Tech-Up

Through Tech-Up, Science World delivers province-wide programs for students and teachers that include coding, computational thinking and digital skills.

With an emphasis on "coding to learn," our Tech-Up facilitators provide students with the skills they need for STEM courses in higher education, and equip teachers to meaningfully incorporate coding and digital learning outcomes aligned with the provincial curriculum into their own classrooms.

What does Tech-Up offer?

Tech-Up offers a variety of student-focused programs, as well as professional development experiences for teachers. These include:

For Schools

Our reservable programs are designed by education specialists and reflect British Columbia’s transformed curriculum. Each program provides content enrichment for a "Big Idea" and opportunities to exercise and extend students’ core competencies. 

Online Coding Workshops

Online workshop: Bee Bot Bop

Grades 2-4 | Available now until December 2022

Online workshop: A.I. Bacteria

Grades: 4-7 | Available now!

Online workshop: Green Energy Forecast

Grades 6-7, 8-9 | Launching November 2022

Online workshop: Making Connections for Classifying

Grades: 3-4 | Launching January 2023

Already know which online workshop you want?

Please Note: One Free Tech-Up workshop per class per school year, either online or in-person.


Field Trip Coding Workshops

Field Trip workshop: Coding for the Climate

Grades: 2-3 | Available now!

Field Trip workshop: Motivating Micro:bits

Grades: 4-5, 6-7 | Available now until December 2022

Field Trip workshop: Modeling Math with Finch Robots

Grades: 6-7, 8-9 | Launching January 2023

Already know which field trip workshop you want?

Please Note: One Free Tech-Up workshop per class per school year, either online or in-person.

Tech-Up Online Workshop Information

Min/Max Student Numbers

  • Minimum: 10 students. Maximum: 30 students.
  • Due to our funding parameters, we require you to have the minimum number of students present for this workshop. If this number is not met at the start of the workshop, Science World reserves the right to cancel.

Technology

Each student will need a computer, laptop, or tablet with internet connection.

Tech-Up workshops are made possible in part by the generous support of: 


Tech-up Showcase

In our small, isolated community, having access to the STEM resources provided by Science World is a cornerstone of our strategic plan to ensure that there are opportunities for community members of all ages to gain tech and digital literacy for free through the library. We really appreciate the traction we gain in this project through these kits. They are much appreciated.

LB, Community Librarian, Okanagan Regional Library | Revelstoke

We are grateful for additional support from:

The McLean Foundation
Y.P. Heung Foundation

This project was supported by a grant from CIRA's Community Investment Program.

For more information, contact us at [email protected]

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Survivors

Artist: Jeff Kulak

Jeff is a senior graphic designer at Science World. His illustration work has been published in the Walrus, The National Post, Reader’s Digest and Chickadee Magazine. He loves to make music, ride bikes, and spend time in the forest.

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Egg BB

Artist: Jeff Kulak

Jeff is a senior graphic designer at Science World. His illustration work has been published in the Walrus, The National Post, Reader’s Digest and Chickadee Magazine. He loves to make music, ride bikes, and spend time in the forest.

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Comet Crisp

Artist: Jeff Kulak

Jeff is a senior graphic designer at Science World. His illustration work has been published in the Walrus, The National Post, Reader’s Digest and Chickadee Magazine. He loves to make music, ride bikes, and spend time in the forest.

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T-Rex and Baby

Artist: Michelle Yong

Michelle is a designer with a focus on creating joyful digital experiences! She enjoys exploring the potential forms that an idea can express itself in and helping then take shape.

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Buddy the T-Rex

Artist: Michelle Yong

Michelle is a designer with a focus on creating joyful digital experiences! She enjoys exploring the potential forms that an idea can express itself in and helping then take shape.

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Geodessy

Artist: Michelle Yong

Michelle is a designer with a focus on creating joyful digital experiences! She enjoys exploring the potential forms that an idea can express itself in and helping then take shape.

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Science Buddies

Artist: Ty Dale

From Canada, Ty was born in Vancouver, British Columbia in 1993. From his chaotic workspace he draws in several different illustrative styles with thick outlines, bold colours and quirky-child like drawings. Ty distils the world around him into its basic geometry, prompting us to look at the mundane in a different way.

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Western Dinosaur

Artist: Ty Dale

From Canada, Ty was born in Vancouver, British Columbia in 1993. From his chaotic workspace he draws in several different illustrative styles with thick outlines, bold colours and quirky-child like drawings. Ty distils the world around him into its basic geometry, prompting us to look at the mundane in a different way.

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Time-Travel T-Rex

Artist: Ty Dale

From Canada, Ty was born in Vancouver, British Columbia in 1993. From his chaotic workspace he draws in several different illustrative styles with thick outlines, bold colours and quirky-child like drawings. Ty distils the world around him into its basic geometry, prompting us to look at the mundane in a different way.