Preschool Training

LEGO® Education Academy

Course Objectives


We deliver training that is not only playful and engaging, but gives educators confidence to leave the training saying, "I can do this. I can apply this in my teaching."

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The training will enable teachers to:

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  • Implement and utilize LEGO® Education solutions in day-to-day teaching

  • Align the use of the material to curriculum standards

  • Create lesson plans according our 4C approach to learning

  • Understand how LEGO Education resources facilitate students’ learning


A full-day course consists of the following key elements:

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  • Hands-on with the materials within the first 10 minutes

  • Two-thirds of the course includes hands-on activities

  • One-third of the course includes presentation and discussion

  • Curriculum-relevant coursework

  • Lesson planning

  • First part will focus on Learning through Play  

  • Second part will focus on the specific solution

  • 7 hours of training, including breaks

Available Preschool courses:

To review program details please select the course you are interested in:

Learning through Play with Coding Express (45025)

STEAM Park focus (45024)

Build Me "Emotions" focus (45018)

[StoryTales focus (45005)

](#storytales-training)[Café + focus (45004)

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Learning through Play with Coding Express (45025)

Led by a certified LEGO® Education Academy trainer, this program will give you a basic understanding of how to implement and use the Coding Express solution. You will experience how you can help children explore early coding concepts as sequencing, looking and conditional coding and develop important skills as problem-solving, critical thinking, collaboration, but also storytelling, languages and literacy skills, as well as social and emotional skills.

It will be facilitated through a fun and engaging approach where we will explore early coding concepts, hands-on physical coding and discover the app that offers additional activities. You will be introduced to the teaching material and introduced to different activities using Coding Express in your classroom. Furthermore, the training will give you a fundamental introduction to the LEGO Education approach to learning and what we mean by Learning through Play. You will walk away with a lot of ideas on how to use LEGO DUPLO® bricks to facilitate short Learning through Play activities. Finally, we will kick start your own lesson planning together so you will end the training inspired to use Coding Express in your own teaching.

Learning outcomes:

  • Understand the LEGO Education approach to learning

  • Understand the Learning through Play approach

  • Engage in Learning through Play activities

  • Understand how to teach using Coding Express

  • Lesson planning with Coding Express


Learning through Play with STEAM Park (45024)

Led by a certified LEGO® Education Academy trainer, this program will give you a basic understanding of how to implement and use the STEAM Park solution. You will experience how you can help children develop early science, technology, engineering, art and math (STEAM) skills such as understanding cause and effect relationships, making predictions and observations, problem-solving, develop imagination, creating representations role-play and collaboration and much more.

It will be facilitated through a fun and engaging approach where we encourage children to think like scientists as they build models and experiment and test ideas. Furthermore, the training will give you a fundamental introduction to the LEGO Education approach to learning and what we mean by Learning through Play. You will walk away with a lot of ideas on how to use LEGO DUPLO® bricks to facilitate short Learning through Play activities. Finally, we will kick start your own lesson planning together so you will end the training inspired to use STEAM Park in your own teaching.

Learning outcomes:

  • Understand the LEGO Education approach to learning

  • Understand the Learning through Play approach

  • Engage in Learning through Play activities

  • Understand how to teach using STEAM Park

  • Lesson planning with STEAM Park


Learning through Play with Build Me "Emotions" (45018)

Led by a certified LEGO® Education Academy trainer, this program will give you a basic understanding of how to implement and use the Build Me “Emotions” solution. You will experience how you can help children develop social and emotional skills, such as recognizing and understanding emotions, developing empathy, handling conflicts and much more.

It will be facilitated through fun and engaging character building experiences that offers simple ways to discuss important social and emotional topics. Furthermore, the training will give you a fundamental introduction to the LEGO Education approach to learning and what we mean by Learning through Play. You will walk away with a lot of ideas on how to use LEGO DUPLO® bricks to facilitate short Learning through Play activities. Finally, we will kick start your own lesson planning together so you will end the training inspired to use Build Me “Emotions” in your own teaching.

Learning outcomes:

  • Understand the LEGO Education approach to learning

  • Understand the Learning through Play approach

  • Engage in Learning through Play activities

  • Understand how to teach using Build Me “Emotions”

  • Lesson planning with Build Me “Emotions”


Learning through Play with StoryTales (45005)

Led by a certified LEGO® Education Academy trainer, this program will give you a basic understanding of how to implement and use the StoryTales solution. You will experience how you can help children develop early language and literacy skills, such as expressing thoughts, ideas and opinions, having conversations with others, understanding narrative structure and elements and much more.

It will be facilitated through fun and engaging building experiences as we retell fictional stories, exercise our imagination, plan and describe activities and learn about sequencing of events and steps in a process. Furthermore, the training will give you a fundamental introduction to the LEGO Education approach to learning and what we mean by Learning through Play. You will walk away with many ideas on how to use LEGO DUPLO® bricks to facilitate short Learning through Play activities. Finally, we will kick start your own lesson planning together so you will end the training inspired to use StoryTales in your own teaching.

Learning outcomes:

  • Understand the LEGO Education approach to learning

  • Understand the Learning through Play approach

  • Engage in Learning through Play activities

  • Understand how to teach using StoryTales

  • Lesson planning with StoryTales


Learning through Play with Café + (45004)

Led by a certified LEGO® Education Academy trainer, this program will give you a basic understanding of how to implement and use the Café + solution. You will experience how you can help children develop early math skills, such as counting, matching quantities, simple addition and subtraction, recording data, and much more.

It will be facilitated through a fun and engaging approach where we will build café items in a familiar setting. We will role-play café scenarios and demo how children will be able to practice counting by pricing their items and explore trade as they play customer and café owner. Furthermore, the training will give you a fundamental introduction to the LEGO Education approach to learning and what we mean by Learning through Play. You will walk away with many ideas on how to use LEGO DUPLO® bricks to facilitate short Learning through Play activities. Finally, we will kick start your own lesson planning together so you will end the training inspired to use Café + in your own teaching.

Learning outcomes:

  • Understand the LEGO Education approach to learning

  • Understand the Learning through Play approach

  • Engage in Learning through Play activities

  • Understand how to teach using Café +

  • Lesson planning with Café +


What Teachers Say

"The flow was really smooth. This has been one of the best trainings I have been to."

Preschool course, US

"I was hoping to learn ways to better use LEGO in my classroom and I feel as though I am walking away with that. As curriculum and instruction lead for the school I am excited to share these new ideas with the other faculty."

Preschool course, US

"The transition from discussion to activity went very smoothly. I especially enjoyed listening to and sharing my perspective about the activities with other groups."

Preschool course, US

"In all honesty, I wasn't sure what was to come but this training exceeded anything I had initially expected. It was planned well and very engaging."

Preschool course, US

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