Tickets for April 23 are available
Some format changes
We’re going back to a Big Scratch Room this week, but with a twist. Rather than having one project for the whole room, Michael is creating a menu of different projects that kids can pick from. We’re trying this to help accommodate the spectrum of different skill levels.
We’re also going to try a larger menu of different projects for older kids and advanced kids in the “Developer Room.” For the kids who are feeling very unsure of their skills, we’ll have some tutorials. For others, we’re going to have projects they can work on that will require them to spend more time creating code and less time editing existing code to solve a tutorial problem.
Is your child coding between Dojos?
As we say, coding is like any skill. If you don’t practice between lessons, you’ll never get very good at it. And if your kids want to become coders when they grow up, one of the main skills a coder needs to learn is how to teach themselves new skills.
We encourage you to make time during the week for your kids to code, to come up with questions and ideas they want to bring to Dojo.
It’s not all on you to figure out, though. Talk to us at Dojo about how you can find projects to work on with your kids during the week. Ask us questions, tell us your challenges, help us understand how we can help you help your child.
Summer Camp Rep in da hizzy
Every year, parents ask us if we’re going to do summer camps. That’s not our thing. But this year, we’re trying to help parents find more summer tech activities. That will start with having a representative of iD Tech (the company that runs summer tech camps at UW) at our April 23rd event. As we get more information about Summer tech events for kids, we’ll share it through this newsletter, the site, and at Dojo.