Code City is an initiative of Digipolis and the City of Ghent to introduce children aged 10-12 to coding. From February til May the Code City coaches will travel around the primary schools in Ghent to give a CodeUur, a one hour crash course into the basics of programming.
The program is still looking to add volunteer coaches to give these sessions. Here’s three reasons why you should become a Code City coach.
- Do it on your own terms. Code City coaches get to choose when (as long as it’s during school hours) and where they will be teaching a CodeUur. Simply highlight your preferences during the registration process.
- You don’t have to be a coding wizard to become a coach. A healthy dose of enthusiasm and passing interest in programming will bring you a long way. Coaches get an extensive briefing (in January) and tips on how to work with children. The teacher will be there as well, so you’ll never be on your own.
- Last but not least: the kids will love it. You’ll explain the basics of coding with the help of the popular game Minecraft. Using the coding module Minecraft adventurer, you’ll show them how they can make their Minecraft character move and act in the world by using simple programming commands. It’s going to be great fun!
Convinced? Fill out this form to become an official Code City coach. Thanks and good luck!
Do you want to inroduce your students to the basics of programming? Sign up for a CodeUur here and Code City will get you in touch with a coach!