Coding Evening for Teachers - Horsham (Upstairs at the Anchor Hotel Pub)

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Anchor Hotel

3 Market Square


RH12 1EU

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Coding Evenings are an opportunity for teachers, Raspberry Pi enthusiasts and Code Club/Coder Dojo volunteers to come together to discuss the new computing curriculum in an informal and friendly environment, the pub!

So what sort of people attend the evenings?
We get a large range of people who come along - very often we have teachers who are complete beginners and have no idea of how to teach the coding side of the new curriculum and this is an excellent opportunity for them to discuss their ideas and gain some confidence by trying things out. We get people involved with Code Club - an initiative to get coders to volunteer in primary schools to help run a club either after or before school (and some people looking for schools to volunteer in); we have attendees who help run Coder Dojos, which is a similar idea. We also get people who are employed in the coding industry who aren't able to volunteer in schools, but want to give something back to the community by chatting to teachers and helping to build their confidence. We get a lot of enthusiastic people who love Raspberry Pi, Makey Makeys or even Lego. Finally, we have a core group of very enthusiastic teachers and school technicians who have lots of ideas to share and want to show other people what they're doing in their schools and how other schools can further their computing teaching. Everything is presented in a non-threatening, informal way to help build confidence

What sort of thing can I expect if I attend?
The event starts at 6.30, but attendees arrive anytime between then and about 9 o'clock (which is usually when we start to wind down). Usually, if a teacher is looking for something specific, we will recommend someone to speak to who can help them; however, most teachers seem to get the best out of the evening by simply chatting to each other and finding out about the resources on display. There are usually at least two Raspberry Pis set up with various HATs and things attached to the GPIO pins and some of the attendees bring their own tech to demonstrate and talk about either informally to small groups or to the group as a whole, as part of a Teach Meet style show n tell. There is no pressure to demonstrate anything or to get heavily involved, the emphasis of the evening is to feel comfortable and relaxed. So far, nearly all of the teachers who have attended one evening have signed up for the next one too because they have found it so valuable.

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This event is being organised by HackHorsham: