All trainees should have completed the Fundamentals Module.
Make an effort to mark the achievements of the trainees up to this point. They completed ITC and Fundamentals. Some never wrote a line of code before that!
To facilitate confidence building through drama activities
To allow all trainees the opportunity to speak (find their voice) at least once during the session
To allow space for trainees to bond, integrate and feel part of a group
To identify trainees goal(s) for being on the Full Stack CYF course
To highlight the expectations CodeYourFuture has for it's trainees
To Introduce the concept of progressing from students on the Intro to Coding and Fundamentals courses to being Trainees on the Full stack Course
Go through the course calendar and highlight what happens and when.
Introduce the roles of the PD and Ed teams
Introduce the roles of the PD and Ed Buddies (tell them they will meet their buddies next week)
Employability and Tech Study groups (mid week)
In this section we'll explore how a professional behaves and thus how we expect trainees to behave, underscoring the name change to trainee developer
Brainstorm together in small or large groups imagine all the day-to-day activities and behaviours of a professional software developer
You might want to use a Miro Board
Once we have we have a large list, invite them to think about whether they do all those things already
Discuss how to change things so they begin to do more and more of those things highlighting that practice is the way to develop
To allow team members dip their toes into the bonding experience without feeling awkward or insecure
To allow team members to step out of their comfort zone, open up a bit more and be vulnerable
To help participants build their decision making skills to learn about thinking out of the box
Introduction to Growth Mindset
How to give and receive feedback (20 mins)
Intro to the habits
How to use the Honeycomb environment (demo the Honeycomb Platform)
There are 2 separate Google Classrooms. 1 for technical coursework and another for PD coursework. There will be PD assignments every week so please check both Google Classrooms. See the coursework here.
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