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Brick Scholars Honored as Top 50 LEGO® Blog and Website

Last month, Brick Scholars received word that it was selected for Feedspot's Top 50 Lego Blogs on the planet! Check out our new badge. We are honored to be part of this incredible list. Feedspot is an RSS reader, which means that it collects information from a variety of sites and provides updates to those sites for [...]

2017-05-01T13:46:04+00:00 By |

​The Power of Hand Knowledge

One of the influences on Brick Scholars’ pedagogy is Constructionism, which is when thehands create knowledge, so does the mind. Literature and language back up this idea, as does neuroscience. A look at mythology allows us to see that the Ancient Greeks believed in the power of hand-mind connection [1]. Athena was born straight from Zeus’ head, fully formed. As a product of his brain, she became the goddess of wisdom and knowledge, but she is also the goddess o [...]

2017-04-20T11:54:22+00:00 By |

Legocies Brick by Brick Program

Written by: Nikki Cox, Brick Scholars Intern  Legacies and LegociesA legacy is what a person leaves behind after his or her life. All people leave behind a legacy of some kind, whether in a will, in having family, and in having that family remember them. Others leave behind a larger legacy, often because they were famous. Some leave behind a legacy of being the first person to do something, such as Amelia Earhart, remembered as the first woman to fly across the Atlantic Ocean. Others leave [...]

2017-04-20T12:43:48+00:00 By |

Legocies Brick by Brick Workshop at Carroll Magnet Middle School

Hello 6th Grade Team!Brick Scholars is very excited to work with the 6th grade team and conduct Legocies Brick by Brick  workshop March 6-10 at Carroll Magnet Middle School. We are condensing a five-day residency into a ninety minute workshop. In order to ensure your success, I would like you to think about some things in preparation for our upcoming workshop. Please read this post and complete the graphic organizer included in that post prior to my visit March 6-10. Some of the LEGO a [...]

2017-04-20T12:48:10+00:00 By |

​The Power of Hand Knowledge

One of the influences on Brick Scholars’ pedagogy is Constructionism, which is when thehands create knowledge, so does the mind. Literature and language back up this idea, as does neuroscience. A look at mythology allows us to see that the Ancient Greeks believe in the power the hand-mind connection [1]. Athena was born straight from Zeus’ head, fully formed. As a product of his brain, she became the goddess of wisdom and knowledge, but she is also the goddess o [...]

2017-04-20T12:51:17+00:00 By |

LEGOⓇ Boost: How Brick Scholars Can Help With Coding

LEGOⓇ Boost: How Brick Scholars Can Help With Coding    The LEGO® company has recently released information about an exciting new product: LEGO® Boost. It made its debut last week at the CES Conference in Las Vegas, Nevada. This set, which will be coming out around August 2017, will be $160 and includes everything needed to make five different programmable robots: a robot, a cat, a builder, a multi-purpose vehicle, and a guitar. When paired with an app that will be a [...]

2017-04-20T12:54:29+00:00 By |

Communities In Schools Program

Congratulations to Communities In Schools in Wilson for receiving the North Carolina Arts Council Grassroots Arts Program Grants Award (awarded by the Arts Council of Wilson).Brick Scholars would like to recognize Bridget Lay Akins for her outstanding work in the community and tireless efforts on this grant proposal. We are excited to bring Brick Scholars’ Legocies Brick by Brick program to Darden Middle School in partnership with Communities In Schools and Wilson County Schools. Stay tune [...]

2017-04-20T12:57:30+00:00 By |

Brick Scholars Offering LEGO® Serious Play® Workshops

"You can learn more about a person in an hour of play than you can from a lifetime of conversation" – Plato ​ LEGO® Serious Play® is a facilitated meeting, communication and problem-solving method, where participants are led through a serious of questions, which go deeper and deeper. Each participant builds his or her own three-dimensional LEGO model in response to the facilitator’s questions using specially selected LEGO bricks. These 3D models serve [...]

2017-04-20T13:00:13+00:00 By |

STEAM Poet-in-Residence

Brick Scholars is thrilled to have a poet-in-residence at our camp this week. We were honored to have Lydia Byrne, a rising 6th grader from New Hope Elementary as a STEAM poet-in-residence. She wrote about our program, Robotics and Coding for Kids. Brick Scholars has been at Imagination Station this week for camp. We love the idea of writing poetry about robotics and computer programming. Thank you Lydia for sharing your beautiful poetry. ​ Brick Scholars    [...]

2017-04-20T13:03:31+00:00 By |