Nearly 100 teachers at official launch in Ottawa of a series of national workshops

Kids Code Jeunesse, in partnership with Lighthouse Labs, launched Coder Create Educate, an initiative to train educators in every province and territory in digital skills.

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MONTREAL, April 19, 2018 - Last Saturday, Kids Code Jeunesse (KCJ), in partnership with Lighthouse Labs, launched Code Create Educate at the Canada Science and Technology Museum in Ottawa. Nearly 100 teachers returned to school to learn how they could incorporate the code into their teaching.

This edition launches a national campaign of free, innovative, full-day workshops that will provide Canadian educators, from Kindergarten to Secondary V, the tools necessary to incorporate the basics of computer thinking and programming. in class but also outside of school.

This initiative of the non-profit organization Kids Code Jeunesse aims to train educators in every province and territory of Canada in digital skills and encourage them to learn the code.

With 26 workshops in every province and territory, Coder Create Educate will give educators the skills and confidence they need to encourage students to tinker, play and experiment with technology; so that they are creators rather than consumers of their digital world.

Here are the upcoming Coder Create Educate workshops taking place across Canada:

and other dates to come ...

Code Create Educate is a KCJ project funded through a $ 6 million commitment from the federal government through the CanCode program. Thanks to CanCode funding and KCJ initiatives, 70,000 children and 2,000 teachers across the country will receive 21st century digital skills training.

Statistics and quotes

At the end of the workshop, we asked educators who attended the launch event to complete a survey and provide feedback. Here's what we found:

  • 90 % of them will try coding activities with their students.

  • 85 % will incorporate coding into their classroom projects.

  • 90 % believe that coding will help motivate their students and that it will be a source of enrichment in their learning.

  • 95 % agreed that the content of the workshop corresponded to their needs and interests.

  • 92 % would recommend the workshop to their colleagues.

And here's what they had to say:

“The information I received today was stimulating and informative. I can't wait to bring my new knowledge to class. "

“I appreciated the help, kindness and tips from the instructors and staff. The workshop is presented in a way that makes it easy for beginners to understand. I highly recommend it to all educators and I am sure the students will benefit. "

“The approach is very accessible, with practical, down-to-earth and well-designed resources for teachers like me who need multiple reminders once the workshop and experts are behind us. Thank you so much! "

“Thank you, thank you, thank you for investing in teachers! "

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