NATIONAL WORKSHOP SERIES HEADS NORTH WITH TRAILBLAZING TEACHER TRAININGS IN WHITEHORSE, YELLOWKNIFE AND IQALUIT

Kids Code Jeunesse Offers Free Coding & Digital Skills Training in Every Province and Territory!

Having taught digital skills and computational thinking to almost 1,000 Canadian educators through 20 workshops in 8 provinces over the past few months, Kids Code Jeunesse’s national Code Create Teach initiative, in collaboration with Lighthouse Labs, is set to tackle its most outlying workshops yet with a series of winter dates in the Great Canadian North!

The Code Create Teach workshops in the Territories will see lead instructors travel from Montreal and Vancouver to deliver the hugely successful training program in Whitehorse (Dec. 11), Yellowknife (Jan, 25) and Iqaluit (Feb. 20). Over 135 educators from some of the most remote communities in the country are confirmed to attend these pioneering workshops.
“We are very excited about this opportunity to work with teachers in the territories. We’ve been fortunate to reach dedicated teachers from Northern communities who have travelled to our past workshops in Prince Rupert and Rocky Mountain House. But this opportunity to start learning from teachers in the territories is very precious to us.”Juliet Waters (Senior Education Director, Kids Code Jeunesse)

Code Create Teach: WHITEHORSE

DATE:             Tuesday, December 11
TIME:             9:00 AM – 3:30 PM (PST)
LOCATION:   Elijah Smith Elementary School (1399 Hamilton Blvd, Whitehorse, YT Y1A 6G3)
DETAILS:      www.eventbrite.com/e/code-create-teach-whitehorse-registration-50501318804

Code Create Teach: YELLOWKNIFE

DATE:             Friday, January 25
TIME:             9:00 AM – 3:30 PM (MST)
LOCATION:    TBA
DETAILS:       www.eventbrite.com/e/code-create-teach-yellowknife-registration-50400162242

Code Create Teach: IQALUIT

DATE:            Wednesday, February 20
TIME:             9:00 AM – 3:30 PM (EST)
LOCATION:   TBA
DETAILS:       www.eventbrite.com/e/code-create-teach-iqaluit-registration-50407317644

ABOUT CODE CREATE TEACH

Inaugurated at the Canada Science and Technology Museum in Ottawa this past spring, Code Create Teach is a groundbreaking national campaign of free, full-day workshops that provide Canadian K–12 educators with the tools to incorporate the basics of computational thinking and coding inside and outside the classroom.

By learning to code, children not only acquire one of the most important and powerful skills of the 21st century, they also establish connections to important concepts behind science, engineering, mathematics, and the arts.

With a total of 26 workshops in every province and territory, Code Create Teach gives educators the skills and confidence they need to inspire students to tinker, play and experiment with technology so they can become makers rather than consumers of their digital world.

Code Create Teach, among other KCJ projects, is funded thanks to a $6 million commitment from the federal government’s CanCode program. Through CanCode funding and KCJ initiatives, 70,000 children and 2,000 teachers across the country will have the opportunity to receive training in 21st century digital skills.
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