In this STEAM professional development workshop, participants are guided through a three-hour LEGO® Serious Play® workshop by a certified LEGO® Serious Play® facilitator to answer the Essential Question, “What is an ideal, engaging Exceptional Children’s program?” Participants build individual models of scaffolded prompts to synthesize and create a shared vision of what an ideal, engaging EC program is. This LSP workshop is designed using the LEGO® Serious Play® workshop methodology, Best Practices, Bloom’s Taxonomy, and Constructionism Educational Theory.
The afternoon workshop focuses on engaging EC students in writing and literacy lessons. In this hands-on, project based learning workshop, participants learn about Constructionism pedagogy, use LEGO® manipulatives to construct stories, and learn software programs to create digital comic books. Participants learn about ways to differentiate for their students and meet IEP goals.