Cybera and the Pacific Institute for Mathematical Sciences (PIMS) are participating in the new national CanCode program. This two-year program supports initiatives that aid coding and digital skills development among Canadian youth, from grade 5-12.
Cybera and PIMS will trial new tools and frameworks that help teachers bring computational thinking into their math, science, social sciences, and humanities courses ”” giving students the analytical skills needed to comprehend the digital world.
The project, called Callysto, will centre around adapting the Jupyter ”˜All-in-One’ Science Platform for a younger audience in a classroom setting. Jupyter is a web-based platform that enables a broad suite of computing capabilities on any device with web browser and an internet connection. The team will develop showcase modules and host workshop training for grade 5-12 teachers to make effective use of this tool.
Cybera and PIMS are currently developing the training materials for Callysto, and are looking for teachers who are interested in learning more and helping with the trial use of this platform.
Participating teachers will receive:
- Free workshop training sessions (including stipends to attend)
- Post-workshop support to develop course modules
- Public recognition for participating in an educational trial