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

Pollinators partnered with Scinapse, Inspiring Australia and Geraldton Grammar School to run a CoderDojo program.

2017 Afterschool Sessions

Pollinators is partnering with Scinapse (Mid West Science Engagement Group), Inspiring Australia and Geraldton Grammar to run a CoderDojo program in Term 4 of 2017. Every Tuesday starting 17th October, the ‘Dojo’ will be open from 4-5:30pm at Geraldton Grammar School.

Age group is 7 – 17 years. All children under 12 years old MUST be accompanied by an adult!

Parents are welcome and encouraged to stay.

What can you do before your first session?
If you would like, please register to the CoderDojo website>
Think about what you want to learn!

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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. If you have an ipad, please bring it along.

Kids are encouraged to bring a drink bottle and a snack if needed. Some snacks, tea, coffee will be provided.

Directions:

Geraldton Grammar School is at 134 George road, Geraldton.

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

Register

Register interest as a Ninja, Mentor or Coordinator: http://bit.ly/scinapse_rsvp2

http://bit.ly/scinapse_rsvp2

Participants in the first CoderDojo session in Geraldton

Participants in the first CoderDojo session in Geraldton

About CoderDojo

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. Here’s CoderDojo in 90 seconds:

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.
  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: