The Raspberry Pi Foundation offers a comprehensive course designed to equip educators with the knowledge and skills to teach AI concepts effectively. The course, “Teach Teens Computing: Understanding AI for Teachers,” is available on edX and provides a robust introduction to AI, tailored specifically for educators. The course is free to enrol with the option of upgrading to a paid course if you would like to receive a certificate.

This self-paced course covers the fundamentals of AI, including its applications, ethical considerations, and the future of AI in education. You’ll delve into the basics of machine learning, neural networks, and data science, gaining practical skills to create engaging and informative lessons for your students. The course also emphasises the importance of fostering critical thinking and problem-solving skills, preparing students for the technology-driven world they will inherit.

Benefits of Taking This Course:

  1. Comprehensive Understanding of AI: Gain a solid foundation in AI concepts, from basic principles to advanced applications. This knowledge will enable you to confidently explain complex topics to your students.
  2. Practical Teaching Resources: Access a wealth of teaching materials, including lesson plans, activities, and projects. These resources are designed to make AI relatable and exciting for students.
  3. Enhance Critical Thinking: Equip your students with the skills to analyze and understand AI technologies. This course encourages a critical approach to AI, fostering a deeper understanding and responsible usage.
  4. Future-Proof Your Teaching: Stay ahead of educational trends by incorporating AI into your curriculum. As AI becomes increasingly prevalent, your ability to teach these concepts will be invaluable.
  5. Flexible Learning: With a self-paced format, you can complete the course at your convenience, balancing professional development with your teaching responsibilities.

This is a self-paced course which you can take over 2 weeks, 2-3 hours per week. It starts on 1st July 2024 and registration is open now.