In this episode of the TeacherCast we are having the second podcast in our LEGO Education series all about STEM robotics league, FIRST LEGO League. Some of you who are listeners may be involved in FIRST LEGO League yourselves. Maybe you’re a parent or a teacher who is a coach of FIRST LEGO League or you may have a child who is involved in FIRST LEGO League. As a Master Educator for LEGO Education I’ve been excited to learn more about the program and a few weeks ago held an interview with FIRST LEGO League Jr. Director, Kim Wierman. Today we’ll be talking with LEGO Education’s Head of Program Development, Alisha MacIntyre, all about LEGO Education and FIRST’s newest program for the youngest of learners: FIRST LEGO League Discovery Edition.
In this episode, you will learn:
- What FIRST LEGO League Jr. Discovery Edition is and why the program was created
- How FIRST LEGO League Jr. Discovery Edition helps teach the youngest of learners the STEAM concepts they need to know for the future
- How you can get your students or children involved in FIRST LEGO League Jr. Discovery Edition
About our Guest Alisha MacIntyre
Alisha is Head of Program Development. She is responsible for the development and strategy of the FIRST LEGO League programs at LEGO Education, and supporting the global implementation of the programs.
About LEGO Education
LEGO Education offers playful learning experiences and teaching solutions based on the LEGO system of bricks, curriculum-relevant material, and physical and digital resources to preschool, elementary, middle school and after school. Solutions and resources from LEGO Education enable every student to succeed by encouraging them to become active, collaborative learners, build skills for future challenges, and establish a positive mindset toward learning.
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FIRST LEGO League is the most accessible, guided, global robotics competition, helping students and teachers to build a better future together. The program is built around theme-based Challenges to engage children ages 9 to 16* in research, problem-solving, coding, and engineering. The foundation of the program is the FIRST Core Values, which emphasize teamwork, discovery, and innovation. Students emerge more confident, excited, and equipped with the skills they need in a changing workforce.
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