CodePlus

 

 

The Bridge21 CodePlus programme, supported by Science Foundation Ireland, provides programming workshops for post-primary students in girls schools around Dublin. Since January 2015, we have worked with over 800 students and we’ll have several hundred more involved this year.

This program complements The Computing Curriculum courses delivered by ECDL Ireland and ICS Skills in that there is a strong emphasis on computational thinking and digital media production.

Each week, 25 students will take part in CodePlus. They will work in teams of four and take on one main project each day. The full range of CodePlus activities align with the NCCA Junior Cycle short courses on Digital Media Literacy and Programming. The project integrates elements from the wide range of  teacher workshops we run, such as: Digital Media, Future Tech, Contextualised Mathematics, Computational Thinking, Animation, Game Design, Computer Systems and Python.

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How To Get Involved

Recruitment for the CodePlus programme is organised at a school level. Groups of students from a network of schools take part each week. If individual students want to take part in computing workshops with Bridge21, we have a Computer Science for Transition Year programme that might be of interest.

If you are a teacher and want to find out about how to get some of the girls from your school involved, contact us at: info@bridge21.ie