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Why?

 

Elephant Thoughts is the umbrella organization for Coders North.  We are one of the Nation’s largest science outreach programs.  Although our presence has been felt in several key places across the globe, our partnership with Indigenous communities has been steadily growing.  Everywhere we work, we do so with the philosophy of supporting our partners with the resources they’ve requested to foster the growth and development they envision.   

Our educational programs have continued to expand beyond science.  The rapidly changing demands of our technical world and the immense contributions that Indigenous communities are prepared to make has inspired us to create coding opportunities on the ground and through our Coders North portal.

To learn more about Elephant Thoughts, please visit our website www.elephantthoughts.com

Why We Do It

We strongly believes in Truth and Reconciliation, in creating and sustaining diversification and remaining dedicated to pulling it’s weight as an ally to Canada’s Indigenous Peoples.  Since we have become one of Canada’s most successful organizations to increase graduation rates in Indigenous schools, we feel equipped to share our innovative and collaborative approach in providing a platform for digital and coding skills.

What we often take for granted is that apps, artificial intelligence, virtual reality, robotics and everything we see on the Internet, effects how we perceive, understand and interact with our world.  So, the important question to ask is, “Who is doing the creating and who is doing the consuming?”

The question of “who is doing the creating?” is very important to many Indigenous entrepreneurs.  Indigenous peoples have been reclaiming their land, languages, traditions, worldviews and more recently, their right to participate as equal partners in Canada’s digital economy.  Indigenization and decolonization has come a long way and participation in developing programming languages, alongside women and other minorities, gives way to new, necessary and exciting perspectives within the tech world.  Most importantly, Indigenous participation in creating code and content, strengthens their communities both economically and culturally. Coders North aims to highlight their successes and accomplishments, as well as provide a platform for further learning.

Why We Do It

Elephant Thoughts strongly believes in Truth and Reconciliation, in creating and sustaining diversification and remaining dedicated to pulling it’s weight as an ally to Canada’s Indigenous Peoples.  Since we have become one of Canada’s most successful organizations to increase graduation rates in Indigenous schools, we feel equipped to share our innovative and collaborative approach in providing a platform for digital and coding skills.

What we often take for granted is that apps, artificial intelligence, virtual reality, robotics and everything we see on the Internet, effects how we perceive, understand and interact with our world.  So, the important question to ask is, “Who is doing the creating and who is doing the consuming?”

The question of “who is doing the creating?” is very important to many Indigenous entrepreneurs.  Indigenous peoples have been reclaiming their land, languages, traditions, worldviews and more recently, their right to participate as equal partners in Canada’s digital economy.  Indigenization and decolonization has come a long way and participation in developing programming languages, alongside women and other minorities, gives way to new, necessary and exciting perspectives within the tech world.  Most importantly, Indigenous participation in creating code and content, strengthens their communities both economically and culturally. Coders North aims to highlight their successes and accomplishments, as well as provide a platform for further learning.

How We Do It

Elephant Thoughts teaches Coding through robotics applications, online courses, and computer gaming.

Our objectives in all of our programs begin with students understanding basic computational thinking. We start all of our lessons whether to 4 years old or Grade 12 students with challenges in computational thinking without a computer. We use role-play exercises, and running around games to help children understand logic patterns and commands. Combined with amazing electrical demonstrations using tesla coils, semi-conductors and circuit toys, we demystify what a computer is and how it works.

Students then engage in a number of educational robotics platforms, experiencing different coding platforms and of course having lots of fun satisfying challenges and competitions.

More advanced students, use our simple online tutorials that teach coding through game design.

It is easy, it is exciting, it is fun!

How We Do It

Elephant Thoughts teaches Coding through robotics applications, online courses, and computer gaming.

Our objectives in all of our programs begin with students understanding basic computational thinking. We start all of our lessons whether to 4 years old or Grade 12 students with challenges in computational thinking without a computer. We use role-play exercises, and running around games to help children understand logic patterns and commands. Combined with amazing electrical demonstrations using tesla coils, semi-conductors and circuit toys, we demystify what a computer is and how it works.

Students then engage in a number of educational robotics platforms, experiencing different coding platforms and of course having lots of fun satisfying challenges and competitions.

More advanced students, use our simple online tutorials that teach coding through game design.

It is easy, it is exciting, it is fun!

CONTACT US

ELEPHANT THOUGHTS
10138 Hwy 26
Collingwood, Ontario
L9Y 3Z1 CANADA

PHONE
1.705.444.2012 / 1.866.702.5552

EMAIL
inquiries@elephantthoughts.com