Monthly Newsletter - don't miss out on our latest exciting news
Sign up for the KCJ Summer Institute on August 16-18th!
Attend our 3rd annual KCJ Summer Institute, a 3-day virtual conference event offering bilingual keynote speakers, workshops, and webinars supporting digital literacy in the K-12 classroom.
On August 16-18, connect with peers from across Canada for 3 days of learning about AI, block-coding with micro:bits and Scratch, textual coding, digital citizenship, and much more. There will be tons to take back to your classroom in September.
A warm thanks to our official sponsor IBM SkillsBuild and Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada (ISED) that helped us make this event possible.
Exciting news from the world of space!
When you think of space what comes to mind? Planets? Stars? Aliens? All of the above? Same with us! Our minds are never far from the out-of-this-world adventure that is Space and thanks to a recent partnership with the Canadian Space Agency (CSA), we can work even harder to bring all you amazing earthlings free, fun space-related coding content.
The CSA, in collaboration with NASA and other space-related organizations, has a major project in the works! We won’t spoil it for you, but check out the brand new page on our site to learn more about Canada’s contribution to this huge step toward interplanetary space travel! We'll show you how your class can get involved with CSA initiatives, and possibly participate in a week-long residency that will knock your space socks off!
Youth Building a Better Future: The Digital2030 Challenge!
Encourage youth around you to develop their digital skills while exploring SDGs! Share The Digital2030 Challenge and help teens all around the world lead their future! The Challenge is designed for youth ages 12-17 to inspire them to think about their physical and mental well-being while also learning about data visualization, algorithms, and coding. It is a great activity to do as a group, or individually!
On August 25, from 11:15 to 12:30, teachers from B.C. are invited to attend a KCJ workshop at the Science World’s STEAM DAYS OF SUMMER! This year’s theme is "Code to Learn" and will focus on strategies for developing digital literacy skills across the curriculum while exploring suitable coding methods and tools to support this. Check out their program here.
KCJ at the Computer Science Teachers Association Annual Conference
We are excited to lead 4 sessions (!) at the Computer Science Teachers Association (CSTA) annual conference on July 13-17. The CSTA conference is the premier event for K-12 coding and AI educators across North America, and this year it returns to in-person, in Chicago. This is our 4th year attending and our 3rd year presenting. Matt Griffin and Mike Deutsch will each present a workshop and host a discussion group with other educators.