Resources

3 free online courses to keep you busy!

20 March 2020 · by Amy O'Meara

Many people around the world are currently practicing social distancing on account of the coronavirus situation. While this is a challenging time for all of us, it is important to stay busy, positive and think to the future. Learning a new skill is a great way to do this! That’s why our online courses are ideal during this time. Reasons to try a course The courses on offer are based around various aspects of computer science and digital making. Whether you are an absolute beginner, or a more seasoned programmer, there… Read More

Introducing our learning path resource!

26 February 2020 · by Amy O'Meara

We are delighted to share a new learning path resource with our volunteer community. Access the learning path resource here Update: The learning path resource is now available in Dutch! Thanks to Sanneke and the CoderDojo Netherlands team for helping to translate it. If you would like to help translate the resource into your local language, please scroll down to the bottom of this page for more information. Access the learning path resource in Dutch Note: If you are experiencing trouble accessing the above… Read More

3 easy acts of kindness to try at your Dojo

20 February 2020 · by Amy O'Meara

On Monday, we celebrated Random Acts of Kindness Day. This got us thinking about the many ways that members of the CoderDojo community show kindness to each other, and the gratitude that exists for our volunteers. With so much negative content online and in the media, it is important to be reminded of all the good you are doing simply by being involved in this awesome community! In the CoderDojo community, we see random acts of kindness all the time ❤️ Whether it’s a young person helping their peer with a… Read More

5 reasons to be a part of our Global Slack!

23 January 2020 · by Amy O'Meara

Our Global Slack platform is an online space that brings the whole CoderDojo community together. Conversation topics are organised into different channels, which means it is quick and easy to ask questions and find resources in the relevant place. Read on for five reasons why you should jump into our Global Slack platform! Join our Global Slack here! Connect with CoderDojo community members near and far Have you ever been curious about how different volunteers around the world are running their Dojo? With… Read More

7 easy ways to recognise the achievements of your Dojo members

1 November 2019 · by Amy O'Meara

CoderDojo Ninjas and volunteers do truly remarkable things, for example designing a socially impactful project or supporting a younger child with making their idea a reality. As a Dojo champion, you may be looking for ways to recognise these achievements.  Below are some simple and practical ways to recognise the efforts of your Dojo members. 1. Certificates We offer a free, editable certificate template for all Dojos. Certificates may be awarded for, but are not limited to, the following achievements: Attending a Dojo for the entire academic… Read More

How to develop your team by providing leadership stretch

27 September 2019 · by Nuala McHale

As Dojos get older, thinking about sustainability matters more and more. We know that a key challenge for older clubs is ensuring a wider team of mentors or volunteers are able to manage different aspects of a Dojo, so that a Dojo is not dependent on one person to run. Champions can help mentors develop leadership skills and take on more responsibilities of the club. This has been shown to empower volunteers. Spending time together as a group, learning about each other, trusting and giving mentors the space to try new things means that the Dojo… Read More