codeTeen

Overview

Help children aged thirteen to seventeen learn coding skills as they work through tutorials (as beginners) or their own projects (intermediate/advanced) in this drop-in program.Volunteers coach and support participants individually or in teams, as they develop coding skills to create web pages, apps, and games in an open free learning environment.

Peer-to peer coaching is encouraged as participants gain confidence and experience in working on their projects. Help participants gain a deeper understanding of what drives computer technology and become more informed information users.

Program Goals

Help children build digital literacy skills and confidence using technology
Help children develop computer programming skills
Build peer to peer mentoring skills
Support social and emotional learning (SEL) and positive youth development

Length

Fall / Winter / Spring / Summer

One-and-a-half to two hour program
Once a week
Dates and times vary depending on location

Volunteer Qualifications

Expertise in coding logic, programming languages, or related areas like app development or web design
Ability to work positively in a youth centered program
Good listening and communication skills
Flexibility and good problem solving skills
Demonstrated ability to accommodate a diversity of backgrounds and skill levels

Volunteer Responsibilities

Help participants to learn and practice coding and related skills
Commit to participate in the program for a minimum of one year
Attend an orientation and training session
Be part of a team that creates a positive, fun, and enriching environment for participants
Be a positive role model for participants

Training

A one-hour training and orientation session

Benefits

Gain leadership and coaching skills
Meet new people
Have fun and contribute to your community

Help Needed

Alexander Calhoun Library
Country Hills Library
Crowfoot Library
Fish Creek Library
Judith Umbach Library
Nose Hill Library
Saddletowne Library
Shawnessy Library

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Contact

Maja Milavic
Email: maja.milavic@calgarylibrary.ca
Phone: 403.260.2648

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