Our Heroines: free virtual coding event for kids

From September 21-24, celebrate 3 iconic Canadian women by learning to code a Scratch game!

Virtual Events

Keep learning online

Due to the developing COVID-19 situation, we have moved our programs online so kids, teachers, parents, and caregivers can keep learning!

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Code Create Play Online

Kids and parents

DESCRIPTION

Kids can join a group of like-minded coders to get hands-on and creative with code. All sessions introduce coding projects using Scratch, a drag-and-drop block-code program – perfect for beginners. We begin each workshop with a “creative juice” activity designed for getting to know one another and for setting the stage for our project. We have many different session options to suit a variety of interests and schedules!

DETAILS

  • Tech requirements: Computer or laptop (not iPads)

  • Browser: Google Chrome

  • Material requirements: pencil, paper, markers

  • Video platform: Whereby

  • Coding platform(s): Scratch

  • Registration required

  • Projects best suited for ages 8-12, younger kids welcome with parental assistance.

  • Sessions offered in English or French (change page language to access French offerings)

Why do we charge for these workshops?*

A lot of work goes on behind the scenes to run them! These fees cover part of the cost of things like resource and content development, hosting services, and the time of our experienced instructors, etc. — everything that’s needed to create an in-depth and one-of-a-kind learning experience for your child!

*NOTE: In an effort to help support the community during these uncertain times, we’re offering these workshops at a discounted rate until further notice.

Week-long series

beginner8-10 hours, over 4 or 5 days $80 $50 (8 hours) & $100 $60 (10 hours)

The best learning takes place over time and with lots of practice, so we’ve designed a week-long workshop series where kids can refine their creative skills as they progress through multiple workshops with the same group and instructor. Venture out into the digital wilderness or explore the word of fine art, all the while building on their coding skills!

*Offered once a week, morning and afternoon sessions available. Sessions are 2 hours each over 4 or 5 days. *

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Camping2Code

Nature

Camping2Code - Nature

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Canvas2Code

Art

Canvas2Code - Art

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Curiosity2Code

Science

Curiosity2Code - Science

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Canvas2Code

Art

Canvas2Code - Art

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Court2Code

Sport

Court2Code - Sport

Single session - Code4Community

beginner2 hours pay what you can

Unleash your inner artist, join a trip across the country, a trip to space, or for a game of tag in one of these workshops.

*All workshops are 2 hours in length and offered several times a week. Morning and afternoon sessions available.*

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Space Burps

Science

Space Burps - Science

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Canadian Animals

Nature

Canadian Animals - Nature

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Let's Draw

Art

Let's Draw - Art

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Canadian Animals

Nature

Canadian Animals - Nature

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Let's Draw

Art

Let's Draw - Art

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Let's Play

Sport

Let's Play - Sport

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Code Create Celebrate Online

Kids and parents

DESCRIPTION

Join us in celebrating Earth Day as we explore creative ways we can save the planet. Together we will build a Recycle Challenge video game using the drag-and-drop block code platform, Scratch. Learn how to incorporate challenges and a score system while having fun and taking Climate Action - Goal 13 in the UN’s Global Goals for Sustainable Development.

DETAILS

  • Tech requirements: Computer or laptop (not iPads)

  • Video platform: YouTube

  • Coding platform(s): Scratch

  • Registration required

  • Projects best suited for ages 8-12, younger kids welcome with parental assistance.

  • Sessions offered in English or French (change page language to access French offerings)

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Earth Day

Recycling-themed video game

Earth Day - Recycling-themed video game

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Virtual Code Club

Kids and parents

DESCRIPTION

Get your kids coding at home at one of our 10 weekly virtual Code Club sessions, bringing communities across Canada together online. Normally a volunteer-led program, KCJ instructors are running these virtual sessions each week in order to support the community in these uncertain times. See program legend above for more details.

DETAILS

  • Tech requirements: Computer or laptop

  • Video platform: Zoom

  • Coding platform(s): Micro:bit, Scratch, and Python

  • No registration required

  • Projects best suited for ages 8-12, younger kids welcome with parental assistance.

  • Sessions offered in English or French (change page language to access French offerings)

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Online Teacher Training

Teachers

DESCRIPTION

Our online training provides educators with the tools to explore and learn about computational thinking, basic coding, artificial intelligence, and digital citizenship while providing ideas for how to bring these into the classroom. See program legend above for more details.

DETAILS

  • Tech requirements: Computer or laptop

  • Video platform: Zoom required

  • Registration required

  • Program is best suited for teachers K-12

  • Sessions offered in English or French

  • For more details

The fun doesn’t stop there

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Watch & learn

You can find a number of code-along videos and activity ideas on our Youtube Channel.

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Projects to code, wherever you are

Our resources section is filled with plenty of activities and projects you can try at home, together!

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Get #AlgoLit

Go behind the scene to learn how algorithms work with this fun video and guide - filled with engaging activities you can do with your kids.

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KCJ blog

When we’re not coding, we’re publishing blogs! We cover everything from classroom tips and tricks, to practicing good online habits, to stories from our community members!