Building Canada’s Digital Generation
Cybera and the Pacific Institute for Mathematical Sciences (PIMS) are participating in the new national CanCode program. This two-year program supports initiatives that aid coding and digital skills development among Canadian youth, from grade 5-12.
Cybera and PIMS will trial new tools and frameworks that help teachers bring computational thinking into their math, science, social sciences, and humanities courses — giving students the analytical skills needed to comprehend the digital world.
The project, called Callysto, will centre around adapting the Jupyter ‘All-in-One’ Science Platform for a younger audience in a classroom setting. Jupyter is a web-based platform that enables a broad suite of computing capabilities on any device with web browser and an internet connection. The team will develop showcase modules and host workshop training for grade 5-12 teachers to make effective use of this tool.
Cybera and PIMS are currently developing the training materials for Callysto, and are looking for teachers who are interested in learning more and helping with the trial use of this platform.
Participating teachers will receive:
- Free workshop training sessions (including stipends to attend)
- Post-workshop support to develop course modules
- Public recognition for participating in an educational trial
If you know of a teacher who loves technology and is an avid early adopter of new tools for the classroom, please sign-up here for more information, visit the Callysto website, or contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
About the Organizers
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.
Working with government, education, and private sectors, Cybera is creating a community that champions vital networking and computing services and utilities for everyone, everywhere. We also provide member organizations with unbiased, highly skilled expertise on technology products, processes or services, and access to shared IT tools.
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. PIMS brings together leading researchers from major Universities across western Canada, as well as the University of Washington, and is a Unité Mixte Internationale of the National Center for Scientific Research (Le Centre national de la recherche scientifique, CNRS).
PIMS sponsors and organizes educational and community outreach, aboriginal math camps, and summer schools for both teachers and students, as well as initiatives to promote diversity in mathematics, partnerships that bring mathematical research to industry, cutting edge mathematical and scientific research, and events across the PIMS network that promote advancement in computer science, pure and applied mathematics, and statistics.