Workshop Resources
On this page you will find everything you need to prepare for your role as a volunteer in the AWS CloudRoom workshops.

Your Volunteer Guides

Volunteer Handbook

Below you can download your Volunteer handbook, which runs you through your role as a volunteer, and what you need to prepare for your participation in AWS CloudRoom workshops.

Safeguarding Engagement Guide
Below you can download your Safeguarding guide, which takes you through the key things to be mindful of when engaging with students during your workshop:

The Workshops

This section guides you through the elements of each AWS CloudRoom workshop, episode by episode. Watch the volunteer tutorials to get an understanding of the workshop as a whole, download the guide to prepare your 'Journey to Here' career story presentation and watch examples of other volunteer stories for inspiration.

The workshop episodes come in two forms:

  • An online 'plugged' version, that can be completed on the online platform PictoBlox (LINK)
  • An offline 'unplugged' card game, that allows your students to complete the coding activity using a set of coding playing cards that map out the journey they need to create in order to complete the activity.

If you are required to provide support during the practical activity element of the workshop, the tutorials will guide you through the how to's of the practical activity for each episode, and the Plug 'n' Play workshops will enable yourself and the teacher to follow a fully guided framework for the workshop on the day of AWS CloudRoom.

The Episode Tutorials

In this section you can find video tutorials to explain each stage of the workshop you will be joining for all AWS CloudRoom episodes. We have created a workshop tutorials for both the plugged and unplugged versions of the workshop.

Plug 'n' Play Workshop Episodes

If you are required to support or lead an AWS CloudRoom workshop, you can use the Plug 'n' Play CloudRoom 'App' created for each each episode - these are a fully guided workshops that will allow you to run your own workshop using a pre-set framework, to a fixed time.

That way, you can have full control over how much you lead or present within the practical activity or volunteer story, and when you would like the AWS CloudRoom App to take control.

Choose the workshop version that you would like to run below, and click through to our AWS CloudRoom app to start your workshop!

Your 'Journey to Here' Career Story

For the presentation element of the AWS CloudRoom workshop that you will lead, we have created presentation a template that you can use to share your story, including fun facts that you can share with the students about AWS.

Volunteer Career Story Examples

Visit the Career Story Library to view other volunteer's career stories and get some inspiration whilst you are preparing your own 'Journey to Here'.

If you would like some further guidance on the best approaches to presenting to the students, you can access our specially designed tips and tricks library, which covers all the key areas to consider when preparing yourself for the day, and some handy tricks to help you on the day itself!