About Northern Coding Academy
Northern Coding Academy (NCA) at TELUS World of Science – Edmonton is a selection of programs developed to reach teachers and underserved students in rural Alberta, high needs urban areas, and throughout northern Canada.
NCA is made possible with funding from the Government of Canada’s CanCode program.
NCA operates four program streams at NO cost! *
- Teacher Symposium: An in-person five-day training intensive where teachers can build their own digital literacy, computational thinking, and coding skills. This program includes a FREE class set of devices.
- Teacher Webinars: A series of virtual standalone professional development sessions focused on specific topics, held throughout the school year.
- Coding School: A focused, immersive exploration of coding and digital literacy for your class. This program requires a cumulative 15.5 hours of virtual instruction and collaboration with our Education Specialists. This program includes a FREE class set of devices.
- Digital Skills Week: A virtual week of lessons and challenges where multiple classes and grades can participate together! This program includes four 45-minute virtual live sessions and approximately 3.5 hours’ worth of related asynchronous challenges.
*Teacher streams are open to teachers from any school within Canada. University students enrolled in a Bachelor of Education program are also eligible to apply. Student streams require the school to meet specific criteria as a northern, rural, or urban high needs school in Alberta or the Territories. For more information on school criteria visit our website.