What is a micro:bit Champion?
A micro:bit Champion helps remove barriers to learning digital skills by using the micro:bit. They do this by building and supporting communities of educators and other micro:bit enthusiasts. A Champion works in collaboration with the Foundation, aligning with our
values and joining our mission to inspire every child to create their best digital future. Apply to join
Applications are open from January 1 through January 29, 2024.
Key parts of the application:
We want to see you in action. Please share a link to one of your favorite micro:bit projects with educators. You can choose any format - video, website, slideshow, or something else. Share one professional goal you have set for yourself this year. How will becoming a micro:bit Champion help you to achieve your professional goal? (300 words max) Who should apply?
The Champions cohort is primarily comprised of teachers and school leaders. You may be a good fit if you are someone who is one or more of the following:
has experience using the micro:bit to inspire and engage others has the passion and drive to spread the use of the micro:bit in your local community and beyond can follow the Foundation's Code of Conduct and represent the Foundation in your local community is willing to present at conferences, run workshops, or deliver training on how to use the micro:bit is already, or is willing to become, a key influencer in their local community for physical computing, coding, and digital skills What do Champions do? Attend an orientation to meet other micro:bit Champions Attend 5 global meetups Attend 6 regional meetups Host or contribute to at least 3 micro:bit workshops, presentations, or events between April and December 2024 Report micro:bit-related activities to the Foundation quarterly Participate in surveys from the Foundation What do Champions receive? Presentation kit to host your own webinars and workshops with educators Invitation to virtual meet ups with members of the Micro:bit Educational Foundation Mentorship from fellow Champions, many of whom are experts in the field Frequently Asked Questions What do micro:bit Champions do? What is the presentation kit and training that I will receive if I am selected as a micro:bit Champion? How long will I be a micro:bit Champion? Will micro:bit Champions resources be available in languages other than English? Is there a cost for the program? I have a question that isn't answered here. Who can I write to?