Free Webinar Series

Coding for
Climate:

An Educator's Guide to Coding With a Purpose

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Coding for Climate is a two-part webinar series. 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:

Monday, October 17th - FULL

Tuesday, October 18th - FULL

Part B Sessions:

Monday, November 7th - FULL

Tuesday, November 8th - FULL

ENERGY Webinars

Part A Session:

Tuesday, November 15th - FULL

Part B Session:

Tuesday, December 6th - FULL

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.

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.

About the Climate Action Kits

Developed with a Universal Design for Learning approach, the InkSmith Climate Action Kits have been created to support educators in embedding digital learning in their teaching so they can provide an interactive and engaging experience for their students in-class, remotely, or in a hybrid learning setting.

Through investigating climate change issues, through coding and the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals lens, the Climate Action Kit will develop your students’ critical thinking, computational thinking, and coding skills, while building their empathy and character.

Our goal is to not only develop an understanding of issues surrounding Climate Action, but also help learners to understand how the technologically advanced world around them works. Learners will develop empathy as they deepen their understanding of land-based and/or energy-based issues facing our planet and will apply this learning to create tangible solutions using the Climate Action Kit, micro:bit and digital literacy.

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. With the kit's included curriculum, you'll explore topics including deforestation, advanced agriculture, and plants & pollinators.

Then, using the kit's robotic components, you'll build and code a working prototype to combat one of the climate change issues you just learned about.

The goal of the Land Climate Action Kit is to educated students about climate change challenges and empower them with the digital coding and creative problem solving skills to solve them!

Climate Action Kit
Energy Kit

COMING SOON!

The Energy Climate Action Kit is developed around Global Goal #7: Affordable and Clean Energy and focuses on how renewable energy can be used to build a greener future! The kit's included curriculum explores the energy sources that are all around us such as wind and solar. The curriculum also includes a module around electric vehicles, how they're part of building a sustainable ecosystem, and the impacts of Co2 on our environment.

Using the robotic components in the Energy Climate Action kit, 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 150 attendees/session.

● Make sure you register early - it will sell out!

● 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.