2018 Picademy dates in the United States

Cue the lights! Cue the music! Picademy is back for another year stateside. We’re excited to bring our free computer science and digital making professional development program for educators to four new cities this summer — you can apply right now.

We’re thrilled to kick off our 2018 season! Before we get started, let’s take a look back at our community’s accomplishments in the 2017 Picademy North America season.

Picademy 2017 highlights

Last year, we partnered with four awesome venues to host eight Picademy events in the United States. At every event across the country, we met incredibly talented educators passionate about bringing digital making to their learners. Whether it was at Ann Arbor District Library’s makerspace, UC Irvine’s College of Engineering, or a creative community center in Boise, Idaho, we were truly inspired by all our Picademy attendees and were thrilled to welcome them to the Raspberry Pi Certified Educator community.

The 2017 Picademy cohorts were a diverse bunch with a lot of experience in their field. We welcomed more than 300 educators from 32 U.S. states and 10 countries. They were a mix of high school, middle school, and elementary classroom teachers, librarians, museum staff, university lecturers, and teacher trainers. More than half of our attendees were teaching computer science or technology already, and over 90% were specifically interested in incorporating physical computing into their work.

Picademy has a strong and lasting impact on educators. Over 80% of graduates said they felt confident using Raspberry Pi after attending, and 88% said they were now interested in leading a digital making event in their community. To showcase two wonderful examples of this success: Chantel Mason led a Raspberry Pi workshop for families and educators in her community in St. Louis, Missouri this fall, and Dean Palmer led a digital making station at the Computer Science for Rhode Island Summit in December.

Picademy 2018 dates

This year, we’re partnering with four new venues to host our Picademy season.

We’ll be at mindSpark Learning in Denver the first week in June, at Liberty Science Center in Jersey City later that month, at Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta in mid-July, and finally at the Living Computer Museum in Seattle in August.

A big thank you to each of these venues for hosting us and supporting our free educator professional development program!

Ready to join us for Picademy 2018? Learn more and apply now: rpf.io/picademy2018.



What is the deadline for applications?


Great question! The application deadline is different for each Picademy event this summer. Please visit our Picademy North America page for more information: rpf.io/picademy2018.


Hi Andrew,

I’ve checked https://www.raspberrypi.org/training/picademy/events/

I didn’t see the deadline to apply for the North American dates.


Can there at some point be a Picademy on Louisville, Kentucky?


Hi Christian! We bring Picademy to new cities every year in partnership with local hosts. If you know of a fantastic venue or organization in Louisville who would be interested in hosting Picademy, please contact us at picademy@raspberrypi.org so we can start organizing a 2019 program!


I work for City Colleges of Chicago, I am interested in hosting a PiAcademy or a Raspberry Pi event either for 2018/2019. Please keep in contact. Thank you for your dedication and hard work at the Raspberry Pi Foundation.


Hi Kenny. Great to hear! Please reach out to picademy@raspberrypi.org to connect with us further. Thanks for your interest in supporting our program.

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