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Happy Holidays!

By callysto | December 19, 2019

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

By callysto | December 17, 2019

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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Teaching Computational Thinking and Coding? Get Funds for Your Classroom Activities

By callysto | October 9, 2019

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!

By callysto | October 7, 2019

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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Math for the Real World

By Marjorie Henderson | June 13, 2019

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 …

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The People Behind Callysto: Meet Our Lead Developer, India

By Meagan Hampel | March 6, 2019

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. NameIndia Heisz RoleLead Developer, Pacific Institute for Mathematical Sciences (PIMS) What …

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Why Every Teacher Should Attend a Callysto Workshop

By Marjorie Henderson | February 16, 2019

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 …

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Groundbreaking Research Assesses the Computational Thinking Skills of Canadian Students and Teachers

By Meagan Hampel | February 11, 2019

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 …

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Three High Schoolers Bring a Unique Perspective to Developing Juypter Notebooks

By Marjorie Henderson | January 21, 2019

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, …

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How Does Callysto Keep Student and Teacher Data Secure?

By Andrew Klaus | December 4, 2018

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 …

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