Each summer, SparkFun hosts a 5-day professional development workshop, Microcontrollers for Educators, to help teachers and other educators learn how to bring computer science and computational thinking to their classrooms.
This year, we've changed the format slightly to allow these workshops to take a deep dive into a particular board - Arduino, micro:bit and Raspberry Pi. Which means, that this year, we are offering three different sessions around the country.
We hope you can join us for one (or all) of the sessions this summer:
- Raspberry Pi for Educators - July 9-12, 2019 - Bronxville, NY
- Arduino for Educators - July 15-19, 2019 - Boulder, CO
- micro:bit for Educators - July 22-26, 2019 - Portland, OR
In addition to focusing on key content, these workshops provide time to reflect on pedagogy, classroom management, and pacing of material. The material is designed to give a basic foundation to immediately start working with students in the context of programming and engineering.
Who Should Register?
This workshop is designed for educators from any background - with or without prior electronics experience. If you've been trying to figure out how to add physical computing to your course, but have been unsure where to start, this is the workshop for you. For a small additional fee, participants can even earn three continuing education credits through Colorado State University.