New FIRST® @ Home Curriculum

Whether in the classroom or at home learning, continue to engage students in STEM learning, skill development, and FUN with a 12 session learning series for teachers, parents, and coaches created by FIRST Education. These free and flexible PreK-12 STEM activities are available for download now.  

There is a different curriculum targeting PreK-1, 2-4, 4-8 and 7-12 grades.

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Covid-19 and FIRST

Wondering what your season might look like if your team is being affected by Covid-19? FIRST has THIS WEBPAGE to help your navigate teams and events in the age of Covid. This includes info on the Remote Event Hub.

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Important 3M™ Dual Lock™ Information – RePLAY Challenge Sets

Dear FIRST® LEGO® League Team,

FIRST® and LEGO® Education have been made aware that some of the 3M™ Dual Lock™ Reclosable Fasteners included in the RePLAY Challenge Sets, generously donated by FIRST LEGO League sponsor 3M, was damaged by an outside converter during the die cutting process. The damaged material may not attach the models as securely to the mat as intended, which may cause problems during field set-up or the Robot Game itself. We want every piece of FIRST LEGO League equipment to live up to our high-quality standards and are working quickly to find a suitable solution. Although some of you may experience the issue, we ask you to please carry on with the RePLAY season until we provide further guidance or information.

Thank you for your understanding,

FIRST & LEGO Education

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Additional Challenge and Explore Sets

To assist with remote participation registered teams will be allowed this season to order one additional RePLAYSM Challenge set for $75 and/or one additional PLAYMAKERSSM Explore set for $35 (Your first Explore set is included with $99 registration fee). Applicable sales tax and shipping fees will be added to each order. This function will be available on the FIRST store beginning August 27.

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Did you see

Just wanted to point out that our very own FIRST Senior Mentor (Randall Phillips) was featured at the top of this weeks Volunteer Newsletter:

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FIRST Robotics Virtual Reality Experience

Check out the FIRST Robotics Virtual Reality Experience webpage…but here is the video that shows all sections of FIRST in a 360 environment::

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Forbes Magazine Feature Story about FIRST Global Innovation Awards

From LEGO To Lasers: Kids Invent The Coolest Things
by Rich Blake

https://www.forbes.com/sites/richblake1/2020/07/29/from-lego-to-lasers-kids-invent-the-coolest-things/?utm_campaign=Newsletter&utm_medium=email&_hsmi=92627774&_hsenc=p2ANqtz-9CUPwOchtXv8boltxOtJTxmOrID7ilYsvz3DTPAT6vR-BsipbFvDPUnT1F–6DZaFUF_teh7z5nNXm6re03x1fcXaKkg&utm_content=92627774&utm_source=hs_email#256c48eb2d25

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Download RePLAY posters, wallpapers, and more

Rally your team for the FIRST® GAME CHANGERSSM, powered by Star Wars: Force for Change, season with posters, wallpapers, and more free, downloadable content!

Here’s a preview of what’s available:

  • Season logo files to create your own shirts and other swag
  • Social media graphics to share your excitement for the season
  • Recruitment posters to help you grow your team
  • Trading card template that your team can design and share with other FIRST teams
  • Approved Star Wars images kindly put together for teams to use on promotional merchandise and materials that are not for sale
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Season Guidance for COVID-19 Interruptions

From FIRST HQ:

We recognize that during the FIRST® GAME CHANGERSSM powered by Star Wars: Force for Change: season for 2020 – 2021 there will certainly be a variety of scenarios and issues that arise that make a normal FIRST experience challenging. The guidance provided allows for an à la carte series of options separated into specific categories from which you can put together to assist with participation this season.

This guide is designed to provide suggestions and options and are not prescriptive; considerations for what is best for your local situation should be prioritized. Local health and safety regulations and guidance should precede any of the recommendations in this guide.  

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Challenge info posted

Check out the 2020-21 Challenge Page (also available from the menu above)

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