Coding Buddies & Code Club

Overview

Help elementary students discover that there is more to computers than just playing games. Teen volunteers work one-on-one with younger students to help them work through lessons on coding and other essential computer skills. Students learn basic coding skills, along with important topics like Internet safety and evaluating information.

Coding Buddies is for participants in Grades 1 to 3

Code Club is for participants in Grades 4 to 6

Hour Of Code: "Princess Power" and "Go Wild" This is a one-day program. Help kids learn basic coding skills through fun animal- or princess-themed tutorials.

Program Goals

  • Provide a safe and friendly environment for children to explore computer technology
  • Provide an opportunity for youth volunteers to develop mentoring skills

Length

Fall / Winter / Spring / Summer
One-hour program
Six-week sessions
Dates and times vary depending on location

Volunteer Qualifications

  • Junior and senior high school students (Grade 7 to Grade 12)
  • Reliable, a positive attitude, good literacy and computer technology skills, and enjoy working with younger children
  • Coding knowledge is a bonus but not a requirement

Volunteer Responsibilities

  • Attend volunteer training and orientation session
  • Be a positive role model for participants
  • Follow the guidelines set out by the program coordinators
  • Ensure that the participants have an enjoyable learning experience

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


Code Club
November – December 2018 session
New Central Library

Coding Buddies
November – December session
New Central Library

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Contact

Jasmine Retzer
jasmine.retzer@calgarylibrary.ca
403.260.2756

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