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LEGO Education Elementary Conference, San Diego 2015

Student-led learning and creativity through LEGO bricks, the Maker Movement in schools, and much more!

This page is for the LEGO Education Elementary Conference hosted by LEGO Education and Tufts CEEO in San Diego California, on February 28th, 2015.

Purpose

The purpose of the LEGO Education Elementary Conference is to gather teachers and educators who use or plan to use the LEGO toolset to teach literacy, engineering, math and/or science in their classrooms in order to:

  • Try out activities that teach creativity
  • Share experiences and ideas for implementing the tools in the classroom
  • Learn about the new developments for LEGO Education
  • Meet fellow users & international experts

Talks

The following are some of the talks that will be featured at the conference:

Laser Cutter with 2nd Graders
Elementary Science: Listening to Student Thinking
Literacy and Engineering
Maker Spaces in Elementary School
Imagine, Create, Engineer: Introducing Robotics into Elementary Learning
Using LEGO Bricks with Elementary Students
3D Printing Unique LEGO Pieces
Community-Based Maker Space: Working with Schools
Playing with Passion and Purpose! Growing Students with MoreToMath!
The Curiosity Wall: What happens when students choose what they want to learn?

Workshops

The following are some of the workshops that will be featured at the conference:

Novel Engineering: an Integrated Approach to Teaching Engineering and Literacy
MoreToMath: A hands-on approach to problem-solving!
Creating Stories with LEGO
Robotics in Early Elementary Classrooms
Designing STEM Activities for Creativity
Making a Musical Instrument
Scratch 101: Starting Computational Thinking
Elementary Maker Spaces
Simple Machines and Motorized Mechanisms

Location

High Tech Elementary Chula Vista
1949 Discovery Falls Drive
Chula Vista, CA 91914

For more information, contact Anne Worrall: aworrall@hightechhigh.org

Flyer

Registration

Please use this form to register for the conference. Once you have registered, please use PayPal below to submit your registration fee:

LEGO Education Elementary Conference San Diego 2015

Accommodation

Discount accommodation is available for conference participants at:

Courtyard by Marriott San Diego Airport/Liberty Station
2592 Laning Road, San Diego, CA 92106
Telephone: (619) 221-1900
Website: Courtyard San Diego

Discount price $159 if you mention that you’re attending the HighTechHigh Feb 28th Conference.

Kids workshop

For registered attendees, there will also be a day-long “kids workshop” associated with the conference, featuring morning and afternoon hands-on activity sessions for younger family members of participants. More details to come for those interested in this.

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Ethan Danahy
Dr. Ethan Danahy is a Research Assistant Professor at the Center for Engineering Education and Outreach (CEEO) with secondary appointment in the Department of Computer Science within the School of Engineering at Tufts University, outside of Boston MA. Having received his graduate degrees in Computer Science and Electrical Engineering from Tufts University, he continues research in the design, implementation, and evaluation of different educational technologies. Ranging from software and hardware to interfaces and environments, Prof. Danahy explores how these tools can improve interactive educational pedagogies through supports aimed at learners in K-12 through university classrooms. With particular focus on engaging students in the STEAM content areas, he focuses his investigations on enhancing creativity and innovation, supporting better documentation, and encouraging collaborative learning.
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