Educator Professional Development

professional development iconFIRST® Certified Professional Development

Available in the U.S. and select locations in Mexico and Canada

For over 25 years, FIRST has been inspiring young people to be science and technology leaders, by engaging them in exciting Mentor-based programs that build science, engineering, and technology skills, that inspire innovation, and that foster well-rounded life capabilities including self-confidence, communication, and leadership. The FIRST Certified Professional Development program is dedicated to helping teachers get the most out of FIRST programs and the accompanying educational resources.

FIRST provides professional development for teachers to acquire or strengthen their facilitation skills for project based learning curriculum and 21st century skills such as creativity, problem solving and teamwork in an active learning environment. 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. Although FIRST professional development covers programming and building, it does not teach participants to be expert programmers or builders. These professional development programs are led by FIRST Certified Teacher Trainers. Certificates for CEU’s provided at the completion of the 14 hours of training for each FIRST Program.

FIRST Certified Professional Development is available for FIRST LEGO League Jr., FIRST LEGO League, and FIRST Tech Challenge and can be offered on site at your location or at one of our centrally located options.

Professional Development - 2019 Sessions

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FIRST Certified Professional Development is available for FIRST LEGO League Jr., FIRST LEGO League, and FIRST Tech Challenge and can be offered at your location.

 

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FIRST Certified Teacher Trainers

Are you interested in supporting and inspiring teachers to develop their skills while learning to deliver FIRST programs? FIRST is looking for highly qualified, dynamic individuals to become FIRST Certified Teacher Trainers. Learn more.