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Canada, Let's Get Coding!



Today’s guest post is by Melissa Sariffodeen, CEO of Ladies Learning Code and Canada Learning Code

“An object in motion, stays in motion.” That’s Newton’s first law of physics, and it’s also the goal of Canada Learning Code Week. Our aim is to put in motion a movement to teach kids to code across Canada. We want to help youth to see technology as a powerful tool to change the world, inspire them to build the world around them and give them the critical coding skills to do so. And, we’re thrilled to be partnering with Google Canada to help make that happen!

Canada Learning Code week is a week-long coding celebration running from June 1st to June 8th, 2017. Over those days, Canadian youth will assemble in schools, libraries, museums, and other community gathering places to hear from local storytellers and historians and learn about Canadian art, culture and history before diving into a coding lesson. By inspiring Canada’s next generation of technology talent, our hope is to inspire Canadian youth to build a strong, vibrant, and inclusive Canada for the next 150 years.

Google Canada’s contribution will support our workshops and signature events across the country during the week (and beyond) and will also provide one lucky school with a set of brand-new Chromebooks to help them keep coding all-year-round.

Want your school to win? Run a coding workshop over Canada Learning Code Week and submit your students' work to be featured in our digital scrapbook! A lucky class or organization will be chosen from all submissions that celebrates Canada's history and demonstrates historical accuracy, creativity and use of coding concepts in their final project.

No coding experience necessary. We’ll provide educators all of the tools and training to run a beginner-friendly coding workshop for your community or classroom.

Visit canadalearningcode.ca/week to get started now!

Happy coding, Canada!