British Council

The Coding for Kids cooperation project was an alliance between the British Council and the Ministry of Information and Communication Technologies (MinTIC), and the Ministry of Education (MEN) in Colombia to develop a training project with programming methodology for girls, children and young people.

The programme developed beginner and advanced level teacher training courses. Beginner-level training was offered either as a blended or online course for more than 20,000 teachers (and indirectly 1 million students) from all over the country through tools such as the Micro:bit device. Advanced-level training was offered as a massive online open course (MOOC). This training process was designed to reduce gender biases and promote pedagogical practices that help close the gender gap and increase the number of women in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics). The programme was complemented with a community of practice forum for all participating teachers to strengthen learning.