Kat Leadbetter

Kat Leadbetter

Kat is Programme Coordinator for Code Club around the world, working on international club support, comms, translations and more. She loves tea, learning Japanese and hearing new facts about space.

Location UK

Activity

  • Absolutely - Code Club helps both students and teachers to learn! @TBindu

  • So glad to hear you found it useful @MamataKhandai

  • Thanks for taking part in the course @SAROJKUMARDHAL. The team is here to help you get started, so let us know if you have any problems.

  • Great to hear you enjoyed the course, team is here to help you if you need it @PadmalayaBehera!

  • That's great to hear @SubalThakur, thanks for joining us on the course :)

  • Thanks for joining us @BIBHUTIBHUSANSWAIN

  • Great to hear it was helpful @SarojKumarBiswal!

  • So glad to hear you enjoyed the course @BhabaniShankarPanigrahi. Good luck starting your club!

  • Really glad to hear it was helpful @AnjaliSahu :)

  • That's great to hear @GayadharPatel!

  • I love the idea of coding as a shared conversation @RAMESHCHANDRAPADHAN!

  • Absolutely, it's really exciting for parents to be able to see the amazing things their children are creating at Code Club @AnjaliSahu

  • Yes absolutely, Code Clubs are all about flexibility! @HemantaKumarBehera

  • This sounds like an amazing way to celebrate the hard work of your club! @RAMESHCHANDRAPADHAN

  • I'm sure you will @NituRana, and don't forget the team is here to help if you need support!

  • Sounds like a great idea @NARENDRAKUMARPATRA!

  • Great strategy @AnjaliSahu!

  • Sounds amazing @JyotshnaraniDash!

  • @JyotshnaraniDash It's okay if you need to take some time in your first few sessions to get familiar with the technology - each club should run at their own pace!

  • Absolutely @SubhamBarik!

  • @JyotshnaraniDash You don't need to have a volunteer to run a club - lots of school Code Clubs are run by teachers of the school

  • @SAROJKUMARDHAL Hopefully the rest of the course will help you to feel comfortable, but if you'd like any more help please let the team know and we'll do our best to support you!

  • Hopefully the rest of the course will help you to get started, but if you need more help from the team, just let us know! @AnjaliSahu

  • If there's anything we can do to help you feel more confident @KadambineeDas, just let us know!

  • Don't worry @BinodiniPradhan, you don't need to know these languages to run a club! As long as you complete each coding project before you use it at your club, you will be able to build your skills along with your students. If you would like to grow your skills more however, we have some more free trainings that might be useful here:...

  • Scratch is a great starting point @BhabaniShankarPanigrahi

  • Great to hear @RATIKANTAMOHANTA!

  • Really glad to hear you're finding the course helpful @MamataKhandai!

  • @NamitaNaik Clubs usually run once a week for around an hour, but you can be flexible depending on what works for you and your students.

  • @NamitaNaik We share the details of how to register your Code Club a little later on in the course. You can also find out more at www.codeclub.org

  • @KamalKumaripattanaik We share the details of how to register your Code Club a little later on in the course. You can also find out more at www.codeclub.org :)

  • @RATIKANTAMOHANTA Scratch projects are often the best for beginner coders. Scratch can help teach the basic coding principles, and support student's understanding when the move to using text-based languages. Each Code Club module however is designed to help build students skills as you progress, so you can start with our HTML or Python projects if that feels...

  • Absolutely @DibyabharatiBehera - the projects are designed so that you can learn to code alongside your students. You can also find more free online courses that can help you build your skills on the Raspberry Pi FutureLearn page: https://www.futurelearn.com/partners/raspberry-pi

  • Not to worry @BishnuPrasadHans, it's easy to get involved with Code Club even as a beginner coder!

  • An ICT lab sounds like a perfect venue for a Code Club @BishnuPrasadHans!

  • Absolutely @BhagyabatiMajhi! :)

  • We would love that @BishnuPrasadHans!

  • Good to have you with us @HARAPRASADNAYAK

  • That's great @BitikaRaniBiswas, thanks for joining the course

  • Thanks for joining us on the course @AkashkumarBhoi

  • Welcome @MamataKhandai :)

  • Hopefully we can help you get your club set up @WafaElborjo! Welcome to the course

  • Welcome @ManojkumarParida, great to have you on the course

  • We're excited to have you with us on the course @HARIPRIYAMOHAPATRA!

