FIRST LEGO League
What is FLL?
FIRST LEGO League is a hands-on program that goes beyond just robotics. In FLL, elementary and middle school-aged students research a real-world engineering challenge, develop a solution, and compete with LEGO-based robots of their own design. FLL spurs innovation, develops teamwork, enhances communication skills, and promotes excitement in science and technology. These learning opportunities are provided through a collaboration between Community Education, Lakeville Robotics and ISD 194 Gifted Services. FIRST LEGO League is a parent-led activity.
FIRST LEGO League (FLL) Workshop
Getting ready for your first FLL Tournament? Bring your team to this FREE tournament prep session. This workshop is targeted specifically for teams that have never been to a competition, but all FLL teams are welcome. We will conduct mock judging sessions for Core Values, Research Project, Technical and Programming judging so that you can see what these sessions will be like in a tournament. Please come, no matter what shape your robot game and research project are in. This is to help your team get prepared for a tournament, so if you feel that your team will never be ready, this is exactly what you need! This workshop is for coaches and team members, but spectators are welcome! Next workshop will be held in October 2019, exact date TBD.
Coaches new to FLL are invited to attend a free coaching seminar. This is open to new coaches or parents who may be considering coaching in the upcoming FLL season. Participants will have the opportunity to actively participate in FLL activities. Training includes hands-on demonstrations of the robot game, core values and the research project. This is a practical ‘learn by doing’ approach to coaching FLL. Coaches will walk away with ready to use materials and ideas for the season. New teams are encouraged to bring 2-4 coaches/parents to learn the basic structure of the FLL experience. This training seminar is provided by Ignite! FLL Coaches Maureen Carrigan and Holly Traub through collaboration with Lakeville Area Community Education. You do not have to participate in FLL through Community Ed to attend this training. This is a free seminar but registration is required. Next training will be held in June 2020, exact date TBD.