The Summer Institute is back!

Aug 16 - 18: KCJ Summer Institute offers keynote speakers, workshops, and webinars supporting digital literacy in the K-12 classroom allowing educators to connect with peers from across Canada for 3 days of learning.

Code in the Stars

The countdown to The Lunar Gateway Challenge starts NOW!

Our Mission

Bring space into your classroom through projects focused on digital skills and innovation designed for youth, aged 10-15.

We’re partnering up with the Canadian Space Agency to offer accessible coding projects, videos, and activities.

Join us and celebrate Canada’s contribution to The Lunar Gateway!

BLAST OFF!

Video credits: Canadian Space Agency, NASA

Check out how Canada contributes to the Lunar Gateway, a brand new space station orbiting the Moon!

Prepare your class for this historic endeavour!

PHASE 1

Lift off!

Explore the KCJ resources to code a space-related project with your students and sign up for updates.

Explore our resources

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PHASE 2

We’re in orbit!

Have your students contribute to the Lunar Gateway Challenge. Submit their ideas for lunar robotics, and show off their hard work in our virtual gallery!*

LAUNCHING IN

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*Submission required to qualify for residency in Phase 3

PHASE 3

Mission critical!

Engage your class with a week-long residency program, led by STEAM experts. The curriculum will focus on coding, artificial intelligence, and robotics*.

LAUNCHING IN

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*Full curriculum and eligibility requirements are pending.

Stay up-to-date on all 3 phases of this cosmic adventure!

Phase 1 - Free Teacher Resources

Start your space exploration with coding resources thanks to our partners!

Show off your students’ stellar coding skills!

Make sure to share pictures, videos, quotes, and screen captures on social media. Tag us at @kidscoding and use the hashtags #codeinthestars and #KCJ-CSA

Meet Our Partners

We are united in our passion for innovation in the pursuit of sparking the curiosity of space and beyond.

This project is undertaken with the financial support of the Canadian Space Agency.

We also celebrate Astro Pi!

Astro Pi is a European Space Agency Education project with the Raspberry Pi Foundation. Every year it runs Mission Zero: a non-competitive challenge where students aged 14 and under can send a coded message to run on the Raspberry Pis that are currently on the International Space Station (ISS)!

Next mission launches in 2023!