Picademy USA

A man and a woman looking at a computer screen while using a Raspberry Pi at Picademy

The Raspberry Pi Foundation is delighted to announce the expansion of its Picademy professional development program for educators in the United States in 2017. This is your chance to join a group of 40 educators for a two-day hands-on course in digital making. Participants gain direct experience of maker-friendly technology, and discover a range of ways to use hardware such as the Raspberry Pi in the classroom.

Certified Educators

At the end of the course, attendees become Raspberry Pi Certified Educators. They join an active network of Picademy graduates working around the world. Since 2014 we have trained more than 900 educators, who reach an estimated 70,000 children and young people every year.

Educators of all types can apply to attend Picademy. This includes classroom teachers, museum educators, librarians, educator coaches, and community educators. No experience with technology is required.

I’m still trying to process the whole weekend, but it is safe to say it was one of the most inspirational PD opportunities I’ve ever had. I find myself wishing I could experience it again and relive the thrill of booting up my Raspberry Pi for the first time.Peter Strawn

Rafranz Davis on Twitter

Usually, I attend a conference & then move on to the next thing. Not #picademy though. I’ve been learning more everyday since I left!

Key information

  • For: educators of all types
  • Time: two full days
  • Cost: free

How to apply

Click here to apply. Please note that we receive a very high volume of applications and have very limited availability. We are therefore forced to turn away many excellent educators. In 2016, only one in ten applicants was selected to attend. If you are not selected, we hope you will apply again in the future.

Each venue has a different application deadline, as shown in the table below. Please select your preferred venue and course dates at the end of the application.

2017 events

CITY VENUE DATES APPLY BY
Providence, RI Johnson & Wales University June 5 – 6 April 13
Providence, RI Johnson & Wales University June 8 – 9 April 13
Irvine, CA University of California, Irvine June 19 – 20 April 27
Irvine, CA University of California, Irvine June 22 – 23 April 27
Ann Arbor, MI Ann Arbor District Library July 24 – 25 June 2
Ann Arbor, MI Ann Arbor District Library July 27 – 28 June 2
Boise, ID JUMP August 7 – 8 June 16
Boise, ID JUMP August 10 – 11 June 16

Local Partners

We’d like to thank the following local institutions for their partnership:

Johnson and Wales University

Ann Arbor District Library

UCI Samueli School of Engineering

Idaho STEM Action Center

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