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Friday, October 19 • 12:45pm - 3:15pm
Callysto: Free Interactive Resources to Build the Digital Workforce of Tomorrow - Double Session

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The ability to process information in an analytical and computational way will be in high demand as students enter the digitally skilled future. Because of this, teachers are now feeling the pressure to incorporate more coding and data analytics into their curricula. Imagine being able to use a university-level analytics platform — capable of big data processing, data visualizations, math equations, and text formatting — in your grades 5-12 class. And imagine this tool being cost-free, easy to use, and only needing a web browser to operate!

This is a real opportunity for simple, accessible, and interactive learning — we call it Callysto  (www.callysto.ca).

In this workshop session, teachers will be introduced to the federally-funded Callysto platform, and will get the chance to explore modules that have been developed for existing course curricula (covering, among other subjects, history, science, and literature). We will show you how to incorporate these modules into your classroom, and will work with you to customize modules to fit your specific needs.


Speakers
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Byron Chu

Callysto Project Manager and Data Scientist, Cybera
Byron graduated from the University of Calgary with a PhD in Biochemistry. His studies focused on intrinsic properties of proteins, and today he applies the same scientific principles to data and network-enabled projects. As a data scientist, Byron is interested in the intersection... Read More →
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David Hay

Teacher, Elk Island Public Schools
David Hay taught high school science and technology courses for ten years, was a consultant for seven years in the areas of technology and innovation, and most recently taught Grade 6. He is currently on a one-year leave working for Cybera on the Callysto project.


Friday October 19, 2018 12:45pm - 3:15pm
Palm - Radisson

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