EU Code Week Ambassadors

Finland

Ambassadors

Kati Sormunen

I'm a coordinator of Innokas Network which guides schools towards creativity and innovation through technology in the University of Helsinki. In my work I develop pedagogies related to computational thinking, coding, robotics and maker-movement in collaboration with companies, schools, teachers and students. In Innokas Network I'm part of organization team of both local and national teacher training sessions and annual Innokas robotics tournament. I'm also involved in Robomestarit, a production by the Finnish national broadcasting company YLE, where kids compete in different games related to robotics and real life contexts.

Tarmo Toikkanen

I'm a researcher of educational technology and learning. I'm the original instigator of Koodiaapinen MOOC, where teachers learn about coding and computational thinking and learn to apply them to their everyday teaching activities, as the new Finnish national core curriculum from 2016 expects. I'm also involved in R05AN K00D1, a transmedia production by Yle, the Finnish national broadcasting company, which encourages young people to engage with computational thinking and programming.

Tero Toivanen

Master of Arts in Education and special education teacher in Kilonpuisto School, Espoo. ICT-developer trainer for teachers in Espoo. Tutor teacher. Creator of Scratch- klubi (open learning environment for programming), which was awarded in APPS4EDUCATION and Open Finland Challenge 2015 and Python-klubi (open learning environment for learning Python programming). Scratch-teacher in various Coding MOOC:s "Koodiaapinen". Vice chairman in Wikimedia Suomi and Open Knowledge Finland. Board member in IT-kouluttajat (IT educators).