Upcoming Education Programs

May 6, 2018 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!

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 (estupfel@computerhistory.org).

Advance registration is required.
May 12, 2018 9:30 AM
Broadcom Presents
Design_Code_Build Mother's Day Edition Featuring Genentech's Jennifer Turcotte
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 fee per individual participating in the event. To inquire about financial assistance, please contact Cate Robbins.

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 fee per individual participating in the event. To inquire about financial assistance, please contact Cate Robbins.

Design_Code_Build is developed and led by the Computer History Museum and made possible with generous support from our sponsors.
Jun 16, 2018 10:00 AM
Education Workshop
Make 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, use Raspberry Pi technology to complete a project, and learn how the instructions they give computers can 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, use Raspberry Pi technology to complete a project, and learn how the instructions they give computers can 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 (estupfel@computerhistory.org).

Advance registration is required.
Aug 11, 2018 9:30 AM
Broadcom Presents
Design_Code_Build Educators' Edition
Special Edition
This special event welcomes classroom and community educators to a fun-filled day exploring cross-curricular applications of computer programming concepts. Educators will be introduced to Raspberry Pi technology, learn about CHM’s education resources, and discover meaningful strategies for incorporating computer science and computer history into a wide variety of learning environments. Participants will network and share ideas with classroom, community, and museum educators while exploring new concepts to take back to their students and communities.
This special event welcomes classroom and community educators to a fun-filled day exploring cross-curricular applications of computer programming concepts.

Educators will be introduced to Raspberry Pi technology, learn about CHM’s education resources, and discover meaningful strategies for incorporating computer science and computer history into a wide variety of learning environments. Participants will network and share ideas with classroom, community, and museum educators while exploring new concepts to take back to their students and communities.

Broadcom Presents Design_Code_Build is a one-day event that provides 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. This event will feature a keynote "rock star" speaker from the education field who will explore their personal and professional journey and share insights that help to inspire curiosity and confidence in cross-curricular applications of technology.

Please note that this event is for classroom and community educators interested in learning more about technology and discovering ways to creatively incorporate it into their learning environments. No prior computer programming experience is required.

There is a $15.00 non-refundable fee per individual participating in the event. To inquire about financial assistance, please contact Cate Robbins.

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