In November 2013 Ben Levi & Pete Neill were working at Fishburners Sydney... Ben on RentingSmart & Mon Purse. Loves creating incredible user experiences. Pete on Stashd. Self taught iOS developer with teaching experience. And were quickly joined by Hayley and Dan.
The Executive Team
Why teach kids to code?
Learning to code is more than 'becoming a developer'. Learning to code allows students to:
- Be creative with technology
- Develop logical thinking and problem solving skills
- Understanding of computational thinking
In addition, through 'app building' we also focus on:
- Game design
- Psychology of user experience
- Entrepreneurial mindset
These skills can be adapted to any role in any industry.
What roles are available?
Head Teachers & Teaching Assistants
What do I need to become a Head Teacher or Assistant at Code Camp?
- Deliver our lesson plan to a class of around 25 students
- Responsible for keeping the class on track
- Provide direction to assistants
- Provides one on one help to individual students during class
- Any student falling behind will need you to guide them in the right direction
- Keep an eye out for any misbehaviour or disruption
What skills do you need?
- Coding or IT experience
- Teaching, tutoring or mentoring
- Experience working with children
- Positive, enthusiastic attitude
What do I need to become a Camp Manager at Code Camp?
- Tertiary teaching qualification
- First Aid certification (including asthma and anaphylaxis)
- Able to motivate a team of 10+ staff
- Comfortable in dealing with parents and kids, highly organised and enthusiastic
What does the role entail?
- The Camp Manager is the main contact for parents. If a parent has any issues or concerns during the week they will approach you first
- The Camp Manager is in charge of first aid.
- Responsible for morning and afternoon sign in/out at drop off and pick up
- Organise the weekly staff playground roster
- Camp Manager may be called on by a class Teacher to assist during the day. The Teacher may require assistance with a poorly behaved child, an ill child, a child that needs to go to the bathroom and a wide variety of other issues.
What should I expect?
The coding that is taught at Code Camp is relatively basic (for most kids this will be their first time learning to code, so an in depth knowledge is not necessary). We will ask all successful applicants to take an hour or two to familiarise themselves with the coding that will be taught throughout the camp.
Working with kids means that you’ll need to expect the unexpected. You’ll be responsible for their safety and wellbeing, so bring your empathy and common sense, along with your passion to ensure that every child has an absolutely phenomenal camp experience.
- The opportunity to inspire the next tech genius
- Refine your skills by teaching others
- Nurture creativity, curiosity and computational thinking in your students