The objective for this presentation is to share how Raspberry Pis are being used to empower place-based, collaborative problem solving with learners in under-resourced communities. During this presentation we will share the story of how students in Kenya are leveraging Raspberry Pi tools to engage in computational thinking, problem solving, and coding/robotics through a collaborative model.
Team4Tech is a non-profit organization dedicated to advancing educational opportunities in low-resource environments. Team4Tech helps nonprofit organizations improve programming by providing technological solutions and pro bono consulting delivered by skilled volunteers. Each collaboration is carefully co-designed with nonprofit partners like Kenya Connect and like minded corporate partners like Cisco, Adobe, Zendesk, and more.
Kenya Connect is a nonprofit organization that is focused on providing a variety of programs to enhance the education of the rural students and teachers. The ultimate goal is to provide access to educational and technology programs that might not be available to them because of where they live and that will allow them to succeed in the future. As a result they have implemented enrichment and empowerment programs at the local level.
Raspberry Pi Foundation is a nonprofit organization that exists to promote the study of computer science in schools, and is responsible for developing the Raspberry Pi single-board computers.
Show a video of the work in Kenya.
Raspberry Pi use by students
Training and support for teachers/facilitators
Addressing low resourced use
Share more about the participating organizations.
Highlight the student outcomes and how those outcomes are building competencies in the ISTE standards for students.
Share our community of practice as an open space for continued collaboration and connection *highlight alignment to ISTE Standards
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