CSTA Chapter News

Codingville.ca is a new national program by MindFuel, available to all Alberta school divisions. The program, funded by CanCode, brings comprehensive coding lessons and activities to Canadian teachers and students. Codingville training modules for students and teachers, as well as lesson plans for teachers, can be accessed at no cost until March 31, 2021. The number of seats is limited and teacher pre-registration has just started.

For more information, please see visit Codingville.ca. You can also find more detail from the official press release.  

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 students, or current/pre-service teachers), or for hosting a coding workshop or student hackathon (e.g. to cover the cost of the venue, catering, or support staff).

Haven’t heard of Callysto? It’s a free, interactive, curriculum-based learning and skills development tool; think “interactive textbook.” Computational thinking is becoming a requirement for the workers of tomorrow — our goal is to give students a head start.
 
Mar 01, 2019
SIC Hackathon: CS Pitches is a collaborative hackathon between undergraduate students with programming skills and high school computing science teachers in Edmonton. Four teachers pitched projects and 15-18 University students responded with solutions. By the end of the day, 8 projects were completed and added to DevOut GitHub.
 
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