@Dan-Harrington141 Hi Dan. CoderDojo Japan used to collect a small amount of money which was logged in a basic Income & Expenditure Google Sheet. They opted to go completely transparent, and had it published on their website (View Only) so anyone could see. They've since created a new site and I can't find it. But @Ross-ONeill can take a look & post here to show you can example.
Also in addition to what Nuala shared about, I always show the videos from the past two years. This tends to get most ninjas quite excited about the possibility of attending and participating.
Yes, you can absolutely start a Dojo if you are under 18! There have been a number of Dojos Championed by young people around the world. We ask that you recruit a parent or adult to support you on the way. Get in touch with us via firstname.lastname@example.org and we can help you along the way!
As 2016 comes to a close, I wanted to take this opportunity to personally extend a huge thank you from everyone at the CoderDojo Foundation to you, our growing and ever global CoderDojo community of Champions, volunteers, parents, ninjas, partners and supporters.
2016 was an undeniably monumental year for CoderDojo; from hitting huge growth milestones, to changes internally in the Foundation team and strides made across our areas of focus.
From everyone here at the CoderDojo Foundation, thank you for your commitment, passion, and dedication to the global movement. We look forward to working together with you in 2017.
Read my full blog post here--->
Executive Director of the CoderDojo Foundation
CoderDojo Tao (Recommended Practice) has been in practice among many Dojos for more than two years. Throughout this period, we’ve received ongoing community feedback on the core principles. This feedback has resulted in the review of all five principles and indicators. The main goal of this review was to refine the entire Tao process. We set the challenge of having a max of 3 indicators under each principle, to make it easier and more straightforward for global Dojos to align. Two principles were re-phrased, principle 4 (was Online Safety, now Digital Citizenship) and Principle 5 (was Review and Communication, now Engagement).
The Start a Dojo Process is currently being redeveloped by the Foundation team, part of this will be clearly showing Tao progress after a Dojo has been submitted for review. This change will also enable Champions or admin Volunteers to review the principles at any time, and update evidence in accordance with each one.
We welcome any additional community feedback on the proposed changes to the Tao Principles by the end of October. You can comment freely on the document here ----> In November development work will start for the updated principles to be incorporated into the Start a Dojo journey.
Thank you to all Dojos who have gone on this journey to date, providing invaluable feedback on its structure.
I'm delighted to share the updated and refined CoderDojo Foundation strategy document. This revised interim strategy has been produced after much consultation with community members, the community committee, CoderDojo founders and the CDF team. Its aim is to outline clearly and concisely the core areas of focus for the Foundation from this next and exciting period in CoderDojo's growth. It is centred on three core areas:
You can read the document in full here -->
Thank you to everyone who has provided input and feedback to date. Any further feedback and suggestions can be emailed directly to us via email@example.com
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Hi @Courtney-Lambert If you go My Dojos --> Mange Events (of the Dojo you want to complete the action for) ---> On this page you should see the list of all the events you have created or are upcoming. At the bottom right of the page, there is a "notify Members" Button. Hit this and select the event from the dropdown. It will send an email to all the members of your Dojo to notify them!
Let me know if this works for you.
Hi @Amanda-O'Keeffe - the decision to have parents attend sessions or not is at the discretion of each Dojo. Many Dojos enforce that parents remain for the entire duration of the session. While others will allow children over a certain age to attend without a parent. It really depends on what works best for the individual Dojo (how many kids you have, average age, how many mentors, how big the space is etc).
At the Docklands Dojo, which I Champion, I ask that all parents remain for the duration of the session. It takes a burden off mentors to have them there, so they can assist their child to get set up, take them to the bathroom etc. Bill Liao has always said that CoderDojo is free, but its not a free ride. So we always recommend you encourage parents to get involved and help out at the Dojo if possible.
Hi @Tom-Kelly We have a link here to Dojo Promo Materials, it includes fliers a pull up banner and stickers. They are all using the older CoderDojo colours. We intend on re-vamping them with the new colours, but haven't managed to do so yet. When do you need them by? (Cc @Nuala-Nic-Éil )
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