Deliver at a CoderDojo
CoderDojo is a global network of free programming clubs for 7-17 year-olds. Design Club offers volunteers the opportunity to run design thinking tracks at Dojos.
Get involved and deliver Design Club
Run a track
Use our resources to run a Design Club track at your next Dojo
Design Club resources
Lead a track
Connect with a Dojo and volunteer to lead a Design Club track
Connect with a Dojo
Support a track
Connect with a Dojo to see if they need support running a track
Connect with a Dojo
How a Dojo works
Dojos usually run on a Saturday afternoon (times below are indicative, each Dojo varies a little)
13:15 – 14:00
13:15 – 14:00
Mentors arrive and setup
  • Mentors setup up projects at different tables
  • For example, HTML, Scratch, Python (and Design Club)
14:00 – 15:00
14:00 – 15:00
Children arrive and start projects
  • Children pick which track they want to join
  • Mentors offer guidance as needed
15:00 – 15:15
15:00 – 15:15
  • Children and mentors are encouraged to take a break
  • Sometimes children are in the zone and skip break
15:15 – 16:15
15:15 – 16:15
Children continue working
  • Children carry on with their projects
  • A mentor checks which children want to "show and tell"
16:15 – 17:00
16:15 – 17:00
Show and tell
  • Children take it in turns to "show and tell" their work
  • It's good to stick around and be supportive
Pack up
Design Club offers a unique view on the technical space for kids, giving them a broader view of what technical design and implementation means. Design Club is by far my most favourite material to teach kids!
Hekla Helgadottir
Graduate Engineer at American Express & Director at CoderDojo London CIC
Have a question?
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