Members of Kappa Delta Pi (KDP), an international education honor society, and the Literacy Association at West Virginia University at Parkersburg hosted Lego Literacy Alive! on April 18 at the Boys & Girls Club of Parkersburg. Literacy Alive! is part of a national KDP community service initiative.
Members of both organizations planned a day which integrated Legos with the STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) and literacy areas. During the day, Boys & Girls Club students participated in hands-on workshops led by WVU Parkersburg students. The morning sessions taught participants how to program Lego robots and create movies using stop motion animation.
Literacy and creativity were the focus of the afternoon sessions. Participants received books and Sno Biz cones at the conclusion of the day.
“It is always a joy for our students to work with the children at the Boys & Girls Club,” said KDP sponsor and assistant professor of education Dr. Missy Spivy. “Literacy Alive! is always the highlight of our year.”
Since 1993, KDP chapters have supported literacy in communities across the globe. This initiative was created to emphasize the Society’s commitment to educating children and to encourage lifelong learning through literacy. The Sigma Omega Chapter at WVU Parkersburg has received this grant for the past four years and consistently has won awards for excellence.
“As our national service project, Literacy Alive! projects allow members to promote and improve literacy—considered to be the cornerstone of lifelong learning—among the students and citizens of their communities,” said KDP executive director Faye Snodgess. “We are so proud of the impact made by Sigma Omega through their involvement in this initiative.”
About Kappa Delta Pi
Kappa Delta Pi, Inter
national Honor Society in Education, is a 501 (c) (3) organization established in 1911 to recognize and promote excellence in education, provide a reasoned voice for significant issues, and link learning communities of educators. Through its programs, services, and strategic partnerships, KDP supports the professional growth and teaching practices of educators throughout all phases and levels of their careers. The organization currently has more than 600 chapters and an active membership that exceeds 40,000 worldwide.