DePauw University

07/13/2018 | News release | Distributed by Public on 07/12/2018 22:58

Indianapolis Teacher Bruce Nelson '88 is LEGO Master Educator

July 13, 2018

D. Bruce Nelson, a 1988 DePauw University graduate who teaches robotics and design at Indian Creek Elementary School in Indianapolis, is among the first cohort of U.S. LEGO Education Master Educators. The 'voluntary ambassador program' has selected 100 teachers from across the United States because of their use LEGO Education solutions in their classrooms, enabling success for all students through hands-on learning experiences.

Nelson is joined on the inaugural list by Melissa Edmonds, gifted education resource teacher at Kyle R. Wilson Elementary School in Woodbridge, Virginia, and 1993 graduate of DePauw.

'At LEGO Education, we're committed to providing hands-on learning experiences that help build students' confidence and skill sets needed for the future,' said Silver McDonald, head of LEGO Education North America. 'We're thrilled to bring together educators who exemplify this commitment every day in their classrooms with the launch of the LEGO Education Master Educator program. We hope it inspires educators to share their best practices and to continue fostering important 21st century skills among today's students.'

Nelson teaches first-through-sixth graders and was the recipient of a Lilly Teacher Creativity Fellowship. An elementary education major at DePauw, he earned a master's in educational administration from Butler University. He's been teaching in Lawrence Township Schools for more than 29 years.

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Nelson was featured in the Indianapolis Star in 2010.