Micro:bit in secondary computing CY224 / A17

Start date
23 May 18
2 Days
National STEM Learning Centre, University of York, York YO10 5DD View on Google Map


Transform your 11 to 14 computing curriculum to make programming interesting and exciting for all students, smoothing the transition from blocks to text-based languages.

During the first day you will use Python to programme the micro:bit; from the basics through to making music. You will transmit morse code using radio and, finally, take part in a Bit:Bot robot challenge.

The second day will extend your understanding of using the micro:bit for physical computing and innovative robotics with blocks, JavaScript and Python. You will be guided by experienced master teachers making extensive use of the micro:bit in schools. Teaching and classroom management methods will be modelled, and you will have time and help to tweak your own 11 to 14 curriculum. The CPD focuses on low- or no-cost projects based on the micro:bit.

This is a residential course, fees include meals and accommodation for the duration of the course.


Following this course you will:

  • become confident programming the micro:bit with MakeCode blocks, Python and JavaScript
  • understand how to support all learners using both blocks and Python for 11 to 14 schemes of learning

  • take away many ideas for using the micro:bit for programming, including physical computing

  • have experienced effective methods for teaching programming and managing kit in the classroom

  • feel empowered to develop your 11 to 14 curriculum, using the micro:bit to encourage greater uptake for 14 to 16 computer science


Micro:bit in secondary computing - day 123 May 2018 10:00-18:45
Micro:bit in secondary computing - day 224 May 2018 09:00-15:30


State-funded school or college£600.00 +VAT£600.00ENTHUSE Bursary
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Fee-paying school or college (independent)£600.00 +VAT

Participants from outside the UK will be charged the course fee and an additional £120 per day plus VAT.

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