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 Migrant Education Students Connect with STEM at Legoland

Migrant Education students working in Legoland Hero FactoryA recent visit to Legoland was about more than fun for 168 students from Migrant Education Region IX.

The students -- from Vista Unified, Fallbrook Union Elementary, and San Diego Unified school districts -- went on in a STEM field trip to the Carlsbad theme park. They took park in classes focused on robotics, in the process learning about coding and programming, Migrant Education Program Specialist Dolores Valdes Benson said.

“Many of the students had never been to Legoland,” Valdes Benson said. “Many of our dedicated staff members volunteered their time to take students to experience this wonderful adventure.”

Every activity was hands-on for the students, allowing them to practice problem-solving, programming, building, and more in classes that ranged from 45 to 90 minutes.

Children had the opportunity to design and build in the Lego Hero Factory and Lego Maker Space, program in Lego Robotics for Young Beginners, and problem-solve and program using Lego Mindstorms in a Dr. Heartbeat session.

Migrant Education is a federally funded program that provides supplementary educational and support services to identified migrant students. The Migrant Education Program Region IX is administered through the San Diego County Office of Education and serves students in Orange and San Diego counties.

Migrant education students working in Legoland robotics session