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Regional 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.

Educator Events at FIRST Championship

FIRST Championship Educator Summit: Invite Only
The 2018 FIRST Championship Educators Summit provided educators a comprehensive overview of FIRST. Key note speakers shared the impact of FIRST on their students and community. Presenters shared information regarding educator resources, scholarships, available FIRST curriculum, and how to start FIRST teams. Hands-on activities with LEGO Education and student led ambassador tours of the pits and competition areas were also available.
FIRST Championship Conferences:
The 2018 FIRST Championship Conferences were held from April 18 - April 20 in Houston, TX and from April 25 - April 27 in Detroit, MI. The conferences 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

2019 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.
Houston, TX April 17-20, 2019   |   Detroit, MI April 24-27, 2019