Keynote Speaker and Pre-Conference Workshop: James Robinson, Training Manager, Raspberry Pi Foundation
Pre-Conference Workshop: April 7, 2019 Price: $200 per attendee Title: Creativity with Code - Agency Through Ownership
James Robinson is a highly experienced computing educator, trainer, and expert in learning design with a background in Computer Science and 10 years classroom experience teaching a range of STEM subjects. As a lead trainer for the Foundation's Picademy programme, and lead educator for their most popular online course, James has supported hundreds of educators to develop their confidence and skills. These educators have gone on to support and enthuse thousands of students around the world.
Conference: April 8-9, 2019 Price: $450 per attendee
The Innovation Institute is a boutique conference setting, structured to promote active learning through lab classrooms, extended hands-on workshops, listen-and-learn INSPIRE sessions, and a Share Fair. Pine Crest School administrators, Innovation Specialists, Computer Science and Technology Specialists, as well as faculty members will share strategies utilized to infuse technology and coding into the curriculum.
"Pine Crest Innovation Institute was one of the best professional development I have attended. It was inspiring to be at a school that is leading the way in innovation and maker education. Meeting faculty, administrators and students who eagerly shared their projects and passions was invaluable. The workshops were diverse and made it very hard to choose which ones to attend. I would recommend going with a least one other colleague so you can learn even more."
Sarah Magner, Flint Hill School
Fifth Annual Innovation Institute 2018
In 2018 "Focusing on the Finnish Line: Bridging the Gap Between Theory and Practice" gave participants the opportunity to learn from Finnish education experts about their approach to entrepreneurship in all grade levels from elementary to high school.