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Introduction to the micro:bit in key stage 2 - short course

CP292 Face to face course

Explore physical computing using the micro: bit device; finding out how it can be used to develop understanding of programming through creative digital projects.

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Programming Key stage 2
Face to face course 90 minutes

  • Maidstone 7 February 16:00—7 February 2023
  • Newcastle-upon-Tyne 7 February 16:00—7 February 2023
  • Horsham 8 February 10:00—8 February 2023
  • Northampton 8 February 16:00—8 February 2023
  • Sheffield 9 February 16:00—9 February 2023
  • Shrewsbury 15 February 11:15—15 February 2023
  • Beverley 28 February 09:30—28 February 2023
  • Beverley 28 February 11:00—28 February 2023
  • Ely 9 March 16:00—9 March 2023
  • Gateshead 13 March 16:00—13 March 2023
  • Leeds 14 March 14:30—14 March 2023
  • Stafford 17 March 13:00—17 March 2023
  • Dodworth 20 March 13:30—20 March 2023
  • Birmingham 23 March 10:30—23 March 2023
  • Halesowen 27 March 10:30—27 March 2023
  • Maidstone 30 March 16:00—30 March 2023
  • Cowes 21 April 15:30—21 April 2023
  • Ramsgate 23 May 16:00—23 May 2023
  • Beverley 30 June 09:30—30 June 2023
  • Beverley 5 July 12:00—5 July 2023

Explore physical computing using the micro: bit device; finding out how it can be used to develop understanding of programming through creative digital projects.

During this CPD, you’ll learn how to get started with the micro:bit, exploring the in-built buttons, LEDs, and sensors for detecting movement, sound, light and heat. You’ll find out how to setup the device, how to attach add-ons to make use of the inputs and outputs, and how to teach using micro:bit, making use of freely available resources.

The micro:bit provides an engaging way to develop subject knowledge, through cross-curricular projects that provide instant feedback to develop understanding of programming in Key Stage 2.

Your local computing hub can provide a loanable micro:bit kit enabling you to implement activities using this device in your classroom.

Who is it for?

This course is aimed at teachers and subject leaders of computing, looking to develop physical computing in the classroom to complement existing approaches.

How long is this course?

This course consists of a single 90-minute session. 

How will you learn?

Hands-on experiential learning with the collaborative support of your peers, led by an experienced Professional Development Leader. The course will model teaching approaches that can be taken back to the classroom.

Outcomes

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • gain hands-on experience and confidence using the mico:bit
  • explore pedagogy and lesson activities that make effective use of physical computing in the classroom
  • plan to implement physical computing in the classroom making use of loaned equipment from your local computing hub

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