Updated: Jun 14, 2022
✦ An invitation is extended to older adults to join Joanna Burk for a fun, introductory, hands-on workshop at the Port Macquarie Library on Wednesday June 29th - but be quick, there are only ten spots available!
Joanna has worked with LEGO® Education resources since1998 and is a certified LEGO® Education Academy Teacher Trainer. She will be conducting the introductory workshop for older adults using the LEGO® Education Spike Prime set.
Joanna recently finished with Modern Teaching Aids after 14 years and is now based on the Mid North Coast of NSW. She is continuing to offer her expertise to all Primary school teachers and students in Australia and NZ.
She has conducted professional development workshops for teachers in the effective use of LEGO® Education Robotics resources. This has included workshops for students in schools entering robotics competitions including Robocup Junior Australia.
Now she has decided to offer hands on workshops for older adults so everyone can have fun, not just teachers and students.
What are the benefits of the workshop for older adults?
LEGO® is a fantastic way for adults to keep working their fine motor skills, utilize spatial reasoning and engage in a creative exercise for the mind. Around the world, people are beginning to realize that spending a little time playing with LEGO® can be great for any age.
Hands on Minds on cognitive function includes a variety of mental processes such as perception, attention, memory, decision making, and language comprehension.
Anywhere people can sit around together, sharing ideas, problem solving together is bound to be a good social time. It’s particularly beneficial for middle to older adults to try their hand at many different activities that challenge their way of thinking.
So why not try something totally different?
LEGO® ROBOTICS WORKSHOP DETAILS
WHEN: Wednesday June 29th 2022
TIME: 10.00am-12.00pm (Morning Tea provided)
WHERE: Port Macquarie Library Grant St, Port Macquarie
FEE: $40.00 incl GST
Bookings Essential as space is limited.
Absolutely NO prior experience or knowledge required!
Participants will experience a two-hour hands-on workshop using LEGO® robots to build, code and have fun. You can use a prebuilt robot or build your own.
Ideally you will be working in pairs sharing a device and robot with another participant.
Joanna said, “You may be interested to know what your grandkids are up to in school, would like to try something different or just curious, whatever the reason you are welcome to attend, bring an open mind and be ready to have fun.”
The only thing you need to bring is yourself as all COVID safe equipment is provided.
Maximum group size is 10. Come on your own or with a friend or make up a group.
The LEGO® Education SPIKE™ Prime Set
Is the go-to learning tool for combining colourful LEGO® building blocks and elements, easy-to-use hardware, and an intuitive drag-and-drop coding language based on Scratch. SPIKE™ Prime engages participants through playful learning activities to think critically and solve complex problems, regardless of their learning level or age. It illuminates that axiom that learning is fun at any age.
So what are you waiting for? Book your space by calling or emailing Joanna. There are only 10 spaces available for the workshop at Port Macquarie Library.
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