Community news

An early spring clean of our Dojo database

12 February 2019 · by Nuala McHale

Throughout the year the CoderDojo Foundation team reaches out to Dojos with updates and to see how they are getting on – through our newsletters, social channels, webinars and in-person events. Once a year, we do this more systematically to be sure each Dojo has been contacted and had the opportunity to ask questions or give feedback. Dojo leaders heard from the Foundation team about filling out the annual survey. If you didn’t get a chance to fill it out, we sent a message asking you to let us know if your Dojo still has… Read More

Our top 5 handbooks to learn more about CoderDojo!

7 February 2019 · by 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… Read More

How to nominate volunteers for an appreciation pack!

1 February 2019 · by Nuala McHale

Volunteers are the backbone of CoderDojo. Our volunteers come from all walks of life. They are parents, students, engineers, designers, educators, librarians, youth workers and much more! This month we want to say thank you, and celebrate the twelve thousand volunteers around the world who give their time and energy to support young people in CoderDojo clubs! We want to hear how you or other volunteers, Mentors or Champions are going above and beyond to support young people and other volunteers involved in your club.   How can you participate? On your favourite social media account (Twitter, Instagram,… Read More

Upcoming Community Webinar – Join us!

18 January 2019 · by Nuala McHale

Our regular CoderDojo community webinars are an excellent opportunity for Dojos to connect and learn from each other’s experiences. Listen in, learn, get support and share your ideas with other CoderDojo volunteers around the world. You will also have an opportunity to ask CoderDojo Foundation members any questions you might have. Our upcoming call is on Tuesday, January 22 from 5:00pm – 6:00pm GMT. What are you planning for your Dojo in 2019? This months call is hosted by Nicola, Community Manager at the CoderDojo Foundation and Stefano, Champion of Pisa Dojo (Italy) since 2015! On the call we will… Read More

7 Online courses to develop your mentor skills in 2019

8 January 2019 · by Nuala McHale

It’s that time of year when many Dojos are returning back after the new year. To help you get back into the swing of things we’re highlighting some of the awesome free online courses you and your mentors can take part in to upskill in in 2019! Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning stays young. – Henry Ford   Our FutureLearn courses Starting a CoderDojo First up is our Starting a CoderDojo club course. This free three-week course… Read More

Looking back on 2018 – A year in review

19 December 2018 · by Giustina Mizzoni

It doesn’t quite feel like twelve months have passed since I wrote my 2017 end-of-year blog. Like all years I’ve been involved in CoderDojo, 2018 has been a year of much change and growth across our movement. First things first: we welcomed 660 new Dojos to the community. Now, thanks to the combined efforts of our volunteers, the movement is reaching more than 60000 young people in 110 countries.   Some personal highlights One of my highlights of the year was my visit the Dungarvan Dojo for their fifth birthday celebration in February. Meeting the champions… Read More