Robotics, Micro:Bit and the state-of-the-art of Technology in Education
SERAS’s second mini conference will take place on February 25th 2021. It will be an online discussion about current best practice in utilising robots and other 4IR technologies in education and skills provision. And, as with all of our mini-conference events, it is completely free.
This event will feature talks from
- Micro:bit wizard David Whale
- Dr Melissa Butt and Emily Whaites from Discovery STEM
- Stewart Powell from Technocamps.
We welcome anyone who would like to attend. The event is open to academics, educators, Industrial and Ed tech representatives, third sector employees and any member of the public interested in the future of work, education and society.
Micro:bit wizard David Whale is a renowned embedded software engineer, book author and STEM ambassador. He will discuss some recent projects he has designed for the micro:bit, including how the built-in radio feature can be used to model Internet of Things devices and control robots wirelessly.
Emily Whaites (Discovery STEM Education curriculum coordinator) will explore the MiRo teacher training course that she has developed and delivered to 3 cohorts of Yorkshire school teachers. Dr Melissa Butt (Founder of Discovery STEM Education) will outline the impact of international educational robotics and invention programmes on teachers, students and industry.
Stewart Powell is the Assistant Director of the highly successful Welsh digital skilling initiative Technocamps. As well as exploring Technocamps’ use of robots to inspire school children in STEM, Stewart will also discuss the role of competitions such as the FIRST Tech Challenge and FIRST Robotics Competition.