Canada Coding Week event: Canadarm2

Thank you for volunteering your time for code education. Our event is on Saturday, June 3rd 217 from 2 – 4pm and we are holding a mentor/volunteer training session beforehand at 1:30 – to ensure that mentors are somewhat… Read More

Session Debrief Minutes: May 14th

After each session, we hold a quick (<10min) mentor debrief to see what wins were made that day, introduce any new ideas to work on, and examine what didn’t work. BIG WINS: The greatest take away from this session was… Read More

Lessons from the field: Curriculum kits have been converted into topics

What’s this? Our kits have evolved into topic folders to match our new seating layout. #kidscancode #coderdojo #toronto #volunteer #mentor pic.twitter.com/1xivwvMtFx — CoderDojo Toronto ☯ (@CoderDojoTo) May 3, 2017 Based on feedback from mentors and parents we’ve changed… Read More

Lessons from CoderDojoTo at TPL Annette Branch

On March 25th, Toronto Public Library Annette Street Branch held it’s first CoderDojoTo event. Branch Head Jeffery Toste spearheaded the in-branch initiative and was on-site as a mentor at well attended event. We welcomed 23 new coders, and… Read More

Thank you 2016

We would like to extend a HUGE thank you to all who mentored, volunteered, and contributed to our 2016 fundraising campaign which helped make all of our events possible throughout the year! As we rely on donations of… Read More

Kids coding workshop at Book Bash

Kids coding workshop at Book Bash – Canadian Children’s Literature Festival CoderDojoTo will be holding a pop-up kids coding event next Saturday, October 22nd at Book Bash, a free youth event put on by Toronto Public Library. CoderDojo is will run… Read More

CoderDojo has won the prestigious European Citizen’s Prize

CoderDojo has won the prestigious European Citizen’s Prize. CoderDojo is the only Irish based organisation to win the award this year. Our non-profit network of free coding clubs for young people, which originated in Cork, is now in… Read More

Launching the first CoderDojo E-Learning Modules

Modules for mentors to improve their knowledge of the CoderDojo Ethos. by Rosa Langhammer Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning stays young. – Henry Ford Learning isn’t just for… Read More

Programming: Languages, Timeline, and Guides

Computer programs are often described as “sets of instructions”,and computer languages are thought of by many as merely the syntax and vocabulary for providing these instructions. From this point of view, different programming languages may have different grammars,… Read More

ScratchEd and Harvard research teams guide to Introduction to Computing Using Scratch

CoderDojos across the world use Scratch as a way to introduce young people to fundamental coding concepts. The Scratch team have created AN INTRODUCTORY COMPUTING CURRICULUM USING SCRATCH. It consists of a teaching guide and student workbook. It was developed… Read More