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Teaching Math and Science with LEGO® Mindstorms EV3 Robotics


EV3 LEGO Robotics

How can LEGO® Mindstorms® EV3 robotics be used in science, math and technology classrooms? How can students make robotic creations come alive using the interactive LEGO® Mindstorms® Education Software designed for easy point-and-click programming? How can LEGO® Mindstorms® EV3 robots become more relevant and applicable to real world engineering?

The Texas Tech University T-STEM Center is providing the opportunity for teachers to participate in a project-based learning curriculum centered around using the LEGO® Mindstorms® products in class. During this five-day workshop, teachers will begin to build a solid foundation for moving robotics into more mainstreamed science, technology, engineering and mathematics curriculums.

Throughout this workshop, participants will investigate the components of LEGO® robotics: LEGO® Mindstorms® EV3 brick, LEGO® Mindstorms® Education software, design journaling, robot construction, programming and problem solving. The workshop is designed for hands-on learning, and the activities can be modified to fit any grade level. Teachers will leave the workshop with a basis for incorporating project-based learning into interdisciplinary, technology-driven instruction in K-12 classrooms. By using this approach, teachers will also build on previous robotic trainings and discover ways to get more out of robotics by making it a part of the classroom STEM curriculum. Activities will be aligned to state and national standards, 21st Century Skills, College and Career Readiness Standards, and project-based learning.


What You Take Home

  • LEGO® Mindstorms® EV3 Core Set ($339.95 value)
  • LEGO® Mindstorms® EV3 Education Software ($99.95 value)
  • Classroom Activities for the Busy Teacher: EV3 ($55.00 value)
  • Strategies for using robotics, engineering design, and project-based learning to enhance classroom learning
  • Experience building and programming with the LEGO® Mindstorms® EV3
  • Standards-aligned curriculum resource materials, including useful websites, sample engineering challenges and other resources
  • Texas College and Career Readiness Standards Booklet
  • 6.0 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) from Texas Tech University ($30 if requested)
  • 60 hours Texas State Board for Educator Certification (SBEC) Continuing Professional Education (CPE) credit
  • 30 hours of content qualify as Gifted and Talented

About the Instructor

Malli Travis

Malli Travis is a 7th/8th grade teacher at Dunbar Middle School in Lubbock, Texas. This school year will complete her 19th year with Lubbock ISD. She teaches Pre-AP social studies as well as the 7th grade advanced LEGO® robotics elective.

She also serves as social studies department chair and team leader for the NASA Explorer School program granted to Dunbar in 2007. In addition, she serves on the Dunbar leadership committee as well as a curriculum advisory committee for LISD social studies.

She has been involved with LEGO® robotics for the last twelve years and this will be the seventh summer she’s taught for Texas Tech University.


Workshop is Full
Registration Closed

  • STEM-designated schools qualify for a discounted fee under a separate grant. Please contact the T-STEM office for additional details. 806.834.4581 | tstem@ttu.edu
  • Limited to 15 participants
    Extended to 20 participants
  • Meals and lodging on your own
    Hotels with Texas Tech Rates
  • June 16-20, 2014
  • 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Daily Instruction
  • Texas Tech University - Lubbock, TX
  • Classroom: College of Education, Room 001
  • Focus on Grade Levels: 6-12