IoT Workshop for Pre-University Educators (Kick-Off Meeting)

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Network-based telemetry is embedded into virtually all modern products and systems in order to create new value for end users. Think of the Tesla automobile, that can update its own operating software, so the brakes work better! Pre-university ECE students need exposure to the hardware and protocols used in Internet-of-Things (“IoT”) enabled products, as well as the special challenges of designing these products.


This 3-course, 12-week workshop will help you incorporate networking concepts and technology into your curriculum, and provide opportunities for your students to practice adding networking functionality to embedded projects. The courseware is based on a simple, network-enabled line-following robot based on the Raspberry Pi Pico W board, which will be provided to each participant.


This training is targeted towards Grade 11/12 Computer or Electronics Engineering Teachers (Ontario TEJ/ICS Curriculum), and will be delivered virtually using a Learning Management System, combined with weekly live Q/A sessions to verify mastery of the material.


When registering, please complete all address fields, so we can ship you a robot kit in time for the first session!


To learn more about the courses that will be covered in this workshop, please visit the following page:

  Date and Time




  • Date: 02 Feb 2023
  • Time: 04:00 PM to 05:00 PM
  • All times are (UTC-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)
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This is a virtual event. The meeting details will be shared with registrants via email prior to the event.

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  • Starts 17 October 2022 05:01 PM
  • Ends 19 January 2023 05:01 PM
  • All times are (UTC-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)
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IoT Workshop for Pre-University Educators


Dennis Cecic, P. Eng., is a Principal Technical Training Engineer with Microchip Technology Inc. He is a subject matter expert in 8, 16 and 32-bit Microcontrollers, Embedded Firmware and IoT applications, as well as an instructional designer, helping other Engineers design effective e-learning experiences. He holds a B. Eng. Degree in Electrical Engineering from Toronto Metropolitan University (formerly Ryerson University).



Kick-Off Meeting Agenda:


Courses & Topic Coverage

IoT Robot Hardware Review

Using the LMS

Detailed Training Schedule

Assigned reading and lab exercise