Picademy North America dates for 2019

Hooray, Picademy is back! We’re excited to bring our free computer science and digital making professional development program for educators to three new cities this summer:

Picademy 2019 dates

We’re thrilled to kick off our 2019 season, partnering with three new venues: we’ll be at Computer History Museum in the Bay Area the first week in June, at the University of California, Irvine in July, and at the Toronto Public Library in the second week in August. A big thank you to these venues for hosting us and supporting local educators to attend our free professional development program!

Picademy 2018 highlights

Last year, we partnered with four awesome venues to host eight Picademy events in the United States. Across the country at each Picademy, we met incredibly talented educators who are passionate about bringing digital making to their learners. Whether at the Liberty Science Center makerspace, on Georgia Tech University’s campus, or within the archives of the Living Computer Museum, we were truly inspired by all of our Picademy attendees, and thrilled to welcome them to the Raspberry Pi Certified Educator community.

Picademy at Liberty Science Center (June 18, 2018 – June 22, 2018)

A total of 80 educators from all over the globe visited Liberty Science Center the week of June 18 – 22 to learn coding and technology skills as part of the Raspberry Pi Foundation’s Picademy program. The week of learning culminated in a programming design challenge where the participants created projects using their new skills via the Raspberry Pi computer.

The 2018 Picademy cohorts were diverse and experienced in their field: more than 300 educators from 48 different U.S. states and 9 countries participated — a mix of high school, middle, and elementary classroom teachers, librarians, museum staff, university lecturers, and teacher trainers. We loved having the chance to welcome educators from such different backgrounds and help them learn, connect, collaborate, and create awesome projects together.

Picademy has a big impact on educators: last year, 78% of our graduates said they felt confident using Raspberry Pi after attending, and 70% said they were very likely to share their experience with their students and colleagues. And the majority of our Picademy attendees also developed an interest in starting a Code Club or a CoderDojo in their community!

Ready to join us for Picademy 2019? Learn more and apply now.

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Please bring Pi Academy programs to the DMV area, around Washington DC. There are a lot of educators here.

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Hi Hadi. We’ve explored potential venues in Washington D.C. Last summer we held a Picademy in New Jersey and Atlanta, which was accessible for most DMV educators. We’ll try again next summer to bring a program closer.

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How about some in the Midwest (i.e. Oklahoma)?

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Hi Bill. Thanks for noting the Midwest. We held a Picademy in Denver last summer and hope to be in the true midwest area in 2020.

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Anything slated for the SC area? Maybe Greenville/Spartanburg areas?
Working on getting my 6yr old into Pi. He’s already rocking SCRATCH, and plays with his JIMU robot, but he’s beginning to get bored with it. Want to move him up to Arduinos and RPIs

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Hi, any hope of coming to the Chicago area in 2020?

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