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Callysto: Adding Computational Thinking to your Mathematics Classes

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Room #C600, UBC Robson Square, Downtown Vancouver

800 Robson Street

Vancouver, BC V6Z 3B7

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If you’re a Grades 5-12 teacher in Canada, this free workshop will help you integrate computational thinking and data analysis into your classroom. All are becoming important skills for the workers of tomorrow.

This workshop is free because the software being used, Callysto, is part of a federally-funded program to promote the learning of these skills. Callysto is available anywhere with an internet connection, and at no cost to the user.

What you’ll learn

In the workshop, you’ll be introduced to Callysto — it’s a free, online, interactive textbook for Grades 5-12 students. Callysto teaches students coding, data analysis, and computational thinking skills, using the popular Jupyter notebooks.

You'll learn how to use Callysto modules in your classroom and how to customize specific modules to fit your needs. You don’t need to be a coding expert or computer scientist to understand how to use it!

What you need to bring

  • Please bring your fully charged laptops with Chrome, Firefox or Safari web browser installed. Your computer must support WIFI, for on-site access to the internet.

  • Lunch will be provided.

Offering B.C. teachers funds to cover substitute teacher costs

  • B.C. teachers can apply for honorariums (up to $450) to cover the costs of a Teacher-on-Call (TOC) for their replacement, in order to attend this workshop.

  • You must make your request for TOC funding when registering for the workshop. Information on TOC reimbursement will be provided after registration.

Due to providing honorariums, there can be a maximum of 30 attendees.

Your instructors

  • Richard Hoshino, Professor of Mathematics at Quest University and author of the novel “The Math Olympian.” Richard has been teaching computational thinking with Callysto for the last two years.

  • Michael Lamoureux, Professor of Mathematics at the University of Calgary and Callysto Coordinator for BC. Michael has been using Callysto-style tools in his own classes for the last five years.

Event agenda

  • 9 a.m. – 10:30am: Workshop session

  • 10:30 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.: Coffee/tea and pastries

  • 10:45 a.m. – 12 p.m.: Session

  • 12 p.m. – 12:30 p.m.: lunch break (lunch is provided)

  • 12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.: Session

  • 2:00 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.: Coffee/ tea and pastries

  • 2:15 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.: Workshop session

Questions

If you have any questions, please email contact@callysto.ca.

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800 Robson Street

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