Developing a Pan-Canadian Computer Science Framework

Attention all those who are involved in Computer Science!

Help Build a New Vision for Computer Science education in Canada! Complete this questionnaire by February 24 and you’ll be entered in a draw to win a Code Mobile visit to a class of your choice!

In some provinces and territories all students are required to learn Computer Science, whereas in others, these classes are electives. For some, Computer Science education is integrated throughout a variety of subjects while for others it is an extracurricular activity. And in some cases, there is little or no opportunity for students to learn it. The result is inequitable access to high quality Computer Science education across Canada. One way to address this unevenness is to create alignment in Computer Science education outcomes for provinces and territories across Canada. In addition to addressing the unevenness in access to Computer Science education, greater alignment will also:

  • Extend the benefits of a high-quality computer science education to all Canadian students
  • Integrate computer science learning opportunities throughout courses
  • Broaden access to the field of Computer Science, notably for groups that have been traditionally underrepresented in the industry
  • Close the growing gap between those who use digital technologies and those who make them
  • Ensure that Canadian students remain globally competitive

Over the last year, Canada Learning Code (CLC), working with a team of advisors, teachers, industry experts, and policy makers from across the country to create a Pan-Canadian K-12 Computer Science Education Framework to set a standard for high-quality Computer Science Education for all Canadian students.

Recently, they launched their second working document and want to hear your thoughts! You do not need to be a Computer Science expert or teach Computer Science to participate.

There are two ways you can help build the Framework:

  1. Take the survey
  2. Join an online workshops:

English Workshop Dates:

  • Tuesday February 18th at 4PM (EST)
  • Thursday February 20th at 7PM (EST)

French Workshop Date:

  • Wednesday February 19th at 4PM (EST)