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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. Her teaching and learning methods founded on research-based and brain-based educational theory, including LEGO’S® Education pedagogy and Constructionism educational theory. ARTS-CURRICULUM INTEGRATION: (VISUAL ART) (MATH) (STEM) (LANGUAGE ARTS)


Residency LEGOStories Brick by Brick

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

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. Minimum 2 days needed for residency project.

Max Participants: 30

Duration: 60-90 minutes depending on site

Special Requirements: Classroom space with tables and chairs (for larger audiences)

Fee: Brick Scholars Residency Pricing

Residency STEAM- Brick Tank Robotics

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

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. Minimum 2 days needed to complete residency project and presentations.

Max Participants: 25-30

Duration: 60 minutes

Special Requirements:
Classroom space with tables

Fee: Brick Scholars Residency Pricing