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Dec 07, 2016 by FIRST Staff


Did you know that only 33 states allow students to count computer science course toward high school graduation? And although 90 percent of parents want their child to study computer science, only 40 percent of schools teach it.

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FIRST® programs (K-12) support educators by engaging students in STEM learning and preparing them for the future through hands-on fun while cleverly helping kids transfer classroom concepts to real-world applications.


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FIRST Programs are Relevant in Schools

FIRST Programs:

  • Ignite a passion for learning, both inside and outside the classroom by making it relevant and fun.
  • Excite students in STEM activities through robust robotics programs.
  • Provide opportunities for students to learn classroom competencies through project-based challenges and student directed problem based learning.
  • Expose students to new interests.
  • Teach coding and the scientific method through hands-on projects.
  • Apply math and science to real-world problems.
  • Teach the engineering and design process through mechanical design and build.
  • Cultivate 21st century work-life skills.
  • Integrate innovative skill building and strategic thinking.
  • Encourage Gracious Professionalism®, a way of doing things that encourages high-quality work, emphasizes the value of others, and respects individuals and the community.
  • Create a community of collaborative problem-solvers.
  • Inspire students to be life-long learners.

Facilitate FIRST Programs and Achieve STEM Learning Objectives in Your Classroom

FIRST provides professional development to 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. FIRST Certified Professional Development is a two-day learning experience that provides you with all the tools you need to bring FIRST to your classroom or as an extracurricular activity. Click on the button below to learn more.

FIRST Professional Development

Interested in becoming a FIRST Certified Teacher Trainer?

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.

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FIRST Programs Meet Standards

FIRST has completed an external analysis and mapping of all FIRST Programs to 3 sets of educational standards: Common Core State Standards, Next Generation Science Standards and 21st Century Learning Skills. All FIRST programs cover over 90% of the Science and Engineering Practices and the Crosscutting Concepts in the Next Generation Science Standards.

Implement FIRST Programs in your school

Whether you are implementing FIRST programs during the school day or after school, we provide many resources and curriculum to minimize the amount of preparation you must do as a coach.

  • FIRST LEGO League Jr.
    • A Team Meeting Guide is included with every team registration to walk a coach or teacher through every step of running a FIRST LEGO League Jr. team.
  • FIRST LEGO League provides two resources to help coaches manage their teams.
    • FIRST Steps is a step by step, meeting by meeting framework that allows coaches with no previous experience to lead a robotics team through a successful first season.
    • The Coaches’ Handbook is a guide to help coaches understand every aspect of the FIRST LEGO League season.
  • FIRST Tech Challenge
  • FIRST Robotics Competition provides steps for starting a team and a mentor manual to help coaches manage their teams.

FIRST in your Area

FIRST works through regional partners around the world to implement FIRST programs. Your area has a regional partner who would be happy to answer any questions you have about your local FIRST program. Find your regional partner here.

Once you experience a FIRST event you’ll be hooked! Locate a local competition and go see for yourself.

 

Engage your students in hands-on STEM education and help inspire the leaders of tomorrow.

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Policy on the Use of FIRST Trademarks and Copyrighted Materials (including FIRST and The LEGO Group Intellectual Property)

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FIRST will strive to create an environment in which team members can grow, learn, and have fun with minimal risk of injury. FIRST will strive to inform everyone involved in its programs of its Youth Protection Program (FIRST YPP), and related resources, and provide assistance in meeting its standards. FIRST will maintain a Youth Protection Department (FIRST YPD) at its Manchester, New Hampshire headquarters for the purpose of fulfilling its commitment to protecting youth.

FIRST  Youth Protection Program Guide (6 MB)

Forms (4 MB)

Zip file contains:

  • Consent Team Travel Form
  • Medical Incident Form
  • New Volunteer Application
  • Notification Guidelines Parents Form
  • Non-Medical Incident Form
  • Tracking Documenting YPC Form

FIRST Code of Conduct

Youth Protection Training - Schoology Modules

Training Videos

Keeping Kids Safe - for adults working with youth

Team Safety Meeting Video - High School version

Team Safety Meeting Video - Middle School version

Team Safety Meeting Resources for Ages 6-10

Traffic Light Activity

Surprises vs. Secrets Activity

Buddy System Activity

More information regarding the YPP screening/clearance process and what to expect:

U.S. Screening Process Step by Step  

Canadian Screening Process Video

YPP Frequently Asked Questions