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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 Teach primary computing certificate
Face to face course 90 minutes

  • Stanford-le-Hope 6 March 15:30—6 March 2024
  • St Leonards-on-Sea 7 March 15:30—7 March 2024
  • Bradford 7 March 15:30—7 March 2024
  • Ipswich 11 March 14:15—11 March 2024
  • Ipswich 12 March 09:00—12 March 2024
  • Dartford 13 March 11:30—13 March 2024
  • London 18 March 14:30—18 March 2024
  • Hatfield 19 March 13:30—19 March 2024
  • Chippenham 19 March 16:00—19 March 2024
  • Leicester 19 March 16:00—19 March 2024
  • Ashton-under-Lyne 22 March 09:30—22 March 2024
  • Wellington 27 March 14:00—27 March 2024
  • Maidstone 27 March 16:00—27 March 2024
  • Langley 28 March 09:30—28 March 2024
  • Bradford 28 March 13:30—28 March 2024
  • Chippenham 16 April 09:00—16 April 2024
  • Orpington 16 April 16:00—16 April 2024
  • Mexborough 17 April 16:00—17 April 2024
  • Stockton-on-Tees 19 April 12:30—19 April 2024
  • Chorleywood 22 April 13:30—22 April 2024
  • St Ives 23 April 15:45—23 April 2024
  • Maidstone 24 April 16:00—24 April 2024
  • Cowes 30 April 15:00—30 April 2024
  • Hatfield 30 April 16:00—30 April 2024
  • Bradford 7 May 15:30—7 May 2024
  • Bicester 13 May 15:30—13 May 2024
  • Leeds 14 May 13:30—14 May 2024
  • Amersham 14 May 16:00—14 May 2024
  • Stoke-on-Trent 20 May 15:30—20 May 2024
  • Maidstone 21 May 16:00—21 May 2024
  • Rotherham 22 May 15:30—22 May 2024
  • Lincoln 3 June 10:40—3 June 2024
  • Ashton-under-Lyne 3 June 15:00—3 June 2024
  • Orpington 4 June 16:00—4 June 2024
  • Chichester 5 June 15:30—5 June 2024
  • Maidstone 10 June 16:00—10 June 2024
  • Thornton-Cleveleys 12 June 15:45—12 June 2024
  • Maidstone 27 June 16:00—27 June 2024
  • Birmingham 16 July 13:00—16 July 2024
  • Chinnor 16 July 13:30—16 July 2024

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

This course is part of Teach primary computing

Teach primary computing

Our nationally recognised qualification will support you to demonstrate your commitment to developing your own practice and to computing as a school subject.

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