Are you attending Bett Show this year? Then come to our free educator sessions on Friday 24 January right next to Bett to take a break from the hustle and bustle of the show floor and learn something new!
Our team will be in a private room below the Fox@ExCel pub, next door to Bett, all day on Friday 24 January. We’ll be offering free physical computing sessions for primary and secondary educators during the day. Then from 17:30, you can drop in to chat to us about computing in your classroom, and to connect with like-minded educators.
Our schedule for you on 24 January
11:00–12:30: Physical computing session for primary teachers (limited spaces, please register to attend)
12:45–13:30: Panel and Q&A for primary teachers: Code Club and the National Centre of Computing Education (drop in without registering)
14:30–16:00: Physical computing session for secondary teachers (limited spaces, please register to attend)
16:15–17:00: Panel and Q&A for secondary teachers: Code Club and the National Centre of Computing Education (drop in without registering)
17:30–21:00: Informal meet and greet with the Raspberry Pi team for everyone (drop in without registering)
- Snacks and refreshments will be provided at all the sessions
- Directions to the Fox@ExCel pub, where you’ll find us, are below
- You don’t need to have a pass to Bett Show to attend any of our sessions
What are these physical computing sessions?
In these free, registration-only, practical sessions (tailored to primary and secondary educators, respectively), we’ll highlight the value of delivering curriculum objectives through physical computing activities.
You’ll learn about:
- Setting up a Raspberry Pi computer
- Controlling LEDs using Scratch, Python, and Raspberry Pi
- Pedagogical approaches such as pair programming and Parson’s Puzzles
The sessions are perfect for you if you’d like an introduction to how to bring physical computing to your classroom, because no experience of physical computing is needed.
Both sessions are free and open to all teachers and educators working with learners in the relevant Key Stages.
Spaces are limited for both sessions, so make sure you register to reserve your space:
Find out how to bring more computing opportunities to your school
Following each of the physical computing sessions, you’ll have the chance to find out how else we can help you bring computing to your school! During a 45-minute panel and Q&A, our team will introduce you all things Code Club and how to set up an engaging coding club in your school, and to the comprehensive, free support we offer you through the National Centre of Computing Education. You’ll also be able to ask us any questions you have about the programmes and resources we offer to you.
There is no need to register for this ‘panel and Q&A’ part of the day — just drop in when it suits you.
Network with us and other educators
Your evening at Fox@ExCel, from 17:30 onwards, will be an informal meet and greet with the Raspberry Pi team. Snacks and refreshments will be provided, and you can drop in whenever you like.
This is your time to chat to us, discover more about the other educational activities we run, and network with other primary and secondary educators who want to encourage children and young adults to get hands-on with computing.
We hope to see many of you there, and we’re looking forward to chatting with you!
If you have any questions about this event, or want to find out more, please contact [email protected] and we will get back to you!
How to find us
The Fox@ExCel is a pub located in Warehouse K next to the ExCel Center, easily accessed from the footpath between the ExCel West Entrance and Custom House DLR Station.
You will find us in a private area below the main floor of the Fox@ExCel. There should be a sign directing you to the location, and you can also ask the pub staff to point the way.
From Custom House DLR Station:
Follow the signs along the footbridge towards the ExCel main entrance, enter the door labelled ‘Fox@ExCel’ on the first building to your right, and head down the stairs.
From the ExCel West Entrance:
Turn right out of the main entrance and follow the footbridge towards the ExCel. You will find the entrance to the Fox@ExCel in the second pair of doorways on your left. Enter the building and go down the stairs.