To better understand the struggles teachers face in preparing young people with digital skills, PwC conducted a survey of more than 2,000 K–12 educators.
Most teachers aren’t confident teaching higher-level technology skills: Only 10% of K–12 teachers surveyed nationally feel confident incorporating higher-level technology into student learning.
Technology-related courses are not offered to many high school students: At least two out of five high school teachers surveyed report their schools do not offer courses in data analytics (80%), app design/creation (64%), computer programming languages (46%), robotics (42%), or web design/creation (41%).
Students do not spend much time in school actively practicing the higher-level technology skills: More than half, 60%, of classroom technology use is passive (e.g., watching videos, reading websites).
Teachers want more support from their districts: Of the teachers surveyed, 79% of them say they would like to receive more professional development for technology-related subjects.
The full report can be downloaded here.