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Lego learning: Open house planned for 11 a.m. today

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Brick Scholars will be holding an open house today to show educators and Wilson residents how bricking helps to build the brain.

Brick Scholars is a mobile STEAM lab that offers “engaging, creative and fun” educational programs and professional development using Lego Education products.

Founder Megan Oteri is a certified Lego Education Academy trainer and uses Lego principles in her Brick Scholars activities. This summer, she completed the training to also become a certified Lego Serious Play workshop facilitator.

At the open house, second- through fifth-grade students from the Save-a-Youth program will be displaying computer programming skills by animating robots built from Legos.

Brick Scholars also offers mobile classes, summer camps, workshops, residencies and in-school field trips. Oteri said the lessons can be tailored to fit any classroom, while also meeting Common Core objectives.

This summer, Oteri held camps revolving around robotics and coding and also storytelling and creating a Lego comic story.

Through Imagination Station, Oteri said Brick Scholars will be offering pollinator programs where students can see a real beehive and create a Lego honeybee that pollinates Lego flowers.

She said the program will also be offering anti-bullying, character development, STEAM/STEM, creative writing, literacy and language arts workshops.

The open house will be held at Education Exchange from 11 a.m. to noon.

Kelsey Padgett

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