Teaching kids to code 2.0
Track: Teaching and Learning with Python
Room: Boundary Room
Time: Oct 10 (Thu), 13:30
This is a joint talk featuring David Campey and Whitney Tennant
In this talk (which is a new and improved version of David Campey's 2018 talk on teaching kids to code) we'll discuss:
Software and games available to teach kids how to code
Microcontrollers and other fun gadgets
How to get involved if you would like to mentor
Best practices for making sure it's fun and enjoyable for kids
Having taught kids how to code in partnership with CoderDojo (a worldwide free community-driven coding education program) David Campey has created CoderLevelUp. CoderLevelUp is a for-purpose initiative which aims to expand the network for free coding education for kids in South Africa. He heads up the dojo at the science center in CT for teaching kids to code. He has also recently started a class in Gugulethu.
Whitney Tennant met David through PyConZA because of last years talk on this topic. She has since volunteered, is an active mentor and excited to be part of growing CoderLevelUp.