Happy Holidays!


From all of us at Callysto: happy holidays! Thank you for continuing to support what we do. We’re passionate about helping teachers use Callysto to provide their students with the skills they need for the digital workforce – coding, computational thinking, and digital literacy. 2019 highlights We received funding from the federal government to take … Continue reading Happy Holidays!

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


Note: the Call for Proposals initiative is closed. Should further dates be announced, details will be provided. 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 … 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