At the end of this month the International Raspberry Jamboree 2014 will be hosted in Manchester.
Running over three days, it gives a fantastic opportunity to meet teachers teaching Computing and to discover the potential of the Raspberry Pi computer through hands-on practical sessions and an agenda which includes keynote speakers.
The format and sessions are even more ambitious than last year, although 2013 was significant when Amy Mather gave a presentation about projects that she’d completed outside of school. She was 14 years old at the time.
Over 50,000 views on YouTube later, and now with a digital award, Amy has since been asked to co-present with leading figures in the world of Computing. Click on the image below to see the video.
Amy will be attending again this year, and don’t forget that we’re looking for inspiring students from Hull who can show how they’ve worked individually or in small groups to use code with Raspberry Pi.
Deadline for the STEM Competition with a Pi project is before the May half term break, when we look forward to showcasing and celebrating creativity, innovation and imagination through computer science. More details on a previous blog post.
I know that some of you have expressed an interest to attend, but please do contact me if you’d like any further details about this Jamboree event. We’ve also got Alan joining us in Hull for ‘Day 1’ of the ‘Delivering an outstanding GCSE Computing’ course at Winifred Holtby on 12th February. As the event organiser, we’re sure to be talking about the CPD opportunities on the agenda!
I’ll be attending the event in Manchester and also taking a small team of Y3 children to the Saturday ‘Family Day’ at Edge Hill University. This Jam Hack Day will host up to 300 students, teachers, parents, and computing enthusiasts who will join together to learn and problem solve in teams.
If you’d like to join us please get in touch, or if you’d like to enter your own team with members of your school Pi or Coding Club, then you’ll find details here.
OCR Raspberry Jamboree 2014 http://rjamboree14.eventbrite.co.uk
The OCR Raspberry Jamboree draft timetable is linked on the event page above
Jam Hack Day http://jamhackday.eventbrite.co.uk
Education Innovation Conference and Exhibition http://educationinnovation.co.uk/