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Tuesday, October 6, 3:00–3:50 pm PDT (Pacific Daylight Time)

Raspberry-licious With the Raspberry Pi: The Little Computer That Can!


Introductory Workshop

The Raspberry Pi isn't just another dessert, it's a revolutionary invention giving students an opportunity to get hands-on and minds-on with physical computing. Learn about the Raspberry Pi by engaging in a fun, interactive programming activity. Get a look at resources and lesson plans that can support you in bringing physical computing experiences with the Raspberry Pi to your students.


5 Minutes - Welcome and Overview
10 Minutes - Overview of the Raspberry Pi
10 Minutes - Engage in a fun collaborative programming activity.
10 Minutes - Discuss Inclusion and Equity in the CS Classroom
10 Minutes - Review Free Educator Resources provided by the Raspberry Pi Foundation
5 Minutes - Q & A/Wrap up

Audience: Teachers
Topic: Creative coding
Grade level: K-12
Participant accounts, software and other materials: Zoom if Applicable
Standards addressed I believe this proposal resonates with ISTE Standard for Educators: Learner 1a - Set professional learning goals to explore and apply pedagogical approaches made possible by technology and reflect on their effectiveness. This presentation is designed to present approaches to demonstrate to students the power of computing in a "Walled Off" environment. By integrating this type of tool/content, students are able to make new meaning with the physical tool.

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Omar Shepherd, Orange County Department of Education

As a Curriculum Specialist in STEM and Career Education with the Orange County Department of Education, a primary focus of my work is increasing opportunities for all students to have equitable learning experiences to support them as they engage in Computer Science instruction. This includes supporting teachers, schools, and districts as they assess the Computer Science landscape, identify professional learning needs, and select curriculum. I'm an ambassador for Girls Who Code (GWC); Ambassador for CSforALL Teachers; President, Orange County Chapter, Computer Using Educators (OCCUE); AP-CSP Facilitator; Raspberry Pi Certified Educator (RCE); and Regional Partner with the Robotics Education and Competition Foundation (REC).

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