Aspire, Build and Connect with LEGO®
LEGO® Education withdrew sales of the BuildToExpress (BTE) kit in the summer 2017. NGN continued to supply delegates with the training as practitioners saw the positive impact upon pupils’ engagement both in the classroom and as a therapeutic medium to unlock pupils’ potential and increase engagement.
Nurture Group Network have been working with LEGO® Education for more than 4 years. Our aim is to help practitioners to take a more progressive approach and to unlock their pupils’ interest in learning.
The Nurture ABC™ (Aspire, Build, Connect) course will follow LEGO® Education’s 4C approach to learning and the facilitation approach, explore traditional uses to engage pupils with the curriculum. It will in addition look at problem solving, expression and exploration of emotions and stimulate the imagination of both the practitioners and pupils.
Nurture ABC™ encourages pupils to express their thoughts and ideas symbolically, which is a more playful, creative and hands-on way of engaging pupils of all abilities. The method ensures a secure and non-judgemental process for solving problems, expressing personal feelings and breaking down barriers that can affect achievement in curriculum based topics.
Brief overview of the course
Delegates on the course will be given opportunities to have their own experiences with the Nurture ABC™ box. They will also have the chance to reflect and organise Nurture ABC™ processes and applications.
Everyone is involved and takes an active role in the learning process, which consolidates your role as a hands-on facilitator.
Nurture ABC™ is an exciting and practical course for Teachers, TAs, and Nurture Group staff. The course reflects Ofsted’s emphasis on building learning behaviour and inspiring children to learn.
Delegate resource pack will include:
- Personal copy of the Nurture ABC™ – includes over 276 LEGO® elements that have been carefully selected to provide a broad spectrum of ready-made ‘metaphors’
- A bank of ideas to practise in the classroom/nurture group
- Certificate of attendance
- Six principles of nurture poster