Code Kids documents a grass roots movement led by a handful of citizens in New Brunswick, Canada as they try to inspire students, educators, policy-makers and the general public to embrace technology in primary and middle schools. Best practices are shared from Estonia and Finland that would eventually lead to a shift in how kids are taught and inspired in New Brunswick. To support the feature documentary in this movement, this channel also includes conversations with some of the thought leaders in Estonia and Finland who have helped create a successful tech-based economy.

In-depth Interviews from Finland

Code Kids visited Finland during the making of the documentary to learn more about how their educational system culture incorporates technology and coding from an early age. It’s just what an IT industry needs, especially in cold countries like Finland and Canada: a...

In-depth Interviews from Estonia

Why did we go all the way to Estonia? Because it was like Maritimes in important ways. It’s roughly the same geographic size and population (1.3-million). And over the past decade, Estonia has made great strides developing its technology sector. Watch the videos in...

Teachers

Computer science is a foundational science for the Digital Age. It develops students’ computational and critical thinking skills and shows them how to create, not simply use, new technologies. This fundamental knowledge is needed to prepare students for the 21st...

Students and Parents

Learning to code is all the rage these days, but not in one place that matters a lot: schools.Students already significantly lag their global counterparts where math and science skills are concerned. But computer science is in even worse shape: Of 12 technical...

In-depth Interviews from the Maritimes

While we were thrilled to take inspiration for New Brunswick from Estonia, Finland, and elsewhere, we also found plenty of interest and inspiration in Canada's Maritimes. Take a look at these videos and links to see for yourself.   Girls definitely rock the code! We...

Code Kids Supporters

Thanks to the many partners, volunteers and supporters for helping make this movement and documentary possible. Without you, and the many more that will join you, this leap forward would not be possible. If you'd like to join the movement please add your voice by...

Full Length CBC Documentary: Code Kids

Code Kids is a documentary following the journey towards seeing kids being taught coding in schools once again in Canada's Maritime provinces. With the happy ending already set as a goal, will support for the movement gain the necessary steam to make this a reality?...

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