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D.I.Y. : coding = child's play!

World turned upside down: kids become programming teachers!

During a very special weekend session our members were introduced to CoderDojo and WeGoSTEM, 2 organisations who work tirelessly to help children develop their STEM-skills. It was a very hands-on session where the children were the teachers: they helped our members take their first programming steps!

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We live in a world where people don't simply have to develop language skills, calculus skills etc. but also, and maybe even more importantly, their STEM skills.The need to do this will become even more important in the future, both privately and professionally.

During this session our members were able to discover and develop their own STEM skills. After a short warming up excercise on "communicating" with a computer they were divided in to two groups. One group focused on Scratch and were coached by the children to learn how to program.
The second group  got to build & program their own robot with DWENGO.

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At the end of the session it was time to take a look at the results. During a short Show & Tell moment our members were allowed to boast with their new creations. Want to judge for yourself? Head over to the Related tab to download the results.

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Show & Tell

What is CoderDojo & WeGoSTEM?

CoderDojo is a non-profit movement that organizes free coding workshops in over 150 locations in Belgium for kids aged 7 - 18 years old. The Dojo's are fully set-up and organized by volunteers.

Want to help CoderDojo? You can!

  • CoderDojo is always on the lookout for new coaches to organise new CoderDojo sessions and teach the children all about coding!
  • Do you have an old PC that you don't need anymore? Donate it to CoderDojo so that they in turn can help a child discover all about coding. Don't worry; all info on the PC will be professionally & securely wiped clean before use

WeGoSTEM was launched by DWENGO VZW & She Goes ICT. The WeGoSTEM coaches travel from school to school to give thousands of pupils from the 5th and 6th grade the chance to discover their talent for science and technology in a creative way.

Want to help the WeGoSTEM initiative? You can!

  • WeGoSTEM is always on the lookout for new coaches to travel to schools and help the children discover their talent for science & technology.
  • Do you have an old PC that you don't need anymore? Donate it to WeGoSTEM. Don't worry; all info on the PC will be professionally & securely wiped clean before use
  • Become a sponsor or partner of WeGoSTEM & help to spread the word to children everywhere!

Discover more & relive the session

Want to start coding yourself? You can download Scratch 3.0 here.

Be sure to head over to the Pictures tab on this page to get a good impression of the session.

Head over to the Related tab and discover the results of our participants' work during the session.

10:00

Welcome & registration

10:15

Warming up

10:45

Let's get started & code!

12:15

Show & tell

12:30

Lunch time

13:00

End

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