All trainees should have completed the Fundamentals Module.
Introduce the concept of them progressing from being students on the Intro to Coding and Fundamentals courses to being Trainees on the Full stack Course.
During PD days we will be highlighting appropriate professional behaviours and attitudes.
Have the group take 1 minute to think of their definition of a 'student' and that of a 'trainee' (no Googling!)
Write them on a space set up with two columns on your class Miro board
Ask them to highlight which word they feel more closely embodies a professional person
End by saying ‘you are a trainee, that means you are training to be a professional. Thus you should behave in a professional way’.
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)
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
Next, we'll be covering the best ways for us to learn together.
Introduction to Growth Mindset
4 workshops designed to facilitate confidence building through drama activities
use as after lunch icebreaker activity
should have done sessions 1 & 2 during Fundamentals
if you didn't, start with session 1
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.