LEGO Programming at KCS and Professional Development district-wide K-3

Schools:  Kennebunkport Consolidated, Kennebunk Elementary, Mildred L. Day, Sea Road Schools

Date: Winter/Spring 2014

Amount: $8712

Teachers at Consolidated, Kennebunk Elementary, Mildred L. Day and Sea Road Schools will receive training on robotics kits and use in classroom.  2nd grade classroom at KCS will receive a classroom robotics set.  KCS, MLD and KES will all receive STEM expansion pilot kits.  KCS, MLD and KES to receive one Build to Express kit per building and professional development for that initiative. Research shows students perform best when they are intrinsically motivated with a task.  The LEGO is used as a manipulative to engage students’ brains in a more global manner:  logic and reasoning, comprehension, auditory and visual processing, etc.