– Komuniti Guru Digital Learning+, upskilling school teachers to deliver lessons digitally in collaboration with Arus Academy.
In 2019, PwC launched ‘New world. New skills.’, a global initiative that aims to upskill millions of people worldwide. For PwC Malaysia, we wanted to ensure that our nation’s youth (our future leaders) are also given opportunities to upskill. To do that, we felt an effective way would be to reach those who can reach them: the teachers. So in June 2020, we collaborated with Arus Academy to launch Komuniti Guru Digital Learning+ (KGDL+), a programme that trains teachers to design lesson plans that can be delivered to students through various digital platforms.
We had 54 teachers in our first cohort, all of whom participated in a series of virtual workshops on how to adapt their approach to teaching. Over a period of 5 months, six subjects were covered within the programme: Matematik, Sains, Asas Sains Komputer, Reka Bentuk & Teknologi, Sejarah, and Geography for Form 1 to Form 3.
Following the workshops, we encouraged the teachers to apply the skills gained in building teaching and learning materials based on the academic needs of their students. More than 40 volunteers from PwC Malaysia have contributed their time to help the teachers digitise learning and teaching materials. More than 1,000 teaching materials were completed by the time the programme ended in late October 2020. The programme is supported by the state education departments of Kedah, Perlis and Sarawak.