Code Club

Uintah County Library Code Club

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Use the following webform to apply for Code Club:

Uintah County Library Code Club

Uintah County Library Code Club

You may put your parent/guardian's email address here
Example: (435) 789-0091
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F.A.Q.s

Q. How old do the children need to be?
A. Children need to be ages eight to eighteen (8-18) by the time they start coming to the club meetings.

Q. How much does it cost to participate?
A. Although candidates need to submit an application to join the club, participation is FREE.

Q. When does the club meet?
A. The club will meet every Saturday at 10:00 am beginning May 14th, 2016.

Q. What computer skills are prerequisite to this club?
A. Each child needs to know how to operate a PC (mouse, keyboard, etc.) and follow a sequence of detailed written instructions.

Q. How many children will participate in the club?
A. This club is designed to run with approximately twelve children.

Q. How do I apply for membership in this club?
A. Candidates can apply for membership using the webform found above.

Q. What makes candidates ideal for this program?
A. Qualified candidates for this club are:

  • Ages eight to eighteen
  • Have a medium comfort level using a computer
  • Are team-players
  • Can follow complicated written and oral instructions

Q. At which website can I find more details regarding this club?
A. More details on all code clubs across the world can be found at codeclubworld.org.

Q. What kind of computer coding and programming will club members learn?
A. Terms one and two will use Scratch to teach the basics of programming. Term three will teach the basics of web development using HTML/CSS. Term four will teach the Python programming language.

Q. Why children and not adults?
A. These days, it is not enough for children to use technology; they need to know how it works too. Coding/programming knowledge will help children succeed in the digital age of the future. Course content is written with a child’s interests and reading level in mind.

Q. How do I become a volunteer to teach coding projects during club meetings?
A. Contact Christopher Davis at cgdavis@uintah.utah.gov or at (435) 789-6261 (volunteers must be legally allowed to work with children).

Q. Do I need to be a computer programmer to teach coding projects in this club?
A. No you do not need to be one; however, an understanding of the principles behind it would be helpful when the children have questions for you.

Q. How many hours per week do volunteers need to commit to?
A. Each club meeting is one hour long, so the time commitment is one hour per week, plus any preparation time.