Friday, January 18, 2013

LEGO Education ~ Build To Express

A LEGO way to teach
"It's all about a new way, a new approach to teaching and really introducing the teachers as more of a facilitator in the classroom." 
– Erin Hardy

"BuildToExpress is a groundbreaking teaching process that combines a facilitative teaching method with hands-on manipulatives. The technique engages students in higher-order thinking by combining LEGO model building with open-ended, nonjudgmental questions. Learners are challenged with building tasks related to a subject area and then use reflective language to explain what they have built and how it applies to the topic at hand. This process of hands-on building combined with dialogue and reflection enables students to develop a deeper understanding of what they are learning. The BuildToExpress process helps engage students with multiple learning styles."

LEGO Education has come up with another innovative program that is research- based and lends itself to teachers being "coaches."  This program, along with LEGO Story Starter, boosts creativity in students.  It is aligned with the common core standards and just screams STUDENT ENGAGEMENT!  Click on the link below to learn more.  

LEGO Build To Express

I am already thinking about grants that I would like to write for next year.  I can see students thriving using both LEGO Build to Express and LEGO Story Starter.  Check out the link.  I would love feedback.  What do YOU think about these 2 programs?

I am brainstorming ideas on how to get both programs in my classroom this year...It all begins with a dream...

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