Geek Gurl comes to Sydney. Now with added workshops.

geek gurlCarrie Anne Philbin is the Geek Gurl and she’s on her way to Sydney.

Carrie Anne writes the Geek Gurl Diaries, tweets a lot, wrote the popular book Adventures in Raspberry Pi, is the key educational evangelist for the Raspberry Pi Foundation in the UK, and is responsible for Picademy, the Raspberry Pi Foundation’s free professional development experience for primary and secondary teachers, open to individuals around the world.

Carrie Anne is coming to Sydney and will be presenting at the Powerhouse Museum on 5 August. There are two events that day, which if you have anything to do with kids and technology you should be thinking about attending:

KEYNOTE: CARRIE ANNE PHILBIN AND NICKY RINGLAND

Wednesday 5 August 2015, 12-1pm

A lunchtime keynote talk by Carrie Anne Philbin from the Raspberry Pi Foundation and Nicky Ringland from the University of Sydney.

Carrie Anne will review the Raspberry Pi Foundation’s experiences in creating and delivering the Picademy continuing professional development workshops for teachers in the UK, as well as facilitating small group “birds of a feather” sessions where teachers and interested developers can explore ways to collaborate more effectively on both formal and informal educational efforts.

Nicky will give an overview of the opportunities arising from the Australian National Curriculum and the importance of its implementation from a student, teacher and economic perspective. She will outline local outreach programs including the National Computer Science School, Grok Learning and the Girls’ Programming Network, as well as current local school successes implementing Digital Technologies concepts into the existing curriculum.

See here for full details and booking.

EVENING WORKSHOP WITH CARRIE ANNE PHILBIN

Wednesday 5 August 2015, 4.30-6.30pm

A unique opportunity for science, technology and maths teachers as well as curriculum leaders to engage with a global leader in STEM education, Carrie Anne Philbin (UK). Build your classroom confidence with STEM learning and connect with individuals, networks, and organisations committed to developing and sharing learning materials, platforms and ongoing support.

See here for full details and booking.

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