With the assistance of a $4.7M sub-award from the LEGO Foundation, University of Virginia researchers will study the implementation of playful learning in Loudon County Public Schools.

  • Virginia joins California, Texas, and Illinois as one of the four locations where this study will be conducted.

Why it matters: Covid-19 has resulted in the deterioration of attention spans for many young minds. Active Playful Learning is equipped to improve math retention, increase math performance, and possibly positively impact teacher retention.

The big picture: The LEGO Foundation has awarded Temple University roughly $20 million for its “Learning Through Play” study.

  • The study hopes to reevaluate the process of teaching through the six C’s – communication, collaboration, confidence, creative innovation, critical thinking, and content
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