HIGH POINT, N.C., March 12, 2018 – The Stout School of Education at High Point University will host its spring Lego Showcase event, Come Build with Us: Experience STEM Engineering, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. on April 14 at the HPU Community Center. The free event is open to children in grades K-8, as well as parents and teachers.
Online registration for the event is available until spaces are filled.
The Lego Showcase, held in the spring and fall each year, welcomes more than 800 people to experience science, technology, engineering and math in a creative and fun way. Engineering competitions, machine building, robotics, free build and storytelling with Lego are just a few of the many activities available.
Additionally, informational workshops for parents and teachers illustrate the value in using Legos to help their children learn essential vocabulary and math skills.
“This event provides the community an opportunity to engage in creative design through the use of critical thinking and play,” says Dr. Shirley Disseler, associate professor of education. “Play is the key to children’s social and emotional stability, their ability to think through problems to garner solutions, and the ability to work with others and collaborate in life.”
The event will be held at the HPU Community Center on Mall Loop Road, which will be transformed into a giant Lego learning lab. Participants should park and enter where they see HPU Community Center signs.
The School of Education has hosted more than 10,000 schoolchildren and numerous educators on HPU’s campus for Lego Education events. These programs include field trips, a teacher academy, STEM Summer Camp, Lego Showcase community days and the HPU Robotics Competition.