Extended Learning

Phone: (831) 784-2216

Email: mbeltran@salinascity.k12.ca.us

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Introduction

Hartnell College’s Introduction to Coder Dojo is a fun program that will allow students to gain interest in computer coding and lose the fear towards technology. It helps young people learn to think creatively, reason systematically, and work collaboratively — essential skills for life in the 21st century. We hope this program inspires students to increase their interest in coding by participating in more than one session and eventually sign up for our more focused Coder Dojo program on campus. Our programs have allowed students to understand the basic concepts of computer programing and open their minds in to Computer Science. Our Intro to Coding program combines computer time with hands-on activities that are fun and entertaining and will allow students to absorb concepts that otherwise they would consider too hard or advanced for them.

Program Background

CoderDojo is a global collaboration providing free and open learning to young people, especially in programming technology. Learn more about the international movement by visiting the website at  https://coderdojo.com/

CoderDojo Hartnell College (CDHC) is an Educational Program brought by  Hartnell College. CDHC is a fun and FREE computer-coding club where young people can learn how to develop websites, web apps, games and more. Our program consists of a 6 session module, at the end of the module students attending 5 or more sessions will obtain a certificate of completion and will be able to take all their work home with them. Our Dojo is a place where coders can show each other what they’re working on, share what they’ve learned, and meet like-minded people.

Our Dojo is geared towards youth between the ages of 8 and 17 years old.  It is necessary that each student know how to read and type on a keyboard independently.