Upcoming Education Programs

Dec 17, 2017 10:00 AM
Education Workshop
Design The Future Family Workshop
A computer pioneer once told Steve Jobs, “You can’t really understand what’s going on now unless you understand what came before.” In this workshop, participants will explore important innovations in computer history to help them imagine and design technologies for the future. Their future innovations may someday be part of history!
A computer pioneer once told Steve Jobs, “You can’t really understand what’s going on now unless you understand what came before.” In this workshop, participants will explore important innovations in computer history to help them imagine and design technologies for the future. Their future innovations may someday be part of history!

This workshop is open to children ages 7 and up accompanied by at least one adult. Attendance is free, but advance registration is required.
Jan 20, 2018 10:00 AM
Education Workshop
Lights, Circuits, Action! Family Workshop
This workshop explores the engineering design process by analyzing modern and historical technologies and innovations. Participants will investigate important moments in computing history, reflect on changes in human-computer relationships, and explore various methods of input and output. Using Raspberry Pi technology, participants will collaborate on a project highlighting ways in which we can use technology to solve problems.
This workshop explores the engineering design process by analyzing modern and historical technologies and innovations. Participants will investigate important moments in computing history, reflect on changes in human-computer relationships, and explore various methods of input and output. Using Raspberry Pi technology, participants will collaborate on a project highlighting ways in which we can use technology to solve problems.

The Computer History Museum’s workshops explore the ongoing impact of computer history in our world. Through hands-on activities that emphasize collaboration and problem-solving, participants develop a deeper understanding of the history of technology and its role in shaping our present and future.

This workshop is open to children ages 7 and up accompanied by at least one adult. There is a $10.00 non-refundable registration fee per family participating in the event. To inquire about financial assistance, please contact Emily Stupfel

Advance registration is required.
Feb 3, 2018 10:00 AM
Education Workshop
I <3 Software Family Workshop
Software allows computers to touch nearly every aspect of our daily lives. In this workshop, participants will explore the history and impact of software on communication, use Raspberry Pi technology to create Valentine messages for family members, and learn how they can communicate with computers to make things happen in the real world.
Software allows computers to touch nearly every aspect of our daily lives. In this workshop, participants will explore the history and impact of software on communication, use Raspberry Pi technology to create Valentine messages for family members, and learn how they can communicate with computers to make things happen in the real world.

The Computer History Museum’s workshops explore the ongoing impact of computer history in our world. Through hands-on activities that emphasize collaboration and problem-solving, participants develop a deeper understanding of the history of technology and its role in shaping our present and future.

This workshop is open to children ages 7 and up accompanied by at least one adult. There is a $10.00 non-refundable registration fee per family participating in the event. To inquire about financial assistance, please contact Emily Stupfel

Advance registration is required.
Mar 10, 2018 9:30 AM
Broadcom Presents
Design_Code_Build
Level 1: Introductory
The Design_Code_Build program welcomes students in grades 6 through 8 to participate in one-day events that provide engaging hands-on STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, math) learning opportunities. Activities focus on problem-solving and innovation through the lens of computer science and computing history. Each event welcomes up to 100 students and features a keynote “rock star” speaker from the tech industry. Rock stars explore their personal and professional journeys and share insights that help to inspire students’ interest and curiosity. The program is supported by volunteers from the tech industry who act as role models and mentors, allowing students to meet and get to know real tech professionals.
The Design_Code_Build program welcomes students in grades 6 through 8 to participate in one-day events that provide engaging hands-on STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, math) learning opportunities. Activities focus on problem-solving and innovation through the lens of computer science and computing history. Each event welcomes up to 100 students and features a keynote “rock star” speaker from the tech industry. Rock stars explore their personal and professional journeys and share insights that help to inspire students’ interest and curiosity. The program is supported by volunteers from the tech industry who act as role models and mentors, allowing students to meet and get to know real tech professionals.

Level 1 introduces concepts of computer programming, as participants work hands-on with Raspberry Pi technology, write detailed instruction sets to “program” a partner through a life-size maze, and learn about the relevance and impact of computer history. This program is suitable for students with little to no programming experience and focuses on core concepts of collaboration, critical thinking, and creativity, to help students to practice communication skills and gain confidence to see themselves as active, capable problem-solvers and future innovators.

Please note that this introductory program is suitable for students in grades 6 through 8.

There is a $15.00 non-refundable registration fee per student participating in the event. To inquire about financial assistance, please contact Cate Robbins directly, crobbins@computerhistory.org.

