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Canada Learning Code’s Canada 150 initiative will empower and educate local youth

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Over 10,000 Canadian youth will learn to code by exploring Canadian history during the inaugural Canada Learning Code Week. Over 500 events will take place in schools, libraries, museums, and other community centres in all 13 provinces and territories across Canada June 1-8, including Indigenous communities.

Seaway District High School will be participating on Monday, June 5th at 2:30pm, Char-lan will have several grades participating both Tuesday, June 6th and Thursday, June 8th at 3:30pm.

Whether learning to code a game, develop a program, or create digital art, youth will bring stories from Canada’s past 150 years to life digitally through code and develop a skill crucial for their future success. Lessons explore science, technology, indigenous peoples & reconciliation, official languages, the environment, history, art, and culture.

On July 1st, Canada Learning Code will reveal a digital scrapbook collection of student projects that celebrate Canada 150 – reimagined through the eyes of our youth. Participants also have a chance to win a set of Google Chromebooks for their class or group.

This Canada 150 initiative is led by  (CLC) with the support of the Department of Canadian Heritage and Boeing. CLC has also organized signature events throughout the week in:

Ottawa (June 1) | Halifax (June 2)  | Montreal (June 3) | Winnipeg (June 5) | Vancouver (June 5) | Toronto (June 6) | Victoria (June 7) | Whitehorse (June 8)

The week provides the opportunity to introduce youth to coding and provide educators the resources they need to bring coding education into the classroom, strengthening digital literacy across Canada. “Technology can level the educational playing field, creating far-reaching opportunities for all members of our society to develop their talents into skills that will drive innovation.” said Melissa Sariffodeen, CEO of CLC.

for more info www.canadalearningcode.ca/week

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