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Melissa Edmonds '93 Among 100 Teachers Named 'LEGO Master Educators'

Melissa Edmonds '93 Among 100 Teachers Named 'LEGO Master Educators'

July 10, 2018

Melissa Edmonds, gifted education resource teacher at Kyle R. Wilson Elementary School in Woodbridge, Virginia, and 1993 graduate of DePauw University, "has been selected as one of 110 LEGO Education Master Educators," notes an article. "Members of this first cohort of the U.S. LEGO Education Master Educator program attended the 2018 ISTE Convention held on June 24–28 in Chicago. Edmonds is the only participant from Prince William County Schools (PWCS) and one of only three in Virginia."

A physics major at DePauw and a former high school physics teacher, Edmonds been a gifted resource teacher in PWCS since 2005. She holds a master's degree in gifted education from the University of Virginia and a doctorate in K-12 administration from Regent University.

"The LEGO Education Master Educator program is designed for educators in early learning through secondary school who use LEGO hands-on learning solutions in their classroom. The selected participants embody the LEGO Education mission to encourage hands-on learning to develop 21st century skills and to share their expertise and experiences with others. Members of the cohort have the opportunity to work with peers on educational activities and provide feedback regarding hands-on learning solutions and programs."

Edmonds states, "My students love the LEGO bricks, sensors, and software I use in my classroom to provide hands-on learning opportunities in science, technology, coding, and engineering. I’m looking forward to helping other teachers learn how to use these educational materials to support their students, and I’m excited to help shape the direction LEGO Education takes in the future."

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