Initials planning meetings were held with key personnel from School District No. 43 (Coquitlam) and Finger Food Studios to develop the Coding with Spheros initiative. Finger Food Studios provided SD43 with Sphero SPRK units as well as developed a unique app to control the units.
Finger Food Studios worked alongside an initial group of key SD43 staff to train them on the usage of the Sphero and coding
applications while SD43 developed lesson plans directly connected to B.C.'s newly-revised curriculum for K-12 education.
SD43 administrators across the district are introduced to Sphero and coding at a district planning meeting.
Coding with Spheros is introduced to the first class and school in a structured, curriculum-aligned way for the first time in B.C. by SD43.
Train the trainers occur with teachers teaching other teachers to allow for replication and scaling to more classrooms and schools.
Coding with Spheros is implemented in more SD43 classrooms through four pilot schools to further replicate and scale the initiative.
The Coding with Spheros initiative continues to scale up to impact thousands of students in many schools within SD43. Teachers are developing adapted lesson plans for several subject areas and students are building their coding, creativity, logic and problem solving skills.