pi-top’s mission isn’t just to change the face of Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts & Math (STEAM) in schools, it’s to change the education system itself.
In many classrooms, people learn by ‘instructionism’ – teachers deliver information to learners who have to memorise it and repeat it back later in some sort of test. This isn’t learning, it’s remembering, and it’s useless for equipping people with the practical skills and experience they need to face an ever-changing world. We believe in something better...
Social Constructionism is a learning-centred approach that prioritises exploring, making and iterating real-life STEAM projects in a social, collaborative way. Our award-winning pi-top laptop and pi-topCEED desktop computers are powered by the Raspberry Pi and come with a host of projects and accessories which allow any teacher, regardless of their computer literacy, to design fun and engaging lessons across STEAM subjects and beyond. Learners are empowered to work together, at their own pace, designing and refining their inventions by asking questions and ultimately Learning by Making.
Since our founding in 2014, we have built a strong global community of teachers and makers who constantly shape our worksheets, lesson plans and content. We provide access to hundreds of hours of educational resources for the Computer Science (CS) and STEAM curriculum that improves digital literacy.
However, we’ve only just got started, and this is where you come in. With secure funding in place we’re poised to accelerate our growth and take our approach out to the world. Our roadmap for the next few years is going to be one hell of a ride, so there’s never been a better time to get onboard. We’re an open, honest and playful company made up of talented individuals from a variety of different backgrounds and places, all united in our commitment to positively improve the way we teach, learn and live. By joining pi-top, you’re helping change the world for the better, because together, We Make The Future.
Still got questions? Feel free to reach out to Peter Sham or any pi-top staffer on LinkedIn and let’s talk.