Educators

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.

Announcement August 2020FREE access to Thinkscape Learning Management System for all teams in FIRST® LEGO®  League (Challenge/Explore) and FIRST® Tech Challenge. FIRST Curriculum is accessible through the Thinkscape Portal is available through your FIRST Dashboard and will be open until September 30, 2021.  

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.

Resources

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.