Level Up Your Finch Robot with Python & AI

FREE Summer 2022 PD funded by Infosys Foundation USA


Level Up Your Finch Robot with Python & AI


Are you interested in teaching Python and Computer Science concepts in an engageable way?

OVERVIEW: In this hands-on course, you will practice Python programming using the Finch robot. To make sure you get the most of this PD, each participant will receive a FREE Finch Robot to code alongside us! Participants will have the opportunity to immediately apply their knowledge during live classes as well as to challenge themselves with asynchronous activities.

CONTENT: We will cover a wide range of topics such as setting up your Finch robot, loops, recursion, machine learning, and more. At the end of this course, you will have example projects, sample code, and teaching strategies to implement with your students. 

Finch Robot
This course is available for educators:
  • Who teach 6th-12th grade students at a tuition-free school in the US
  • Are planning to or currently teaching Python at a middle or high school level.
  • Have familiarity in at least one coding environment (blocks or text) with introductory programming concepts such as algorithms, variables, and control structures.
    • Previous text programming experience is not required. Robotics experience is not required.
Dates & Times:
  • Week 1
    • Synchronous Classes (1pm -3pm EST)
      • June 6, 8, and 10
    • Asynchronous Work (~1 hour each)
      • June 7 and 9 
  • Week 2
    • Synchronous Classes (1pm -3pm EST)
      • June 13, 15, and 17
    • Asynchronous Work (~1 hour each)
      • June 14 and 16 
  • Week 3
    • Synchronous Classes (1pm -3pm EST)
      • June 20, 22, and 24
    • Asynchronous Work 
      • June 21 (~1 hour) and 23 (~2 hours) 
  • Week 4
    • Synchronous Classes (1pm -3pm EST)
      • July 1
    • Asynchronous Work (~2 hours each)
      • June 28 and 29 
  • Week 5
    • Synchronous Classes 
      • July 6 (1pm -3pm EST) and 8 (1pm -4pm EST)
    • Asynchronous Work (~2 hours each)
      • July 5 and 7