Alisha MacIntyre is the Head of Program Development and Lego Education at FIRST, a non-profit organization dedicated to inspiring kids through STEAM. Huzefa talks with Alisha about the origins of the FIRST Lego League Jr. Discovery program, which started over 20 years ago. Hosted in over 140 countries, the program has students as young as 4 years-old using Lego education to collaborate with others and build real world solutions for real world problems. She deconstructs the programs and explains the ideas of why and how students ‘playing’ with Legos and engineering helps not only embedding of math concepts but literacy, too.
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