Key Messages for March!
- We are excited to announce that Murdoch University has offered to host Western Australia’s first DojoCon on Monday 25th September (a public holiday). DojoCon WA 2017 will be an amazing opportunity for our whole Dojo community to get together, share ideas and have fun. Though Murdoch University will be hosting, we still need a community team to pull together details of the event. If you are an individual or organisation who can contribute please read on.
- Anyone looking for something for their Ninjas to do this week during your Dojo session? Check out our WWW17 Poster Competition (details below). Winners will have their posters included in the WWW17 International Conference happening in Perth, 3-7th April.
- Thanks to all those who came to our recent Mentor Training Session at Scitech. Here are the photos.
- We will be running some professional development training sessions at Scitech where you can learn how to be a CoderDojo WA Champion, a Mentor or a Catalyst. Read on below for more details.
City of Gosnells in the news
Congratulations to everyone involved in setting up and running the Dojo (coding club) in the City of Gosnells.
According to this piece in the Comment News, the City of Gosnells CoderDojo has been running for three months and now has a wait list of 40 potential Ninjas!
It’s great that the City of Gosnells has organised this opportunity for the local community.
Do you have a story about your Dojo that you want to share? Send it, along with an image to firstname.lastname@example.org. You must have permission to share the image, and clearance from a parent or guardian of any children in the photograph.
How to find a Dojo!
Parents and Ninjas
Are you a parent or Ninja looking for a Dojo (coding club) to join? First step is to search the international CoderDojo map for a public Dojo near you. Each Dojo is independently run and will have different booking arrangements. You should be able to find this information on each individual Dojo page. Are there no Dojos with openings near you? Suggest to your child’s school, your local library or your employer that they start a Dojo. If possible, offer to help in the creation of the new Dojo.
Are you a potential Mentor looking to help at a Dojo? As each Dojo is independently run and volunteer management is not centralised, we recommend that you search the international CoderDojo map for Dojos near you and get in touch, offering to help out.
Are you a Champion looking for Mentors? Make sure your Dojo is listed on the international CoderDojo map (email email@example.com if it’s not) and update your Dojo details (location, time, frequency, whether or not you are looking for Mentors). If no potential Mentors are contacting you, feel free to post in the CoderDojo WA Community Group that you are looking for Mentors. We recommend that you include some details about your Dojo on your international listing and Facebook update including: Dojo size, age range of Ninjas, and any goals that you have for your Dojo.
Please visit this page and update the categories you belong to (on this mailing list) so that we can tailor the information we provide to you in future.