2018 Regional/District Championship Chairman's Award Winners Submissions and Videos May. 18 2018| 0 KB

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Week 1

Central New York Regional

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Dallas Regional

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1296

Festival de Robotique - Montreal Regional

1772

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1772

Great Northern Regional

2220 2220 2220

Miami Valley Regional

3324 3324 3324
Monterrey Regional

6348

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6348

Palmetto Regional

4481 4481 4481

Utah Regional

2576 2576 2576

WEEK 2

Arizona North Regional

6314 6314 6314

Arkansas Rock City Regional

4400

4400

4400

Heartland Regional

1710

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1710

Hub City Regional

1619 1619 1619

Istanbul Regional

6429 6429 6429

Lake Superior Regional

4607

4607

4607

Northern Lights Regional

2512 2512 2512

Orlando Regional

1902 1902 1902

San Diego Regional

2485 2485 2485

Shenzhen Regional

5883 5883 5883

Southern Cross Regional

6024 6024 6024

St. Louis Regional Regional

2481 2481 2481

WEEK 3

Canadian Pacific Regional

1868 1868 1868

Central Illinois Regional

4096

4096

4096

Finger Lakes Regional

3015

3015

3015

Greater Kansas City Regional

3284

3284

3284

Lone Star Central Regional

5417 5417 5417

Los Angeles Regional

980 980 980

New York Tech Valley Regional

1156

1156

1156

Rocket City Regional

2468 2468 2468

San Francisco Regional

3880

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3880

Shanghai Regional

5515 5515 5515

South Pacific Regional

5584 5584 5584

WEEK 4

Bayou Regional

2080

2080

2080

Colorado Regional

1011

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1011

Greater Pittsburgh Regional

3504

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Hawaii Regional

4253 4253 4253

Hudson Valley Regional

1796 1796 1796

Iowa Regional

6025

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Laguna Regional

4010

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Las Vegas Regional

585

585

585

Orange County Regional

3309 3309 3309

Sacramento Regional

1678

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1678

Smoky Mountains Regional

4013

4013

4013

Wisconsin Regional

3381

3381

3381

WEEK 5

Buckeye Regional

2783 2783 2783

El Paso Regional

1828 1828 1828

FIRST Israel District Championship

2096 2096 2096

FIRST Chesapeake District Championship

1629 1629 1629

FIRST Chesapeake District Championship

1885 1885 1885

Idaho Regional

4944

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Medtronic Foundation Regional

1816 1816 1816

Minnesota North Star Regional

2177 2177 2177

Oklahoma Regional

2341 2341 2341

Silicon Valley Regional

4091 4091 4091

South Florida Regional

1477

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Ventura Regional

2486

2486

2486

WEEK 6

Aerospace Valley Regional

399 399 399

Alamo Regional

3481 3481 3481

Arizona West Regional

2478

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2478

Canadian Rockies Regional

6106 6106 6106

Central Valley Regional

4201 4201 4201

FIRST Mid-Atlantic District Championship

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FIRST Mid-Atlantic District Championship

321 321 321

FIRST North Carolina State Championship

3506 3506 3506

Lone Star South Regional

5414 5414 5414

Midwest Regional

2905 2905 2905

New York City Regional

694

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Pacific Northwest District Championship

2557

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2557

Pacific Northwest District Championship

4125 4125 4125

Pacific Northwest District Championship

4911 4911 4911

Peachtree District Championship

1311 1311 1311

Peachtree District Championship

2974 2974 2974

Seven Rivers Regional

2169

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WEEK 7

FIRST in Michigan State Championship

2137

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2137

FIRST in Michigan State Championship

2604

2604

2604

FIRST in Michigan State Championship

2834 2834 2834

FIRST in Michigan State Championship

3641

3641

3641

FIRST in Michigan State Championship

4776 4776 4776

FIRST Ontario Provincial Championship

1241 1241 1241

FIRST Ontario Provincial Championship

1325 1325 1325

FIRST Ontario Provincial Championship

4039 4039 4039

Indiana State Championship

1741 1741 1741

New England District Championship

78 78 78

New England District Championship

125 125 125

New England District Championship

467 467 467

New England District Championship

5962 5962 5962

SBPLI Long Island Regional #1

5016 5016 5016

SBPLI Long Island Regional #2

810 810 801

Replays and Montreal Finals

Mar 06, 2018 Written by Frank Merrick.

