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Raspberry Pi Foundation new online courses launch Monday Feb 20, 2017 12:00AM until Sunday Mar 19, 2017 12:00AM
Organised by: Raspberry Pi FoundationRaspberry Pi Foundation Hosted by: Raspberry Pi Foundation
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We are delighted to announce a new way for people to learn about digital making from Raspberry Pi: two free online CPD training courses, available to anyone. Each course runs for four weeks and is facilitated by FutureLearn, a leading platform for online educational training. Sign-ups are already open, with the courses themselves starting on 20 February 2017.

Here’s the lowdown on what you can expect:

Course 1: Teaching Physical Computing with Raspberry Pi and Python

This 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 button and LED game.

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

Course 2: Teaching Programming in Primary Schools

This course will provide a comprehensive introduction to programming, designed for primary or K-5 teachers who are not subject specialists. Over 4 weeks, 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.

To sign up to a course, visit: rpf.io/trainonline