SMS to host first-ever Victoria Teachers Learning Code event

On November 24, 2017 St. Margaret’s School (SMS) will host Victoria’s inaugural Teachers Learning Code workshop designed for primary and middle school teachers with little to no coding experience to be able to teach coding fundamentals to students.

As an initiative of Canada Learning Code, this workshop will provide educators with guides, training, and lesson planning tools to help them introduce code and computational thinking to their students.
The program will help address changes to the BC school curriculum that ensures students are given the opportunity to learn computer coding in the classroom—an initiative that many teachers are not equipped with the tools or training for.

Bambora, an online business solutions platform, is sponsoring the event by providing the team of mentors and the instructor necessary to run the workshop. The Canada Learning Code programs are especially popular and successful because of the 4:1 ratio of learners to mentor at every workshop, which is possible because of companies like Bambora providing support.

“Bambora has been an active member of the Victoria community since 2000, and we’re thrilled to support events like this one. We believe that learning to code should be an active part of any school curriculum as this will continue to be a valuable skillset in the workforce,” said Lauren Welgush, People and Performance Manager at Bambora.

“Our staff have a terrific opportunity to help shape young minds, while developing their teaching skills at the same time. It’s a volunteer opportunity we’re proud to be a part of.”

Participants of the workshop aren’t required to have any previous coding experience as it’s designed for complete beginners.

The event runs from at 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. at St. Margaret’s School, admission is by donation.

Register for the event

More information contact:
Lauren Hudson
STEM Program Support Teacher
St. Margaret’s School

lhudson@stmarg.ca
 

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