Competition Day! Each team should create their own games and will be judged by other teams.
Every team has to bring the best of its members and then pick one or several codes to be in competition. They have 2 hours to develop codes, and then after that they have to stop and start examining other teams’ work to give objective and fair judgement.
At the end, basically every team wins! Because they have learned so much, have created stronger bonding with each others and at the same time improving their coding skills 😉
ProCodeCG applies different method for its kids classes including this camp: kids should be thought by kids. So the purpose of ProCodeCG kids classes is to teach kids to learn and also to teach. Because the best way to learn is by teaching.
Kids who has passed one level are expected to be able to teach kids on lower levels. This way kids will develop the skill of fast learning and how to pass the knowledge to other people (especially kids).
That’s why there is almost no adult involved in this camp 😉
Kids starts to know each other, so it is the time to give them task to do in groups. Captains are announced and ordered to lead teams. One captain is unable to come because not feeling well so we divide kids into 4 teams.
This camp is not only teach kids about how to code. This camp is intended to teach kids about leadership and teamwork. In general they seems to have fun working in groups but some of them having difficulties doing teamwork and some captains refuse to lead the team.
This camp makes sure that kids will learn something about teamwork and leadership. Some things might not work now, but later, maybe 🙂
We got total 19 kids, with 5 captains among them plus 2 back-up captains. Captains’ job desc is to make the team work, make sure each member understands the lessons and to make decisions. Back-up captains responsibility is to cover up the rest, like taking attendance, preparing infrastructures, resolving conflicts etc.
On Day 1, kids are given several task to complete individually, while the chief captain observing the dynamics and interaction between them to make strategies to be applied the next day 😉