Beginning February 26th, the BBC will be taking the micro:bit on tour as part of the micro:bit STEM roadshow. It will be a great opportunity for teachers to gain hands on experience with the micro:bit before they are rolled out to the classrooms. The roadshow is stopping at several locations across the country, and presents a unique opportunity for an intimate introduction to the device. The micro:bit roadshow will no doubt provide the added depth that some teachers worry will be missed due to the delayed roll outs.
Led by expert Microsoft trainers, participants will be guided through basic programming, explore subject-specific resources to support the micro:bit in science or design and technology classes, and learn about the BBC Make It Digital initiative. This is a fantastic opportunity to gain the skills to lead others and provide support for using the micro:bit, coming away with lesson plans and resources.
The best bit? Teachers receive a 100% discount on the course fee and up to £44 contribution towards travel expenses. Lunch and refreshments will be included. So, whether you live 10 or 100 miles away from your closest micro:bit roadshow venue, there’s no excuse not to attend. The micro:bit STEM roadshow is a series of events not to be missed.
Click here to redirect to the STEM website, find your closest location and find out how to apply.
The course is presented by The National STEM Centre working in partnership with the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) and the Design and Technology Association (DATA).