Guess what? The kids might already be doing STEAM and Maker activities without any encouragement. Any parent will have at least one kid who’s into building stuff with Lego and that means they’re touching on all the elements of STEAM, design, engineering, maths…
The new, free LEGO Education Maker activities include stimulating challenges for every student at every year level and incorporate LEGO Education solutions including LEGO Education STEAM Park, LEGO Education Simple Machines, LEGO Education WeDo 2.0, LEGO® MINDSTORMS® Education EV3 and LEGO Education Simple and Powered Machines.
The new LEGO Education Maker activities place educators in the role of facilitators, as they guide their students through a series of open-ended, problem-based challenges linked to real-life scenarios. Students team up to define a problem, brainstorm ideas, define design criteria, and apply their findings to develop and build innovative solutions.
Several of the LEGO Education Maker activities incorporate easy-to-code motors and sensors, developing practical skills while fostering students’ team work, critical thinking, creative problem solving and communication skills.
Annual LEGO Education Teacher Award to celebrate innovative teaching and making worldwide
Educators everywhere are invited to enter the LEGO Education Teacher Award, a global program that aims to celebrate innovative teaching in the subjects of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). This year’s annual LEGO Education Teacher Award encourages primary and secondary educators to share how they are “making” with LEGO bricks in their classrooms.
Following from the success of last year’s LEGO Education Teacher Award, in which winners from around the world attended the LEGO Education 2017 Symposium in Billund, Denmark to display and share innovative practices with like-minded educators, the celebration returns to find this year’s cohort of talented and dedicated educators.
This year’s winners will receive the opportunity to present their work at the LEGO Education 2018 Symposium in Boston, USA from June 5–7, 2018 in collaboration with Tufts University.
LEGO Education offers playful learning experiences and teaching solutions based on the LEGO system of bricks, curriculum-relevant material, and physical and digital resources. Our solutions enable every student to succeed by encouraging them to become active, collaborative learners, build skills for future challenges, and establish a positive mindset toward learning.
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