TECH SUMMER SCHOOL 2020
30 MARCH 2020
Course Description: Explore Robotics with BBC:Microbit
Path: Technology and Computer Science (STEM Specialist Module)
Prerequisite: No prior experience needed but student should be open to learning various types of technology as this is a specialist course and able to attend independently.
Grades: Grade 1 and 2
Date: 30 March 2020, Monday
Time: 9.00am – 3.00pm (1 day program)
Location: Forest Hill College, Burwood East, Vic
Cost: $150 (includes GST)
Juniors will venture into micro:bit in this summer module. They will use drag and drop coding to work on the micro:bit.
They will be introduced to the possibilities and capabilities of the micro:bit. With smaller, fun projects especially designed for junior students, they will be able to explore the micro:bit.
What is the micro:bit? It is a small, programmable computer which you can hold in your hands. It may be small but it has fantastic capabilities such as buttons, sensors and a screen. The micro:bit is hardly a limited module as it can be used for all kinds of creations and there are no limits as to what you can create with the micro:bit. The micro:bit can be used to create many things and juniors can look forward to learning something new and something fun in this brand new module.
STUDENTS WILL LEARN:
- Introduction to BBC:Microbit
- Hands on experience
- Drag and Drop Coding
- Learn to work with circuits and coding
What Will Students Take Home?
- Certificate of Completion
- Photos and videos of completed projects – Bring your own camera
STEM & 21st Century Skills Development
Learning and having fun
8.45am-9.00am: Check-in. All students meet for morning announcements, ice breakers, and team-building activities.
9:30am: Students will gather in their respective course groups. Let’s Begin!
Breaks are taken at the discretion of each instructor.
12pm: Lunch time & Play
12.50 pm: Students will gather back in their respective course groups. Let’s Begin!
3:00pm: Home Sweet Home
We have a maximum of 10 students per instructor to allow every child an opportunity to create, make and learn. A facilitator is available to assist students with their learning needs.
MOST FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
You will need to bring morning tea, lunch, some snacks and a drink bottle. You will also need to bring along your action plans (if any).