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Save the Date: CARGO CONNECTSM Release

Save the date for a special delivery! FIRST® LEGO® League CARGO CONNECTSM details will be released Tuesday, August 17, at Noon ET, driving participants (ages 4-16) full speed ahead into the world of transportation. Season materials for the Challenge, Explore, … Continue reading

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New Coach and Mentor Training Available Online

First has produced a new 20-minute interactive coach and mentor training can help you build useful skills to navigate your first season including: Creating a safe and inclusive environment where students can learn and thrive. Understanding of the FIRST® Core Values and how … Continue reading

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2021-22 FLL Teaser

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TN Valley Robotics Offering CLASS PACK Grant

Due to Covid-19, TN Valley Robotics (TNVR) is offering to support classroom STEM robotics by offering grants for CLASS PACKS. If you are not familiar with Class PACKS you can read more about them HERE. This is available to schools … Continue reading

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FIRST LEGO League Season 2020 Brief Season Overview

Remote Events: New for 2020-2021 seasonThe remote events manual and platform will be provided as part two of FIRST LEGO League Season Guidance for COVID-19 Interruptions, available in December 2020. It will provide information on participating in remote events along … Continue reading

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How to Watch Twitch (And the FIRST Chanel) on Roku

FIRST does a lot of broadcasts on TWITCH, but last year twitch was dropped by Roku. Since this was my (editor’s) preferred way to watch these broadcasts, I searched for a new way to watch them (for the upcoming FIRST … Continue reading

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FIRST @ Home

FIRST @ Home is a website full of activities and resources about programming, CAD, Artificial Intelligence, STEM and more! It have activities for all grade levels (K-12). Check it out HERE.

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TVA Grant Opened

The TVA Grant is now opened and is accepting applications for the 2020-21 FIRST Season Team Eligibility: All FIRST LEGO League, FIRST Tech Challenge and FIRST Robotic teams in the TVA Service Area are eligible for funding, which will cover … Continue reading

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2021 Championships and how it affects West TN

As announced by FIRST HQ today, the two World Championships have been moved to Mid July (Houston) and Early August (Detroit). What does this mean for West TN? Well it means we will also be moving events to latter in … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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