Over 150 Alberta students to learn digital workforce skills at hackathon


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE STRATHCONA COUNTY, AB: December 17, 2019: Over 150 students from Elk Island Public Schools and Elk Island Catholic Schools will learn in-demand digital workforce skills – including coding, computational thinking, and data literacy – at a hackathon being hosted by Callysto, a federally-funded learning program. Starting at 9:00 a.m. in the Strathcona … Continue reading Over 150 Alberta students to learn digital workforce skills at hackathon

Building life skills with data science


Data and daily decision-making go hand-in-hand. From finding the cheapest gas in an area with multiple gas stations to determining the healthiest meal choices for dinner — we often look at multiple data sets to find patterns and, from there, decide what to do. There’s another word for this process – data science. One of … Continue reading Building life skills with data science

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 (e.g. to cover the … 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