Teaching computational thinking and coding? Get funds for your classroom activities


If you teach Grades 5-12 students in Canada, Callysto wants to help fund your classroom activities related to computational thinking and coding. For example, you could submit a proposal to cover the cost of developing curriculum resources that feature Jupyter Notebooks (for students, or current/pre-service teachers), or for hosting a coding workshop or student hackathon … Continue reading Teaching computational thinking and coding? Get funds for your classroom activities

Callysto’s Nation-Wide Classroom Rollout is Underway!


A free interactive learning platform that brings computational thinking, coding, and data science skills into classrooms is rolling out across the country, thanks to new funding from the national CanCode program.  Callysto is a curriculum-based learning and skills development platform for students in Grades 5-12 that is accessible from any device with an internet connection. The tool was … Continue reading Callysto’s Nation-Wide Classroom Rollout is Underway!

JupyterCon: (Some of) The Callysto Team Goes Global!


This past August, myself and fellow Cybera data sciencer Byron Chu, as well as some colleagues from the Pacific Institute of Mathematics (PIMS), travelled to New York to attend JupyterCon. JupyterCon is an annual event for both users and developers of Jupyter notebooks to come together to discuss how they are using or improving this … Continue reading JupyterCon: (Some of) The Callysto Team Goes Global!

Building Canada’s Digital Generation


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 ”” … Continue reading Building Canada’s Digital Generation