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Computational Thinking in the Classroom - Sat Jun 23 (Teacher PD Workshop)

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STEM Learning Lab

7101 5 Street Southeast

Calgary, AB T2H 2G2

Canada

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Bringing data analytics and computational thinking into everyday curriculum


Saturday, June 23
8:30 AM - 12:30 PM

The ability to process information in an analytical way will be in high demand as students enter the digitally skilled future. Because of this, teachers are now feeling the pressure to incorporate more coding and data analytics into their curricula.

Imagine being able to use a university-level analytics platform — capable of big data processing, data visualizations, math equations, and text formatting — in your grade 5-12 class. And imagine this tool being cost-free, easy to use, and only needing a web browser to operate.

This is a real opportunity for simple, accessible, and interactive learning — we call it Callysto.

In this four-hour workshop, teachers will be introduced to the Callysto platform, and will get the chance to explore modules that have been developed for existing course curricula (covering, among other subjects, history, science, and literature).

Our team will show you how to incorporate these modules into your classroom, and will also work with you to customize specific modules to fit your needs.

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Cybera is a not-for-profit technology-neutral organization responsible for driving Alberta’s economic growth through the use of digital technology. Its core role is to oversee the development and operations of Alberta’s cyberinfrastructure — the advanced system of networks and computers that keeps government, educational institutions, not-for-profits, business incubators and entrepreneurs at the forefront of technological change.

The Pacific Institute for the Mathematical Sciences (PIMS) is a collaborative network dedicated to the promotion of discovery, understanding and awareness in the mathematical sciences.

The CanCode program, managed by Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada, is investing $50 million over two years, beginning in 2017-18, to support initiatives providing educational opportunities for coding and digital skills development to Canadian youth from kindergarten to grade 12 (K-12). It also supports initiatives that provide K-12 teachers with the training and professional development they need to introduce digital skills, coding and related concepts into the classroom.

The program aims to equip youth, including traditionally underrepresented groups, with the skills and study incentives they need to be prepared for the jobs of today and the future. Canada’s success in the digital economy depends on leveraging our diverse talent and providing opportunity for all to participate—investing in digital skills development will help to achieve this.

Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada | @ISED_CA

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7101 5 Street Southeast

Calgary, AB T2H 2G2

Canada

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