School of Education to Host Community LEGO Event

HIGH POINT, N.C., Nov. 4, 2014 – High Point University’s School of Education will host “Come Build with Us,” a LEGO Education community event for teachers, children and their parents at the School of Education building on campus. The event will take place from 1 to 6 p.m. on Saturday. It is free and open to the public; pre-registration is encouraged, though on-site registration is available as well.

Children in preschool through eighth-grade will have the opportunity to work with LEGOs to enhance their understanding of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). Activities include a competition building contest, a LEGO League and other robotic, engineering and design activities.

Additionally, informational workshops for parents and teachers will help illustrate the value in using LEGOs to help their children learn essential vocabulary and math skills.

“LEGO Education offers unique solutions for educators who want to incorporate innovation, creativity and hands-on learning into the classroom,” says Dr. Shirley Disseler, assistant professor of education at HPU and member of the LEGO Education Advisory Board. “For students, learning through LEGOS provides the extra visual and kinetic stimulation that is sometimes necessary to learn a new concept. It gives them tools to learn by experience and develop teamwork and problem solving skills.”

To register your child and learn more about the event, visit http://www.highpoint.edu/education/legoshowcase/.

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