Coding Express is a creative and intuitive solution that introduces young children to early coding and critical 21st century skills, while naturally sparking their curiosity, creativity and desire to explore and learn together. Based on the ever-popular train theme, this highly versatile solution allows children to make connections and intuitively...
Coding Express is a creative and intuitive solution that introduces young children to early coding and critical 21st century skills, while naturally sparking their curiosity, creativity and desire to explore and learn together. Based on the ever-popular train theme, this highly versatile solution allows children to make connections and intuitively explore early coding concepts such as sequencing, looping, and conditional coding while developing problem solving skills, critical thinking, and collaboration.
Make your train pause, stop, change direction, sound the horn, and more! Taking the familiarity of a train and combining it with the new action bricks, early learners will learn through play about sequencing, looping, conditional coding, and cause and effect by placing the new action bricks within the train’s track. Each action brick creates a specific action allowing for students to test and redesign ways to problem-solve and work together to get their train to its destination. Lessons for Coding Express were developed based on the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), the 21st Century Early Learning framework (P21) and Head Start Early Learning Outcomes Framework guidelines and will enable young children to learn early coding skills while preparing them to thrive in the 21st century. The free optional app combines physical play with digital intervention and is designed to enhance the experience. When you introduce the app, the 4 different themed activities change the way the action bricks behave, altering the effect on the train.
What's in the box?
234 LEGO® DUPLO® bricks including Push & Go train with lights and sounds, motor, colour sensor that interacts with 5 coloured action bricks, and 2 railroad switches
Getting Started activity card
6 double-sided inspiration cards
Online unit plan with 8 lessons
Full-day professional development course as add-on
App with four areas for further exploration: Journeys, Characters, Music, and Math
Key learning values
Sequencing, looping, and conditional coding
Expressing ideas using digital elements
Language and literacy
Problem-solving and critical thinking
Curriculum-Aligned Lesson Plans
This introductory STEAM experience offers 2 curriculum units of standards-aligned lessons that include engaging videos and printable worksheets to excite and inspire students, and lesson plans, teacher videos, assessment rubrics, and math and language arts extensions to support and scaffold teachers. Clickhereto view your units and lesson plans.
LEGO® Education Professional Development inspires teachers to learn, practice, and master competencies so they can facilitate hands-on, playful STEAM learning with their students. Teachers actively engage in this experiential, personalized professional learning program designed to produce a strong set of transferrable instructional skills and strategies that foster student success. Please click here, to be redirected to LEGO® Education resources.
The LEGO Learning System
Future-proof your pupils’ skills and make them confident life-long learners by giving them unlimited possibilities for hands-on, playful STEAM learning with the new LEGO® Learning System.
With a range of interconnected solutions that work seamlessly together, the Learning System makes STEAM learning easier to implement.
The intuitive, inclusive and highly adaptable system meets every pupil where they are on their learning journey. A progression of curriculum-aligned learning units, LEGO®bricks, intuitive hardware and programming helps pupils of all ages develop essential skills, like creativity and critical thinking.
With this research-backed learning system, abstract concepts become tangible as pupils move from simple explorations to tackling increasingly complex real-world challenges. Activities such as building, prototyping and storytelling facilitate multi-modal experiences that help pupils learn STEAM concepts more quickly and at a deeper level.
Built-in scaffolding makes it easy for pupils and teachers to get started and move seamlessly through the learning experiences. The LEGO®Learning System is fully supported with personalised professional development resources that progress across year levels and inspire teachers to continue to master vital competencies.
This easy-to-adopt system offers solutions that work with or without technology. Implement the full system at once or introduce individual solutions over time. Used together, the solutions unlock even more learning opportunities to build confidence and empower every pupil to succeed.
A true STEAM solution
Every lesson is designed to help pupils develop a full range of STEAM skills, using familiar LEGO®building elements and minifigures to help connect abstract concepts to real-life experiences.
Built-in scaffolding for easy adoption
Easy implementation in the classroom and across the school, along with the support of built-in scaffolding and professional development, allows teachers to focus on their pupils and drive successful learning outcomes.
A toolbox to unlock unlimited possibilities
Deliver unlimited STEAM learning possibilities with an interconnected system of solutions that work seamlessly together, driving familiarity over time to unlock deeper learning across year levels, with or without technology.
An integrated continuum of learning
Inspire pupils of all ages with exciting STEAM solutions that build knowledge and skills year over year, in their own classrooms or at the national and global competitions, encouraging collaboration and teamwork.
Playful learning experiences
Engage pupils and teachers with solutions backed by over 40 years of experience in creating joyful learning experiences based on learning-through-play principles.
A brand you know & love
A familiar brand known for playful, hands-on learning experiences and high-quality products that support creativity and critical thinking year after year.