Part of our mission here at SparkFun is to provide teachers with the foundational tools they need to succeed in the classroom. For the past 8 years, we have been hosting a 5-day workshop, called Microcontrollers for Educators, to help teachers and other educators navigate their way through the world of computer science and STEM education.
This year, we're offering two different sessions of Microcontroller for Educators. We just finished the first session in Boulder, CO and had a blast! We hope you'll join us for the next session in Virginia Beach, Va July 16-20.
What is Microcontrollers for Educators?
In addition to focusing on key content, this workshop also provides time to reflect on pedagogy, classroom management, and pacing of material. The material is designed to give a basic foundation to start working with students in the context of programming and engineering.
Participants in this workshop walk away with the ability to implement a maker-centric classroom built around project based learning. This fluency and literacy in programming is broadened through projects meant to be used in the classroom.
Don’t take our word for it, check out what these teachers from the Summer of 2017 have to say about it!
Who should come?
Educators from all different types of electronic backgrounds enjoy this workshop, don’t be intimidated by the the subject matter. Teachers for students 6th-12th grade will learn to incorporate the concepts and hardware into their lesson plans and feel comfortable delivering the new material to their students. For a small additional fee, you can even earn three continuing education credits through Colorado State University.
You can do it too!
There are still spots available for the Virignia Beach, VA class July 16-20. Mark your calendars and join us for an exciting week of making and learning.
Can't make it to Virginia Beach? We can come to your school or district and train your instructors on adding electronics to their classes. Contact us to learn more.
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