Educator Events

Location icon2018 FIRST Championship

Prepare to be inspired as you watch tens of thousands of students compete on the world stage at the FIRST® Championship presented by Qualcomm® Incorporated. With all the heart-pounding thrills and team spirit of a professional sporting event, FIRST uses robotics as the backbone for the “only sport where every kid can go pro.” Guided by mentors and STEM professionals, and supported by FIRST Sponsors, FIRST teams inspire kids in grades K-12 to explore the innovation process and build STEM and digital-literacy skills. Watch the exciting competitions and visit teams in the “pits.” We guarantee you will leave impressed.


Educator Events at FIRST Championship

FIRST Championship Educator Summit: Invite Only
The 2018 FIRST Championship Educators Summit will provide educators who may not be familiar with FIRST a comprehensive overview. Key note speakers will share the impact of FIRST on their students and community. Presenters from FIRST will share information regarding educator resources, scholarships, available FIRST curriculum, how to start FIRST teams, a hands - on activity with LEGO Education, student led ambassador tours of the pits and competitive areas with a Q&A panel session with current coaches/mentors and student participants.
FIRST Championship Conferences:
The 2018 FIRST Championship Conferences will be held from April 18 - April 20 in Houston, TX and from April 25 - April 27 in Detroit, MI. They are free of charge and open to all.
Highlighted sessions:
  • Core Values: The Secret to Discovering Your Team's Mission and Vision - Houston | Detroit
  • Inspiring Success for All through “Super Strategies” - Houston | Detroit
  • Motivate! Do Not Teach-Motivation Leads to Ownership and Ownership Leads to Innovation - Detroit
  • STEMMing the Tide of Social Inequalities: Engaging At-Risk Students by Building a School and Community Around FIRST’s Principles - Detroit
  • The Henry Ford Model i - A Framework for Innovation Learning - Detroit
  • Use Design Thinking to Solve Problems - Detroit
  • FIRST Across the Elementary Curriculum - Houston
  • Youth Participation Needed: What does the Impact of FIRST Mean to You? - Houston

Location iconRegional FIRST Certified Professional Development

FIRST Certified Professional Development is a two-day learning experience that will provide teachers with all the tools they need to bring one of the FIRST programs to their classroom or as an extracurricular activity. Learn more about where sessions are offered.