• Gifted Education
  • Science
  • STEM
  • Technologies

Micro:bit Mashup (BBC micro:bit, MakeCode)

PL # 12376.
Starting on 20 Sep 2019
Cancellation permitted until 18/09/2019

Event registrations closed on 18/09/2019


This is an introduction to using the BBC micro:bit microcontroller board, and Microsoft’s easy and powerful MakeCode block-based coding environment.
In this hands-on session, we will use the BBC micro:bit and explore ways that this can be used to support the Digital Technologies curriculum and ideas for cross-curricular projects.
The BBC micro:bit is an inexpensive pocket-sized computer that you can code, customise and control to bring your digital ideas, games and apps to life.
The super easy, non-intimidating user experience and extensive wireless and sensor features mean it can be used across the school, including curriculum subjects such as science, design, maths, music, art and computing.
Attendees will have hands-on time learning the exciting features of the micro:bit and explore lesson activities for students to invent, plan and create digital solutions with applications across the curriculum.
After exploring the capabilities of the micro:bit, teachers will work in groups to solve real-world problems.
We have a limited supply of micro:bits and kits to use on the day, however please feel free to bring your own micro:bits, inventors kits, and other add-ons to explore

It is encouraged that participants bring their own devices.

** Morning tea and lunch will be provided. There will be some Microsoft Surface Pros available to borrow.**



Steven Payne

Standout Education

Steven Payne has 20 years’ experience as a teacher and education consultant. He has worked with the Microsoft Education team for the past five years, supporting schools and teachers across Australia to help enhance learning and teaching with technology. He is a certified Microsoft Learning Consultant, demonstrating his deep understanding and experience of school transformation and digital strategy, particularly with Office 365. Steven is the founder of Standout Education, a training and consultancy company based in Perth, providing professional development, workshops and ICT coaching for teachers and school leaders.



Event Segment

Date / Time

Starts: 09:00
Finishes: 15:00


AISWA Seminar Room (First Floor)
Suite 5, 41 Walters Drive
Osborne Park WA 6017


Parking bays are available on Walters Drive (max. fee is $5.00 p/day). Alternatively, public transport is available via train & bus: Joondalup Line – Stop at Glendalough Station. Bus transfers: Bus no. 407, Bus stop: 25350

Learning Area

  • Gifted Education
  • Science
  • STEM
  • Technologies

School Area

  • Middle Primary (3-6)
  • Secondary (7-10)
  • Leadership
  • Education Assistants

Event Contact

AITSL Standards