The Hands-On Workshop Series, hosted by LEGO ®, provides registrants an opportunity to explore effective hands-on strategies and tools to enhance STEM and humanities education. Join them to learn more about their well-known and long-loved resources, as well as powerful new tools to engage today's inquisitive learners.
LEGO ® Education offers solutions from preschool to university, offering STEM and humanities related products along with digital tools, comprehensive teacher guides and activity packs.
Learn To Robot! Next Gen LEGO MINDSTORMS Edu EV3
Chris Rogers (Tufts University)
Nicole Richard (National instruments)
David Banks (GeekDad)
Norman Morgan (Westlake High School)
Some call it a robot, LEGO ® Education calls it a motivator and after fifteen years of robotics in the classroom, we will showcase the new generation of LEGO® MINDSTORMS® Education EV3. LEGO ® Education will demonstrate the new platform and will then hold a discussion with key thought leaders who helped provided feedback and helped develop various aspects of the product. We will discuss how robotics is changing education and therefore how kids learn, and how future generations will use these new skills in the real world. Come see this revolutionary platform in action, hear from key leaders and learn to robot!
If You Build It, They Will Learn
Peggy Perkins (Bastrop ISD)
Come join us for an interactive and hands-on LEGO ® Education workshop aimed at 2nd-5th grade elementary language arts, reading and writing teachers! We have multiple examples of how hands-on tools are helping students better engage in the classroom. This has been very successful with STEM related topics and the need to engage more students in reading and writing is critical. In this workshop, you will learn how to implement LEGO ® Education StoryStarter, a new language arts product, in your classroom. Students can use StoryStarter to literally build their own stories. Through a structured and guided building process, students explore the components of writing, story structure and different story genres. During the workshop, you will have the opportunity to work in groups to build your story, learn how to align with the new language arts common core standards and receive tips and tricks on how LEGO ® Education bricks can make your students better readers, writers and communicators.
Building Tomorrow's Makers, One Brick at a Time
Stephan Turnipseed (LEGO ® Education)
Dale Dougherty (Maker Media)
Kathy Holberg (Bastrop ISD)
There is a growing wealth of research that shows people primarily think and learn through experiences they have had. This is changing the way educators and childcare professionals view their roles. As one new teacher said: “I was looking at all these tools and thinking how can I get good at using them in order to teach? But then I realized that what I needed to do was give them to the children and let them learn by using them.”
This is 21st century learning and providing children with opportunities to experiment with their surroundings as a form of problem-solving or systematic creativity, which is the ability to think creatively and reason systematically. With exposure to dynamic and active learning experiences, students are inspired to become the next generation of makers, creating active, collaborative and inventive solutions-seekers. Join LEGO Education North America President Stephan Turnipseed and a LEGO Ed teacher to take part in a hands-on LEGO BuildToExpress experience.