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CoderDojo

July 25 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

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An event every week that begins at 4:00pm on Tuesday, repeating until September 20, 2017

PLEASE REGISTER!

CoderDojo is a facilitated program fueling young people’s passion for coding and better understanding the technology that shapes their world.

Pollinators is partnering with Mid West Science Engagement Group, Inspiring Australia and Geraldton Grammar to run a CoderDojo program in Term 3 of 2017. Every Tuesday starting 25th July until the 19th September, the ‘Dojo’ will be open from 4-5:30pm at Geraldton Grammar School.

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There are Dojos in over 51 countries that meet meet regularly to learn skills and work on projects like websites, apps, games and more. There is a focus on community, peer learning, mentorship and self-directed learning. CoderDojo makes development and learning to code a fun, sociable, rewarding experience. The one rule for Ninjas is ‘Above All, Be Cool‘, guiding behaviour. Champions, Mentors and volunteers work together to create a safe and inclusive space for young people.

Roles

  1. Ninjas – Young people aged 9 to 17 who want to learn to code or use code to build projects. All young people are welcome to attend the Intro session, however if there is more demand than capacity we will prioritise supporting those who can attend all the sessions in Term 1. Register now!
  2. Technical Mentors – Adults (17+) experienced in coding, website building or technology relevant to mentoring the Ninjas. Mentors may attend all sessions, or attend as a special guest for a single session. In the Intro session we will discuss platforms, projects, benefits and requirements for mentors. Register now!
  3. Parents or Volunteers – Parents of children who may also want to learn to code, become a ‘Champion’ (help coordinator the Dojo) or just learn more about supporting their children’s interest. In the Intro session we will discuss more about CoderDojo and options for involvement. Register Now!
  4. Sponsors – In order to resource and fund the pilot, its continuation and related events, forums and resources we are seeking financial partners for CoderDojo Geraldton. Prospective sponsors should also register, and we will provide details of the sponsorship options available.

CoderDojo Resources

For Ninjas:

For Mentors:

For Parents and non-technical volunteers:

Intro session Agenda:

  1. Introduction to CoderDojo, online safety,
  2. Brainstorming needs and ideas for participants,
  3. Coding! We will have an hour for all participants to play, code, learn on their own and together,
  4. Review today, participants commitment and schedule future sessions

Equipment:

The D&T computing labs at Geraldton Grammar have dozens of PCs all ready for participants to use.

If you want to bring your own laptop, you are free to do so. All the software / tools used are online or cloud-based.

Kids are encouraged to bring a drink bottle and a snack if needed.

Directions:

Geraldton Grammar School is at 134 George road, Geraldton.

Design and Technology building is at the South side of the Batavia Hall

PLEASE REGISTER!

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Date:
July 25
Time:
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
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Venue

Geraldton Grammar School
134 George Rd
Geraldton, Western Australia 6530 Australia
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