Emmanuella Lambropoulos (MP for Saint-Laurent) to Attend
Kids Code Jeunesse’s Code in the Classroom: micro:bit workshop
at École des Grands-Êtres on January 16

Via their national Code in the Classroom: micro:bit initiative, local non-profit organization Kids Code Jeunesse (KCJ) is equipping schools, educators, and community organizations with a record-number of free micro:bit devices and workshops in every province and territory in Canada.

Due to the program’s overwhelming popularity, Emmanuella Lambropoulos (Member of Parliament for Saint-Laurent) will be visiting École primaire des Grands-Êtres at 1:30 PM (EST) on Wednesday, January 16, to show her support for this groundbreaking Canadian initiative and experience the coding workshop first-hand.

The KCJ Code in the Classroom: micro:bit workshops focus on hands-on, project-based learning centred around computational thinking. These workshops, financed by the federal government’s CanCode program, aim to empower and equip teachers with the skills needed to integrate code in their classrooms, regardless of the subject they teach.

  • KCJ is sending out 90,000 micro:bits across Canada through multiple initiatives, the biggest ever micro:bit distribution of its kind worldwide.
  • Between October 2018 and March 2019, KCJ hosts over 2,000 workshops, reaching more than 40,000 kids in every province and territory.
  • KCJ is the official North American delivery partner of the UN-affiliated micro:bit Global Challenge.
  • Since 2016, micro:bits have dominated coding education in the UK, with 3 out of 4 teachers using them in the classroom.
  • Full information on KCJ’s micro:bit workshops and involvement with the micro:bit Global Challenge here.


DATE:                        Wednesday, January 16
TIME:                        1:30 – 2:30 PM (EST)
LOCATION:              École des Grands-Êtres (1150 Deguire, Saint-Laurent, QC, H4L 1M2)
DETAILS:                  kidscodejeunesse.org/microbit.html
IN ATTENDANCE:   Emmanuella Lambropoulos (MP, Saint-Laurent)
Kate Arthur (Founder & Executive Director, KCJ)
Eliane Beliveau Leblanc (Instructor, KCJ)

**interviews available in advance and on site**

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