Teachers Learning Code Conference Instructor

Canada Learning Code

Canada Learning Code seeks to grow our Teachers Learning Code Team

Canada Learning Code is a national not-for-profit organization championing digital literacy education, working nation-wide and across all sectors to equip Canadians with technical skills. To date, the organization has taught over 80,000 learners through their programs, which are offered in over 30 cities across the country. Founded as Ladies Learning Code in 2011, the organization has evolved to run programming for adults, youth and educators through programs Ladies, Girls, Kids, Teens and Teachers Learning Code. Canada Learning Code’s goal is to create 10 million technology learning experiences for Canadians over the next ten years. Technical skills are a tool of empowerment, and it is the organization’s mission to ensure that all Canadians - particularly those who are currently underrepresented in the tech sector - have access to learn these critical skills and be active participants in the digital age.

Canada Learning Code is an Equal Opportunity Employer and values diversity and inclusion within all our teams (employees and volunteers alike). We are committed to continuing to diversify our Teams across Canada. We strongly encourage applications from underrepresented and minority groups.

Teachers Learning Code Teachers Learning Code has been designed for primary and middle school teachers with little to no coding experience to be able to teach coding fundamentals to their students. We offer various learning experiences such as workshops and meetups that provide educators with guides, training, and lesson planning tools to help them introduce code and computational thinking to their students.

This summer and fall we are delivering 14 Teachers Learning Code 2-3 day Conferences across Canada!

We are looking for a dedicated and passionate person to join our team as a Teachers Learning Code Conference Instructor

About the Role

We are looking for a Teachers Learning Code Conference Instructor to join our team to deliver these multi-day conferences to educators over the next 6 months. This individual must be a cheerful and engaging team player who can adapt flexibly to different learning environments and be willing to travel across Canada on weekdays in the summer months and on weekends in the fall months.

Key Responsibilities The Instructor is responsible for leading the learners (teachers) through the content and guiding them through discovering how they can apply their gained knowledge to teach others. Instructors must help learners problem solve and gauge their progress to ensure the pace is appropriate.

  • Help our learners see technology as a tool that can be introduced in all school subjects
  • Help our learners discover a passion for learning about technology to empower their students
  • Help our learners experience the satisfaction that comes from being a builder and not just a consumer of the web and technology
  • Help our learners see technology in a positive light
  • Help our learners see technology as a tool they can use to help themselves and their students solve problems; and ultimately make the world a better place
  • Help our learners develop and cultivate a willingness to try new things
  • Increase the confidence of our learners ability to facilitate technology education
  • Increase our learners interest in learning how to facilitate technology education
  • Increase our learners skills and self-efficacy in coding and other digital skills
  • Help our learners see technology education as a place they can participate in and contribute to

The position will require you to be self-directed, creative and flexible. We are looking for someone who has displayed strong leadership throughout their career to date, and who has brought an entrepreneurial flair to every endeavour that they have undertaken!

About You

  • Intermediate coding skills and experience in the following program types (with some and willing to be trained in others): Block coding (we use Scratch) HTML and CSS (we use Thimble) Text-based programming language (such as Python or Processing)
  • Some experience and an interest in training/teaching adults or teachers using a social collaborative approach
  • Willing to be trained on Little Robot Friends (micro-processor)
  • Willing to travel the day before a multi-day event and assist with setup the evening before or morning of the event
  • Willing to collaborate with the team on the delivery of multi-day teacher conferences to deliver the Teachers Learning Code content to educators

Work Hours and Environment Our 2 Day Conferences will take place in cities across Canada on PA days and weekends between September and November.

Some of these Conference dates and locations are already scheduled! July 3-5th in Toronto July 17-19th in Victoria July 24-26th in Vancouver August 7-9th in Toronto August TBD in Halifax

The total number of events is 14, with the possibility of more.

Our Conference Instructor Stipend for these conferences ranges from $500-$1000 per conference, depending on the amount of travel and set up time required for the particular conference.

All travel costs and accommodations will be provided and arranged for by Canada Learning Code.

A minimum of one-day paid training will be provided for the successful candidate on how to deliver Canada Learning Code content and activities.

This role reports to our Educator Program Manager.

Why Join Our Team?

We’re doing something big and we have huge goals. Canada Learning Code is a place where you will be surrounded and supported by some amazing people who are light on ego, high on curiosity, and flat out want make a difference. We are always looking for talented individuals who bring strong skill sets that complement and add to our existing teams along with innovative thinking, team attitude and an ability to show results. Be part of a growing team that is changing the digital literacy education industry in a big way

Tags: computer lab, teaching, writing, SDKs, event planning, C#, apis, java, C++

How to apply:

To Apply

To apply, please complete this application form. If you have any questions, please get in touch with our Chief Growth Officer, Laura Plant Hasanbegovic (laura.plant[at]canadalearningcode[dot]ca).