PyConUK Education Track for Teachers
The Raspberry Pi Education team have really hit the ground running over the past few months, creating resources for the new website, running teacher training courses, and attending conferences and events all over the world! We even employed a Minecraft expert in our efforts to reach more young people and teachers. For the first time this year, we get the opportunity to combine our teacher training efforts with a conference and even a Raspberry Jam thanks to our friends in the UK Python community, who run a volunteer-organised annual conference called PyconUK. This year it runs from the 19th-22nd September in Coventry with a special education track created just for teachers and young people!
On the first day, Friday 19th, there will be a professional development day for educators. Teachers will have an opportunity to learn Python, collaborate with programmers to produce educational resources, network with other conference attendees and generally have fun exploring technology that will inspire students. The Raspberry Pi education team will be contributing along with other teaching colleagues and an international group of expert Python developers will be on hand to help teachers get the most out of the day. Teachers’ tickets cost only £47 for the whole four day conference including Saturday evening’s conference meal (they’re usually £150 or more) and thanks to some very generous sponsorship, the first twenty teachers who book also qualify for a £200 bursary to cover their school’s cost for a supply teacher on the Friday.
On Saturday 20th, PyConUK opens its doors to up to 60 kids and accompanying adults for a day of inspiring adventures in code, something akin to a Raspberry Jam event. There will be Raspberry Pi, robots, workshops, games programming and lots of other fun stuff. Tickets cost £5 per child and accompanying adults get in for free. They’ll even provide you with lunch! Once again, the Raspberry Pi edu team will be there along with expert teachers and hordes of Python developers who’ll probably be just as excited and enthusiastic as the kids who attend.
If you would like to meet the team, learn more about Raspberry Pi in education and get hands on with computing then get your tickets here.
Its going to be a great event – Im really looking forward to it.
I wish I could go, but alas, I live in the US. :(
I went to the kids day last year and it was really good. My daughter enjoyed learning the Python Minecraft coding, with some help from one of the Python core developers. There were also lots of robots (including one of mine) that the children played with.
This years event sounds like it’s going to be even better. I’ve bought my children tickets already and we’re all really looking forward to it.
I wrote a post on my blog last year – see more at:
Pycon Raspberry Jam 2013
I’ll see you there – it was great fun last year… This and the Turtles…
Siobhan Ramsey I
I will be there looks great!
Wish there was something like this in Warsaw.All best Guys :D