Canada Learning Code launching week-long education initiative to celebrate Canada 150

Canada Learning Code is working with educators across the country to help students celebrate Canada 150, digitally.

From June 1st to 8th, educators are asked to get involved with the first Canada Learning Code Week.

No previous coding experience is required. Educators — in libraries, museums, and other community centres — will be equipped with materials and training to deliver coding lessons to recreate notable moments in Canadian history digitally. Students will use code to create games, art, animations, and interactive stories.

Canada Learning Code, which has a mandate to reach 10 million Canadians, is an initiative by Toronto-based Ladies Learning Code launched in October of last year. Canada Learning Code promises to design and deliver programming, create strategic industry and public partnerships, train educators, and complete research. One key element of the project is to unify various initiatives that increase awareness of digital literacy and improve access to coding education in Canada.

On July 1st, a digital scrapbook will be released, featuring Canada’s history re-imagined through students’ eyes.

Madonna Dennis

Madonna Dennis

Madonna Dennis is a staff writer at BetaKit. She’s a fourth-year journalism student interested in healthtech. She’s passionate about tight-knit teams working together, which is why she’s so fascinated by startup culture. Madonna’s hobbies include dragon boating, singing, and hosting a YouTube show about cat news.