Kids Coder Club is led by Trevor Murphy Msc ITM. This entity provides extra curriculum computing classes to primary and postprimary children. We also specialise in aiding primary and post-primary school implement computer sciences in their classroom.
Our goal is to ensure every child in Ireland has exposure to computer science classes. Trevor’s MSc thesis was ‘An examination of the use of computing to aid learning in Irish primary schools’. This study uncovered the best practice for delivering computer science to primary and post-primary students.
Trevor attended a number of UK Computing at Schools (cas.co.uk ) events and also recently visited Japan to explore the methods and best practices being used by leading countries.
“The programmers of tomorrow are the wizards of the future. You’re going to look like you have magic powers compared to everybody else.”
Our mission is to introduce as many kids as possible to computing & coding. To show the kids that the computer sector is a really viable option for their future careers whilst allowing them to have fun.
Our goal is to help children become independent learners, creative thinkers and able team-workers while developing their own high-level technology and computer skills. We encourage ‘e-confidence’ in children in an age when computers and technology are essential life skills.
Become a Kids Coder Club Associate
Are you interested in starting an extra curriculum ‘Computing & Coding Club’ in your school or area?
- Make extra revenue, whilst sharing knowledge and empowering Irish children.
- Training, vetting, syllabi and marketing tools are provided by Kids Coder Club.
The aim is to create a nationwide community of computing and coding clubs which will all work together from the one syllabus.
- Mentor Training Sessions:
- Provide Syllabus for all levels (which will be continuously upgraded).
- Halloween, Easter & Summer Camp Structures & Syllabus.
- Marketing Included: Leaflets, Signage & advertising on our websites. Support and advice is available from the head office.
- Garda Vetting
Kids Coder Club selection process is designed to maintain the highest of standards and to make sure the right candidates qualify as instructors. KKC has a student retention rate of over 95%.
Opening a KCC Club.
Our mission is to make Kids Coder Club available to as many children as possible. To that end, we have conducted extensive research into which areas of Ireland are likely to yield the maximum number of KCC students. Each one of these locations has the ability to sustain a profitable business for someone like you.
We believe that linking with your local school has a number of very strong benefits. (this is not mandatory)
- Premise location is the responsibility of the associate.
- 1 Room Requirement: Projector & Whiteboard (Desks and chairs for students)
- The associate will have direct marketing access to the school’s students.
Term Length: 8 Weeks
Available Days: Associates picks delivery days
Requirement to students: Laptop with Scratch 2.0 Offline installed, free to download from https://kidscoderclub.ie/free-downloads-2
Benefits to Schools: Schools which allow hosting of a Kids Coder Club will receive:
- Hugely discounted rates to our On & Off-site teacher training events Click Here
- Training provided to the associated teacher will enhance your schools ICT capabilities.
- Associates have an option to give a term donation to the school.
All parents want their children exposed to ICT and Computer Science (CS). This associate scheme will have an excellent holistic benefit to the school.
The Role of the Associate – Kids Coder Club
As an independent business owner, the decisions you make will directly affect the performance of your business and you will need to invest time into growing your club.
You will not only have to teach students but recruit them too and therefore you must be energetic, self-motivated and willing to invest in your students and your centre.
A vital part of your role will be to raise awareness of Kids Coder Club in your area; to generate enrolments and appreciation of our brand as well as communicating with children, their parents, and your local community.
You will also be responsible for maintaining student records and managing finances.
Of course, most importantly, you will be an educator and responsible for the delivery of our syllabus through the unique KCC Method. You will be a student yourself as you continue to learn from colleagues and indeed from your own students, as well as studying the programmes.
What can you expect of us?
Your success is our success. In addition to the security of a proven associate model and the power of our brand behind you, KCC extensive support network will provide all the necessary help to enable you to make sound business decisions.
You will have a dedicated Area Manager to support you along your journey to success and an experienced Brand and Communications team to help you spread the word. Ongoing marketing support and bespoke materials will also be available to support you in promoting your centre.
We will run a national competition that your students will have access to.
In the same way, we nurture each of our students, your ongoing professional development is a priority for us. Thorough training in our unique method and business model will prepare you for success from day one.
Club Structure and Syllabus
Within KCC our syllabi are structured to bring the students gradually from the shallow to the deep end of the pool of CS knowledge. We use many elements and tools to ensure the student’s cover all areas.
Extra Curriculum Model:
There are two models available to associates, both can and in most cases are used by associates.
- Kids Coder Club Computing and Coding Model.
- RoboDone Robotics, Computing and Coding Model. https://kidscoderclub.ie/robodone
Bits & Bytes Class – Second & Third Class Students
Kilobytes – Fourth Class Students
Megabytes – Fifth Class Students
Gigabytes – Sixth Class Student
Terabytes – First Year Post-Primary
If you believe you have what it takes to become a successful Kids Coder Club associate, why not contact us today?