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Educator Workshop: Am I Coding or Baking with Raspberry Pi? (Level 1)

Have you heard about K-12 teachers using Raspberry Pi microcomputers but have no idea what they are? Interested in digitally composing music? Coding or wiring LED lights or just taking more selfies? The possibilities are endless with the Raspberry Pi.

This workshop is geared toward beginners who have little to no experience with Raspberry Pi or the programming language Python. We'll walk through essential electrical engineering concepts that build the foundation for working with Raspberry Pi. Participate in fun activities regarding physical computing, Python, and Raspberry Pi accessories that can be translated into your own classroom. Whether you are just starting out with Raspberry Pi or you just want a refresher on basic programming or electrical circuitry, this workshop aims to give teachers a solid understanding of Python programming, physical computing, Raspberry Pi basics, and introductory electrical engineering. This workshop is ideal for those in our Hardware Development track.

Attendees should bring a laptop.

Led by: Christen Harper

Christen Harper is the Tech Education Coordinator at theCO. She has conducted STEM workshops across TN teaching middle & high school students and teachers about HTML, CSS, JavaScript, Python, PHP, and SQL. In addition, Christen directs theCO's Dev Catalyst program which provides online and industry-current coding education to build our nation's tech talent pipeline.

Workshop Fee: $150*

*The workshop fee is waived for teachers at a 2019-2020 participating Dev Catalyst school. If you teach at a Dev Catalyst school, please contact Christen Harper to register. To learn more about the Dev Catalyst program: www.devcatalyst.com