Resource for Educators Who Use the NXT
The Tufts University Center for Engineering Educational Outreach (CEEO), located in Medford, MA, provides programs and workshops for teachers and youth who use either the NXT or the RCX version of LEGO MINDSTORMS.
The center provides a summer program for youth in 3rd-5th grades, as well as workshops for educators.
Educators who attend CEEO workshops will:
- Learn about the Engineering Design Process
- Learn LEGO building techniques
- Learn about programming with ROBOLAB or NXT-G
- Participate in hands-on activities such as fractions and graphing.
- Explore Gearing and Gear Ratios
- Explore the pedagogy of using hands-on engineering projects
- Investigate how to teach content through engineering based projects
- Discuss and develop classroom management strategies
The center also sponsors an engineering symposium for Educators who use LEGO MINDSTORMS in the classroom. Below is an outline of the next symposium in Massachusetts, which is still accepting registrants. (Click on the graphic for an enlarged view):
The center also co-sponsors conferences on engineering education throughout the US, as well as in Europe and Japan. For a complete listing of upcoming conferences, click here.
Below are two photos of Robert Rasmussen, the director of the center. The second photo shows Mr. Rasmussen in the center’s “Building Room”. (Click on each photo for an enlarged view).
More information about the center and its programs is
If you have more questions about the center and its programs, post them here and I'll have Mr. Rasmussen address them.
Now I wonder why Mr Rasmussen would have to put up that sign?
Very cool Rick.
wish we had that when i was young. What a great looking program. That is what should be in ALL schools. Even if it cost a bit more in taxes, i would be glade for such a program. MUCH better than midnight basketball IMHO(well not so humble)
You can download activities that were developed and the presentations from the last Symposium here.
See you there,
Their home page links are here.