Core of Education chats with LEGO Education Marketing Director Abigail Fern. For over 30 years, LEGO Education has maintained its prominent role in education and commitment to hands on learning. Hear more from Abigail as she shares how LEGO has strategically positioned itself at the intersection between physical or tactile experiences and digital offerings in education. We also investigate how LEGO Education is creating physical opportunities in an increasingly virtual environment and the Core invites you to listen in as she explains how LEGO MINDSTORM EV3 is changing the way kids learn. Abigail discusses LEGO’s commitment to leaving room for kids to fail so that they can create opportunities for creative problem solving. Explore the future and remember your past with LEGO, as we examine the building blocks of education.
This interview is a part of a series of 11 interviews with leaders from the ISTE 2013 conference. The International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) represents over 100,000 education and emerging leaders globally with the goal of advancing the effective use of technology in PK-12 and teacher education. The ISTE conference this year, which ran from June 23-26th at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center in San Antonio, TX, was attended by over 13,000 education enthusiasts.
During the convention the Core conducted 11 eye-opening interviews in a series surrounding the innovations sweeping education.
Dr. Berger’s formidable group of guests include:
· Jose Ferreira, CEO of Knewton
· Pat Wasley, CEO of Teaching Channel
· Greg Estell, President of Education at SMART Technologies
· Andy Frost, V.P. of Product Management at Edmentum
· Buzz Waterhouse, CEO of McGraw-Hill Education
· Abigail Fern, Marketing Director for LEGO Education
· Lory Pilchik, C.M.O. for Teachscape
· John Harrington, CEO of Funds for Learning
· Leah Osterman, Executive V.P. of Marketing and Business Development for StudySync
· Nick Smith, Marketing Manager for Learning.com
· Dave Gladney, LRMI Project Manager at the Association of Education Publishers