Micro:bit Introductory Training to Digital Transformation in the Classroom

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Date :

2019-09-17 (Tuesday)

Time :

09:30 - 17:30

CPD :

7 hours

Venue :

4/F, Room 417 and 418, British Council Admiralty Office, 3 Supreme Court Road, Hong Kong

Seat(s) :

30

Medium of Instruction :

English

Category :

Pedagogy and Assessment - Education/Information Technology

Level :

Fundamental

Mode Of Study :

MS03 - PART-TIME DAY RELEASE

About the Event :

Micro:bit is a tiny programmable computer, designed to make learning and teaching easy and fun!  This workshop aims to improve teachers' awareness and motivation around how coding tasks in the classroom can better engage learners and deliver subject content.   The facilitator will introduce participants to a variety of digital literacy activities that can be applied to their classroom and finally empower teachers with the basic skills and confidence to develop creative activities within their subject capacity.   

Participants will receive a certificate from British Council endorsed by the Micro:bit Educational Foundation.   Coffee breaks and lunch will be provided in the workshop.

Facilitator(s) :

Mr Richard Chan, Micro:bit Teacher from British Council

British Council is a founding partner of the Micro:bit Educational Foundation.  Mr Richard Chan has a BSc in Computer Science from Staffordshire University with 4 years of working experience with schools in Hong Kong and South East Asia Countries. He is a pioneer of the micro:bit Teacher Training campaign in Hong Kong, working with local schools since early 2017. He also has 3 years of experience in helping schools to build projects for STEAM and makerspace environments. 

Intended Learning Outcomes :

Upon completion of this workshop, participants will be able to:

  • use variables as a way to store and retrieve data;
  • use the basic micro:bit commands to create complex programs; and
  • design simple animation and icons to tell a story

Target Audience :

All VTC  Teaching and Instructing Staff

Enquiry :

Ms CHENG Winnie Annie
Project Officer
Tel: 2836-1808  
E-mail: awcheng@vtc.edu.hk