Numéri’thèque is Shawinigan is inaugurated

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EDUCATION. On Friday, June 3, the Grandir Sans Frontières (GSF) inaugurated its Numéri’thèque in Shawinigan. This technology and digital education space is located in the heart of DigiHub Shawinigan.

Following the opening of the first Numéri’thèque in Verdun four years ago, the organization decided to open a new space in Mauritius. Numéri’thèque is defined as a place of learning and creativity that improves access to technology and promotes education 3.0 among citizens and actors in the school and community network.

We offer digital educational workshops on site (robotics, artificial intelligence, programming, multimedia, 3D modeling, awareness of digital citizenship and the challenges of society in the digital age). The GSF also supports schools in special projects in the process of integrating technology into the classroom.

The Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry of Canada, François-Philippe Champagne, announced the Canadian government’s $ 1.125 million financial contribution to the GSF in support of its Déjouez les Codes.! Project as part of the CanCode program. (CanCode).

“If we want to secure our economic prosperity for many years to come, we must support young Canadians in the digital world,” said Minister François-Philippe Champagne. By investing in resources that teach students subjects such as data coding and analysis, we help them develop the skills they need to succeed in the 21st century economy. And it is these skills that will allow them to move from classrooms to research labs, factories and meeting rooms. Congratulations to Grandir Without Borders, who is doing his best to prepare the next generation for tomorrow’s work. »

Break the codes!

After reaching thousands of young people since 2017, this new edition of Déjouez les codes! emphasizes the development of technological skills with a wide range of turnkey technological and digital projects around the topics of computer programming, robotics, multimedia, 3D modeling for primary school children and blockchain and cryptocurrencies for high school students.

Project Reveal the codes! by March 2024, it will offer more than 8,000 learning opportunities for young people in the regions (less than 100,000 inhabitants) and under-represented young people in Quebec, Alberta and Ontario.

“At a time of global digital transformation, it is essential to offer the framework and tools needed and tailored to the connected generation and to lead them to perceive technology as a tool for creation rather than consumption,” said Anaïs Michot, President and CEO of Grandir. Sans Frontières. On the one hand, the aim of our actions is to develop the skills of the next generation so that young people can reach their full potential; and, on the other hand, to encourage them to critically monitor the use of these technologies in the digital citizen approach. Grandir Sans Frontières is pleased to be able to rejoin the Codecan program and implement an initiative that has a direct impact on thousands of young people. »

This initiative offers teachers training and turnkey projects to support the integration of technology into teaching. The trainings will be available in a hybrid synchronous and asynchronous format. This project provides a two-dimensional deployment, locally in Mauritius in collaboration with DigiHub Shawinigan and online for other regions in collaboration with École en Réseau.

“These workshops are designed to entertain and popularize to better understand the basic principles. As the classes take part in online workshops, schools located outside the big cities will be able to benefit from them, ”says Guillaume Laporte, techno-pedagogue at Grandir Sans Frontières.

“Being a cyber citizen cannot be improvised; From an early age, we must be able to understand the challenges of this New Digital World, anticipate the changes that will lead us to the Metavers and make us live with artificial intelligence, animated quantum computers, nothing will ever be the same. The inauguration of Numéri’thèque is an important step in our intention to raise awareness and train our young people in these new challenges, whether they are in the regions, should never be an obstacle, ”adds Digihub Shawinigan, CEO Philippe. Nadeau.

Information about the project Déjouez les Codes! 2022-2024 will be online from June 15, 2022, For education professionals, it is also possible to contact the organization and book a workshop for your class.

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