Free Webinar Series

Coding for
Climate:

An Educator's Guide to Coding With a Purpose

Winter 2023 Dates released

Coding for Climate is a two-part webinar series designed for educators who are new to teaching coding. Please plan to attend one Part A session and one Part B session of the same topic (i.e. Land vs. Energy).

After attending Part A and completing the survey, participants receive a free Climate Action Kit and micro:bit to explore climate change issues through inquiry, coding, and project-based learning.

All webinar sessions are from 7:00-8:00PM EST

Land Webinars

Part A Sessions:

Wednesday, January 25th

Thursday, January 26th

Part B Sessions:

Wednesday, February 15th

Thursday, February 16th

ENERGY Webinars

Part A Sessions:

Wednesday, February 1st

Thursday, February 2nd

Part B Sessions:

Wednesday, February 22nd

Thursday, February 23rd

Free Webinar Series
CODING FOR CLIMATE

Available for FREE for educators across Canada through funding from the Government of Canada's CanCode 3.0 Grant.

Coding for Climate is a two-part webinar series exploring how to bring coding, climate change issues, and the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals into the classroom in a purposeful, curriculum-connected way.

Participants receive a free Climate Action Kit and micro:bit to explore climate change issues through inquiry, coding, and project-based learning.

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How it Works

The goal of the Coding for Climate webinar series to inspire and empower educators across Canada with creative and engaging ways to approach coding, climate change, and SDGs into the classroom.

Following the two-part webinar series, educators are encouraged to take their Climate Action Kit and micro:bit back to the classroom to implement their newfound knowledge.

The Coding for Climate webinar series is open to new participants only. You will be ineligible to receive a free Climate Action Kit and micro:bit if you have attended a Coding for Climate webinar and received a kit in the past.

Additional prizes are up for grabs for the successful completion of both webinar parts and implementation in the classroom.

1. Attend Part A Webinar

Introduction to the Climate Action Kit & Resources

Join us as we preview the Climate Action Kit curriculum and demonstrate how it will contextualize coding and physical computing with your classroom! In this webinar, participants will preview the online modules, the background behind it, and the extension packages available.

Participants will then participate in a coding activity from the kit to code a program using the virtual micro:bit simulator.

2. Attend Part B Webinar

Coding and Physical Computing

In this second webinar, we will explore the components in the Climate Action Kit and how to use them!

Participants will create and code a working project from one of the Climate Action Kit modules using the robotic parts in the kit and the micro:bit.

By the end of this webinar, participants should have all the necessary knowledge to introduce their students to coding with micro:bit and the Climate Action Kit!

3. Engage With Students

Run coding and Climate Action Kit activities with students!

The goal of the Coding for Climate webinar series to inspire and empower educators across Canada with creative and engaging ways to approach coding, climate change, and SDGs into the classroom.

Following the two-part webinar series, educators are encouraged to take their Climate Action Kit and micro:bit back to the classroom to implement their newfound knowledge.

4. Complete Part B Survey

Help keep these resources free!

You can help keep resources like this free by using this kit in your classroom with students and completing the Part B Webinar Survey.

The data submitted will help us improve future Coding for Climate workshops and help the Government of Canada evaluate the effectiveness of CanCode.

Complete the Survey

About the Climate Action Kits

Climate Action Kit
Land Kit

The Land Climate Action Kit is developed around Global Goal #15: Life on Land and focuses on how climate change affects the world around us. 

The kit includes access to comprehensive curriculum and lesson plans exploring topics such as deforestation, advanced agriculture, and plants & pollinators. Then, using the kit’s robotics components, you’ll build and code a working prototype to combat one of the issues you just learned about.

Climate Action Kit
Energy Kit

Developed around Global Goal #7: Affordable and Clean Energy, the Energy Climate Action Kit focuses on how renewable energy can build a greener future. 

The kit includes access to curriculum and lesson plans that explore renewable energy sources such as wind and solar, as well as electric vehicles and their role in building a sustainable ecosystem. Using the kits' robotic components, students will build and code their own working wind turbines, solar arrays, and electric vehicles.

Dates & How to Register

Please note, the 'Coding for Climate' webinar series is split into two sessions: Part A & Part B. You must register for both a Part A and a Part B session. You can mix and match the dates to fit your schedule, but both sessions must be of the same topic (I.e. Land vs. Energy).

Details:

● The 'Coding for Climate' webinar series is limited to 200 attendees/session.

● Make sure you register early - it will fill up!

● While educators from the United States are welcome to join the webinar series, this program is funded by a Canadian government grant which only permits sending free kits for use in schools in Canada. For US educators, InkSmith can offer a one-time only discount of 10% off the Climate Action Kit. Please contact sales@inksmith.ca. Please note, the discount does not apply to the micro:bit which is sold separately.