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Dear Parents: Register In Your Own Name and Reserve Seats for Your Children to Help Them Learn How to Code! Tampa Bay Area CoderDojo is a free program brought to you by mentors, most of whom are tech executives and startup founders from Tampa Bay Area. These founding members of CoderDojo are gladly devoting their time and energy in the evenings on a workday or a weekend morning so that children can understand the world around them a little better, and have a positive influence on society.CAUTION: Dear Parents - When you REGISTER, please only use your name for sign-up. We will know the seats you requested based on the number of tickets reserved by you. Please DO NOT fill up your child's name on this form.The session will be an hour-long, but not in a classroom format. Instead, the sessions will be more like jam-sessions. Mentors will use the “Grandmother method” instead of teaching a curriculum, by focusing on admiring the productive stuff the kids do and achieve. CoderDojo's philosophy is that admiration and acknowledgement are the key to inspiration and creation of a learning context that is positive.Mentors will encourage kids to ask each other for assistance or to do a web-search for answers. We will also encourage the more advanced kids to step up to be mentors as quickly as they can. Mentoring from within ensures our CoderDojo’s sustainability.Here's a checklist for participation. All children must be accompanied byA print-out of the ticketA laptop.Download Scratch from scratch.mit.edu before you come, or we will show you how to do it. Some locations may follow other educational tools such as Code.org.
A parent! (Very important). Your parent must stay with the child during the session.The meeting room in the library has free wi-fi and you will receive instructions to get Internet access upon your arrival.P.S.: If you are interested in mentoring or would like to suggest new library locations, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and cc email@example.com. We have just launched a #1000Mentors campaign to find more mentors to help teach kids to code. Other links:The link for all event schedules of CoderDojo Tampa Bay Area is CoderDojoTampaBayArea.eventbrite.comFollow us on twitter at twitter.com/CoderDojoTPA
Here's the talk by Mitch Resnick titled 'Let's Teach Kids To Code' that inspired us to bring CoderDojo to the Tampa Bay Area. We have set up a google group for parents at http://tinyurl.com/TeachKidsToCode
Note from the Mentors:
Last week, the students created their own account and later, they experimented with “scratch” (scratch.mit.edu). If you remember, we wanted all of you to investigate and come up with your own understanding of the three basic technical vocabularies: Object, Script & Event. You were all amazing!Come and join us for the next session of coding adventure!