GMIT will partner with colleges nationwide to host exciting online coding activities for 7-17 year-olds, as part of DojoMór2020.
On Saturday 24 October 2020, DojoMór2020 will go fully online for the first time. This event is an amazing opportunity for young people to learn practical and valuable skills that they will take with them for life. 10,000 young people from across Ireland are expected to join the locally hosted coding workshops to learn how to create a simple game, build a website, programme electronics, create music, and more.
The DojoMór2020 event will involve the live streaming of multiple local classroom workshops from staffs in GMIT, CIT, IT Tralee, Waterford IT, Maynooth University, Dundalk IT, Letterkenny IT, Dún Laoghaire Institute of Art Design and Technology, as well as from Offaly County Council.
Workshops around the country will be hosted at 10am, 11am, 12pm and 1pm.
Dr Seán Duignan, Head of Department of Computer Science & Applied Physics at GMIT, says the nationwide event will give children and teenagers the opportunity to experience programming first-hand, and in a fun and creative way.
“We hope that this event will help guide a new generation of learners and will help them on their journey to becoming confident problem solvers. Regardless of college or career choice later on, computational thinking is a key literacy that all should endeavour to learn. DojoMór2020 will help kick-start that journey for thousands of children. Curiosity is all that is required for this event; no experience of coding or computers necessary!”
The online workshops will take place at 10am, 11am, 12pm and 1pm. This a free event and interested participants can register for one or more workshops at www.dojomor.ie
For more details, follow @dojomor2020 on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.
The event is funded by the Higher Education Authority (HEA).
SOURCE: Materials provided by GMIT
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