Canadian Non-Profit KIDS CODE JEUNESSE’s Initiative Inspires and Empowers Educators with Free Coding & Digital Skills Training in Every Province and Territory!


MONTREAL, January 10, 2018 — Having taught digital skills and computational thinking to almost 1,000 Canadian educators through 21 workshops in 8 provinces and 1 territory since April 2018, Kids Code Jeunesse’s national Code Create Teach initiative (in collaboration with Lighthouse Labs) took to the Great Canadian North last month as part of its most outlying workshops yet!

The Code Create Teach workshops in the Territories saw lead instructors travel from Montreal and Vancouver to deliver the hugely successful training program in Whitehorse on Dec. 11, and will continue to do so in 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: YELLOWKNIFE

DATE:             Friday, January 25
TIME:             9:00 AM – 3:30 PM (MST)
LOCATION:    Mildred Hall School (5408 50th Ave, Yellowknife, NT X1A 1E5)

Code Create Teach: IQALUIT

DATE:            Wednesday, February 20
TIME:             9:00 AM – 3:30 PM (EST)
LOCATION:   Inuksuk High School (1 Ring Rd, Iqaluit, NU X0A 0H0)
*interviews with KCJ representatives/instructors available by phone in advance*

**interviews with KCJ representatives/instructors and teachers available on-site**

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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