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Our 2017 CoderDojo Realm program continues!

This session will run from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.

  • Children 11 years and under must be supervised at all time.
  • BYO notebook if you have one
  • Attendees must be members of Eastern Regional Libraries; please bring valid ID to your first session if you have yet to join.

Dojo-Bite: TBD. 11.15am-12pm; only 10 spaces available. Talk to a mentor if you are interested.

For more information on CoderDojo REALM check out www.coderdojorealm.com and follow us on Twitter.



About CoderDojo REALM

CoderDojo is an international volunteer network of coding and robotics clubs aimed at children aged 7-17.

CoderDojo is not a classroom — it is a free, fun community of children aged 7 to 17 who learn to code. The focus is on self-led learning with volunteer mentors offering assistance. Our aim is to help our kids (called ninjas) to learn the concepts of computer programming, and to encourage interest, exploration and understanding of technology.

Ninjas are encouraged to choose projects that are of interest to them, rather than everyone doing the same project. Mentors are on hand to help our children learn, explore and build their own coding skills.

Eastern Regional Libraries is providing exciting technologies like Ozobots, LittleBits, Mindstorms and a suite of laptops and iPads, and has partnered with a fantastic team of volunteer locals to provide knowledge, skills and guidance to interested and motivated young people.

Come along, meet like-minded kids and get inspired. What will you create?




FAQs

Do I need to bring my own notebook?

In short, yes. We do have a few notebooks available, but we normally have more attendees than computers so we encourage attendees to bring their own notebook computer if they own one.

This way, children without computers at home can still learn to code using our computers, and your child can take their projects home with them to continue at home.

What coding languages do you teach?

CoderDojo is not a formal classroom experience, so we don't "teach" as much as we "guide".

We run small tutorials as needed to support those new to coding as well as explore topics of shared interest amongst our ninjas, but our main aim is to support and encourage self-learning and project-based coding with guidance, inspiration and insight.

Popular languages in our dojo at present include Scratch (which is a great place to start your journey), as well as JavaScript, HTML/CSS and Python. We also run a robotics lab with LEGO Mindstorm, Arduino, Raspberry Pi, Ozobots and Littlebits. More details on these are on our website.

As a parent, do I have to stay?

All parents are welcome to stay, and parents of children under 11 are required to stay for the session.

By staying, all parents can better understand their child's work and help their child to take home their projects to support their hobby at home. And if you like you can also help us run the session, even if you are non-technical.

Where can I learn more about CoderDojo

Our website is at www.coderdojorealm.com, and this showcases our dojo. We are part of the global CoderDojo movement, which is at www.coderdojo.com.


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