We are commited to providing learning opportunities which share our passion for coding and engage the next generation of developers. Our CodeClubs aim to encourage an interest in coding at a young age, as well as develop their analytical, planning and critical thinking skills. We also cover topics such as internet safety, digital literacy and raise awareness of our digital footprint.
Our CodeClub are delivered in primary schools over a 4-6 week period. We have developed a series of lesson plans, which use Scratch as the main teaching tool. Creating a sustainable CodeClub model is essential to our project success, and so at the end sessions we hand over our lesson plans to the teachers we have worked with so that they can run their own CodeClubs within their own time.
Our CodeClubs are great opportunities for students and teachers to speak to our team to find out more about the fastest growing employment sector in Scotland. You can also find out more about Silicon Croft and how you can become involved in helping put Shetland's digital economy firmly on the map!
Training the trainer
In order to ensure the project's sustainability we need volunteers to help us deliver sessions to the schools. In order to do this, we will provide bi-annual “Train The Trainer” workshops where we will cover the project material and share tips and experiences from other courses.
We also hope to provide exciting volunteering opportunities in conjunction with Voluntary Action Shetland, such as helping young people between 16-25 work towards their Saltire Awards and gain some solid foundations for their CVs and university applications.
The four weekly sessions we will deliver in the schools follow the national curriculum and will be a mixture of pre-existing material from CodeClub, Coder Dojo and STEM. We will provide the knowledge and materials required to run each club, and work with the schools to ensure that each student has the equipment needed for each session.
CodeClub was amazing. I learned a lot there.