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Three Educators Adapt Learning With Micro:bits and Engaging Activities

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Snapshots are a pairing of two 20 minute presentations followed by a 5 minute Q & A.
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Other presentations in this group:

Dilini Nissanka  
Leon Tynes  
Dr. Melissa Wrenchey  

Join three educators as they share how they collaborated to provide training and engaging activities — remote and in-person — to meet the needs of elementary, middle and high school students. See how the three leaders worked together as their own PLC to make learning more engaging and develop leadership and collaboration skills in all students.

Audience: Teachers, Technology coordinators/facilitators
Skill level: Beginner
Attendee devices: Devices useful
Attendee device specification: Smartphone: Android, iOS, Windows
Laptop: Chromebook, Mac, PC
Tablet: Android, iOS, Windows
Participant accounts, software and other materials: Attendees may want to bookmark content and look up resources.
Topic: Computer science & computational thinking
Grade level: PK-12
Subject area: Computer science, STEM/STEAM
ISTE Standards: For Educators:
  • Explore and apply instructional design principles to create innovative digital learning environments that engage and support learning.
For Students:
Innovative Designer
  • Students exhibit a tolerance for ambiguity, perseverance and the capacity to work with open-ended problems.
Disclosure: The submitter of this session has been supported by a company whose product is being included in the session

Proposal summary

Purpose & objective

We had resources to share: older leaders as high school mentors looking to collaborate with younger learners. Along the way we created lesson plans, interactive sessions and engaging content for all participants. Micro:bits provided an opportunity for designing content around engineering and Computer Science content. We will share how the same hardware and training models provided layers of collaboration with these groups connecting Arizona, California and Washington students to each other.


We will share how we organized the content (5 minutes)
the work we did (15 minutes)
The problems solved and outcomes (10 minutes)

Supporting research offers lots of curriculum solutions for free including whole courses. also offers authentic challenges around healthy science and environment.

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Dilini Nissanka, Tesla STEM High School
Leon Tynes, AMS Desert Sky
Dr. Melissa Wrenchey, N. Tesla STEM High School

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