Discovery Lab: Creative Coding

Fun, failing, and creating the future: introducing Discovery Lab – a coding and tech club for kids aged 7+ throughout NZ.

Kids learn how to become a ‘creator of the future’ via exposure to coding basics, computational thinking, creative technology projects, and digital citizenship.

Why ‘failing’? We want kids to try and fail, and try again.  We believe that by removing the stress of being perfect, or needing to getting it right every time, children cement key problem solving skills, build confidence to tackle more difficult challenges, and focus on the creative side of technology.

Our Goals

Our aim is to enable and encourage children ages 7+ to become digital creators and to support their teachers and parents on this journey.

By focusing on creativity, we aim to teach children about all the things they can make, do, and solve with code.

We believe that coding provides a creative outlet for all children, as well as teaching critical problem solving skills.

What we do

Discovery Lab runs after school clubs, holiday programmes, tutorials for NCEA students, and nationwide tech challenges.

Via a network of tutors throughout NZ, we run classes that reduce barriers to learning about tech, develop a friendly approach to making errors, and help kids find creativity in technology.

Discovery Lab participants will be well equipped for the future through our focus on digital citizenship – which helps kids learn about safety, privacy, and looking after themselves and others online.

Join us!

We’re busy setting up coding clubs and classes throughout New Zealand.

If you’re interested in teaching or tutoring kids and passing on essential problem solving and technical skills, then please get in touch.

You don’t need to have a coding or technical background as full lesson plans and training will be provided.  It is essential that you enjoy working with children and can tell us about your teaching or tutoring experience. Hours of work are after school during term time. We’d need you to commit to set days and times each week and work 1.5 – 6 hours per week depending on your availability.

We require police, security, and reference checks as part of our employment process.

Please get in touch to express your interest.

Coding tutors

teaching coding nzHi, I’m Corinne.  I’ve worked in web design and web development for 12 years and I’m mum to a 9 year old. I love helping kids connect the dots with coding! It’s amazing to see the things they create and the problems that they can solve.

See you at one of my New Plymouth coding classes!