Goodbye to our super SW Coordinator

We’re really sad to be saying goodbye to Seemah Nahome-Burgess, our Regional Coordinator for the South West.

Seemah has been with Code Club since 2014 and has built up a network of volunteers in the South West, as well as forging new relationships and generally being the face of Code Club locally. She is brilliant at supporting our existing volunteers and I know that many people will be very sorry to see her go, including all of us at HQ. We wish her all the very best of luck in the future.

Seemah will be leaving an amazing legacy in the South West and we will be bringing someone in very soon to continue her great work, we’ll let you know when that happens. In the meantime if you have any questions please contact Dan Powell on southeast@codeclub.org.uk

Can you help us get Manchester coding?

With funding from Google’s Digital Garage, we are looking to offer free training on the computing curriculum for 200 teachers in the Manchester area over the next few months, and we need your help.

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The computing curriculum came into effect in England in September 2014, and teachers are now expected to teach computer science to children from ages 5 – 11 years old.

However, many teachers feel they have not had sufficient programming experience or training. Our goal is to train teachers, so that they feel confident and excited about delivering the new computing curriculum. Informed and inspiring teachers help develop great students who have computational thinking skills and have a thorough understanding of how technology works.

DSC_0025We are therefore looking for volunteers who understand and are passionate about computer science, and who want to share their knowledge with local teachers. If this sounds of interest, we’d live to invite you to join us on 6th February 2016, 9.30am – 5.30pm in central Manchester for a workshop which will provide you with support and advice to help you you run our teacher training sessions.

To find out more, get in touch with our team: hello@codeclubpro.org

 

Join Code Club at Bett!

Bett-LogoOn Wednesday 20th – Saturday 23rd January from 10am – 6pm (4pm on Saturday) Code Club will be exhibiting at Bett at ExCel London, alongside the education team from Raspberry Pi.

Bett is where educators from around the UK, and the world, gather to share expertise and ideas about education through technology. It is a great opportunity for us to meet thousands of teachers and volunteers and talk all things Code Club!

If you’re attending, you can find us at our STEAM Village area with our colleagues at Raspberry Pi to try out some brilliant Code Club projects for your classroom, and hear all about Code Club and primary computer science.  

CodeClub3We have a packed agenda of talks and workshops, visit us at our workshop space at stand E463, adjacent to the STEAM village. You can also join us for some free computing and STEAM workshops led by Code Club staff and volunteers, Raspberry Pi Certified educators and Picademy Teacher Trainers. You can browse our event timetable here and register your interest via the Raspberry Pi website.

So, whether you already run a Code Club, or if you are interested in getting one started at your school, swing by and have a chat! We can’t wait to meet you there!

Keen to keep up to date with our Bett activities via Twitter? Follow us at @CodeClub and #Bett2016