LEGO Education STEM Conference with Chris Rogers (Queensland)

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Caboolture Campus

Queensland University of Technology

Caboolture, QLD

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Internationally recognised education expert Chris Rogers returns to Australia in March 2017 to work with teachers interested using LEGO materials to support learning in STEM subjects.

The day will include a keynote from Professor Chris Rogers, teacher presentations, and a choice of hands-on workshops.

All interested primary and secondary school teachers are invited and encouraged to attend.

Participants are asked to select one of three workshops:
  • WeDo 2.0 - Get hands-on with LEGO Education WeDo 2.0 and learn how easy it is to engage your primary students in scientific discovery and coding. Participate in fun design challenges that meet science and computing outcomes using LEGO bricks and a simple, icon based, drag and drop software. Suitable for primary school teachers.
  • Beginner EV3 - Discover how easy it is to build and program a robot using LEGO MINDSTORMS Education EV3. Through a series of hands-on design challenges you will explore ways of developing learning in STEM subjects. Suitable for upper primary and secondary school teachers.
  • Advanced EV3 - Take your STEM teaching to the next level with LEGO MINDSTORMS Education EV3. Suitable for upper primary and secondary school teachers who are ready to go beyond the basics.

In each workshop, participants will have the opportunity to work through a series of fun and engaging design challenges that are relevant to a wide range of age-groups, and support learning in Science, Mathematics, Design and Technologies, and Digital Technologies.

There is a limit of 30 participants per workshop, with a maximum of two people per school.


Do you have a story to tell?
LEGO Education is calling for classroom teachers to share their story in a 10-minute presentation. We love giving teachers the opportunity to share their experiences and learn from each other.

Whether it's your favourite design challenge, a resource that you’ve developed, a success story, or even an epic fail, we want to hear from you.

Please contact sandra.googan@LEGO.com with a brief summary of what you'd like to share.


About the presenter
Chris Rogers was awarded the Carnegie Professor of the Year in Massachusetts in 1998 and is currently the Department Chair of Mechanical Engineering at Tufts University and an advisor to the Center for Engineering Education and Outreach (http://www.ceeo.tufts.edu).

Chris talks with over 1000 teachers around the world every year on ways of bringing engineering into the younger grades. He worked with LEGO to develop ROBOLAB, a robotic approach to learning science and mathematics. ROBOLAB has gone into over 50,000 schools worldwide, has been translated into 15 languages, and was one of the major inspirations for the LEGO MINDSTORMS NXT and EV3 Software platforms.

He has been invited to speak on engineering education in Singapore, Hong Kong, Australia, New Zealand, Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Luxembourg, Switzerland, the UK, and in the US. He regularly works in various classrooms, although he has been banned from recess for making too much noise.

Chris Rogers' web site: http://www.tufts.edu/~crogers/



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Caboolture Campus

Queensland University of Technology

Caboolture, QLD

Australia

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