Whangarei Central Library

Friday 12th June 2015

May Bain Room
1pm – 4pm
$99 (+gst) per person

The Raspberry Pi is a fantastic little device that is capable of teaching big ideas. Not only is it a computer that can be programmed it comes with GPIO pins that connect the Pi computer to the real world.  This workshop offers some tried and tested approaches to help you successfully bring this fantastic device into your own classroom.

There will be two options available on the day:


Teachers of Years 6-10, Facilitated by Ginette Van Praag (The Technology Hub)

Activities Include:

1 – Get to know the Pi
2 – Introduction to programming activities with the Pi using Scratch and Python
3 – Introduction to projects controlling simple circuits using Scratch GPIO


Teachers of Years 11-13, Facilitated by Andrew Hornblow

If you have attended a workshop with Andrew or Ginette before, this may be a great opportunity to take things to the next level.

Activities Include:

1 – Get to know the Pi
2 – Project ideas for teaching Networking and Programming for NCEA Digital Technologies and Electronics

For recent examples of our local children and teachers learning with the Pi, please visit our gallery.

To book your place, please email with your name, school details, and preferred option choice and we’ll be in touch.

Please feel free to pass this on to any of your colleagues who might find this to be of interest.