Design_Code_Build is developed and led by the Computer History Museum and made possible with generous support from our sponsors.
Mar 24, 2018 9:30 AM
Broadcom Presents
Design_Code_Build in partnership with Girl Scouts of Northern California
Level 1: Introductory
This Special Introductory Edition of Design_Code_Build is open to all Girl Scouts currently enrolled in grades 6 through 8. Level 1 introduces concepts of computer programming, as participants work hands-on with Raspberry Pi technology, write detailed instruction sets to “program” a partner through a life-size maze, and learn about the relevance and impact of computer history. This program is suitable for students with little to no programming experience and focuses on core concepts of collaboration, critical thinking, and creativity, to help students to practice communication skills and gain confidence to see themselves as active, capable problem-solvers and future innovators.
This Special Introductory Edition of Design_Code_Build is open to all Girl Scouts currently enrolled in grades 6 through 8. Level 1 introduces concepts of computer programming, as participants work hands-on with Raspberry Pi technology, write detailed instruction sets to “program” a partner through a life-size maze, and learn about the relevance and impact of computer history. This program is suitable for students with little to no programming experience and focuses on core concepts of collaboration, critical thinking, and creativity, to help students to practice communication skills and gain confidence to see themselves as active, capable problem-solvers and future innovators.

The Design_Code_Build program welcomes students in grades 6 through 8 to participate in one-day events that provide engaging hands-on STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, math) learning opportunities. Activities focus on problem-solving and innovation through the lens of computer science and computing history. Each event welcomes up to 100 students and features a keynote “rock star” speaker from the tech industry. Rock stars explore their personal and professional journeys and share insights that help to inspire students’ interest and curiosity. The program is supported by volunteers from the tech industry who act as role models and mentors, allowing students to meet and get to know real tech professionals.

Please note that this introductory program is in partnership with Girl Scouts of Northern California, and is suitable for girls in grades 6 through 8.

Design_Code_Build is developed and led by the Computer History Museum and made possible with generous support from our sponsors.
This program is made in coordination with the Girls Scouts of Northern California.

Girl Scouts STEM
Apr 7, 2018 9:30 AM
Broadcom Presents
Design_Code_Build
Level 2: Intermediate
The Design_Code_Build program welcomes students in grades 6 through 8 to participate in one-day events that provide engaging hands-on STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, math) learning opportunities. Activities focus on problem-solving and innovation through the lens of computer science and computing history. Each event welcomes up to 100 students and features a keynote “rock star” speaker from the tech industry. Rock stars explores their personal and professional journeys and share insights that help to inspire students’ interest and curiosity. The program is supported by volunteers from the tech industry who act as role models and mentors, allowing students to meet and get to know real tech professionals.
The Design_Code_Build program welcomes students in grades 6 through 8 to participate in one-day events that provide engaging hands-on STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, math) learning opportunities. Activities focus on problem-solving and innovation through the lens of computer science and computing history. Each event welcomes up to 100 students and features a keynote “rock star” speaker from the tech industry. Rock stars explores their personal and professional journeys and share insights that help to inspire students’ interest and curiosity. The program is supported by volunteers from the tech industry who act as role models and mentors, allowing students to meet and get to know real tech professionals.

Level 2 builds on the introductory program, exploring the engineering design process as students work in small teams to solve a tech challenge using Raspberry Pi technology. Throughout the day, participants design, code, and build with a variety of electronic components and household supplies. Program instructors help participants to make personal connections with artifacts and stories from the Museum’s collection as they learn from history to design for the future. This program is suitable for students who have previously participated in the introductory program or who have some experience with computer programming.

Please note that this program is suitable for students in grades 6 through 8.

There is a $15.00 non-refundable registration fee per student participating in the event. To inquire about financial assistance, please contact Lily Cordero.

Design_Code_Build is developed and led by the Computer History Museum and made possible with generous support from our sponsors.
Apr 22, 2018 9:30 AM
Broadcom Presents
Design_Code_Build in partnership with Girl Scouts of Northern California
Level 2: Intermediate
This Special Intermediate Edition of Design_Code_Build is open to all Girl Scouts currently enrolled in grades 6 through 8. Level 2 builds on the introductory program, exploring the engineering design process as students work in small teams to solve a tech challenge using Raspberry Pi technology. Throughout the day, participants design, code, and build with a variety of electronic components and household supplies. Program instructors help participants to make personal connections with artifacts and stories from the Museum’s collection as they learn from history to design for the future. This program is suitable for students who have previously participated in the introductory program or who have some experience with computer programming.
This Special Intermediate Edition of Design_Code_Build is open to all Girl Scouts currently enrolled in grades 6 through 8. Level 2 builds on the introductory program, exploring the engineering design process as students work in small teams to solve a tech challenge using Raspberry Pi technology. Throughout the day, participants design, code, and build with a variety of electronic components and household supplies. Program instructors help participants to make personal connections with artifacts and stories from the Museum’s collection as they learn from history to design for the future. This program is suitable for students who have previously participated in the introductory program or who have some experience with computer programming.

