Insights from the LEGO® Education Advisory Council
Who we are
The National Network of State Teachers of the Year (NNSTOY) and LEGO® Education share a commitment to making quality hands-on learning experiences accessible for all students. The LEGO Education Advisory Council is the result of this shared commitment with the goal to share what these exemplary educators have learned on their own journeys in bringing forward STEM/STEAM initiatives so that your paths can be a little easier.
We want to empower educators
We believe educators should be the voices of school transformation (to bring about meaningful transformation in how students learn), given their close relationships with students and the influence they have on their success.
Supporting each other
We want to provide a framework for educators who want to develop their own innovative STEM/STEAM projects and programs that might require additional community outreach, resources or support for success. As such, we’re created a guidebook, composed of 5 different categories, to help teachers champion their own STEM / STEAM initiatives.
5 Step Framework
Members of the National Network of State Teachers of the Year ( NNSTOY ) developed a teacher guidebook in partnership with LEGO® Education to empower educators to develop their own projects and programs that support innovative, hands-on STEM/STEAM learning and community outreach.
Jeff Charbonneau and Adam Gebhardt share their tips for knowing where to start. Have you dreamed of creating new opportunities for your students to engage them in STEAM learning? Are you concerned about time? Are you wondering about how to be ready to share your idea with administration? Anyone getting started with a new project or program has concerns ...
Kara Ball and Isabel Morales share their advice for creating a great pitch. You have a well thought out idea, but now it’s time to approach your administration and potential project partners for support. Where should you begin? What elements should your pitch include?
Allyson Burns and Spencer Kiper provide insight into how they collaborate with others. Having project partners is often the key to take your project to the next level. Through these collaborations, students are given access to new opportunities such as field trips, interviews with experts, additional resources, or even a few surprises.