Coderdojo

NewBoCo Virtual CoderDojo

Every first and third Saturday, NewBoCo hosts free STEAM programming for K-5 students. The stations rotate and include engaging topics such as game design, animation, robotics, healthcare, and coding. Our goal is to foster creativity and encourage children to enjoy learning new topics. 

Due to the pandemic, we made CoderDojo virtual for the 2020-2021 school year. Our virtual format allows us to offer exciting stations and give us the chance to reach learners from around the world!

Information

We are going virtual for now! CoderDojo is a free K-5 STEM program under NewBoCo K-12 Education that encourages creativity, fosters entrepreneurship, and helps kids learn to code.

Attendees are welcomed at 1:30 pm and will experience virtual “stations” for online STEM activities. Virtual sessions will be 1 hour, and will use Remo, a virtual platform that will allow students to move between stations. The event link will be sent to registered participants prior to the session. Mentors will get participants started with an introduction and prompt, then students can share their screens if they need help during the session.

Spots are limited so that we can provide adequate support on the content as well as with the virtual environment. We are excited to provide this support to students during the pandemic, and continue a version of our popular CoderDojo events!

Questions? Email k12@newbo.co

get a head-start

New to coding? These lessons recorded by Alison, our Assistant Director, can help you become a pro at using Scratch, so when the next ‘Dojo rolls around you’re ready!

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Elementary-aged students gather around computers at NewBoCo while a volunteer teaches them about programming.
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Elementary-aged students gather around computers at NewBoCo while a volunteer teaches them about programming.
Elementary-aged students gather around computers at NewBoCo while a volunteer teaches them about programming.