Youth Work and Library CoderDojo Training in Ireland

Are you involved with a youth group and interested in integrating technology and coding into your work? Do you work or volunteer in a library and would like to give young people in your community access to digital skills?

We are running free, in-person CoderDojo training workshops for youth workers and youth group volunteers all over Ireland — join us to see how you can help local young people learn programming and digital making.

Getting involved is easy

You can now sign up to our free, one-day workshop CoderDojo Champion Training to find out how to engage young people in coding in your youth organisation.

“Relaxed and supportive training.” – Sarah, Youth Worker from CrossCare, Dublin

Click on the link to sign up to the scheduled workshops(places are limited to two participants per organisation):

More dates will be announced in September. If you are interested in hosting the free training in your organisation please fill in the form or contact [email protected]


The training covers everything you need to know

We will introduce you to CoderDojo and our ethos, and you’ll explore what coding is and how young people can use it in your youth work setting. We will help you plan ways to integrate coding into your organisation or programme, and finally, you’ll learn a few technical skills you can use to mentor young people to get coding.

“I absolutely loved the training today.  The flexibility of the programme and the emphasis on community has inspired me to look into starting a Dojo in the near future, despite having almost no coding skills” – Pam, Adult, Family & Community learning facilitator from Dublin

One of the best training sessions I’ve been at. Wonderful facilitation.” – Robbie, YouthReachTeacher from Donegal

“Great support, great atmosphere and banter at training.” – Martin, Youth Worker, Dublin

 


You don’t need any experience with coding or computers to join

Parents, teachers, librarians, youth workers, and others with little or no coding experience have all started CoderDojo clubs in their communities. Anyone interested in enabling young people to be tech creators should join this workshop!

“I was a complete and total CoderDojo newbie before attending the training. I genuinely had no idea what to expect – nor did I have any high expectations of what it was going to do for me. By the end of the day, I had come to realise that the whole project is quite doable (I think). I like the idea that we can set out small and organically and learn as we go. I’m convinced that there are a lot of young people in our area who would relish the prospect of being involved in something like this. It’s quite exciting really.” – Youth Worker who took part in 2018


“I am also starting my coding adventure now: since I started at CoderDojo, I’ve been spending some of my spare time working through learning content developed by our wonderful CoderDojo content team. The best feeling is when I have the chance to be a mentor at a Dojo, and I get to figure out something with a young person, and we learn together. I am really excited to learn with you!” — Tara, CoderDojo Community Coordinator for Ireland