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LEGO Learning Symposium 2016

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The LEGO Learning Symposium was held 6-7 June 2016 at Tufts University (Boston, USA).

Teachers, administrators, and other educational partners from 16 different countries came together over the two day event to explore how K-12 learning happens in science, engineering, mathematics, literacy, and other disciplines using LEGO technologies.

The Symposium featured a keynote presentation from Mitchel Resnick (Designer of Scratch and Director of the Lifelong Kindergarten group at the MIT Media Lab) and was packed full of teacher talks, hands-on workshops, panel discussions with teachers and students, and lots of networking amongst participants. At the event, seven exceptional teachers (from Australia, Hong Kong, Korea, Costa Rica, and Russia) were recognised as part of the first ever international LEGO Education Teacher Award.

The Symposium included a keynote presentation from Mitchel Resnick (Designer of Scratch and Director of the Lifelong Kindergarten group at the MIT Media Lab), teacher talks, hands-on workshops, and round-table discussions.

The Symposium was hosted by the Tufts University Center for Engineering Education and Outreach and overlapped with the Tufts STEM Education Conference (7-8 June 2016).

The hashtags used for the overlapping events were #LEGOLearning2016 and #TuftsSTEMEdConference, and here is the flyer.

Presentations and other resources are available here.

(Last updated: 2 July 2016)

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Rob Torok

I live in Tasmania, Australia, and teach Computer Science and Computing (Robotics + Game Design) at Hobart College, a senior-secondary high school. In my spare time, I enjoy geocaching, playing board games, and eating blueberries.

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