CAS East is hosting a BBC micro:bit roadshow for teachers in the East of England at the University of Hertfordshire. The event is organised through Computing At School in collaboration with Microsoft, the BBC and other micro:bit partners.
The micro:bit is a pocket-sized programmable computer that will be given free to every child in year 7 later this term.
Places are limited so priority will be given to Master Teachers, Hub Leaders, and Lead Schools before they are offered to other teachers. Other Secondary teachers can book a place subject to confirmation.
Please bring your own device (laptop, tablet etc.) capable of running Microsoft Touch Develop. You do not need to bring a micro:bit, these will be loaned to you on the day.
Lunch and refreshments are provided.
09:30 Tutorials and a sustainability talk from a BBC representative
10:00 Workshop 1: How to use the BBC micro:bit in the classroom and getting round technical problems
12:20 Workshop 2: Creative planning for the BBC micro:bit: what does it look like in reality
13:50 Workshop 3: Exploring ideas for classroom pedagogy with the BBC micro:bit and open project
15:10 Workshop 4: Running BBC micro:bit CPD sessions for colleagues
16:10 Plenary: Q&A and next steps
Additional support: Access to a CAS CRC BBC micro:bit 'Roadshow in a box' set of resources will be provided. These will include presentations, videos, lesson plans, technical help guides and a discussion forum.