Meet the team and your fellow learners
Before you begin your course, we would like to take this opportunity to introduce you to the team here at the Raspberry Pi Foundation.
We are a charity that works to put the power of computing and digital making into the hands of people all over the world. We do this so that more people are able to harness the power of digital technologies for work, to solve problems that matter to them, and to express themselves creatively.
Here are some of the things we currently offer to educators:
- Computing clubs in your school or local community centre
- Educational events for students and teachers
- High-quality, peer-reviewed resources written by experienced teachers
- Fun and engaging computing tutorials on our projects site
- Online training courses like this one
Chief learning officer: Sue Sentance
“The team here at Raspberry Pi feel passionately that everybody should have access to a high-quality computing education. These courses, part of the NCCE, and all the other offerings from Raspberry Pi, are built to equip you with the skills and knowledge you need to succeed. Whether you are an educator looking to improve your subject knowledge, a hobbyist who is interested in the subject matter, or even a student yourself, we hope you enjoy learning with us. We are here to support you, so let us know what you like and how we could do better in the comments or through the feedback forms provided.”
Meet your course facilitators
Our team is made up of both former and current teachers of computing, with loads of classroom experience.
James Robinson, our lead educator for this course, is an experienced Computer Science teacher who runs the Raspberry Pi Foundation’s Picademy teacher training Programme. He still plays with LEGO and drinks lots of tea.
We care about supporting teachers to achieve their goals, and so we’ve made it our goal to provide you with the best digital learning experience possible — for free. That means being available to answer questions and give you feedback throughout the course.
Check out our facilitation team’s introductions in the comments section below.
The best way to learn is by collaborating with other amazing people.
With this in mind, please introduce yourself to your fellow learners by commenting at the bottom of the page.
Think about answering these questions:
- What made you take the course?
- What are you hoping to learn?
- What steps will you take to ensure that you will complete the course, for example by setting aside some ‘do not disturb’ time in your schedule each week, or by inviting a colleague to take it with you?
Together we will build a community of educators who share ideas and inspire each other to learn along the way.