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Students Seek a Sustainable Life on Mars as Part of Callysto hackathon

By callysto | September 10, 2020

From August 5-10, 2020, Callysto went “back” to the red planet for another hackathon. Participating Grades 9-12 students from across Canada were challenged with the following mission: Callysto hackathons are designed to challenge students to solve challenges through coding and data analysis. The goal of these events, and the Callysto project in general, is to …

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Students Explore Mars as Humanity’s New Home During Online Callysto Hackathon

By callysto | June 30, 2020

Callysto’s first online student hackathon, held in April 2020, was so well received that we decided to hold another! Our second online hackathon, Colonizing Mars, ran June 3-5, 2020. Hackathon participants, made up of Grades 9-12 students from across Canada, were challenged with the following mission: Callysto hackathons are designed to challenge students to solve …

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Callysto Phase 2 Call for Proposal Recipients

By callysto | June 16, 2020

Thanks to everyone who submitted proposals for phase 2 of Callysto’s Call for Proposals. This initiative supports digital literacy learning opportunities for teachers and students across Canada. We’re pleased to award funding to several organizations. The funded activities from these organizations – from greenhouse automation to machine learning – will promote coding and computational thinking for …

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Get a First-Hand Look at Callysto’s Data Science Course

By callysto | May 4, 2020

The Callysto project is creating ways for Grades 5-12 students and teachers in Canada to learn data science skills – this includes data analysis, visualization, and coding. Data science is becoming an in-demand workforce skill; our goal is to help prepare teachers and students for the workforce of tomorrow. To offer teachers on-demand data science …

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Students Solve “Zombie Apocalypse” Problems During Online Callysto Hackathon

By callysto | April 28, 2020

Since 2019, Callysto has hosted three in-person student “hackathons” for students in Grades 7-12. “Hacking” in these events refers to students solving data-based challenges using coding and data analysis of open data sets. The goal of our hackathons, and the Callysto project in general, is to help students and teachers across Canada learn in-demand data …

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Callysto Partner Takes Coding Into Alberta Classrooms

By callysto | April 27, 2020

Callysto is a free, online, federally-funded tool which helps Grades 5-12 students and teachers across Canada learn digital literacy skills, including coding and data analysis. One way we do this is through our Call for Proposals, which funds digital literacy activities for teachers and students. Meet one of the recipients from our phase 1 Call …

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Students Learn to “Hack” Open Data to Gain In-Demand Data Science Skills

By callysto | February 25, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE PICTURE BUTTE, AB: February 25, 2020: Today, Grade 7-12 students will learn in-demand digital literacy skills – including data analysis and coding – at the Southwest Alberta Hackathon, hosted by Callysto and Palliser Regional Schools. Starting at 9:30 a.m. at Picture Butte High School, students will use open data from sources such …

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Callysto Supports Quantum Computing Workshop for High School Students

By callysto | January 24, 2020

The Callysto Call for Proposals funds activities supporting coding and computational thinking skills among Grades 5-12 students and teachers across Canada. Meet one of our phase 1 recipients, HighTechU! They’re running a quantum computing workshop for high school students on January 25, 2020 at the University of Victoria. HighTechU team members Ulrike Stege and Prashanti …

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Callysto Call for Proposals Recipients

By callysto | January 14, 2020

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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