LEGO Education is ramping up its coding offering with additional new resources on the way for teachers and students to explore.
A variety of lesson plans are available for teachers to access for free, while middle-school students can enjoy the LEGO Mindstorms Education EV3’s integration into Apple’s Swift Playgrounds for iPad to combine physical and digital learning through the LEGO Education playful learning system.
Free online learning courses are on the way via the LEGO Education Academy, which have been designed to help teachers enhance student experience and learning effectiveness.
“The job market for careers requiring coding skills is growing faster than nearly any other sector, yet a majority of students today aren’t given the opportunity to learn computer programming,” said Esben Stærk Jørgensen, president of LEGO Education.
“At LEGO Education, we’re focused on sparking students’ curiosity in coding, and across all STEM subjects, and then nurturing and sustaining that interest throughout their education by delivering playful learning experiences that bring subjects to life in the classroom and make learning fun and impactful.
“Fostering these important skills among today’s youth will teach our leaders of tomorrow that anyone can code and release their potential to shape their own future.”
In addition, LEGO Education and FIRST, For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology, revealed that the FIRST LEGO League and FIRST LEGO League Jr. seasons will task students to explore the human water cycle.
Each year the programme will present students with different challenges to help promote creativity in the classroom.