Kingaroy, Queensland: Coding workshops to prepare young children for jobs of the future
Coding Kids is spending three days in Kingaroy, Queensland to deliver coding workshops to students, teachers and librarians. We are visiting the following schools:
- St Mary’s Catholic College, Kingaroy on Tuesday 8 August, 2017
- St Patrick’s Primary School, Nanango on Wednesday 9 August 2017
- Kingaroy State High School, Kingaroy on Wednesday 9 and Thursday 10 August 2017
Our team of three: one educator (Emily), one programmer (Red) and a mechatronics engineer (Elnaz) (I know, it sounds like a joke, “one educator, one programmer and a mechatronics engineer walk into a bar”) are working with the Kingaroy and Nanango communities to give access to local students to coding, game design, and graphic animation design workshops.
We’re building fun animation and computer game projects with students and teaching teachers to build coding projects that are integrated with traditional school subjects. Projects we’re building with the students include:
- Dance Party Animation for Years 3-4
- Forest of Danger for Years 5-6
- Solar System quiz game for Year 5-6 teachers
- Magic 8 Ball Game for Year 10 STEM students
- Geometry Turtle for Year 10 ICT students
- Both projects for high school teachers
If you are interested in bringing Coding Kids to your community, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we can work with you to apply for a grant to make this happen.
See here for the Queensland Government’s media release from the Minister for Innovation, Science and the Digital Economy and Minister for Small Business, The Honourable Leeanne Enoch. Date: Monday 7 August, 2017.