Get a first-hand look at Callysto’s data science course


The Callysto project is creating ways for Grades 5-12 students and teachers in Canada to learn data science skills – this includes data analysis, visualization, and coding. Data science is becoming an in-demand workforce skill; our goal is to help prepare teachers and students for the workforce of tomorrow. To offer teachers on-demand data science … Continue reading Get a first-hand look at Callysto’s data science course

Students solve “zombie apocalypse” problems during online Callysto hackathon


Since 2019, Callysto has hosted three in-person student “hackathons” for students in Grades 7-12. “Hacking” in these events refers to students solving data-based challenges using coding and data analysis of open data sets. The goal of our hackathons, and the Callysto project in general, is to help students and teachers across Canada learn in-demand data … Continue reading Students solve “zombie apocalypse” problems during online Callysto hackathon

Callysto partner takes coding into Alberta classrooms


Callysto is a free, online, federally-funded tool which helps Grades 5-12 students and teachers across Canada learn digital literacy skills, including coding and data analysis. One way we do this is through our Call for Proposals, which funds digital literacy activities for teachers and students. Meet one of the recipients from our phase 1 Call … Continue reading Callysto partner takes coding into Alberta classrooms

Callysto tech tips: Sharing our online notebooks


Callysto learning modules are Jupyter notebooks stored on GitHub, which is an online code-sharing site. A Jupyter notebook is a type of document that can include formatted text, live code, and visualizations. You can share a notebook with your students, or colleagues, using a specially-formatted link that creates a copy for each person that clicks … Continue reading Callysto tech tips: Sharing our online notebooks

Students learn to “hack” open data to gain in-demand data science skills


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE PICTURE BUTTE, AB: February 25, 2020: Today, Grade 7-12 students will learn in-demand digital literacy skills – including data analysis and coding – at the Southwest Alberta Hackathon, hosted by Callysto and Palliser Regional Schools. Starting at 9:30 a.m. at Picture Butte High School, students will use open data from sources such … Continue reading Students learn to “hack” open data to gain in-demand data science skills

Callysto supports quantum computing workshop for high school students


The Callysto Call for Proposals funds activities supporting coding and computational thinking skills among Grades 5-12 students and teachers across Canada. Meet one of our phase 1 recipients, HighTechU! They’re running a quantum computing workshop for high school students on January 25, 2020 at the University of Victoria. HighTechU team members Ulrike Stege (pictured far … Continue reading Callysto supports quantum computing workshop for high school students