The Design_Code_Build program welcomes students in grades 6 through 8 to participate in one-day events that provide engaging hands-on STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, math) learning opportunities. Activities focus on problem-solving and innovation through the lens of computer science and computing history. Each event welcomes up to 100 students and features a keynote “rock star” speaker from the tech industry. Rock stars explore their personal and professional journeys and share insights that help to inspire students’ interest and curiosity. The program is supported by volunteers from the tech industry who act as role models and mentors, allowing students to meet and get to know real tech professionals.

Please note that this event is in partnership with Girl Scouts of Northern California, and is suitable for girls in grades 6 through 8. This is an intermediate level of Design_Code_Build, designed for students who have previous programming experience, or who have attended a Design_Code_Build event in the past.

Design_Code_Build is developed and led by the Computer History Museum and made possible with generous support from our sponsors.
This program is made in coordination with the Girls Scouts of Northern California.

Girl Scouts STEM
May 12, 2018 9:30 AM
Broadcom Presents
Design_Code_Build Mother's Day Edition
Special Edition
This special event welcomes middle school students and their mothers to take part in an exploration of computer programming concepts. Families will work hands-on with Raspberry Pi technology, write detailed instruction sets to “program” each other through a life-size maze, and learn about the relevance and impact of computer history. Students and their moms will learn with and from each other as they take on new challenges and gain confidence as active, capable problem-solvers and innovators. This event is suitable for participants with little to no programming experience and focuses on core concepts of collaboration, critical thinking, and creativity.
This special event welcomes middle school students and their mothers to take part in an exploration of computer programming concepts. Families will work hands-on with Raspberry Pi technology, write detailed instruction sets to “program” each other through a life-size maze, and learn about the relevance and impact of computer history. Students and their moms will learn with and from each other as they take on new challenges and gain confidence as active, capable problem-solvers and innovators. This event is suitable for participants with little to no programming experience and focuses on core concepts of collaboration, critical thinking, and creativity.

The Design_Code_Build program welcomes students in grades 6 through 8 to participate in one-day events that provide engaging hands-on STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, math) learning opportunities. Activities focus on problem-solving and innovation through the lens of computer science and computing history. Each event welcomes up to 100 students and features a keynote “rock star” speaker from the tech industry. Rock stars explore their personal and professional journeys and share insights that help to inspire students’ interest and curiosity. The program is supported by volunteers from the tech industry who act as role models and mentors, allowing students to meet and get to know real tech professionals.

Please note that this event is for mothers and their students in grades 6 through 8.

There is a $15.00 non-refundable registration fee per student participating in the event. To inquire about financial assistance, please contact Cate Robbins directly, crobbins@computerhistory.org.

Design_Code_Build is developed and led by the Computer History Museum and made possible with generous support from our sponsors.
Jun 10, 2018 9:30 AM
Broadcom Presents
Design_Code_Build Father's Day Edition
Special Edition
This special event welcomes middle school students and their fathers to take part in an exploration of computer programming concepts. Families will work hands-on with Raspberry Pi technology, write detailed instruction sets to “program” each other through a life-size maze, and learn about the relevance and impact of computer history. Students and their dads will learn with and from each other as they take on new challenges and gain confidence as active, capable problem-solvers and innovators. This event is suitable for participants with little to no programming experience and focuses on core concepts of collaboration, critical thinking, and creativity.
This special event welcomes middle school students and their fathers to take part in an exploration of computer programming concepts. Families will work hands-on with Raspberry Pi technology, write detailed instruction sets to “program” each other through a life-size maze, and learn about the relevance and impact of computer history. Students and their dads will learn with and from each other as they take on new challenges and gain confidence as active, capable problem-solvers and innovators. This event is suitable for participants with little to no programming experience and focuses on core concepts of collaboration, critical thinking, and creativity.

The Design_Code_Build program welcomes students in grades 6 through 8 to participate in one-day events that provide engaging hands-on STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, math) learning opportunities. Activities focus on problem-solving and innovation through the lens of computer science and computing history. Each event welcomes up to 100 students and features a keynote “rock star” speaker from the tech industry. Rock stars explore their personal and professional journeys and share insights that help to inspire students’ interest and curiosity. The program is supported by volunteers from the tech industry who act as role models and mentors, allowing students to meet and get to know real tech professionals.

Please note that this event is for fathers and their students in grades 6 through 8.

There is a $15.00 non-refundable registration fee per student participating in the event. To inquire about financial assistance, please contact Cate Robbins directly, crobbins@computerhistory.org.

Design_Code_Build is developed and led by the Computer History Museum and made possible with generous support from our sponsors.