Women’s Board Grant to Expand High School Coding Curriculum

Congratulations to RDCEP’s education outreach team for obtaining generous support from the Women’s Board to expand their hands-on interactive curriculum Coding and Data Exploration with Smart Lamps. This coding course engages students in programming hands-on “smart lamps” (an internet-connected LED lamp driven by a palm-sized Raspberry Pi microcomputer). We’re very grateful for this funding from the Women’s Board, as it will allow us to build an interactive online curriculum and develop teacher training modules. These online modules will allow Chicago Public Schools teachers to cover some material independently before our team arrives for hands-on work with real devices.