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Teamwork is key to good professional environments! BrickEd & More Offers various types of Professional Development for Schools, Businesses, and Groups to support playful and less stressful workplace environments. Whether you want to work on teamwork, communication, or group planning, BrickEd has you covered with our fully customized professional development model.

We offer the following:

Corporate Team Building

Events are customized to meet your desired outcomes. We meet with you and tailor a plan to enhance your team’s ability to work together, attend to your meeting goals, and maximize the creativity within your company.

Teacher Training Courses

Offered in Brick Math, Literacy with the Brick, Robotics, and Design Thinking. These are typically 4-6 hours courses designed to meet your needs based upon the standards and goals provided to us in advance of the training.

Group Outing Events

Events that cater to those who want to get a group together and PLAY WITH PURPOSE to bring out the inner child in each member of the group! This is tailored to your group and be done during the day or in the evening.

BrickEd Power Through Play Workshops

BrickEd “Power Through Play” uses brick-based pieces and specialty pieces to help team members think outside the box, create solutions to internal problems, and learn through creative communication. The kit contains 256 pieces and various sized base plates that are specifically chosen for problem-solving and creative systems thinking ideology. Designing a new outlook, creating a team of thinkers, and prototyping ideas for new products and services is the basis of what we seek to do with our methods of purposeful play.

Core Beliefs:

  • Leaders are only as good as the people on the team.
  • Communication is the key to success in any group dynamic.
  • All ideas need to be heard and expressed.
  • All members of the team have something to contribute.
  • Systems thinking is a key aspect of understanding how the world works.

Systems thinking: All businesses and or groups are made up of complex independent parts that interact with one another to come together thereby, formulating a system. Systems thinking helps us make sense of the world around us by looking at the relationships of the whole instead of analyzing each individual part to make the system better. BrickEd “Power Through Play” workshops support systems thinking and practices.

BrickEd Robotics Workshops

BrickEd Robotics workshops are designed to allow for exploration time, robot building time, and intro to programming at both elementary and middle school levels. This is perfect for the CTE teacher, or Robotics coach who needs to know a bit about how the robot works. We offer several types of robotics trainings dependent upon the level, utilizing many different robotic platforms that are used in schools and educational settings.

Classes include but are not limited to: LEGO® Education Spike Prime & Spike Essential; Makeblock mTiny, Codey Rockey, mBot 2 and more.

BrickEd Robotics Workshops are 6 hours with lunch included.

Brick Math Workshops

The program was designed by Dr. Shirley Disseler to provide conceptual mathematics understanding. The program provides activities that support the use of the brick to foster critical thinking and math discourse.

Customized to varying grade bands and or topics, BrickEd’s Brick Math™ workshops include 1 kit, 1 teacher edition, and one student edition for the training topic (choice if more than one). Additional materials can be purchased.

You can also reserve a meeting space at BrickEd in of our three breakout rooms. After hours you can reserve the large space if that better suits your needs.

Call for a quote today, and let us turn work into play and enhance your company or group’s creativity!