Learning Opportunities

Micro:Bits for Engaging Classrooms – Level 1 Beginner

Presented By

Sue Mylde

Series Sessions

Date Time
Tuesday, March 05, 2024 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM


Rundle College Junior High 7375 17th Ave SW, Calgary, AB

Grade Levels

Grades 4 - 6

Target Audience: Gr 4-6 (Grade 7/8 also welcome!) teachers, educational assistants and pre-service teachers are encouraged to attend.

Are you an Elementary teacher looking for ways to bring Computer Science to life with the introduction of the new Elementary Science Curriculum? Are you a Junior High teacher who is looking for ways to elevate your classrooms using digital electronic tools? 

Unlock the potential of Micro:bits in the classroom with these comprehensive sessions for educators.

Level 1 (Beginner) is designed for those who have never used Micro:Bits before.

Level 2 (Elevated) is designed for those familiar with Micro:Bits but would like to elevate their skills and dive deeper into resources and discovery projects that can be brought into the classroom. You may choose to register for either or both depending on your familiarity with the technology. Register for Level 2 (Elevated) HERE

Level 1 (Beginner): 

In this introductory section, educators will delve into the fundamentals of Micro:bit programming and applications. Participants will gain hands-on experience in the following areas:

  • Introduction to Micro:bit: Explore the features and capabilities of the Micro:bit hardware.
  • Block-Based Programming: Learn the basics of programming through visual, drag-and-drop coding using platforms like MakeCode.
  • Sensors and Inputs: Understand how to utilize sensors on the Micro:bit for interactive projects.
  • Basic Projects: Engage in guided projects to reinforce learning and build confidence in incorporating Micro:bit into lesson plans.
  • Classroom Integration: Discuss strategies for integrating Micro:bit into various subjects and classroom activities.

By the end of Part 1, educators will have a solid foundation in Micro:bit basics, enabling them to create fun, engaging and educational projects for their students.

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