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!

Math for the Real World


The ability to apply mathematical and computational thinking to real-world problems will be critical for Canadian students entering the workforce. This kind of critical thinking is becoming foundational to most science, technology, engineering and mathematics-related (STEM) careers. But for most parents and teachers, the question is: How do we entice kids into learning the applied … Continue reading Math for the Real World

The People behind Callysto: Meet our lead developer, India


In this blog series, we are profiling the people behind Callysto. These hard-working individuals are building the tools that are bringing computational thinking to Canadian classrooms! Today, we are profiling India Heisz, who is leading the team of developers building the Callysto teaching modules. Name India Heisz Role Lead Developer, Pacific Institute for Mathematical Sciences … Continue reading The People behind Callysto: Meet our lead developer, India

Why every teacher should attend a Callysto workshop


Callysto is a free, interactive, online learning platform that is designed to help students strengthen their computational thinking, coding and data science skills. Here, we’ve listed eight essential reasons why every teacher should attend a Callytso workshop. 1. You are inspiring Canada’s digital leaders of tomorrow. In the future, everyone will need to know how … Continue reading Why every teacher should attend a Callysto workshop

Groundbreaking research assesses the computational thinking skills of Canadian students and teachers


One of the more ambitious goals of the Callysto project is to improve the computational thinking and digital literacy skills of Canadian teachers and students through the use of our platform. Assessing these skills, and determining if there have been any signs of improvements, is no easy matter. This is why we’ve teamed up with … Continue reading Groundbreaking research assesses the computational thinking skills of Canadian students and teachers