Mackay Micro:bit workshops for Teachers

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Mackay Micro:bit workshops for Teachers

20 October, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 12:45 pm


Date:   Saturday 20th October 2018

Venue: Pioneer State High School

Bedford Road, Andergrove

Primary Teachers:  9:00 am —10:30 am

Secondary Teachers: 11.15 am – 12.45 pm

Workshop Leader: Sandra Amoore

In this session you will learn:

  • What is a micro:bit
  • Parts of a micro:bit
  • How to download and reload
  • Basic commands
  • Code to make a dice
  • Code to hear a song
  • Design a creature incorporating your micro:bit

The BBC micro:bit is a pocket-sized codeable computer which is super easy to use and can be used across the curriculum, not just STEM subjects. It is a great programmable platform for anyone of any age. The simplicity of the micro:bit makes it an easy starting point for early year groups but it can also be a powerful tool for experienced coders.  It can be coded with JavaScript, MicroPython, Microsoft Block Editor and Microsoft Touch Develop.

Registration: There is no cost as this is a Google funded event.

To attend the Workshop register your details through the RSVP system at the bottom of this screen and Confirm RSVP attendance to the attendee’s email at the end of the process.

Each teacher will receive a Micro:bit Go to take away and morning tea is provided from 10:30 am to 11:15 am for both Primary and Secondary teachers registered for the workshop.

What to Bring:

EQ employees may bring C4T computers.  Non-EQ employees will have access to a computer on the day.  Micro:Bits require a USB port, devices such as iPads and mobile phones are not suitable.

Please bring scrap small boxes, scissors, tape, paper, toilet rolls and other recyclable materials to make your creature.

BYO Drinking mug for coffee/tea – helping the environment.


9 am: Micro:Bits for primary teachers, beginners, limit 25

10:30 Morning tea for primary and secondary teachers.  Sandwiches,  fruit platters, tea and coffee provided.

11:15: Micro:Bits for secondary teachers, beginners, limit 25

12:45 End of workshops


20 October, 2018
9:00 am - 12:45 pm
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Pioneer State High School
Bedford Road
Andergrove, Queensland 4740 Australia
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