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Learning Through Play with LEGO Braille Bricks

Date & Time
Wednesday, March 15, 2023 - 2:20 PM PST  
Location
Platinum 6 (LIVESTREAM)  
Description
LEGO Braille Bricks is a playful tool to teach braille to blind and visually impaired children. It allows children with blindness not only learn braille and acquire academic skills through play, but also be able to play with peers who do not have a visual impairment. 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. Learning braille is crucial for blind and visually impaired 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. The concept presents a groundbreaking and inclusive opportunity to teach blind, visually impaired and sighted children alongside each other by offering a fun and playful way to engage, interact and learn together. With this practical workshop - PRE BRAILLE and SCHOOL AGED - participants will get a good overview of this new concept and will be ready to try it with their visually impaired students. It will be based on different activities, adapted to the two school levels. This hands-on session will illustrate Learning through Play in practice using LEGO Braille Bricks.  
Audience
  • Higher Education
  • Disability Specific
  • K-12 Education
  • Government
  • Healthcare & Rehabilitation
Audience Level
Beginning  
Session Summary (Abstract)
Through interactive brick-based activities, participants will play and have fun whilst learning about Learning through Play approach using LEGO Braille Bricks. Participants will explore and experience first-hand what is so special about play.  
Primary Topic
Blind/Low Vision  
Secondary Topics
Education  
Session Type
General Track  

Presenters

  • Marc Angelier
    LEGO Foundation
  • Marie Oddoux
    LEGO Foundation

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