Heads-up with micro:bit (EN):
This workshop is intended to prepare you to teach our micro: Virtual Pet lesson plan. Teach it during Canada Learning Code Week (Dec. 5-11) to unlock Emoji World! Your students will get to envision and express themselves in this world through their favorite emojis, representing the big impact we can make when we collectively code. Learn more about Canada Learning Code Week here and during this workshop!
Looking for a way to put those micro:bits to use while connecting to course content? Challenge your learners to program a simple, yet fun game to learn the fundamentals of coding and improve their understanding of content you’ve been exploring in class!
In this session for educators, we will explore applications in computer science concepts, including variables, arrays, and generating random numbers. With a focus on effective pedagogical practice, participants will learn how to program a micro:bit to create a Heads-Up game that can be customized for various subject areas, including science, social science, mathematics, French, literacy and physical education. While participants will be primarily working with the MakeCode block-based editor, for those who would like an added challenge, a Python editor option will be provided. Additional challenges and extension ideas will be shared. Participants will leave with links to activities that can be incorporated into both online and onsite classroom environments.
*You do not need a micro:bit to participate in this session.
This session may be applied to grades 4-12.
None! This workshop is designed for beginners.
About Our Teachers Learning Code Program
Our Teachers Learning Code program has been designed for educators with little to no coding experience to be able to teach coding fundamentals to their students. We offer various learning experiences such as workshops and conferences that provide educators with guides, training, and lesson planning tools to help them introduce code and computational thinking to their students.No coding experience necessary - our Teachers Learning Code program is designed for absolute beginners.
- An awesome lead instructor and industry mentors!
What Do I Need To Bring?
You must bring your own laptop for which you have administrative permissions
Please remember to bring your own powercord. A mouse can be handy too
You may be required to download some free software. After you sign up, we will email detailed instructions.