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Code Club Pro coming to the South West

Code Club Pro logoHave you heard of Code Club? They’re a nationwide network of free volunteer-led after-school coding clubs for children aged 9-11, they’ve been going for a couple of academic years now and are now branching out to offer training courses and resources for primary school teachers to help them teach the new computing curriculum.

Robot children dancingSince September, the curriculum for primary school children covers coding, however lots of teachers don’t have much experience in this area  – this is where Code Club Pro (and hopefully you!) come in.  Code Club Pro has a goal to improve access to training, so that teachers can feel confident and excited about delivering the new computing curriculum.  They’re trying to achieve this by recruiting volunteers with programming skills and an understanding of core computer science concepts who can deliver their ready made training sessions to local teachers.

Volunteers will be given training to get them up to speed with the new computing curriculum and to equip them with the skills they need to deliver the provided materials in an engaging and accessible way.

On 12th November, Code Club Pro will be running training for tech volunteers in St Austell – so if you’d be interested in signing up, take a look at what’s involved at http://www.codeclubpro.org/become-a-trainer and contact Code Club Pro directly.

Let us know how you get on, at least one Exeter Girl Geek has attended the training, so if you want to get some feedback on what it’s like, email us at exeter@girlgeekdinners.com and we’ll put you in touch!

 

 

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