This article is a listing of all the links in the Start a Dojo course, mostly intended as a reference for participants on that course to keep for reference (bookmark it!) but it's useful for anyone who wants to get an idea of the kind of supports and resources that exist for helping you run a Dojo.
CoderDojo educational resources
The CoderDojo collection of educational resources for use in your Dojo.
Make a zoo website!
Build a simple web page about a zoo.
CoderDojo global Slack
Join the CoderDojo community online in our global Slack chat group.
For more involved discussions, join the CoderDojo forums and talk to the community and Foundation staff.
CoderDojo Facebook group
The CoderDojo Facebook group for the latest CoderDojo news and updates.
Find a Dojo
Search the CoderDojo website to find Dojos in a particular area.
Learn more about Coolest Projects, the annual showcase event for Ninjas around the world.
Get the CoderDojo Champions' Handbook — your guide to setting up and running a Dojo.
Register your Dojo
Register your Dojo with the CoderDojo Foundation for help and tools for setting up and running your Dojo, and also to help people find you.
Flyers you can use to promote your Dojo.
Mentor email templates
A number of email templates you can use to approach organisations where you might find mentors.
Why volunteers help at their local CoderDojo
A video on why volunteers get involved with CoderDojo, which can be sent to prospective mentors.
A guide for the parents of young people attending your Dojo.
The CoderDojo Charter
The charter that all Dojos must abide by.
Supporter email templates
A number of email templates you can use to approach organisations where you might sponsorship or support.
Beginner Scratch Project
The introductory project for Scratch. Build a game where you play as a shark catching fish.
Ninja recruitment email templates
Email templates to send to schools and other organisations to recruit young people to your Dojo.
The CoderDojo ticketing system
Guidance on how to use the ticketing system on the CoderDojo website to help you run your Dojo.
Safeguarding young people course
The CoderDojo e-learning course on safeguarding young people in Dojos.
CoderDojo volunteer code of behaviour
The code of expected behaviour which all volunteers at Dojos are expected to abide by.
Sample Dojo session schedule
A fill-in-the-blanks template schedule you can use to plan your Dojo.
CoderDojo design worksheet
This worksheet is a great starting point for young people creating original projects.
Raspberry Pi educational resources
The larger Raspberry Pi Foundation collection of educational projects.
Building a project poster
A nice compliment to the project worksheets, this poster shows the process of building a project at a high level and can be used to explain it to a group.
CoderDojo digital badges
A listing of the CoderDojo digital badges that you can award to young people at your Dojo.
How to award a digital badge
Details on how to award a digital badge to a Dojo member.
A template for a certificate you can use to recognise achievements at your Dojo.
Scratch to Python: Moving from Block- to Text-based Programming
The Raspberry Pi course on moving learners from block based programming in Scratch to text-based programming in Python.
CoderDojo Foundation contact form
Contact the CoderDojo Foundation if you have any issues, questions, etc. that we can help you with.
CoderDojo communications channels
This article explains all the different places you can communicate with the wider CoderDojo community online.
The CoderDojo help centre
The help centre contains articles to help you with all sorts of Dojo-related activities, including: setting up and running a Dojo, using the CoderDojo website, participating in the wider CoderDojo community, etc.