Secondary school

The Calliope mini in use in computer science lessons

KMK strategy and Calliope mini
At the end of 2016, the Conference of Ministers of Education adopted the strategy paper “Bildung in der digitale Welt”. . This strategy of the KMK quickly caused movement in the education system. Why? Because all federal states were asked to develop an answer to this paper.

KMK strategy and Calliope mini

Information about the Calliope project

You can need collaborators for your own project for very different reasons: as support in the classroom, as financial support or simply to have your back. Here we have put together various materials that you can use if you want to tell others about the Calliope mini.

Flyer Project letter

Calliope mini class set secondary class

The Calliope mini class set: secondary class contains everything to quickly and easily expand the Calliope mini with additional external sensors and actuators.
Simply plug in, program and try it out!

• 20 Calliope mini starter boxes
• 10 humidity sensors
• 10 ultrasonic distance sensors


Secondary class set

Programming with the Calliope mini

Different programming tools (editors) are available for programming with the Calliope mini.
On the Editors page there is all the important information for selecting the appropriate programming environment, from visual block programming to text-based programming, such as Python.


course material

For teaching with the Calliope mini at secondary level I we offer selected teaching material based on the curriculum. The guided lessons include downloadable, editable resources covering everything from computer science fundamentals to high school creative design projects.

lesson material

Persen Verlag publishes another workbook for teachers and students for teaching with the Calliope mini, this time for grades 5 and 6 of secondary school.


The programming in this workbook is done with the MakeCode Editor.

Westermann offers an introduction to programming in the chapter "Experimenting with the Calliope microcontroller" of the book "Praxis Informatik - Edition 2021 for North Rhine-Westphalia".


This book is programmed with the Open Roberta Lab Editor.

The School Material Collection offers an overview of published teaching and learning materials.
Here you can filter by school type editors and federal states, among other things.

school material

Advanced training

We offer different training formats for beginners, for more in-depth study, but also for exchange in the network. The training courses are currently all taking place online as live events or are available as videos for retrieval.

The Calliope training courses with regular one-hour online sessions and a MOOC for self-learning offer many tips for teaching in addition to an introduction.

Calliope mini further education

The Calliope mini Experts program starts every half year and is aimed at all teachers and school administrators from German-speaking countries.

Calliope mini Experts

Calliope mini & iPad

Here you will find tips and tricks for the possibilities of programming the Calliope mini with the iPad as well as a selection of extra iPad materials.


Arrange a personal online appointment

You still have questions?
We offer individual online appointments to inform about topics that interest you, such as the differences between the GS and SEK I class sets, programming environments and teaching materials.

make an appointment

Functions at a glance

The Calliope mini is packed with different inputs, outputs and sensors as well as radio and Bluetooth functions.

How it works!


Control the outputs, inputs and sensors of the Calliope mini and create the first sequences, loops and conditions.



Whether CO2 traffic light, game controller or irrigation system. With the help of the many extensions, the possibilities are endless.

connect and get started!