Summer 2017 Camp Registration OPEN

We're opening registration for the summer now. Brand new this summer are the WeDo 2.0 camps which are for children ages 7 - 10. WeDo 2.0 Robotics is a new addition to the LEGO Education series as they incorporate an introduction to building and programming to elementary aged kids. WeDo 2.0 uses bluetooth technology so you [...]

By |2017-02-01T06:15:16-07:00February 1st, 2017|Camps, Education, Events, WeDo|Comments Off on Summer 2017 Camp Registration OPEN

FIRST Tech Challenge Season #1

After three years involvement with the FLL program, we are moving up the ladder to FTC (FIRST Tech Challenge). This is a program for kids in about the 7th grade through 12th grades. It's a completely different animal. I'm not coaching this year, but I get a great view of all the action since I'm [...]

By |2015-12-28T17:08:42-07:00September 6th, 2013|Education, First Tech Challenge, FTC|Comments Off on FIRST Tech Challenge Season #1

Teacher Training at Tufts

This past week I traveled to Tufts University Center for Engineering Education Outreach to attend a teacher training workshop on LEGO MIndstorms. It was so valuable to learn how others were using their technology in the classrooms. Although I’m not really a classroom teacher, I picked up some great ideas for how to organize, manage [...]

By |2017-01-16T16:04:56-07:00August 4th, 2013|Education, LEGO|Comments Off on Teacher Training at Tufts

Who Let the Dog’s Out?

I'm finishing up the semester with the homeschoolers next week. Spring break has struck, but kids are still happily building and finding new and innovative ways to "modify" the builds. This past week was probably the toughest build of the class. It consisted of building a dog using the motor to move three different body [...]

By |2015-12-28T14:14:37-07:00May 4th, 2012|Education, LEGO Engineering|Comments Off on Who Let the Dog’s Out?

LEGOs for Learning in School

I know, yes there are computers and iPads and other fancy gadgets that are tasked to help kids learn in school. They are valuable tools, but how cool would it have been to be able to program little robots and build LEGO sets with math and science principles in mind? Well the people at LEGO [...]

By |2015-12-28T13:56:43-07:00February 6th, 2012|Education|Comments Off on LEGOs for Learning in School

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