Online Training Courses

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Welcome to our online training homepage. We recently launched a new way for people to learn about computing with the Raspberry Pi Foundation: two free online training courses, available anywhere in the world, to anyone.

The courses run alongside our face-to-face training offerings (Picademy and Skycademy), and are facilitated by FutureLearn, a leading platform for online educational training. Here’s a quick summary of what you can expect:

Teaching Physical Computing with Raspberry Pi and Python

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This four-week course will introduce you to physical computing, showing you how easy it is to create a system that responds to and controls the physical world, using computer programs running on the Raspberry Pi. You’ll apply your new-found knowledge to a series of challenges, including controlling an LED with Python, using a button press to control a circuit, and making a game using a button and an LED.

If you’re a teacher, you’ll also have the chance to develop ideas for using Raspberry Pi and Python in your classroom, and to connect with a network of other educators.

Teaching Programming in Primary Schools

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This four-week course provides a comprehensive introduction to programming, and is designed for primary or K-5 teachers who are not subject specialists. During the course, we’ll introduce you to key programming concepts. You’ll have the chance to apply your understanding of them through projects, both unplugged and on a computer, using Scratch as the programming language. Discover common mistakes and pitfalls, and develop strategies to fix them.

Get involved

Registration is already open, with the courses themselves starting on 20 February 2017. We hope you’ll be inspired to become an enthusiastic maker, wherever you are in the world!

To register for a course, visit our online training page on FutureLearn.

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