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1st November 2023

New CoderDojo platform launching in December!

Get ready for an exciting improvement coming this December — the launch of our brand new CoderDojo platform! In this blog post, we’ll delve into the benefits this platform will bring to champions (those who manage clubs), volunteers, parents, and guardians. Keep reading to learn about these exciting developments and important changes to be aware …

11th September 2023

Improving resources for volunteers and clubs

We want everyone who volunteers with us to have a great experience, irrespective of where they are, how long they are involved, or their specific role. In line with this, we are working to improve the CoderDojo volunteer experience for current and future volunteers. Community input Over the coming months, we will be developing onboarding …

5th September 2023

Top tips to get you ‘Back to Dojo’!

September is a time when a lot of Dojos resume their events after a well-deserved break.  We’re here to support you as you get #BackToDojo this term, with a selection of useful tips and resources. Plan your sessions Before your Ninjas return, take the opportunity to talk to your volunteers and plan out the schedule …

3rd April 2023

5 things we learned at #ClubsCon23

Over the day and a half, more than 140 attendees participated in over 40 workshops, discussions, and talks. Here are five things we learned from the Conference!

25th January 2023

What is the Clubs Conference?

The Clubs Conference is a weekend of learning and connecting for volunteers and educators involved in CoderDojo and Code Club. It will take place in Churchill College, Cambridge, UK on Friday 24 and Saturday 25 March 2023. What can I look forward to? On Friday 24 March you’ll have the opportunity to register early from …

13th December 2022

Celebrate with Certificates in your Dojo

Use our variety of certificates to recognise and celebrate all those who participate in your Dojo. Whether it’s celebrating Ninjas developing their coding skills, thanking volunteers for giving their time, or showing gratitude to those who give the space to host Dojo sessions, we have a certificate to suit the situation.

17th October 2022

Two new training modules for volunteers

Over the last number of months, we’ve been consulting with groups of volunteers on how to make improvements to our training offering for Dojo champions and for new volunteers interested in mentoring with a club. As part of these consultation sessions, and as a result of the feedback provided through a number of surveys, we …

16th May 2022

5 free online courses to learn powerful new skills

Learning new skills is a key motivation for a quarter of volunteers who get involved in CoderDojo. Our online training courses provide a practical way for you to learn new skills when it suits you. Afterwards, you can practise and develop these skills in your Dojo, which means even more people can benefit. Find out …

20th March 2020

3 free online coding courses for volunteers!

Learning a new skill can be a great way to stay positive and motivated, particularly during challenging times. That’s why our online courses are ideal for volunteers looking to upskill. 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 …

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