For Parents

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

5 resources for Internet Safety Day

5 February 2019 · by Nuala McHale

This internet safety day we want to highlight that the internet is an amazing tool and an integral resource for young people and adults who are learning to create with code. However, it is necessary to take measures to ensure that young people are protected when they are using the internet, both within a Dojo setting and at home. Learning to be safe online is an essential skill for everyone – see five useful resources to help you get started below. For young people This online safety leaflet contains important guidelines for Ninjas,… 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

How CoderDojo Indiana hosted a parents’ workshop — and how you can too!

23 January 2019 · by Amy O'Meara

Parents and guardians play a huge part in the CoderDojo movement — they make it possible for young people to get involved, support their children to learn and create, and sometimes become involved themselves as volunteers! A parent-focused session In July, the team at CoderDojo Indiana hosted their third annual Hackathon. This was attended by almost 100 young people and was a fun day filled with workshops, talks and project demonstrations. One of the sessions at the Hackathon was ‘CoderDojo 101 for Parents’ The session was led… 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