“Inspiring the digital creators of tomorrow – A Raspberry Jam for KS3 students”

Thursday 20th March 2014 – (9.15am – 2.45pm)

at Andrew Marvell Business and Enterprise College

“A Raspberry Jam for KS3 students”

Raspberry Jams have already enabled teachers to see what kind of projects colleagues are developing for their Raspberry Pi computers and in turn developing some resources for teaching computing in their own classrooms.

In Hull we’re working with Alan O’Donohoe, again, who will facilitate this student event.  As an established Computing at School (CAS) Master Teacher and trainer, Alan has taught Computing from Key Stage 2 to GCSE and among other things is the founder of the Raspberry Jam movement. http://about.me/alanodonohoe

With our intention to firmly place the Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths curricular areas at the heart of everything we do, we’re also excited to have support from regional STEM Ambassadors for this event.

Teachers and Ambassadors will be actively participating in the group projects throughout the day with 3 KS3 students from each school.   Some schools will also support the day with KS4 mentors who have already showcased their computing expertise through Pi and coding clubs in their own school.

Intended outcomes:

  • To inspire the potential computer scientists of tomorrow and to showcase all of the exciting opportunities in the field of computing.
  • Students will have the opportunity to work in teams to program Raspberry Pi, solve coding problems, be creative, be enthused and have fun through Computing.
  • This event is aimed at Key Stage 3 students and will also give teachers who attend the opportunity to get hands-on with a Raspberry Pi and consider how they can be blended into lessons.

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