Grades 7 and 8
Today’s learners are living, learning, and growing in the midst of a technological revolution. Coding skills provide opportunities for learners of all ages to be innovative which ultimately leads them to become empowered creators and innovators. As a fundamental computational thinking skill, coding is becoming necessary in the workforce. K-12 students’ proficiency in STEM is essential for preparing them for careers in rapidly growing sectors in our economy and perhaps in fields that may not yet exist. Research indicates that in the coming years Canada will need an additional one million skilled workers with 70% of those expected to be in STEM-related fields. Teaching students to code improves problem-solving and thinking skills and allows them to understand the world around them.
As you embark on this coding journey with your students, it is hoped that you and your students will experience the powerful and deep connections to critical thinking, creativity, communication, collaboration, character, and citizenship.