This guide is intended as a training tool to support any CoderDojo community member who is interested in inspiring others to start Dojos, recruiting new mentors or volunteers, or getting parents involved. Use this guide to facilitate training sessions in your Dojo, local community centre, library, school or business.
You can also use this guide to train your existing mentors/volunteers and support them to feel confident about inspiring young people at your Dojo to get creative with technology.
This guide is divided into multiple sections, which can be shared at different times throughout the year in easy-to-breakdown sessions:
- Introduction to CoderDojo
- Unplugged activities and “what is coding?”
- Introduction to Scratch
- CoderDojo and young people
- Introduction to web development
- Starting a Dojo
The techniques, exercises, and activities in this guide are tried and tested. We’ve collected feedback from participants of diverse backgrounds and levels of skill, and integrated their suggestions to provide the community with the best possible training materials. Youth workers in Ireland have been integral to the first in-person training sessions. Check out this video to see what a training session looks like in action.
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