Our top 5 handbooks to learn more about CoderDojo!
We’ve compiled our top 5 handbooks for learning more about how to get the best out of CoderDojo. If you are a Champion, mentor or parent, if you want to encourage more girls to be involved or if are interested in setting up your own regional mentors conference (DojoCon) or regional Coolest Projects event, these are the handbooks for you!
Each handbook is a comprehensive step-by-step guide providing insights, advice and actions to take – essential for your CoderDojo toolkit!
The Champions Handbook
The CoderDojo Champions’ Handbook is your complete guide to setting up and running a Dojo in your local community. From an overview of what coding is, to detailed instructions for each stage of setting up a Dojo and ideas for how to structure your club and implement the CoderDojo ethos.
This guide answers questions you may have and offers suggested best practice approaches to a number of common issues and is available in English, French, German, Italian and Spanish so far!
The Parents’ Handbook
The Parents’ Handbook provides an introduction to the CoderDojo movement, an overview of coding and why it is such a useful skill in today’s world, suggestions for getting involved at your local CoderDojo club, advice on how to support your child’s learning journey, and much more. If you’re a parent or guardian who would like to know more about coding and CoderDojo, this is the handbook for you!
Girls ‘Empowering the Future’ guide
This is a handbook primarily aimed at supporting Dojos to reach girls and keep them engaged in a Dojo setting. It’s is our most comprehensive guide yet of best practices for encouraging and sustaining girls in a Dojo setting, which have been tried and tested globally.
The guide includes a number of practical and tangible approaches that can be taken to make your Dojo more inclusive including approaches to improve the Dojo environment and layout, assessing the language and images used to describe your Dojo, content considerations and suggested resources and the importance of and ways to increase access to female role models in your Dojo.
The DojoCon Handbook
DojoCons are community-led conferences specifically tailored to volunteers, where they share with and learn from each other. DojoCon attendees are champions, mentors, and anyone else who is involved or interested in getting involved in the CoderDojo movement.
The DojoCon Handbook is your complete guide to setting up and running a regional DojoCon in your local area. These conferences generally feature keynote speeches, seminars led by professionals from the educational and digital technology sectors, and workshops hosted by Dojo volunteers. From an overview of what DojoCon is, to detailed instructions for each stage of setting up a DojoCon. This guide answers questions you may have and offers suggested best practice approaches to a number of common issues.
Download it here.
The Coolest Projects Regional Handbook
Coolest Projects is the world-leading showcase run by the Raspberry Pi Foundation that all young people are encouraged to participate in. We’ve put together a free Coolest Projects Regional Handbook that walks you through everything you need to organise your own Coolest Projects event!
Running your own Coolest Projects event will help you celebrate the creativity of young creators, grow your local coding and volunteer community, engage parents and educators with technology develop connections with local business and build the worldwide network of Coolest Projects participants, partners, and volunteers! And this handbook will show you how!
Get your copy here.