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National Girls Learning Code Week

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Envisioning a Better Future in Virtual Reality (VR)

Celebrate our eighth annual Girls Learning Code Week this May 16th – 22nd! Together, we’ll empower youth across Canada to create a better future and build their confidence when using digital tools.

Join us and other educators across Canada in teaching computer science. Our theme this year is “Envisioning a Better Future in Virtual Reality (VR)” – we’ll use VR to tackle issues they’ve seen arise as a result of COVID-19. 

We’ll equip you with everything you need to teach computer science in your classroom (in-person and online!). It’s easy to get involved:

  1. Register to teach
  2. Discover lesson plans and prepare
  3. Teach your class!
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Top 3 Reasons to Take Part

Receive free training resources to confidently teach computer science

Get exclusive access to our newly launched online Learning Tool. Say hello to awesome training resources and prep materials!

Empower all of your students to become changemakers in the tech space

Only 23% of workers in the computer science field are women. We need to create more allies and better equip girls, transgender and beyond binary individuals to enter and thrive in the tech space.

Learn and teach a new skill!

Learn with your students this Girls Learning Code Week! Discover new computer science concepts and dive into the world of virtual reality.

Use Computer Science to Build a Better Future!

Imagine a future where diversity, inclusion and equity run deep in the tech space. A future where new technologies are developed based on different experiences. A future where we're creating solutions that are inclusive and accessible. Let's envision a better future, today.

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Using VR for Good

Using Virtual Reality (VR) For Good

Subjects Science and Technology, Language Arts

Ages: 9-18

Brainstorm and frame real-world problems that can be tackled using VR.

Building a VR Prototype

Building a VR Prototype

Subjects Visual Arts, Mathematics

Ages: 6-12

Build a prototype of a VR world that solves or brings awareness to a real-world problem.

Creating in Cospaces

Creating in CoSpaces

Subjects Visual Arts, Mathematics, Social Studies, Language Arts

Ages: 6-12

Build a prototype of a VR world that solves or brings awareness to a real-world problem.

Coding in CoSpaces

Extension: Coding in CoSpaces

Subjects Visual Arts, Mathematics, Social Studies, Language Arts

Ages: 9-12

Use block-based coding to animate an existing 3D CoSpaces project. *Prerequisite: “Creating in CoSpaces” micro lesson

Experiencing VR

Experiencing Virtual Reality (VR)

Subjects Science and Technology, Language Arts

Ages: 6-18

Experience your CoSpaces project in VR!

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Register to Teach

Get free, exclusive access to our free Learning Management System (LMS) when you register! You’ll unlock our lesson plans and prep materials for Girls Learning Code Week.

 

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Sign up For a Workshop!

Do you know a girl, transgender or beyond binary kid that would love to learn with us on May 22nd? Check out our Girls Learning Code day workshops, happening all day long!

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Thank you to our Presenting Sponsor who makes Girls Learning Code Week possible!
We are grateful to our Supporting Sponsor!
And our community partner who helps us bring Girls Learning Code Week to life!
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