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

Three high schoolers bring a unique perspective to developing Juypter Notebooks


Internships offer students real-life work experience in a prospective career field. This past summer, four high school interns joined Callysto’s development team to gain some real-world experience, while helping to provide a unique student perspective on five of Callysto’s learning modules. In this post, we spoke to three of our interns (Chloe Coleongco, Noah Gergel, … Continue reading Three high schoolers bring a unique perspective to developing Juypter Notebooks

How does Callysto keep student and teacher data secure?


By Andrew Klaus, Senior Developer for Cybera To reinforce the security and privacy of Callysto users’ personal information, we have launched a new authentication feature for the platform. Authentication provides users with a simple access experience to Callysto (and the platform on which Callysto is based, Jupyter), while ensuring users’ login credentials and online identities … Continue reading How does Callysto keep student and teacher data secure?

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!