About Megan Oteri

Megan Oteri, founder of Brick Scholars and leader in STEM education, is a certified LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® facilitator working with businesses, schools and organizations facilitating professional development, teambuilding, and corporate events. Brick Scholars is a mobile innovation lab that helps businesses promote innovation and improved collaboration and creativity through the use of LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY®. Her firm offers team building and tailored workshops to help teams collaborate, communicate, and create their way to solutions. She is a certified LEGO SERIOUS PLAY workshop facilitator and business consultant working with clients throughout the United States. She is the ambassador for the Agency for Cultural Diplomacy “Let’s Brick” platform in Vienna, Austria where she facilitates programs in the US that use creativity as a means for communication and cultural diplomacy. An educator for over 15 years, she has taught in schools in Wyoming and North Carolina, and has worked as a teaching artist for arts councils and business. She is currently a leading expert and popular presenter on the topic of creativity and playful learning in the classroom. Oteri holds a bachelors of arts degree in Special and Elementary Education and a Master’s degree in English, with a focus on Creative Writing. She has presented at state and national conferences and her writing and photography have been featured in national and international publications.
"Creativity is contagious. Pass it on." -- Einstein

What I Learned about the Power of Play from the LEGO® Idea Conference

By |2020-03-29T23:16:38-04:00March 29th, 2020|

What I Learned about the Power of Play from the LEGO® Idea Conference Three weeks ago, I was planning my trip to Billund, Denmark-- the home of the LEGO® Brick and planning every detail of my wow outfits for the LEGO® Idea Conference. Now, I have a work from home checklist to change out of my [...]

Brick Scholars Founder Featured in International Education Wellness Conference

By |2019-09-21T23:49:20-04:00September 21st, 2019|

Join Brick Scholars and the Agency for Cultural Diplomacy for Play~Well Code 2030 in Austria November 6-8, 2019 at the Friedensreich Hundertwasser designed Rogner Bad Blumau and Spa for a three-day design sprint, exploring meaning, muse, and movement. Are you a change-maker who envisions a better world for everyone? Would you like to be a [...]

Happy Fourth of July

By |2019-09-20T12:55:29-04:00July 2nd, 2019|

  Happy Fourth of July! May your holiday be filled with sparkles, sunshine, and laughter surrounded by your friends and family. We have changed our summer camp format a little, stay tuned for updates.

Samsung Solve for Tomorrow STEAM Grant Opportunity for Schools

By |2018-05-02T09:03:03-04:00May 2nd, 2018|

Here is a great STEAM grant opportunity from Samsung. Here is their direct email if you have questions:  SolveForTomorrow@sea.samsung.com Contact megan@brickscholars.com if you need ideas or consulting. We'd be happy to help. Good luck! Students are the future! Sponsored by Samsung Electronics America, Inc., administered by Cohen-Friedberg Associates, LLC Website: http://www.samsung.com/solvefortomorrow Contact: Samsung Electronics America, Inc. 85 Challenger Rd. [...]

LEGO SERIOUS PLAY Workshop with Upper Coastal Plains Council of Governments

By |2018-04-27T13:39:50-04:00April 27th, 2018|

Brick Scholars recently facilitated a LEGO SERIOUS PLAY workshop with the Upper Coastal Plains Council of Governments at the Upper Coastal Plains Business Development Center in downtown Wilson, North Carolina. The UCPCOG works across five counties in Northeastern North Carolina: Halifax, Wilson, Nash, Edgecombe, and Northampton and includes four agencies -- the Area Agency on [...]

My LEGO ♥️ Love Story

By |2019-09-21T15:58:54-04:00February 25th, 2018|

My LEGO love affair began with a Borchardt Fellowship in 2014. It was a writing and technology integration course. We learned about different writing and technology integration tools to use in the classroom, one of which was StoryStarter. At the time, I was a middle school Language Arts Special Education teacher. Our studies began on campus [...]