CompTIA ChannelCon Attendees to Get Tools to Help their Local Teachers Teach Tech
New Philanthropic Session Lets Attendees Get their Geek On While Supporting Schools
Jun 30, 2015, 10:30 ET
DOWNERS GROVE, Ill., June 30, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- CompTIA, the IT industry trade association, today announced that its philanthropic arm, the Creating IT Futures Foundation, will host a special session at ChannelCon "Minds in Motion" in Chicago to show attendees how to make classroom-based technology more accessible and fun for teachers and students in their local school districts.
Using Raspberry Pi technology, Creating IT Futures will teach attendees how to offer basic computer science education and skills to their local teachers who in turn can better teach their students about information technology. Raspberry Pi is a palm-sized, single-board computer, costing less than $50 and developed by a non-profit foundation in the United Kingdom.
"In this unique session, attendees will get hands-on with technology to help their local schools," said Charles Eaton, CEO and president of Creating IT Futures. "After ChannelCon they'll be able to help teachers feel more comfortable with tech in their classrooms and after-schools clubs so that those teachers can increase student interest in tech and creative problem-solving."
This ChannelCon session runs August 2nd from 2:30-5:30 p.m., the day before ChannelCon officially opens, and includes creating a web server or website, using peripheral devices such as a camera to make a video, and brainstorming classroom activities. Attendees will receive a free Raspberry Pi starter kit to bring home to a local teacher.
Space is limited, so attendees must RSVP at http://www.comptia.org/channelcon/agenda/teach-your-teachers.
To view the complete list of community sessions and all other activities at ChannelCon, visit http://www.comptia.org/channelcon/agenda/daily-agenda.
CompTIA premier members, registered users and non-members can register for the industry event online. Media and IT industry analysts are encouraged to attend. Highlights from CompTIA ChannelCon will be available on Twitter and Facebook with the hash tag #ChannelCon.
The Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA) is a non-profit trade association serving as the voice of the information technology industry. With approximately 2,000 member companies, 3,000 academic and training partners and more than two million IT certifications issued, CompTIA is dedicated to advancing industry growth through educational programs, market research, networking events, professional certifications and public policy advocacy. To learn more, visit CompTIA online, Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter.
About the Creating IT Futures Foundation
As the philanthropic arm of CompTIA, the Creating IT Futures Foundation is a 501(c)(3) charity with the mission of helping populations under-represented in the information technology industry and individuals who are lacking in opportunity to prepare for, secure and be successful in IT careers. Learn more at CreatingITFutures.org.
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