FIRST has been working hard this past year to create new integrations with school curriculum.  We’re adding other resources as the season expands.

Standards

FIRST has mapped all FIRST Programs to various Common Core and other standards.  The current alignment can be found at http://www.firstinspires.org/sites/default/files/uploads/resource_library/frc/frc-standards-alignment.xlsx.

New FIRST Tech Challenge School/Class Curriculum

FIRST is publishing new FIRST Tech Challenge Curriculum this season.  It is being shared in a Learning Management System called Schoology.  If you would like to try or use this curriculum in your in-school or after school programs, please get directions to get access at this link.

Impact of FIRST

Need information to share with your peers, principal, or superintendent about FIRST’s impacts on learning?  You can find information on a three-year longitudinal study by Brandeis University (by The Center for Youth and Communities at the Heller School for Social Policy and Management) at this link: http://www.firstinspires.org/node/2521

SoCal Regional Workshops

We again are creating and sharing Workshops at Kickoff on Sept. 10.

SoCal/LA Mentor Support Group

We have created a new Private Group on Facebook for mentors to share resources and ideas.  Please email taylor@rocknrollrobots25.com for an invitation.

PowerPoints for Presentations about FIRST Tech Challenge

Sharing information about FIRST Tech Challenge with your school, parents,  or district?  Here’s two decks to get you started: