Generation Code Highland Youth Workers Event
Date : Wednesday 26th October 2016
Time : 10am - 4pm
Venue : Dingwall Community Centre, Old Academy Buildings, Tulloch Street, Dingwall, IV15 9JZ
WHAT IS GENERATION CODE?
Youth Scotland and Youth Highland are working in partnership with Microsoft,The Tablet Academy and UK Youth to deliver Generation Code - a new programme that will equip youth workers with the relevant knowledge, resources and learning materials to teach young people basic coding.
By bringing together the youth sector and the best computer science trainers, Generation Code will encourage young people to engage with computing, provide them with a real sense of achievement and inspire future career and education choices.
HOW WILL GENERATION CODE WORK?
Generation Code will engage 9-17 year olds who have not previously engaged in coding or app development activity using TouchDevelop. The learning materials provided form a series of ‘bitesize’ lessons which will total 15 hours of learning and are specifically tailored for the youth sector (and work with the hard-to-reach and hard-to-engage).
At the end of the short programme, young people will have the opportunity to put their new skills to use and will be invited to come up with an idea for an app to help people in their local community. The ideas will be entered into Code4Community, a national competition.
In addition young people who take part in Generation Code will also have the opportunity to complete the prestigious iDEA Digital Badges and gain an iDEA Bronze Award, a nationally recognised award.
Who should attend this training?
Youth Workers/Leaders who are interested in learning basic coding and want to inspire the next generation of coders. You don't need to be an expert - just enthusiastic to deliver thsi programme to the young people you work with.
To particiapte, you need to:
- To be available to attend this Generation Code Youth Worker Training Session
- To bring along a laptop for your use in the training
- To have between 10 and 40 young people within your group/oragnisation/community who you could engage in the Generation Code programme
- Have the capacity and technology (laptos/ PC, venue) to deliver the programme to young people back in your own setting
NB/The programme is usually delivered in small groups of up to 10 young people at a time, over a 2 week period but can be adapted to suit your setting.
Each Youth Woker who attends will be responsible for delivering the Generation Code programme to approx 40 young people in their own setting.You will also encourage and support the young people to enter The Generation Code Challenge, thinking about how they can use their new computer skills to benefit their community.
You will be trained and supported by a Generation Code Master Tutor. You will be supplied with training materials, including a BBC Micro:bit and a Generation Code Training Pack. In this Training Pack, you will find all the information you need to deliver Generation Code to the young people you work with. It will guide you through what Generation Code is, why it is important and how it will work. You will find instructions for the different elements of Generation Code and resources to help you deliver.
You will need to register the young people who take part in Generation Code within your group and be prepared to complete some simple monitoring and evaluation paperwork.
Cost: FREE. Please note: if you cancel within 48 hours of the course or fail to attend on the day, we reserve the right to charge you a £50 cancellation fee.
When & Where
Youth Scotland is a membership organisation and Scotland’s national charity for the support and delivery of community-based youth work. We support a network of over 1,200 youth groups and projects and deliver services that help over 64,000 young people to learn, succeed and make positive contributions to their communities.