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Listed below are some other workshops, programs and classes available to Brisbane kids. Please note, none of the below organisations are affiliated with CoderDojo Brisbane. For more information on any of the below programs and workshops, please contact the organisation directly.
The Lab is a technology club for young people with Asperger’s Syndrome or High-Functioning Autism. The club offers a safe and social environment and tuition by technology professionals in areas such as programming, digital design and gaming. At each weekly two-hour lab session, two or more computer programmers and designers work individually with young people mainly aged between 10 and 16 to develop their technology skills and interests. Young people also learn social skills and make friends with others who share their interest. Parents meet in a separate room to swap notes and strategies. We’re very excited about what we have planned and look forward to discovering everyone’s interests. The Lab is graciously hosted by Asperger Services Australia and thank them for their continued support.
For further information and session times please visit: thelab.org.au and select ‘The Lab Virginia – QLD’.
Brisbane City Council Libraries
BNETechKids are a series of free robotics, electronics and coding workshops for kids and they require no previous experience. Bookings are essential. For more information about upcoming BNETechKids sessions at Brisbane Libraries, visit the Brisbane City Council Libraries website.
Coding Kids runs after-school coding clubs and school holiday code camps around Brisbane and Ipswich. At Coding Kids, children build their own computer games, animation and digital art. Children build games such as Pac-Man, Tetris, and Flappy Bird. Coding Kids provides fun, wholesome, productive activities outside and during school hours and during school holidays.
Children have fun by creating games and digital inventions, programming robots and multimedia projects and in the process they learn how to produce technology. By developing computer games, children learn algorithmic thinking, logic, problem solving, maths, computer programming concepts, graphic design and user experience. Digital literacy, that is technology creation not just technology consumption, is as vital as traditional literacy and numeracy.
Listen to Coding Kids creator Emily de la Pena talk to David Iliffe on 612 ABC Radio Brisbane on the importance of learning to code.
Enrol online: http://www.codingkids.com.au/
For enquiries, contact Emily on: 0449 162 677 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Junior Engineers is an after-school program teaching children software programming in a fun and entertaining way.
Junior Engineers courses develop children’s mathematical and problem-solving skills through software programming. Students start at an introductory level and progress towards more sophisticated programming through challenges that are adjusted to individual pace. Junior Engineers runs programs in primary schools and high schools across Brisbane, Queensland, Victoria and NSW. We teach in around 50 schools around Australia.
Junior Engineers programs are suitable for all kids from Year 3 to Year 10. For more information, please contact email@example.com or check out the website.
**Please mention CoderDojo to have your Junior Engineers registration fee waived**
Code Club Australia is a nationwide network of free, volunteer-led, after-school coding clubs for children aged 8-12. We provide a free curriculum for our volunteers to teach at our clubs. Code Clubs operate out of local primary schools or other venues, such as libraries, for approximately an hour a week. We have numerous clubs based in Brisbane and regional Queensland. You can find a club near you be checking out the Code Club website and scrolling down and zooming in on your area. Code Club is about fun, creativity, and learning through exploring. Join a Code Club today!
The ability to code is one of the most versatile skills in our society. Coder Kidz delivers workshops for children and teenagers from 7-17 in a wide range of exciting topics including robotics, graphic/ 3D design, web development and game development. Students will leave the workshops with a detailed understanding of the topics covered. They will create skills that will assist them in creating their own awesome projects and finding employment in some of the most exciting fields in the world. Check out the website for upcoming sessions.