Lego Build To Express

BY Lauren Minnicozzi

Barnstable Community Horace Mann Charter Public School


Goals, objectives, and activities

As Barnstable Community Horace Mann Charter Public School’s technology teacher I will strive to inspire learners and stimulate their creative-thinking skills by using Lego’s Build To Express Core Set.

Along with the program I will implement the 30 age-segmented, cross-curricular challenge card activities with each of my classes.

These materials also align with the Massachusetts Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) standards and Next Generation Science Standards as well.

How will the project be evaluated (e.g. how will you gauge its success)

For kindergartners I will use this set as a building block and introduction that will lead to common core and STEM standards in grades 1-3.

I will evaluate first through third graders by using the challenge cards and monitoring the student’s progress as it aligns with common core standards.

Benefit to the students and the school

Lego’s Build To Express Core Set can be used throughout the whole school and repeatedly used each year. Not only is it a fun and engaging activity but it will allow teachers to have another tool to stimulate student’s creative thinking and infuse STEM into the curriculum.

Budget (Please detail how funding will be used. Itemize as appropriate.)

The BuildToExpress 5-Student Classroom Pack cost $343.95 with a shipping and handling cost of $24.08.

The kit includes all of the resources and instructional videos so after the first initial purchase our school would be able to use these products year after year.

Timeline of Project (when will you do the project, if applicable.)

Our Build To Express Core project will begin as soon as the items come in and will be used throughout the year in our schools technology class. The kit will also be transported, when needed, into classrooms for specialized projects.

I will also aspire to hold a student led exhibition for parents in the 2015-2016 school year composed of displayed boards featuring the student’s work.