An introduction to Raspberry Pi for teachers who have Deaf Learners in their care
The Raspberry Pi is a revolutionary series of small single-board computers developed in the UK to promote teaching of basic computer science in schools.
Its mission is to make the power of computing accessible to people all over the world. Due to its low cost and compact size, it is now being harnessed to teach learners of all abilities, including those who are Deaf, computing and web design and improve their educational and employment outcomes.
Embracing Raspberry Pi means becoming part of a global community of educators and learners who are using to make computer science accessible to everyone.
What does this online course cover?
Understanding the basics of Raspberry Pi and the difference it could make to SENDCos and Deaf Learners
This accessible online workshop allows you to learn about Raspberry Pi at your own pace to help you identify its potential benefits in supporting Deaf learners in your care.
It takes you through all the basics of getting started with Raspberry Pi, from initial set-up to the different form factors available and provides an easy starter project you can quickly and easily complete with your learners.
What outcomes can you expect from this course?
This course is designed to help educators and school leaders to understand the opportunities that Raspberry Pi presents to all learners, including those with a hearing impairment. It will enable you to enrich computer science pathways and widen future opportunities for learners, particularly those with special educational needs, by supporting them to:
- Use Raspberry Pi as a platform for making and creating.
- Solve problems that matter to them.
- Express themselves creatively.
Completing this course will help you to:
- Get started with Raspberry Pi and understand the possibilities it creates.
- Support the future employment prospects for all learners, including those who are Hearing Impaired, by teaching 'high demand skills' such as programming.
Who is the course for?
This course is designed for education professionals, teaching staff, support staff and children in primary and secondary settings.
Who will you learn with?
Isaac Thomson-Whitehouse, People First Education.
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