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Advanced Programming using Raspberry Pi

NEW CLASS for 12-14 year olds!

Students will learn to write computer code using Raspberry Pi, a tiny affordable computer designed to promote learning about computer science.  Students will learn fundamentals of code writing while exploring the capabilities of the Raspberry Pi.  Students will be allowed to keep the RPi to continue their learning at home.

Prerequisite: Due to the advanced nature of this course, students should have already completed a yearlong Pre-Algebra course before enrolling.

Course Instructor

Jim Lawson

Jim Lawson is a math and computer science teacher at Moore High School.  He has taught in Moore for 19 years and this is his third year teaching in the MNTC Summer Youth Academy.  When he isn’t at school, Mr. Lawson enjoys running, snowboarding, and spending time with his family.

Course Outline

Day 1 - Mon

Setting up the RPi; Introduction to Python; Simple game with Python

Day 2 - Tue

Exploring GPIO Pins, circuits, and more RPi possibilities

Day 3 - Wed

Minecraft Worlds on RPi

Day 4 - Thu

Exploring GPIO Pins and more RPi possibilities


Week 1:
June 3-6

No Classes Scheduled

Week 2:
June 10-13

Ages 12-14
Morning (9am-12pm)

Week 3:
June 17-20

Ages 12-14
Morning (9am-12pm)
Ages 12-14
Afternoon (1-4pm)

Week 4:
June 24-27

Ages 12-14
Afternoon (1-4pm)

Drop-off/Pick-up Location

Gate 5, D Entrance
Franklin Road Campus
4701 12th Avenue NW
73069 Norman , OK