Details about the Montreal Finals.

FIRST Scholarship Provider: Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

Mar 05, 2018 Written by FIRST Scholarship Provider, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

Maybe you thought we only care about planes and rockets, and you didn't realize we love robotics as well?

Curriculum

FIRST® LEGO® League Jr. Guidebooks (grades K-4)Curriculum icon

FIRST LEGO League Jr. Team Meeting Guide and the student Engineering Notebook provide a roadmap through the season Challenge for new coaches and teachers.  The Guidebooks outline 12 sessions providing 12-16 hours of flexible activities for teams. They include detailed meeting plans that introduce students to the Engineering Design Process and introductory coding in addition to providing activities to build skills such as collaboration, group decision making and communication. Differentiated activities are provided for different age groups or skill levels.

The FIRST LEGO League Jr. Team Meeting Guide and Engineering Notebooks are included with the season registration.

FIRST® Steps: FIRST® LEGO® League (grades 4-8)Curriculum icon

FIRST Steps is a full-year curriculum for FIRST LEGO League coaches and teachers.

The curriculum guides new coaches through their initial season with FIRST LEGO League and provides standards mapping and assessments for teachers implementing FIRST LEGO League in the classroom. It is a step by step, meeting by meeting framework that allows coaches or teachers with no previous FIRST experience to lead a robotics team through a successful first season.  The curriculum introduces students to the Engineering Design Process and coding in addition to providing activities to build skills such as collaboration, group decision making and communication. Differentiated activities are provided for different age groups or skill levels.

The curriculum is free and accessible to anyone via the Schoology learning management system.

"There was a visible reinvigoration of teacher morale through meaningful interactions with students engaged in the program. … we saw teachers becoming reinvigorated with students who were enthusiastic and engaged in learning — several of whom expressed a willingness to participate as team coaches in year two and beyond."

Willis Independent School District, Willis, TX

FIRST Professional Development


Curriculum iconFIRST® Class: FIRST® Tech Challenge (grades 7-12)

FIRST Class is a free curriculum that provides authentic, real-world learning to students by bringing FIRST Tech Challenge into the classroom. The curriculum is designed to be a stand-alone robotics/programming/engineering course for grades 7-12 but also follows a timeline to allow students to be competition ready if they choose. Off season curriculum is designed to strengthen students’ programming and engineering practices.

The curriculum is free and accessible to anyone via the Schoology learning management system.

“I realized - Wow - this is a program that gets students excited - and feeding off the student excitement is enough to keep us going and give us the motivation to do and grow the program."

John Galipault, Rancho Santa Fe, CA

FIRST Professional Development


Curriculum iconEducation Standards Alignment Maps

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. In an effort to increase the usefulness of the standards alignment maps, they are arranged by program and grade level. Examplars that describe how and to what extent FIRST programs meet each standard are provided for each indicator/skill in the Common Core State Standards and 21st Century Skills and for each Performance Expectation in the Next Generation Science Standards. Full alignment (clearly addresses a standard) is designated by a green indicator. Partial alignment (the potential to address as part of the program either by actions the coach/mentor takes when working with the students or by conditions established by the program for that given year), is noted by a yellow indicator.


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

I’m a firm believer in FIRST – it boosts confidence, builds collaborative skills, and is hands-on. It takes the best of pedagogy, and best practices in Education, and brings it all together.

Urvi Shah, Stoneridge Catholic School, Bethesda MD

FIRST Scholarship Provider: Make School

Mar 02, 2018 Written by FIRST Scholarship Provider, Make School

Immerse yourself in a community that’s building software to shape the world.

New Award! Autonomous Award sponsored by Ford

Feb 27, 2018 Written by Frank Merrick.

Check out this new Championship-only Award sponsored by Ford!

