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Callysto Call for Proposals Recipients

Thanks to everyone who submitted proposals for phase 1 of Callysto’s Call for Proposals. This initiative supports digital literacy learning opportunities for teachers and students. We’re pleased to award funding to 10 organizations across Canada. Their projects will promote coding and computational thinking for Grades 5-12 students and teachers in fun and creative ways. Remember, there’s still …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 Callysto’s goals …

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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 …

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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. …

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Building Canada’s Digital Generation

Cybera and the Pacific Institute for Mathematical Sciences (PIMS) are participating in the new national CanCode program. This two-year program supports initiatives that aid coding and digital skills development among Canadian youth, from grade 5-12. Cybera and PIMS will trial new tools and frameworks that help teachers bring computational thinking into their math, science, social sciences, and humanities courses …

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