Apply for free OurKidsCode training workshop
Trinity College Dublin and the National Parents Council (Primary) are pleased to invite you to apply to join a free training workshop which is scheduled for the evening of Thursday March 26th at Trinity College Dublin.
) is a joint project between the School of Computer Science and Statistics, Trinity College Dublin (TCD) and the National Parents Council (Primary) (NPC) funded by Science Foundation Ireland's (SFI) Discover programme.
It aims to support parents/guardians who wish to develop their primary-school children's interest and activity in computing. This will be done through the provision of family creative coding workshops designed and developed by TCD to build the confidence and competence for families to sustain further meetings. This initial input may be delivered by someone like you or through the NPC’s national training network.
What to expect
The training workshop will prepare you to facilitate the OurKidsCode 4-session coding club with families that you work with. Applicants should be already be working with families with primary-aged children and have an opportunity to run workshops in a venue and time that such families can attend - we have found after school works well. This may be in the context of a local primary school, a CoderDojo, a community centre or even one family’s home, where they can invite one or two others. The aim is to encourage the families to sustain further meetings independently, although your support may be sought from time to time!
If selected, you will be an active participant in developing your capacity to deliver the OurKidsCode creative computing workshops, by going through the process for yourself. After the workshop there will be time to ask questions, discuss and reflect on the activities and contribute your ideas and experience.
Nina Bresnihan, Glenn Strong, Lorraine Fisher and Richard Millwood (TCD)
Áine Lynch (National Parents Council)
Contact: Nina Bresnihan,
…the organisation you are part of in relation to this application, if applicable.
Which county do you live in?
My experience as a facilitator
Particularly in working with young people, adults or families - say if you have Garda vetting (not essential).
My experience of technology
Particularly in relation to creative computing, programming or making.
Why I want to attend
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