Climate Action Youth Leadership Forum
Learning for a Sustainable Future (LSF) is hosting a virtual Climate Action Youth Leadership Forum for teachers and students in grades 7–12. The forum aims to give students the opportunity to be climate leaders by hearing from experts who bring real-life context to issues of climate change! The forum will take place from Feb. 17 to April 8. Students and teachers will have the opportunity to connect, learn and share meaningful ways to take climate action.
The forum includes five interactive student workshops and two PD sessions for teachers. These will be available both live or recorded for future viewing. Funding of $400 per school is also available to support the implementation of an action project. In the PD sessions, teachers will explore LSF’s newest resource Empowering Learners in a Warming World: A Climate Change Inquiry Guide for 7–12 Educators.
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Code-cracking challenge launches
A new challenge invites Canadian youth from six to 18 to get first-hand experience learning to code.
The Crack The Code Challenge enables participants to earn points by completing coding journeys, “liking” participant projects, and by creating and submitting their own app.
The challenge is free to enter. Prizes will be awarded at the end of each round and include Chromebooks, laptops and gaming laptops. A panel of judges will use a scoring rubric to score the applications/games.
To view all rules and regulations, visit www.codingville.ca/crack-the-code.html.
Letters to the editor
We welcome letters to the editor. Please limit your submission to 300 words. Only letters bearing a first and last name, address and daytime telephone number will be considered for publication. Teachers are also asked to indicate where and what they teach. All letters are subject to editing for length, clarity, punctuation, spelling and grammar. Email managing editor Cory Hare: email@example.com.