Rainham Mark Education Trust and IET (Institute of Engineering and Technology) Phil Moffit Micro:bits, accreditation and evaluation:
What could be better for examining the conservation of energy than making your own torch, and then building an IET table tennis ball launcher? The challenge in Medway is to promote the iSTEM+ example of Mr Frost and his students. His Sixth Form Engineering Society are currently designing projects for their younger peers to complete next year with Micro:bits. We need inspirational teachers to take up iSTEM+, KIKS and the Digital Ambassador framework. What a great way to look forward to 2017! Three sixth formers (Rory, Oscar and Michael) designed, prepared and delivered the iSTEM+ #TEWeek16 activities for their younger colleagues in Year 7. As a theme, they decided on the conservation of energy; a fascinating and relevant challenge. IET already have established accreditation and evaluation (see next section).