Fully online experience

We deliver all Bootcamp content online. We use email to coordinate tasks and give reminders, the Tech Explorations online school to provide content and Zoom for the coaching sessions.

Through email, we will coordinate your study. All study materials are a click away. Each day brings you a single topic, to protect you from information overload.

Skilled instructors

Dr Peter Dalmaris has been teaching online Arduino courses since 2013 and has helped over 55,000 students from around the world to enjoy tinkering with electronics. He understands the challenges of starting new and will help you in your journey.

Peter will be your coach during group and individual coaching sessions. Our team will be available to assist you through our Help Desk. We will make sure that you get the help you need no matter where you are in the world.

Coaching to fit your needs

As a Bootcamp participant, you will receive coaching via live Zoom video (if scheduling permits) or personalised, pre-recorded video.

Our coach and teaching assistants review all of your project work and offer constructive feedback.

In addition, our coaching team is available to help you at any time via the Tech Explorations help desk.

Classroom resources

On Succesful completion of the Bootcamp, you will receive a complete classroom resources kit. You can use your kit in your classroom immediately. Here is what you will receive:

  • 23 lecture notes in PDF format.
  • 31 Arduino sketches, fully annotated, with schematics.
  • 165 multiple choice questions.
  • 16 mini-projects.
  • 2 projects.

These materials are licensed to you, for use in your classroom. Site licenses are also available on request.

Arduino Bootcamp for Teachers

What is it? Who is it for?

Learn in Relaxed Mode

We know that you may not be able to make this Bootcamp fit with your schedule in Jog or Sprint mode.

So we have created the Arduino Bootcamp for Teachers "Relaxed Mode"!

In relaxed mode, we can work with you to create a schedule that works.

In relaxed mode, the Bootcamp starts when you are ready, and ends when you have completed all projects, as long as the total duration does not exceed 60 days.

You can discuss your requirements by booking a consultation meeting with Peter (access the booking form using the button at the bottom of this page) or send us a message via the Help Desk.

Bootcamp start dates and how to enrol

Our Bootcamps launch on the first Monday of every month. The next available dates are:

  • Jog Mode: Monday, August 6, 2018 to Wednesday, September 5, 2018
  • Sprint Mode: Monday, August 6, 2018 to Monday, August 20, 2018
  • Relaxed Mode: Get in touch (this link will take you to the Help Desk page - please use it to contact us to discuss your requirements)

Before you book, please ensure that you have the required hardware to avoid interruptions resulting from not having the right parts when you need them.

The Jog Mode Bootcamp also requires a small amount of preparation work. You should allocate 1 hour prior to the Bootcamp Jog Mode start date to complete this work.

An example daily schedule of the Jog Mode Bootcamp is available.

Please note that:

  • Group coaching sessions will be finalised on the day that the Bootcamp starts. The exact days and times will depend on the location (time zones) and availability of the participants so that as many of them as possible can participate in at least one group coaching session per week.
  • We will aim to allocate group coaching sessions at two different time zones, twice a week.
  • If it is not possible to find a suitable time for group coaching sessions, we will provide individualised coaching through the Help Desk and pre-recorded videos.

Enrolling to a Bootcamp

To enrol to a Bootcamp, follow these steps:

  1. Go to the curriculum page.
  2. Click on the "Enroll in Course" button.
  3. Choose the mode and start date.
  4. Complete the payment process.

Once you complete this process, we will acknowledge, and help you prepare so that you are ready to start on your selected start date.

Can I get a refund?

The short answer is: No, unless you request it at least 7 working days prior to the start date of your Bootcamp.

Unlike our self-paced courses, when you enrol to a Bootcamp you trigger a process that has a relatively high cost. Our instructors and other team members must allocate time to assist you. Their time, like yours in valuable. Once we have provisioned them to you, it is costly to make changes.

Our infrastructure is also costly, and it is dedicated to serving Bootcamp participants before anyone else.

But the most important reason why we believe that Bootcamp refunds are not desirable is commitment. We want you to think carefully about the value of this training for you and your professional development, and once you commit, to complete it.

What if something happens beyond your control can't complete it?

We understand that life can get in the way. In case of an emergency, please get in touch with us as soon as possible. We'd be more than happy to halt your Bootcamp and credit you all the work you have done up to that point. You will be able to continue with the rest of the training on a future Bootcamp.

A testimonial from a recent graduate

Read the full testimonial here.

"In all, I recommend this class. In particular I recommend it if you have a basic understanding of electronics but may be a bit rusty. Do the words: LED, Diode, and Resistor have meaning to you? If you said yes then you passed that test. The same with programming skill, if you can form a single sentence that uses both the word “code” and the word “instruction” then you are ready.

It is worth the effort you put into it and you will be better prepared to introduce your students to programs the take information from, and act on, the world outside of the computer. And, it is fun."

- Robert Crawford, MBA, Eisenhower Middle School

Why not just enrol in Arduino Step by Step?

General hobbyist courses, like Arduino Step by Step, are excellent if you need to learn about how to use specific components so that you complete a gadget on which you are working.

Our statistics show that only 10% of people enrolled in a hobbyist course will complete it. That is true across the online education industry.For hobbyists, completion is not a required outcome.

When it comes to professional development learning, a hobbyist course is not the best option. The stakes are much higher. In professional development, not only the learner must complete the entire course, but this must be done in a timely fashion, and at a mastery level.

Unlike Arduino Step by Step, our Arduino Bootcamp for Teachers is the only course that guarantees that you will be able to teach Arduino to your students and that you will be able to do this after just a couple of weeks of concentrated and assisted study.

Is this Bootcamp right for me?

We have designed this Bootcamp for people who fit one of these descriptions:

  • A STEM teacher who is planning to teach any course that uses the Arduino as a learning tool
  • A person who wants to deliver Arduino training to their local maker club, library, or community.
  • A parent who wants to help their children with their STEM projects, science fair projects or similar activities
  • A curriculum designer or decision maker who seeks an understanding of this technology before integrating it into their work

We do not assume that a Bootcamp participant will have any prior knowledge of electronics, programming and micro-controllers. However, we do expect that they are able to use a computer with confidence, install applications, and use the Internet to conduct research.

Our main tool for communication is email. For video communication, we use Zoom, a very efficient way to conduct meetings with multiple participants, share annotated screens, and record our sessions so that participants have a complete record for their reference.

Before approving your entry application to the Bootcamp, we conduct a 30-minute online meeting to discuss your specific objectives from the Bootcamp and to ensure that we can meet your expectations.

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