On Friday, March 23rd the St. Elizabeth Library Learning Commons hosted two SCRATCH Coding workshops for students. SCRATCH is a programming language originally developed at MIT. This language can be accessed via a very visually appealing and interactive web-based interface that can be used by anyone free of charge.
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On Tuesday, March 27th the St. Elizabeth Library Learning Commons welcomed Sharon Gusz, retired YCDSB Teacher-Librarian, from the Organization Milk Bags Unlimited. Milk Bags Unlimited facilitates, collects and ships the production of mats woven from plastic milk bags that are shipped to many developing countries throughout the world and used as sleeping mats as well as mobile medical supplies in various parts of the world.
As the future opportunities for our students in the area of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (S.T.E.M.) as well as in computer coding are ever increasing it is important to encourage the participation of our female students in these growing technical pathway opportunities, as these fields are traditionally dominated by men.
Once you have made the decision to sign your child up for the Smart Start program you will need to do the following:
Complete a full registration package for the school.
Those who are successful in today’s uncertain social, political, and economic times will have a very holistic and interdisciplinary view of the world. Projects that allow students to approach real problems from various perspectives and disciplines will help students to gain the thinking and questioning strategies to make them successful, as well as helping them to make valuable connections in the content areas and deepen a wide range of transferable skills.
The video below is St. Elizabeth’s submission to the 2017 Samsung Solve for Tomorrow Challenge.