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Hands-on workshops with LEGO Education at Bett 2017

Teachers have the opportunity to experience computing and STEM solutions with LEGO Education at Bett 2017

Posted by Lucinda Reid | January 15, 2017 | Events

LEGO Education has announced the schedule for its WeDo 2.0 and MINDSTORMS EV3 workshops at Bett 2017, as well as demonstrations of what LEGO Education resources can achieve in schools. The sessions, supported by Hope Education and JRTS, delivered at stand E150, will give UK teachers the chance to get hands-on with award-winning resources that help revolutionise computing and science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) lessons through creative exploration. Teachers who pre-book and attend a workshop will receive a free mini LEGO set.

Simon Davenport from LEGO Education said: “In the UK and across Europe, we’re in desperate need of STEM professionals, but in schools, these subjects can be deemed “boring” and “difficult” by students. This is what we want to change. We want to inspire young people to engage with STEM by showing them just how exciting it can be and how their ideas could revolutionise the world!”

WeDo 2.0 is its latest resource for Key Stage 2 that teaches computing in the context of science. Using the classic LEGO brick and a visual coding platform, pupils can build scientific models and bring them to life using motors and sensors. WeDo 2.0 supports a hands-on, minds-on learning solution, giving pupils the confidence to ask questions and find the answers, and encourage them to discover more. Teachers who sign up and attend the primary workshops will be entered into a prize draw to win a full classroom pack of WeDo 2.0.

LEGO® MINDSTORMS® Education EV3 is an engineering and robotics solution for secondary pupils in Key Stages 3 and 4 that enables them to explore complex STEM topics in an engaging way. The resource challenges pupils to work like real scientists and develop critical thinking skills through scientific enquiry. Teachers signing up and attending a secondary workshop will be entered into a prize draw for a half-classroom pack.

LEGO Education resources capitalise on children’s love of the classic LEGO brick for the purpose of education, allowing for creative and playful exploration of subjects and boosts both engagement and confidence in the classroom. They can enhance a school’s profile and raise pupil attainment, and teachers can discover how this can be made possible in their school during select sessions throughout the show.

In addition, from January 10 2017, LEGO Education will be releasing their full range of digital content free of charge to teachers. This will include extension projects and curriculum packs for WeDo 2.0 and MINDSTORMS EV3, as well as eLearning. These can be accessed by visiting: www.LEGOeducation.com/downloads.

To sign up to the workshops visit: www.LEGOeducation.co.uk/bett or for more information, visit: www.legoeducation.co.uk   

 

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