Educator Professional Development

professional development iconFIRST® Certified Professional Development

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

FIRST Certified Professional Development is an immersive learning experience that will help you acquire or strengthen your facilitation skills for project-based learning curriculum and 21st century skills such as creativity, problem solving, and teamwork in an active learning environment. Each course is led by a FIRST Certified Teacher Trainer and provides the necessary tools to bring FIRST programs to your classroom or as a structured afterschool program. Certificates for 14 CEU’s are provided at the completion of training for each FIRST program.

Over the two-day period (14 hours) you’ll gain insight on how to achieve STEM learning objectives using learning tools and resources provided by FIRST, as well as the confidence and tools to:

  • Facilitate computational thinking, collaboration, and problem-solving skills with your students 
  • Run FIRST teams using project-based learning pedagogy
  • Build a robot and program using age-appropriate technology
  • Become knowledgeable in the engineering design process

FIRST Certified Professional Development is available for: FIRST LEGO League Jr., FIRST LEGO League, and FIRST Tech Challenge.


Join a Regional Professional Development Event

Attend our Professional Development training at one of our two winter locations:

  • Manchester, NH |  December 3-6, 2019
  • Houston, TX | January 6-7, 2020

Register for winter Professional Development

Learn More About Regional   Professional Development Courses


Bring Professional Development to your School/District

FIRST Certified Professional Development can be offered at your location. On-site training can be customized to meet specific school and district needs. For more information and to request a quote, click on the button below:

Learn More About Onsite   Professional Development Courses

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.

  • Closing date for accepting applications – March 15
  • Notification date – April 30
  • Training – Week of July 8th

Apply to become a FIRST Certified Teacher Trainer