Volunteer at the Kids Coding Camp!

Kids Coding Camp is a project to teach Government/Low income private school kids basics of internet, website designing and coding.
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Collab House and Camp Diaries are piloting a Coding Camp for Kids over 3 weekends.

GOAL:
50 students of different abilities would be selected for the pilot project in May and June. They should be able to learn the basics of website designing and coding by the end of 3 weekends.  Students will be able to design a basic website by the end of that last day.

GET INVOLVED!

Apply now to become a volunteer:  bit.ly/KidsCodingCamp2017

Deadline to apply: Sunday, 4th June 2017

Next Steps:
Applications Start         – May 7th
Telephonic Interviews – June 3rd onwards for shortlisted volunteers
Teacher Training           –  June 5th and 6th (Time and Venue to be confirmed later)

TIMELINE: Total 6 days of teaching + 2 days of training (Only Saturdays and Sundays)

STUDENTS TRAINING CAMP:
3 Weekends (~ 6 days, 4 hours per day)

WHO CAN APPLY?
We’re looking for ~ 20 passionate volunteers to pilot this project.

If you wish to teach kids computers and coding, this is a great opportunity.

Skills you must possess?

  • Basic knowledge of computers
  • Aptitude to learn coding
  • Willingness to change lives
  • Patience and love!
  • What else?
- A laptop or the ability to borrow one on the weekends.

VOLUNTEER TRAINING PROGRAM:

  • All the selected volunteers will be trained over a weekend for the content and on how to manage and teach kids.
  • Each person will have 3 to 4 kids at a time.
  • You will be going to the schools and teaching the kids out in the open with hotspot or dongle internet.
  • 3 weekends will be devoted to a set of kids and then results will be analyzed.

EXPECTED OUTCOME:

  • Increased coding aptitude in all the kids. (With some passionate about it)
  • Concentration and patience should be developed in the students through the whole course.
  • Impact of the “Culture of Achievement” and “Rigour” strand on the Student Vision Scale used by Teach for India.

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WHAT DO YOU GET:

  • An opportunity inspire and empower schools kids with no access to technology. Make them dream!
  • Opportunity to collaborate with and learn from leaders from Teach For India, Collab House and Camp Diaries.
  • Meet inspiring people and create impact this summer.
  • Get a Letter of Appreciation and enhance your resume!
  • And the satisfaction of teaching the kids 🙂

PARTNERS:
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Volunteer at the Kids Coding Camp!

CoderDojo steps in Hyderabad.

CoderDojo is a global movement of free, volunteer-led,  community based programming clubs for young people. At a Dojo, young people, learn how to code, develop websites, apps, programs, games and explore technology in an informal and creative environment, a social space where people can go to explore technology together and get advice and support from skilled mentors. In Dojos young people get the opportunity to make apps, websites, games, play with robotics and more. In addition to learning to code attendees meet like minded people and are exposed to the possibilities of technology.

“CoderDojo is about encouraging creativity and having fun in a relaxed, social environment.”

Within the CoderDojo Movement there is a focus on community, peer learning, youth mentoring and self led learning,  with an emphasis on showing how coding is a force for change in the world. The global CoderDojo community is supported by the CoderDojo Foundation. The CoderDojo Foundation consists of a core team based primarily in Dublin, Ireland. Founded by the co-founder of the very first CoderDojo James Whelton, the Foundation is focused on supporting new and existing Dojos through resource and community development while also scaling CoderDojo through partnerships and creating awareness globally.

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The chapter of Codedojo in the city starts at Collab House. As people know Collab House as the hub of activities for open tech communities, we’ve double quoted our mission once again  by embracing one of the most prominent programming community globally, ‘CoderDojo’. The alignment of ideology between Coderdojo and Collab House is the most essential reason for starting this initiative. On our goal of creating the global hub of connected communities, now we have another member in our team.

The chapter or a regional community of Coderdojo is called a ‘Dojo’, there are more than 1000 Dojos world wide, spanning across 63 countries. Named as ‘Hyderabad@CollabHouse’, Coderdojo-Hyderabad would be having an event every 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month. Young people from various backgrounds would be invited to learn about programming, electronics and robotics.

 

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On 1st of June 2016, Collab House hosted the first event of CoderDojo-Hyderabad. With the well planned agenda and strategic time frame, the event was super exciting for all the attendees. We’ve had a session on design thinking for prototyping an electronics project and then jumped off with building prototypes using Arduino. The session on Arduino programming was the most energetic with every student beaming with the entusiam to learn stuff and build cool projects.

Harsha is the organiser of this dojo and we have many exciting things under pipeline for the coming events of Coderdojo-Hyderabad.

CoderDojo steps in Hyderabad.