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CoderDojo WA Champion and Mentor Training

CoderDojo WA

Thursday, 5 October 2017 from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm (AWST)

CoderDojo WA Champion and Mentor Training
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Attendee 05/10/2017 Free  
Trainee Trainer 05/10/2017 Free  

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Who is this session for?

This session is aimed at anyone looking to start their own community coding club (Dojo) for young people aged 7-17 in their school, organisation or local area, as well as community members looking to boost their mentoring skills and CoderDojo knowledge.


You could be a parent, a young person, a Teacher, Librarian, Youth Worker, Community Development Officer, Local Council Community Manager, After-School Care Coordinator, Business Owner, Volunteer Manager or other.


The one thing that all CoderDojo Champions and Mentors have in common is an interest in enabling innovative learning opportunities for young people to help them improve their digital literacy skills.


  • Are you from a non-technical background? You don't need to know how to code to be a organise a Dojo or be a fantastic Mentor for children. Find out how you can encourage Ninjas become self-directed learners, whilst developing your own technical skills at the same time.

  • Are you an ICT professional, a coder and/or a digital creative of any kind? Learn how to draw on your soft-skills to transfer your interest in technology to young people. 

What you will learn in the session


  1. What is a CoderDojo / community coding club 
  2. How the philosophies of CoderDojo work in a community or educational setting
  3. How to engage young people effectively with computer science and coding
  4. How to mentor young people and help them improve their digital literacy skills 
  5. How to ensure engagement with diverse groups of young people
  6. How to start a Dojo
  7. How to plan your Dojo sessions
  8. The practicalities of running a Dojo
  9. Gaining support for your Dojo (stakeholders, partners and volunteers)
  10. The requirements and obligations that you must meet in order to run a Dojo 


Please note


  • You do not need to know how to code to run a community coding club (Dojo). 
  • Please note that community coding clubs (Dojos) are intended to complement rather replace in-school digital technologies learning.


Basic rules of a Dojo


To ensure that running a community coding club (Dojo) is right for you, please check to see if you will be able to meet the following requirements:


  • Provide a safe space for young people (including Working With Children Checks for involved staff and volunteers at your location).
  • Offer the Dojo sessions to young people for free.
  • Be committed to providing fun and social sessions. 
  • Be committed to working towards a diversity of participants.
  • Ensure that the Dojo sessions are optional to attend and are not a compulsory activity for young people. 


What is CoderDojo WA?


CoderDojo is an open source education movement, and a worldwide community of fun, free and social coding clubs (Dojos) for 7-17 year olds (Ninjas) which help them develop digital literacy and other 21st century skills. 


CoderDojo WA is the Western Australian node of the international CoderDojo movement. CoderDojo WA is led and supported by the Fogarty Foundation, with help from our partners Woodside and Scitech.


Who runs and supports these Dojos?


CoderDojo clubs are run independently at a growing range of locations including universities, businesses, schools, community centres, libraries and more. These clubs are usually run by self-nominated Champions with the support of their employer or a host organisation. These Dojos look to gain support from volunteer Mentors from within or outside their organisation so that their Ninjas are supported during sessions.


What about parking and transport?


The State Library of Western Australia is just a few minutes walk from Perth Train Station and Perth Busport. If you wish to drive, there is paid parking available beneath the State Library of Western Australia that it accessible off Francis Street.


Are you interested in becoming a CoderDojo WA Trainer?


We are looking to empower more community members to deliver training in their communities. If you would like to become a trainer, please select the "Trainee Trainer" ticket when you book. 


Have questions about CoderDojo WA Champion and Mentor Training? Contact CoderDojo WA

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When & Where

Great Southern Room
State Library of Western Australia
25 Francis St, Perth WA 6000
Northbridge, WA 6000

Thursday, 5 October 2017 from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm (AWST)

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CoderDojo WA

CoderDojo is an open-source, volunteer-driven, global movement of free coding clubs designed for young people (or, as we like to call them, CoderDojo Ninjas!). 

CoderDojo WA was initiated by, and is run and supported by the Fogarty Foundation. The Foundation focuses on innovative programs and initiatives that advance education, are West Australian focused and have a long term impact.

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