Kids Code Jeunesse is coming to Yellowknife to give teachers a way to incorporate the basics of coding and computational thinking into their classrooms.
On Friday, January 25th from 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Mildred Hall School, they will be hosting a free full-day workshop which will provide teachers with the tools they need to inspire students to tinker and experiment with technology.
The Code Create Teach workshop, which has been taught all over Canada in the past year, will combine unplugged activities with hands-on coding activities. The instructors will provide tips and guidelines to bring coding into the classroom, and each session will include lesson plans and toolkits.
Juliet Waters, Senior Education Director, says that KCJ is very excited about this opportunity to work with teachers in the territories to provide students with the skills to navigate an ever-changing academic landscape.
“We’ve been fortunate to reach dedicated teachers from Northern communities who have traveled to our past workshops in Prince Rupert and Rocky Mountain House. But this opportunity to start learning from teachers in the territories is very precious to us.”
She added that the workshop will aim to empower and inspire educators to feel confident in bringing 21st-century skills to their classrooms. That by learning to code, children master one of the most important and powerful tools of the 21st century.
To attend the workshop you need to be a K–12 educator and you must bring your laptop. Registration, as well as the agenda for the day, can be found here.