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NEW! Build & Program Your Own Raspberry Pi Laptop: 4th-8th Grade: 8/14-8/18 Course Full


Monday, August 14 - Friday, August 18, 2017


9:00 am - 3:00 pm


CCSU Main Campus, 1615 Stanley Street, New Britain, CT


Chad Williams






Includes laptop

Course Description

Audience: This program is for elementary and middle school students entering grades 4 through 8 in the Fall 2017.


Students will assemble their own Raspberry Pi laptop (“Pi-Top”)) while learning about the hardware components that make up computers.  These Pi-Tops are Linux based and your daughter or son will be taught how to code programs in Python.  Students will develop an understanding of the parts of a computer and the basics of Python programming.  They will take home their Pi-Top at the end of the week so that they can continue to practice their new skills.  This course is designed to be fun and challenging regardless of your child’s previous programming experience.

Instructor Information

Chad Williams

Dr. Chad Williams has been teaching Computer Science at CCSU since 2011 and one of his areas of research is effective ways to teach programming to children.  In addition, he currently leads CCSU’s Youth Outreach program which focuses on teaching programming to elementary and middle schoolers and increasing girls’ interest in STEM disciplines.

Registration Closed – Course Full