December 3 – 10th 2018 Join thousands of teachers from across the country to participate in Canada Learning Code’s second annual Code Week!
Canada Leaning Code is charitable initiative dedicated to advancing digital literacy for all Canadians. We design, deliver and partner on technology education programs. Our programs include: Ladies Learning Code, Teachers Learning Code, Kids Learning Code, Girls Learning Code and Teens Learning Code.
Canada Learning Code Week is a week-long celebration of coding in Canada. With support from the Government of Canada, Amazon, MLSE, Rideau Hall Foundation, GM and ImagineNative- the week is meant to offer all Canadians the opportunity to participate and learn and build with code!
You can participate in Canada Learning Code Week 2018 without the Teacher Kit. The kit is a great supplementary resource, full of information and guides that will help you teach technology and coding, and of course, you’ll get some great swag!
We distribute Teacher Kits on a first-come, first-served basis. The sooner you apply to get a kit, the better chance you will have in getting one before quantities run out.
If you register in time, it will arrive no later than one week before the event week (December 3rd-10th).
Nope! Participating in the week is completely free. Our how-to-guide is free. Our lesson plans are free. Our training sessions are free. We are a charitable initiative supported by amazing organizations like the Government of Canada, Amazon, MLSE, Rideau Hall Foundation, GM and ImagineNative, to make coding education accessible to all.
All of our lessons and supporting resources are hosted on our website – for free! We have highlighted our material for Canada Learning Code Week and added some cool resources for you to use that complement the lesson in the classroom.
We have designed 5 special lessons for Canada Learning Code Week 2018 in partnership with Amazon, MLSE, Rideau Hall Foundation, GM and ImagineNative. Additionally, we have an entire resource of other lessons available <a href=”http://www.canadalearningcode.ca/teaching-code”>here</a>
Our lessons are designed to be a minimum 45 minutes in length, though optimally 75 minutes, and can go for as long as you would like!
Nope! The week has been designed for traditional and non-traditional educators. Whether you are a teacher in a classroom, a program coordinator at a community centre, a homeschooling parent or a Girl Guide troop leader – we have designed the week help you teach anyone to code.
The lessons have been designed for youth, however the week is for anyone interested in learning how to code. Many of our tools are great for kids, as well as adults to learn. For example, Scratch is a great tool for kids to learn, but it is extremely flexible and open to all levels (it is even used in Harvard’s introductory Computer Science courses)
Absolutely! We have built our lessons with non-technical educators in mind and will be providing support through video tutorials, online resources and a web platform with all the required material for a beginner to learn and deliver a successful workshop. We also have lessons that teach the underlying principles of coding and computational thinking that don’t require computers at all – we call them unplugged lessons.
You can always contact us by email at this address: firstname.lastname@example.org and we will make sure your question gets to the right person on our team to answer!