Resources

School icon Research

FIRST Longitudinal Study from Brandeis University

2017, Findings at 36 Months - Year 4 - Released April 2017

2016, Summary of Preliminary Findings - Year 3 - Released March 2016

2015, Summary of Preliminary Findings - Year 2

FIRST Impact Infographic
Interactive Impact Infographic

Featured Articles

FIRST in the News

Podcasts

How FIRST is Creating Equity in STEM Programs

Classroom Resources

Poster - Engineering Design Process
Infographic - Five Simple Ways to Engage Students in STEM
Infographic - The Top 5 Myths About Teaching STEM

Inspire Blog Posts

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What 15,000 Kids Taught Me About Creativity
After spending time with FIRST LEGO League teams at the 2018 FIRST Championship, educational consultant Steven W. Anderson shares how authentic learning tasks, problem solving and collaboration allows students’ creativity to flourish.
 
The Whole Child Curriculum Hidden in STEM Project-Based Learning
STEM-oriented project-based learning can have a remarkable impact on developing a student’s skills and confidence – not just in STEM, but also in reading, writing, researching, and social-emotional learning. Fourth-grade teacher Jonathan Carpenter shares how FIRST LEGO League Jr. helped his students grow.
 
Meeting in the Middle with Distance Learning
A unique partnership in Alberta, Canada, provided distance learning opportunities grounded in STEM to remote First Nations communities. Frank McCallum, principal of the Alberta Distance Learning Centre, shares how distance learning bridges a barrier to STEM access.
How One Teacher Guided His Students to Give Back with a Design Thinking Challenge
Science teacher Peter Graven leads his Wisconsin school districts’ robotics program and encourages students to take on STEM-based projects that give back. Peter discusses the design thinking challenge his students undertook to build a robotic medical cart for a young girl with special needs. 
Global Teacher Prize Finalist Creates Change with Robotics
Teacher and FIRST mentor Glenn Lee, who co-founded Hawaii’s first robotics-related program, has been named a top ten finalist for the Varkey Foundation Global Teacher Prize, selected from over 30,000 entries, for his pioneering efforts to ignite passion for STEM in his students through robotics.
It’s Not Special Treatment: The Case for Acting to Ensure Equity
Nancy Boyer, Director of Research and Evaluation at FIRST, explores how to reduce gaps in STEM skills and fuel STEM interest by rethinking how we teach youth without access to opportunities that build a foundation for STEM.
Inspiring the Next Generation of Scientists and Engineers: K–12 and Beyond
Preparing a 21st century workforce requires educators to actively engage students to become critical thinkers and active learners through challenging-based learning. FIRST engages students to work in teams with industry professionals and accomplish a specific science-based or engineering challenge through the exploration of multiple technologies and methodologies, including programming languages, computer-aided design, mechanics, electronics, and internet research.
5 Ways to Spur Student Growth and Opportunity Through Hands-On STEM
Originally published on The Teaching Channel’s Tchers’ Voice blog, FIRST President Don Bossi shares easy-to-adapt strategies for implementing new STEM programs or curriculum and making the most of hands-on learning in the classroom.
Overcoming the STEM Opportunity Gap
Kids of all backgrounds, capabilities, and social circumstances are needed to address the world’s toughest challenges. FIRST President Donald E. Bossi explores how offering equitable opportunities and pathways can ensure all kids feel welcome, have a voice, and get an equal shot at finding success.
Marching for Science: We need STEM education and educated policymaking
On April 22, scientists and science supporters gathered at Sam Houston Park for the Houston March for Science. Just a mile away at the George R. Brown Convention Center, the 2017 FIRST Championship was underway.
How 3 Teachers Who Knew Nothing About Robotics Started a FIRST Program
When Maureen Reilly, fourth-grade teacher at PS 261 in Brooklyn, NY, decided to co-lead a FIRST® LEGO® League team at her school, she had no idea what to expect.

FIRST POWER UP Audience Displays

Feb 26, 2018 Written by Danny Diaz, FIRST Robotics Competition Systems Engineer.

Details about the FIRST POWER UP Audience Displays are here!