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Hands-on Microcontroller Immersion Workshops for Educators

Two Parallax Educators Course attendees learn microcontroller programmingBuild inspiration and STEM skills alongside other teachers at Parallax's Educators Courses. These beginner-friendly microcontroller immersion workshops are open to teachers in junior high, high school, college, vocational school, and university programs.  Homeschool teachers, Scout leaders, and after-school enrichment program mentors are also welcome. 

These hands-on courses give you the opportunity to test-drive our micrcontroller hardware kits and printed or web-based tutorials suitable for classroom curriculum.  Discussion includes tips and strategies for implementation in a variety of educational settings. Whatever your course emphasis, we can help you equip your students for technology literacy that will serve them well in any future field of study.

There are generally no prerequisites for these courses, but some programming experience and familiarity with simple circuits can be helpful. Bring your own laptop computer; please see each course description for details about computer system requirements.

For courses at Parallax Inc. Headquarters in Rocklin, California, visit parallax.com for driving directions and lodging.

 


Course Options

ActivityBot Robot Course - Dive into robotics with the multicore Propeller microcontroller and custom libraries that make embedded C programming easy. Read more...

BASIC Stamp Educator's Course  - Explore electronics and programming with "What's a Micrcontroller?" and "Robotics with the Boe-Bot" — perfect entry-level kits for technology and pre-engineering programs. Read more...

Propeller Educator's Course Learn just how easy it can be for students to automate their own STEM projects with the multi-core Propeller microcontroller using a simplified C programming environment called SimpleIDE. Read more...

BSA Robotics Merit Badge Counselor Training - See how we've adapted our popular Boe-Bot textbook to meet the specific requirements for Scouting. Read more...

S2 Robot Educator's Course - Designed for middle-school teachers, see how this pre-built robot with graphical programming fits perfectly in classrooms where time and attention spans are limited. Read more...