A few weeks back, thousands of educators, local council staff, charities, and other educators flocked to the Scottish Learning Festival in Glasgow. The Raspberry Pi team were there to greet them, along with a stand groaning with sought-after swag bags and, of course, our very on-brand tops. Word of our credit card-sized computer has spread fast north of the border; I spoke... Continue reading
By all accounts, the pilot expansion of Picademy to the United States has been a huge success. In fact, we’ve already held three workshops and inducted 120 new Raspberry Pi Certified Educators on U.S. soil. So far we’ve had two workshops in Mountain View, CA and one in Baltimore, MD. In December, we’ll wrap up... Continue reading
In April 2014, we ran our first ever training event for teachers. We called it ‘Picademy‘, selected 24 fabulous teachers to attend, and gave them a qualification and a very special badge at the end. Our aim was to give teachers the skills and knowledge they need to get creative with computing, no matter what their level... Continue reading
Making computing accessible is a major part of the Raspberry Pi Foundation’s mission. Our low-cost, high-performance computer is just one way that we achieve that. With our Picademy program, we also train teachers so that more young people can learn about computers and how to make things with them. Throughout 2016, we’re running a United... Continue reading
Mad Fer It in Manchester It’s been a while since we blogged on all things Picademy, so here’s a quick update… For the uninitiated, Picademy is our free, two-day CPD event series for educators who want to use the Raspberry Pi for projects in the classroom. Over the past three months, we’ve been busy delivering four... Continue reading
In the summer of 2015, President Obama made call to action to create a Nation of Makers within the United States. We made a commitment in response to that call: we would train 100 teachers in digital making with Raspberry Pi in 2016. Last weekend, we made a giant leap towards fulfilling that commitment with... Continue reading
Teachers! Become the envy of your maker friends and colleagues by signing up to Picademy@Google Manchester, our free, two-day, professional development experience for professional educators. We will give you the tools and confidence to create inspiring physical computing projects and lessons using the Raspberry Pi. Thanks to our partnership with Google, the event is free to... Continue reading
We’re excited to announce that applications are now open for the first-ever Picademy professional development workshop in the United States. It will be held on February 27th and 28th, 2016 at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, CA. Picademy is open to professional educators and is free to attend. We are limited to 40... Continue reading
It’s been a while since we blogged about Skycademy, the High Altitude Ballooning (HAB) CPD event we ran back in August. However, six weeks on, we have a lot to talk about! Skycademy CPD – August We started back in February with the idea that we’d like to train 24 educators to launch a HAB flight... Continue reading
The last month here at Pi Towers has been a busy one, as we’ve been preparing for our first ever Skycademy event. Since announcing it a couple of months ago we’ve had a great response from educators and youth leaders looking to run their own high-altitude project. Having only ever done one launch myself, the team and... Continue reading