Picademy North America

Picademy is the Raspberry Pi Foundation’s free, two-day training program that helps educators jump start their digital making journey. You’ll learn how to bring coding to life and explore new ways to create with technology. Since 2016, Picademy has reached over 400 educators in North America and supported them to teach computing with confidence, creativity, and excitement.

Picademy 2018 applications are now closed. Please stay in touch for news and announcements on next year’s Picademy 2019 program.

Key information

  • Cost: free
  • Time: two full days
  • Who: educators of all types
  • What: digital making & physical computing
  • When: see dates below

Raspberry Pi Certified Educators

After graduating from Picademy, attendees become Raspberry Pi Certified Educators and join an active network of educators around the world. They also gain access to high-quality educational resources as well as additional professional development opportunities within our network.

Marvin J. Maldonado on Twitter

So excited to have graduated today as @Raspberry_Pi Certified Educator w/ my partner in STEM @LeylaRiley #Picademy Thanks @BroadcomSTEM

Picademy is for all educators, including classroom teachers, librarians, technology coaches, after-school and community educators and beyond. No experience with computer science or coding is required.

Want to learn more? Read this educator blog post to learn more about Picademy’s impact or watch the video below from the Picademy 2018 season.

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.

2018 Picademy Season

We’ll be in four different cities for our Picademy 2018 season. Attend one of our programs this summer to jump-start your digital making journey.

Where will your journey begin?

City Local Partner
Denver, Colorado

  • June 4 – 5
  • June 7 – 8


Jersey City, New Jersey

  • June 18 – 19
  • June 21 – 22
Atlanta, Georgia

  • July 16 – 17
  • July 19 – 20


Seattle, Washington

  • August 6 – 7
  • August 9 – 10


Application Deadlines:

  • Denver – April 1st
  • Jersey City – April 1st
  • Atlanta – April 8th
  • Seattle -April 8th

Stay in touch

Aren’t able to attend Picademy this summer, but still want to stay in touch? Fill out the form below to receive email updates about future programs. 

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Picademy North America is funded in part by the Broadcom Foundation.