Physical computing kit - KS3 micro:bit - short course (Invite only) CC253 / C11

Start date
5 Jul 24
Duration
90 Minutes
Location
John Taylor High School, Dunstall Road, Barton-under-Needwood, Burton-on-Trent DE13 8AZ View on Google Map

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Summary

Learning computing with the micro:bit has been proven to raise interest and enjoyment among KS3 learners, and increase the number of girls interested in further study. It provides an engaging way to develop subject knowledge, through fun projects that provide instant feedback to develop programming skill.
During this CPD, you’ll explore how the micro:bit, can be programmed to control creative digital projects. With a range of programming environments freely available it supports the transition from blocks to text, meeting the programming requirements of the National Curriculum and preparing students ready for GCSE.
The micro:bit is a complete package for physical computing, with in-built buttons, LEDs, and sensors for detecting movement, 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 the free Teach Computing Curriculum.
Your local computing hub can provide a loanable micro:bit kit enabling you to implement CPD back in the 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 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.

How long is this course?

This course consists of a single 90 minute session. 

Who is the course leader?

  • Neil Crumpton

    Neil is an experienced educator and consultant with over 21 years of experience in the field of education, specializing in Science and Computer...

Outcomes

By the end of this course you will be able to:
  • Understand the impact physical computing has on engaging students in computing
  • Create simple programs to control the micro:bit and additional components
  • Teach effectively using the free, high-quality physical computing activities in the Teach Computing Curriculum.

Sessions

DateTimeLocation
1 Physical computing kit - KS3 micro:bit05 July 202409:30-11:00John Taylor High School

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Fees & Subsidies

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Additional information

For courses at the National STEM Learning Centre in York, fees include meals and accommodation for the duration of the course. 

 

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