Core of Education Chats with Abigail Fern, Marketing Director for LEGO Education

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ISTE podcast series rolls on as Dr. Berger chats with Abigail Fern about the vital role of hands on learning in an increasingly digital age. Also covered are LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3, the value of recess and the important role of failure in schools.

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Abigail's work is with the real building blocks of education.

Core of Education rolls up its sleeves for hands on learning, with this eighth installment in the ISTE podcast series. Core of Education host, Dr. Rod Berger, and Abigail Fern, Marketing Director for LEGO Education, cover a breadth of subjects including how LEGO is blending technology and hands on learning to teach kids exciting things in innovative ways and discuss the exclusive benefits to this new kind of learning.

LEGO Education prides itself on over 30 years' experience in education. LEGO Education delivers teacher-tested, classroom ready solutions by combining the unique, inspiring qualities of LEGO bricks with subject-specific tools and curricula so classroom teachers can meet key learning objectives.

Dr. Berger expressed excitement about the talk stating, “LEGO Education is as fundamental a part of my son's childhood as it was of mine." He continued, "Abigail's work is with the real building blocks of education." High points in the interview include why LEGO Education thinks kids should often fail, how hands-on tools from LEGO Education demonstrate value in a market obsessed with digitization and how LEGO Education messaging has been refreshed while the company’s values have remained strong.

Want to hear more from LEGO Education? Try their video gallery here.


About Core of Education

The Core of Education is an op-ed blog and podcast interview series hosted by Rod Berger, PsyD, and underwritten by RANDA Solutions. The Core focuses on vital issues to educators and policy-makers, as Dr. Berger interviews key education thought-leaders from across the nation and around the world. Core podcasts work to provide a platform for open, honest discussion and debate on education challenges and triumphs. Berger, interviews international policy makers, ed entrepreneurs, state commissioners, district admins, and teachers and strives to insure everyone involved has a platform to learn, and that’s what’s at "the core of education".

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