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Sammat Education

Robotics in the Classroom - Bee-Bot & micro:bit - ONLINE PL 16/9/2021


This course is specifically designed for Primary Teachers who wish to bring STEAM technologies into the classroom. Innovate your teaching and learning programs with authentic integration of robotics. You'll walk away from the workshop confident to authentically integrate robotics across the curriculum.


Robotics is a fun and highly engaging method of creating collaborative and challenging activities in science, maths, literacy and other key learning areas.

micro:bit students

During this workshop, participants will:

- explore the functions of Bee Bot and micro:bit and how they link to syllabus documents;
- engage in hands-on activities that can be transferred into the classroom;
- discover how the integration of robotics can help diversify and differentiate the learning occurring in the classroom;
- develop an experience tailored to their class using robotics; and
- develop a sound understanding of STEAM and its importance in today’s classroom and how robotics can be used in an innovative way.

Professional Learning Hours

Completing the STEAM in Action workshop will contribute 4.5 hours of Professional Learning addressing 1.2.2, 1.5.2, 2.1.2, 2.5.2, 2.6.2, 3.2.2, 3.3.2, 3.4.2 from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation.

About your trainer

Grant Jones

Grant Jones

STEAM Instructional Leader

Grant has worked across both private and public school systems over the past 18 years. In his time he has had leadership roles in the area of ICT where he was at the forefront of ICT integration into the classroom through roles such as ICT and Innovations Leader. He currently lectures in Primary Human Society and its Environment in the Master of Teaching degree at Western Sydney University. Grant is a regular on the conference circuit as well, presenting all over Australia at conferences including EduTech, Leading a Digital School, National Education Summit, Digital Schools Conference, MANTLE and FlipCon Australia. In 2018 he completed his Master of Education (STEM) – the first in Australia to graduate with this degree. Grant is now beginning his PhD research looking at what integrated pedagogical content knowledge primary school teachers need to teach effective and authentic STEM in the classroom.

Read What Others Have Said About Sammat Education Workshops

5 Star Review

"The course was great! Really hands-on and engaging. Would definitely recommend Sammat Education for all teachers."

5 Star Review

"It was a fantastic day and I got so much value from the day. There were a lot of ideas and helpful advice to be able to take away and use. I know it will really benefit my teaching and will incorporate the ideas into my programming."

5 Star Review

"I thought the course was great. Never used robots before and now feel quite confident. The hands on experiences were very valuable as well as the exposure to resources that can be accessed to use in everyday classroom teaching."

5 Star Review

"This professional learning was extremely beneficial. It was hands-on, clear and gave excellent ideas for me to take back to my school. I would recommend it to everyone!"

Participant Pack

The Participant Pack Includes the following TAKE HOME RESOURCES
(these will be sent to you before the workshop day!)

Bee Bot

Bee Bot

Designed for use by young children for the introduction of coding and considered communication skills, the Bee Bot is an entertaining, versatile, child- and classroom-friendly resource that is adaptable to both home and school environments. Suitable for kids of early learning, childcare and lower primary ages, the simple layout is a perfect starting point to teach control, directional language and programming too little ones. 

micro:bit GO Pack

micro:bit Version 2

The micro:bit is a pocket-sized computer that you can code, customise and control to bring your digital ideas, games and apps to life. Each element is completely programmable via easy-to-use software on a dedicated website (www.microbit.org) that can be accessed from a PC, tablet, or mobile.

It’s super easy to use, and ready to get started out-of-the-box, with a choice of coding editors for all abilities available in multiple languages. The extensive wireless and sensor features mean the micro:bit can be used across the school, including subjects such as science, design, maths, music, art and computing.


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