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LEGO Braille Bricks Preconference at CEC

LEGO Braille Bricks standing up on a table. They are in a variety of primary colors and feature studs in a variety of braille cell configurations. Some of the bricks are lined up to spell "lego braille bricks"

Join Marie Oddoux and Marc Angelier of the LEGO Foundation for a CEC preconference training on LEGO Braille Bricks. CEC attendees are invited for a morning of learning and exploring taking place on March 1, 2023, from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM in Ballroom B in the Main Concourse of the Kentucky International Convention Center.

 

Braille Brick Benefits

Learning braille is crucial for blind and low vision children as it allows them to develop a variety of essential life skills, ensuring they experience intellectual freedom, independence, and equal access to education and work. LEGO Braille Bricks is a playful tool that allows children to learn braille and acquire academic skills through play and is an inclusive tool for all students.

The pedagogical concept, based on National Education, Expanded Core Curricula, and built on Learning Through Play principles, ensures an optimal teaching and learning experience that empowers children to become creative, engaged, lifelong learners. By unlocking the power of play, children can develop the broad set of skills they need to thrive and succeed in the 21st century.

“When I think about LEGO Braille Bricks, it’s not just these beautiful Bricks, it’s this beautiful community of learning.” – Anne Durham, APH Vice President of Innovation and Strategy.

Learn more about the research, creation, partnership, and impact of LEGO Braille Bricks and Learning Through Play in this LEGO Braille Bricks documentary.

 

What will you learn?

Participants will get a good overview of the concept of learning braille through play. Each module will be based on different activities. The hands-on module will illustrate Learning Through Play in practice using LEGO Braille Bricks.

Through 3 different modules, attendees will:

  • Discover how LEGO Braille Bricks enable Learning Through Play teaching to children who are visually impaired
  • Re-imagine learning that integrates a child’s physical, social, emotional, cognitive, and creative skills
  • Explore and experience first-hand what LEGO Braille Bricks Pre-braille or braille activities are.
  • Learn to use LEGO Braille Bricks to encourage and motivate students through play-based pre-braille or braille activities
  • Learn how to teach pre-braille/braille in inclusive settings
  • Share learning and ideas

 

Sign up!

This session is offered at no charge to attendees and includes a LEGO Braille Bricks kit for each participants that can be picked up at the APH booth after the session. Space is limited and registration is required. To register, please complete this form. Once your registration is accepted, you will receive a confirmation of your attendance. ACVREP credits are available.

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