As many of you know, after two years of research and development, on July 31, 2020, Canada Learning Code launched Learning for the Digital World: A Pan-Canadian K–12 Computer Science Education Framework. We’re thrilled with all the buzz and incredible feedback the new Framework has generated, and we encourage educators across the country to take a look!
The K–12 Computer Science Education Framework is the first of its kind in Canada. At the root of the Framework is our goal to level the playing field when it comes to computer science learning in Canada. Through the Framework, we make high-quality computer science education accessible to every school — and every student — in Canada. The Framework gives educators learning progressions to follow, as well as links to affordable and free resources to get started. But one of the biggest assets is our Lesson Crosswalks. By mapping all of CLC’s computer science lesson plans against English, math, and science curriculum outcomes from across Canada, we’ve made it easy for teachers to incorporate computer science learning into their day-to-day lessons.
Computer science education means more than just coding — it’s about students taking their places as creators of technology, not simply being users. That’s why the new K–12 Framework includes five key focus areas: Programming; Computing and Networks; Technology and Society; Data; and Design. Recently, we held a series of Instagram live sessions to help educators and students put a face to each of these focus areas, as well as help them learn more about them from the perspective of people working in the tech industry:
No doubt, learning is going to look different this year. But regardless of where you are located or whether you are teaching from home or in a classroom, Canada Learning Code has you covered! We want to support educators from coast to coast to coast to bring the Framework to life for your students!
Our Code Mobile team is offering live virtual experiences that will help you bring computer science learning to your students. We offer experiences for students in a range of ages: 6–8, 9–12, and 13–17. So, whether your students are learning from home or in the classroom, or even a mix of both, we will work with you to understand your classroom setting and find a learning approach that works best to meet your needs. Register your students or class for a live online learning experience today!
And don’t forget, our live virtual learning isn’t just for students! Teachers can also take part in CLC learning programs! Learn more about the CLC learning experiences available to educators too.
We would like to give a big shout out to our friends at Amazon Future Engineer for their support of the development of this Framework. The Amazon Future Engineer program is all about increasing access to computer science education for children and young adults which we think is pretty awesome! Thank you AFE for your partnership and commitment to our work, creating access to computer science education for all people in Canada.
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