Brick Scholars

Megan Oteri is the founder Brick Scholars, a mobile STEAM lab creating opportunities for people of all ages to brick and learn. As an advocate for playful learning, she believes people learn best through play and when they are in a state of flow and optimally challenged in meaningful and purposeful work. She is passionate about education and stays astride of the shifting paradigms of what makes children, teens and adults engaged learners. She believes this is accomplished through Best Practices teaching and learning methods founded on research-based and brain-based educational theory, including LEGO’S® Education pedagogy and Constructionism educational theory. REQUEST BRICK SCHOLARS

GRADES: Pre-K K 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12

Legocies Brick by Brick

Students build a physical representation of their personal legacy brick by brick using LEGO’S® Education StoryStarter kits. Students will photograph their Legocy sculptures and write a creative writing piece describing their personal legacy. This program can be adapted to focus on the legacies of historical, contemporary, and cultural figures and events. This program can be tailored to meet specific grade level standards and school needs. Other possibilities for tailored programs include: bullying, leadership, character development, and Covey’s Seven Habits.

Special Requirements: volunteer assistance with large groups

Maximum Participants: 25
Minimum Days Needed for Residency: 2

Residency Fee: $143.75 per class/hr.
GRADES: Pre-K K 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12

Brick Tank

In this STEAM residency, students invent, write and pitch proposal for their LEGO’S® robotic invention in the Brick Tanks.

Students learn about physical science and simple machine principles in hands-on activities (using motors, sensors, pulleys, belts, levers, gears) with material provided by Brick Scholars. Using these skills, students are challenged to invent and program their LEGO’S® robotic product. Students develop a tagline, product description and product pitch into a well-organized presentation. The aspiring entrepreneurs then seek investment for their product from the Brick Tank committee.

Special Requirements: Large tables for work areas, tablets, iPads, or computers, projector or smartboard

Maximum Participants: 24
Minimum Days Needed for Residency: 3

Residency Fee: $156.25 per class/hr.

GRADES: Pre-K K 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12

LEGO’S® Serious Play®

“LEGO’S® Serious Play® is a facilitation methodology offered by a LEGO Serious Play certified F\facilitator. Its goal is fostering creative thinking through team building metaphors of their organizational identities and experiences using LEGO bricks.

Examples of workshops include:

— LEGO’S® Serious Play® for Teens: Imagineering STEM from the Learners Perspective
— LEGO’S® Serious Play® for Exceptional Children’s Teachers: Imagineering an Ideal, Engaging Program
— LEGO Serious Play: 4 Cs in Education (Creativity, Communication, Collaboration, Critical Thinking)
— Team building
— Core Identity in the Workplace”

Maximum Participants: 30
Duration: 90 minutes

Workshop Fee: $143.75 per class