We recently heard about a very neat project led by Ann Pimentel, Resource and LA Teacher with the Langley School District. Ann has been leading the ins-PI-re Project in the district, an inclusive curriculum where elementary students learn about computer programming through a ‘credit-card-sized-single-circuit-computer’ called a Raspberry Pi. This is really innovative work, which Ann blogs about here. Ann also provides professional development workshops for educators and others in the community.
Earlier this month, as part of their NOII/AESN inquiry, Ann coordinated an ins-PI-er workshop at James Kennedy Elementary, in collaboration with their Aboriginal program. Students learned about coding in Python and coding the Fibonnaci sequence throughout the day. It seemed like a wonderful day of learning and sharing with coding experts and community members. But don’t take my word for it — check out this amazing trailer of the day to see more!