FIRST® programs support educators by engaging students in STEM learning and preparing them for the future through hands-on fun while helping kids transfer STEM concepts to real-world applications.

FIRST programs are a great way to introduce project based learning that covers competencies in the BC Curriculum. This chart shows how each of the programs cover Core Competencies (summary) and Core Competencies (by fascet). The Grade 10 Curriculum and FIRST explores in detail how FRC and FTC can be used to cover course content.

Upcoming Professional Development Opportunities

Curriculum – Looking for material to use with your class? FIRST® curriculum is developed using a project-based learning method. Students gain knowledge and skills by working towards goals through the investigation of solutions and engagement in a complex question or problem to solve. Content is designed to meet specific STEM learning objectives through connected learning principles. This allows FIRST content to be embedded or integrated to promote learning in a variety of context.  

Curriculum is available for K-8 (FIRST LEGO League Programs) and grades 7-12 (FIRST Tech Challenge).

Professional Development – Learn about Professional Development opportunities for Educators. Or use the Contact form if you would like to arrange a Professional Development workshop for your community.


Yukon Teacher Workshop – October 28/29 2023
Slides from Saturday Morning – robot resources, CENTERSTAGE game
Slides for Saturday Afternoon – FTC Events, Engineering Portfolios, Team Stuff
Slides from Sunday Morning – Wiring, Coding, Vision Portal
Vision Portal Slides – also GitHub repository of example Blocks programs
Slides for Sunday Afternoon – Programming at the field or FIRST Software, Q&A

Yukon Teacher Workshop – November 5/6 2022
Slides – Intro and Robot Hardware
Slides – Wiring and Robot Software
Slides – FTC Competitions
Slides – Team Management

Teacher Information Workshop – August 28, 2020
Find FIRST resources that can be used in the classroom.
Slides – Teacher Information Workshop
Video – Teacher Information Workshop

Intro to FIRST Tech Challenge Professional Development Workshop
Offered on Sept. 23, 2019 at Mt. Douglas Secondary in Victoria, BC
Part 1 – morning – Intro, Curriculum, Robot Kits, Design Challenge
Part 2 – afternoon – Programming Autonomous and TeleOP, Wrap Up

FIRST Tech Challenge Team Resources – Resources for FIRST Tech Challenge teams.