REGINA, Feb. 20, 2014 /CNW/ - The 2nd annual Canadian Computing Education (CanCompEd) Day is Friday, February 21, 2014. The purpose is to focus attention on computer science education: recruiting and retaining students to meet the growing demand in the workforce for computer scientists and providing basic computer science literacy to all citizens so that they may be fully engaged in today's society. CanCompEd Day is organized by the Canadian Association of Computer Science / Association d'Informatique Canadienne (CACS/AIC), the group representing Computer Science departments at Canadian universities.
To celebrate CanCompEd Day, a crowd-sourced video (available at http://youtu.be/PaB93t-AHdU), was produced from contributions solicited from Canadians everywhere. The video provides a snapshot of innovative computing and computing education in Canada, including segments in English, French, and Woods Cree. Watch it and begin a conversation about computer science education in your community. Visit www.CanCompEd.ca to connect with additional resources, such as the Computer Science Teachers Association, an international organization supporting Computer Science education in K-12.
The video includes:
- New Brunswick and Nova Scotia: Brilliant Labs/Kids Coding; David Alston, [email protected]
- Montréal: www.kidscodejeunesse.org; Kate Arthur, [email protected]
- Ottawa: TechU.me; Steven Evraire, [email protected]
- Kingston, Ottawa, Montreal and Toronto: Code For Kids; Julian Nadeau, [email protected]
- Waterloo: Family Hack Jam organized by Hive Waterloo; Sean Yo, [email protected]
- Nisichawayasihk Cree Nation, Manitoba: One Laptop Per Child; Jennifer Martino, [email protected]
- Regina: Ralph Goodale, MP for Wascana; [email protected]
- Regina: Allan East, Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry; [email protected]
- Regina: Mother Teresa Middle School, mtmschoolregina.com; David Nelson, [email protected]
- Regina: Daryl Hepting, Associate Professor of Computer Science; [email protected]
CanCompEd Day is supported by CIPS, Canada's Association of IT Professionals, and by the Information and Communications Technology Council, as it aligns with their youth initiatives. (Discover more at www.focusit.ca).
SOURCE: University of Regina Press