How It Works

What is Callysto

Teachers, welcome to Callysto!

Callysto is a free, online learning tool that helps Grades 5-12 students and teachers learn and apply in-demand data science skills including data analysis and visualization, coding, and computational thinking. Our interactive learning modules are available in a variety of subjects – from math to history – and are aligned with existing curriculum.

Our mission is to foster computational thinking and data literacy skills in Canadian schools.

The Callysto program is facilitated by the non-profit organizations Cybera and the Pacific Institute for the Mathematical Sciences. It is funded under the national CanCode program.

Why Use Callysto

Callysto can be run off of any web browser

  • No additional software is needed to run the program.

Callysto teaches students more than coding

  • They learn data analysis, visualization, and computational thinking skills that are relevant across all subject areas.

Callysto is free

    • There’s no cost for the teachers or students to use the program.
    • There’s no cost to request teacher or student training sessions, such as data science hackathons.

Get Started with Callysto

This spreadsheet includes a comprehensive list of all resources created by Callysto and specific connections to the Alberta provincial curriculum.

Navigate to 'Get Started' and 'Resources' to explore each category of resources.

Callysto's Impact

Since Callysto began in 2018, we’ve:

  • Trained over 39,000 students and 1,900 teachers across Canada.
  • Held over 143 teacher and student events.
  • Reached over 400 students through our in-person and online data science hackathons.
  • Developed over 100 free, online curriculum-tied learning modules to teach data science skills.

Have questions? We’re here to help.

Email if you have questions about how to use Callysto in your classroom.  


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