriate education for our pupils today and into the future. We want and need all of our pupils to develop very strong skills and, perhaps just as important, motivation in these key areas of Maths, Engineering, Technology and Computer science. We will wish to engage with CCITE to provide both the curriculum and the teaching and learning that will enable this to happen." Stephen Munday, Principal, Cambridge Teaching Schools Network