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CoderDojo Toronto - Learn To Code [Ages 8-17]

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Bitmaker

220 King Street West

2nd Floor

Toronto, ON M5H 1K4

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CoderDojo introduces young people to the joy of computing in fun learning environments. We aim to break down barriers to access to computer literacy through working with community organizations, challenging social and economic stereotypes, and empowering youth to shape their world through code.

  • Kids coding drop-in lab, ages 8 - 17 only
  • Bring Your Own Laptop or Android Device
  • All skill levels welcome
  • Bring your own ideas or use our kid friendly resources
  • Adult accompaniment required at all times
  • Bring a snack, but remember that we are a Peanut-Free environment

As always, CoderDojo is free to attend. Please consider supporting our work to bring computing skills to kids across the GTA and beyond by donating generously.

FOR NEW ATTENDEES:

When you arrive, let a CoderDojo event organizer or mentor know if it's your first event. Grab a name tag and we can help you set up your computer and get you started with a learning resource that fits your skill-level and interests. If you are already familiar with programming and would like to bring your own project or idea to work on, we would love to help. If you get stuck or need help, one of our mentors are always there to help, raise a hand or use one of our question clothespins to let us know. For more info, on our learning resources please visit: http://toronto.coderdojo.ca/learn-code/


FOR NEW MENTORS:

This event is part of CoderDojo Toronto's on-going coding mentorship club for kids. CoderDojo introduces young people to the joy of computing in fun learning environments, breaking down barriers of access to computer literacy through working with community organizations, challenging social and economic stereotypes, and empowering youth to shape their world through code.

FOR NEW MENTORS:
Mentoring is an awesome way to give back to your community and deepen your knowledge of programming. Mentors provide help to one or more learners within the dojo space, answering questions or providing guidance. Learners come with a wide range of skill-levels, excited to work on any project they choose, so be ready for a dynamic and exciting environment.

How do I prepare for my first session?
Review our Github. We start all new learners with Scratch, and based on their progress are encouraged to choose projects they are interested. Each folder in our Github is approximately represented in real life with color-coded duo tangs: Scratch, Web, Programming, and Hardware. Mentors can easily spot and support students working on projects and material that match your skill set.

How long does each volunteer shift last for?
Events are no longer than 2.5 hours, with breaks. You can expect to be present for roughly 3.25 hours including pitching in for event set-up and/or tear-down, plus an opportunity to provide feedback.

What skills are required to volunteer?
Creativity, patience, kindness, and child appropriate behaviour are all required. Mentors are expected to be familiar with our Scratch resources, including the MIT developed ‘Creative Computing’ Scratch Workbook, building Scratch programming knowledge and creativity with computers.

http://toronto.coderdojo.ca/mentor

Join us on Slack! Request an invite, or get in touch via email: toronto@coderdojo.ca

See you at the Dojo!
website: toronto.coderdojo.ca
email: toronto@coderdojo.ca


*CoderDojoTo is held at Bitmaker, a code academy for adults. It is located up a small flight of stairs. Wheelchair access is unfortunately not available at this time.

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