LEGO Education Symposium at NJIT

April 8, 2017


How can you help shape tomorrow’s preschool, elementary and middle school creative problem solvers while still teaching core curriculum in an authentic, results-oriented way? How do we ensure today’s students enter classrooms filled with opportunities to learn STEM and robotics concepts as well as real-world applications?

LEGO® Education and the New Jersey Institute of Technology invited educators and community leaders to join us for an exciting day of FREE credited professional development. Join us for a series of engaging sessions focused on bringing robotics to life in elementary and middle school classrooms. Every participant had a LEGO building experience and discovered how hands-on learning can be integrated into multiple subject areas. 

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Session Descriptions:

WeDo 2.0

Make Science Come to Life: Introduce Elementary Students to Robotics, Coding and Programming


Second through fourth graders can gain a deeper insight into science when you use WeDo 2.0 to create engaging, high-impact lessons. The hands-on tools encourage students to get involved in science exploration by asking questions, analyzing data, and communicating their findings, while the curriculum pack covers real science practices linked to Next Generation Science Standards, including gathering evidence, carrying out investigations, and designing prototypes. The core set comes with a programmable Smarthub, motor, two sensors, and 280 building elements, plus software that includes one Getting Started Project, which provides an introductory experience to the resource.


Simple Machines

Explore Forces, Motion, and Engineering Design with LEGO® Education Simple Machines


The LEGO Education Simple Machines set is all about connecting elementary students to the real world and encouraging them to explore and understand how things work. Designed to introduce core concepts essential to science, technology, and engineering design, this solution illustrates the fundamental principles of simple and complex machines. Through building, designing, and testing solutions, experience how this set encourages students to work as scientists and engineers, all while honing design technology and math skills.



Robotics in the Middle School Classroom – Getting Started


Robotics is a proven and effective way to capture students’ attention and keep them engaged in hands-on science, technology, engineering, and math lessons. This session is for educators just getting started with LEGO® MINDSTORMS® Education EV3 or considering how to incorporate MINDSTORMS into the classroom. Learn firsthand how MINDSTORMS can get your students excited as they model real-life mechanisms and solve real-world challenges, all while building the critical-thinking and creative problem-solving skills that will serve them well for a lifetime.




Simple and Powered Machines

Enable Students to Work as Scientists and Engineers


Machines affect our lives every day. When students understand how machines are built, they can apply that knowledge to improve or even create new machines. LEGO® Education Simple and Powered Machines introduces students to gears, levers, pulleys, wheels and axles, and other simple machines while giving them a better understanding of energy, force, motion, structures, and other physical science principles. The Machines & Mechanisms product line (which Simple and Powered Machines is a part of) offers a continuum of products that helps students from kindergarten through middle school explore and investigate real-world actions and reactions, build more complex mechanisms, and design their own engineering solutions to problem scenarios.