Below is a guest blog by David Zeledón, a RedProCom leader and ACECEN teacher. With support from EduDeo, David recently attended the Raspberry Pi Foundation's Picademy USA, a 2-day workshop aimed to support educators from around the world as they bring digital making and computing science to their learners.

This trip I attended at Picademy has been a tremendous experience. 40 more educators in which I was part of were celebrating their Raspberry Pi Certified Educator conference at Ann Arbor District Library Downtown, spending two-days of digital making workshops on July 24th and 25th. It has offered me a wonderful way to interact and share to others, opportunities to explore and learn, specially to integrate this technology in a digital making world. I’m still processing all the learning to apply it in the context of Nicaragua, and absolutely in RedProCom, but it is safe to say it was one of the most inspirational conferences I’ve ever had. It has been fun but empowering to wake my passions up to interact in this community of educators.

Both days, I met some inspirational people who have been working in some great projects such the Pi Portable Camera and The Photo Booth. We started spending 30 minutes to take the breakfast and share each other. The first day, the Raspberry Pi Team shared knowledge directly on physical making such us understanding coding using Python to control lights on/off, motion sensors, GPIO pins, how make a camera works with, sense HAT, motors, and Explorer HAT device. After that, we had a brain storming to think how we would apply/explore the RPi.

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Sunday, June 4, 2017

Opening Doors with the Key to Success: Education Cornerstone Presbyterian High School, Belize 1 comment

"In his heart a man plans his course, but the Lord determines his steps."  Proverbs 16:9

"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the Lord, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future."   Jeremiah 29:11

With these two Scriptural "cornerstones", the graduation evening of Cornerstone Presbyterian High School began its celebrations.  Fifteen beautiful young people were able to say that they had, with the help of their Christian teachers, leaders and parents, opened the next door to their future through a Christian education.

Guillermo Laib, who represented the graduation class, gave the Salutatorian Address which included thanks for a Christ-centered education where the love of Christ was demonstrated, where hard work was lauded and his experience of his class was like a family.  He encouraged his fellow classmates to be the best version of themselves, to be phenomenal and to continue working hard to be successful for the good of the Belizean country.

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Sunday, June 4, 2017

The Fruits of Sacrifice 2 comments

"It could have been easy just to send my little sister and me to work," she said to her mother, who was sitting with the rest of us at Cornerstone Presbyterian High School's graduation ceremony.

"It could have been easy just to send us to work."

But her mother didn't.

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Sunday, June 4, 2017

Wisdom & Encouragement from the Belizean Ministry of Education 0 comments

One of the most amazing experiences on the trip to Belize this far has been to hear the keynote address of Mr. Jahmor Lopez who is an inspector from the Ministry of Education.  He began his graduation address by telling the students that this day is is about you.  He asked them how do they open the doors to their lives?  

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