Coder Dojo provides a dynamic forum for developing computer coding skills that lay the foundation for web, app, and game design. These skills engender a deeper understanding of information technology and create more informed and savvy information users. In a technology driven world, the Calgary Public Library will provide a safe, fun, and welcoming environment for children and youth to become more familiar and expert with computer and web applications.
Coder Dojos are designed to:
- To build digital literacy skills
- To instill confidence using technology
- To develop computer programming skills
- To build peer to peer coaching skills
Length of the program
- Approximately 2 hours weekly for 8 weeks as a pilot
- Beginner coding knowledge.
- Ability to work positively in a child centered program.
- Strong interpersonal skills.
- Skills to mentor and help develop coding skills
- Coaching experience an asset, to motivate and guide participants in project management.
- Attend an orientation and training session.
- Be part of a team that creates a positive, fun, and enriching environment for participants.
- Provide positive helpful feedback to program participants.
- Be respectful of children, other volunteers, and staff.
- Commit to participate in the program for a minimum of one session.
- Contact library staff if you are unable to attend a scheduled session.
Contact Person from Volunteer Resources
Lisa O’Blenis, Volunteer Resources Specialist
Phone: 403-260-2632 E-mail: Lisa.O’Blenis@calgarypubliclibrary.com