CODE KIDS: Premiering on CBC July 26 @8pm AST CBC Atlantic
The future is in the hands of children and now children have computers in their hands. Code Kids is a documentary that follows a grassroots movement that is changing the education system by injecting computer programming into all aspects of learning.
Code Kids is a one-hour documentary that follows four students who are learning how to program computers in the school system. These skills will allow them to ride the technological waves of the 21st century. This film will document the beginnings of a cultural, educational and technological revolution that is only just starting in Atlantic Canada.
Kids and coding is a model inspired by countries such as Finland and Estonia who have successfully rebuilt their economy and education systems by integrating coding into all aspects of learning. In a region that loses thousands of young people every year to the West, the stakes are high. If the kids are not being prepared with the tools necessary to succeed careers in the knowledge sectors, then there is a very good chance that we will lose more of them as they move to other regions that have other career opportunities.