Challenge Me: LEGO and the Elementary Learner
Participate and share : Poster
Javier Aguilar Lindsay Foster Amanda Peterson
In this hands-on session, learn, share and connect with LEGO materials including basic bricks. Learn how to build lessons and get copies of templates and challenge task cards to use in all content areas.
|Audience:||Library media specialists, Teachers, Coaches|
|Attendee devices:||Devices useful|
|Attendee device specification:||Laptop: Chromebook, Mac, PC
Tablet: Android, iOS, Windows
|Participant accounts, software and other materials:||None needed|
|Topic:||Maker activities & programs|
|Subject area:||Language arts, STEM/STEAM|
|ISTE Standards:||For Educators:
|Disclosure:||The submitter of this session has been supported by a company whose product is being included in the session|
|Influencer Disclosure:||This session includes a presenter that indicated a “material connection” to a brand that includes a personal, family or employment relationship, or a financial relationship. See individual speaker menu for disclosure information.|
Objective: Through hands-on integration and participation, participants will explore and adapt current lesson activities and TEKS using the LEGO tools and materials as well as to develop reflection, extension and exploration activities that will support and encourage higher order thinking skills and the ISTE 4 Cs.
Educational Challenge: Educators are using LEGO tools and materials as an extra fun activity within their classroom but lack the understanding of the variety of ways LEGO materials can be used for playful learning with their student population.
Instructional Activities/Strategies: Participants will have opportunity to collaborate with others, create with LEGO bricks and discover content-specific LEGO task cards and activities that can be use with their students in a variety of ways.
Evidence of Success: Educators will create LEGO structures, explain their thinking behind their creation and the ways they plan to use LEGO materials in their classroom.
Introduction: 5 minutes
Our Why: 10 minutes
Station Rotations: 45 minutes
• Science Station
• Social Studies Station
• ELAR/Writing Station
• STEM/STEAM Station
• Math Station
Whatzit Lesson: 25 minutes
Closing: 5 minutes
Walker, Karen. “The Power of Playful Learning in Early Childhood Education.” TEPSA, Texas Association for the Education of Young Children , Nov. 2018, www.tepsa.org/resource/the-power-of-playful-learning-in-early-childhood-education/.
Hello my name is Javier Aguilar, I am in my seventh year of working at East Fort Worth Montessori Academy as a Technology Applications / Computer Science teacher & Robotics Coach. I am a fan of the LEGOS, Robotics, MinecraftEDU, Roblox and Fortnite. I love listening to music when we are in class. I am making positive changes in education to better equip students for the future. @efwmaschool @dfwcsta #LEGOEducation #networking #learning #teamwork #equity #diversity #confidence #code #CSforGood #creativity #CSforALL #EveryCanCode #ForTheLoveOfCoding #SpheroHero #BeyondCode 👍🏼🤖
Lindsay Foster has two decades of educational experience as an elementary classroom educator, a technology applications instructor, and as an instructional technology coach. As an Instructional Technology Coordinator, Mrs. Foster helps students & educators alike build meaningful & engaging learning experiences using technology across the curriculum. Mrs. Foster is a Google Certified Trainer, a LEGO Education US Master Educator, Book Creator Ambassador, and BreakoutEDU Trainer. Mrs. Foster loves to showcase student and educator experiences in the classroom, on the campus and across her district and state, and her speaking engagements have included ISTE, TCEA, MACUL, NCTIES, TCEA ETC, TCCA, TiA, and TXGoo.
I am a Digital Learning Coach for Lamar Consolidated School District and a LEGO Education U.S. Master Educator since 2018. I have been in the education field since 1998. I love Dash and Dot Robots, all things LEGO and Mickey Mouse. In my spare time I sew, quilt, read, work on crafts and spend time with family and friends.