The BBC micro:bit is the new pocket size computer that will be given free to every Year 7 child later this term (see: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/articles/4hVG2Br1W1LKCmw8nSm9WnQ/introducing-the-bbc-micro-bit).
In preparation, on 6th October CAS North East is hosting the free BBC micro:bit Roadshow for the North East of England at the School of Computing Science, Newcastle University. The event is organised through Computing At School in collaboration with Microsoft, the BBC and other micro:bit partners.
The outline for the day is:
09:30-10:00 Roadshow Introduction and introduction to the micro:bit
10:00-12:00 Workshop 1 – how to use the BBC micro:bit in the classroom and getting round technical problems
12:20-13:30 Workshop 2 – creative planning for the BBC micro:bit
13:50-14:50 Workshop 3 – exploring ideas for classroom pedagogy with the BBC micro:bit
15:10-16:10 Workshop 4 – running BBC micro:bit CPD sessions for colleagues
16:10-16:30 Plenary Q & A and next steps
This is a hands on workshop aimed at Secondary Teachers who are keen to share the skills gained in this workshop with their Secondary colleagues. CAS Secondary Master Teachers, NoE Hub leaders, NoE Lead Schools, Local Authority Trainers, Secondary school cluster representatives are particularly encouraged to sign up.
Access to a CAS CRC BBC micro:bit Roadshow in a Box set of resources will be provided.
The event is free and you can register at:
Spaces are limited but there is a wait list and more tickets will be released if they become available.