  • Great to have you on the course @SionMcElveen!

  • Thanks for joining us on the course @OscarAsamoah, I'm so glad you found it helpful!

  • I love this @JackySwift. Code Club is a great place to learn together!

  • Great to hear that the guidance was helpful @BenEdge!

  • A brave decision @BenEdge, but definitely a great way to refresh your Scratch knowledge!

  • Great to have you on the course @AndreaJ! Anyone can run a Code Club whether they're a coding expert or complete newbie, so hopefully you will find lots of helpful tips here to help you get started.

  • @DeepankarBarman Thanks for joining the course! We should cover all these points here, but make sure to let us know if you have any questions and the team will do what they can to help!

  • Brilliant idea @VickiS, let us know how you get on with your student experts!

  • Love this approach @VickiS

  • Sounds like a great plan @SarahMeredith. The certificates are a great tool and we have options both for young people who have completed the project modules and those who have taken part, so everyone can be included.

  • As a fellow musician I absolutely relate to your journey @SarahMeredith! There's a lot of resilience that can be built from working to overcome obstacles, and that's definitely something we see every day at Code Clubs.

  • Welcome to the course @DennyK, great to have you with us!

  • Welcome to the course @AlisonGilbertson! Code Club is designed so that you can teach Scratch, HTML and Python with all levels of prior coding experience, so hopefully you'll find it a good fit for you.

  • Great to have you on the course @JonathanPage

  • Great to hear you've found a way to recycle physical hardware for your young coders @VladimirS!

  • @VladimirS A little bit of rule breaking can happen from time to time, but involving your club members in the rule creation process can help give them more ownership and encourage them to follow them during your sessions. We also always advise that volunteers are supported by someone at the venue (be it a school, library etc.) who can help manage behaviour...

  • Hi @DeniMiroš, there are some ways that schools and community spaces running clubs have managed to combat challenges like these. For example, some reach out to local businesses or communities to ask if they're able to donate hardware for the club. In terms of issues with internet, using the desktop version of Scratch with printed versions of the projects can...

  • Sounds like a great starter plan @DeniMiroš

  • Great to have you with us on the course @BrindhaS

  • Welcome to the course @DeniMiroš, I hope you'll find lots of useful resources here.

  • That's great @QuratulainSalim, I'm so glad to hear you enjoyed the course!

  • Sounds like a great starter plan @VickiS, and amazing that you're already thinking about how you could expand the club

  • Great to have you on the course @VickiS!

  • @AnetaPetrovic There's lots of great opportunities for children to be creative and use their imaginations at Code Club, hope you enjoy the course! :)

  • Welcome to the course @AnetaPetrovic, great to have you with us!

  • Great tip @DavidMoody!

  • Great to do list @DavidMoody

  • That's great @MusaBulama! Tablets can work really well for Code Clubs and Scratch's offline editor can support you if internet connectivity is a problem day-to-day

  • @QuratulainSalim If you're looking to build your coding skills, you can find lots more free online courses from the Raspberry Pi Foundation: https://www.futurelearn.com/partners/raspberry-pi

  • Great to hear you're thinking of starting a Code Club for your students @MusaBulama, welcome to the course!

  • Welcome @KimberlyMaguire, I hope you enjoy the course

  • Great to have you on the course @KristenAndersen(PCES)!

  • Kat Leadbetter replied to [Learner left FutureLearn]

    Welcome @JoseAngelMunoz. In case it suits your needs better we actually have a course specific to starting a CoderDojo club here: https://www.futurelearn.com/courses/start-a-coder-dojo

  • Welcome @ManjotGill

  • Great to have you with us on the course @KateSmith

  • Sounds like a great way to build your skills @saraadams, welcome to the course!

  • Hope you enjoyed the course @ValbonaDoku!

  • Love this idea @ClaireJohnson

  • Definitely @EssienDaniel. Building resilience when you face challenges is an important part of learning.

  • @GarethMartin Lots of great ideas for promotion and setup!

  • @MassDosage Great to hear you're looking to share your skills at a club, welcome to the course

  • Welcome to the course @ValbonaDoku!

  • Thanks so much for taking the course @DeirdreDeasley. Best of luck restarting your club!