Florida educators are invited to join us at ROBOTICON Tampa Bay October 10th & 11th, at the University of Tampa Bob Martinez Athletics Center for an Invited Guests Luncheon and Educators Workshop. ROBOTICON Tampa Bay offers a great opportunity for educators to see FIRST K-12 STEM education in action and to learn best practices from other schools and educa-tors. Speak to students, teachers and coaches from around the state and learn how to implement FIRST programs in the classroom and in after school environments.
FIRST provides project-based learning in alignment with the Common Core and Florida Standards as well more than $22 million in scholarships to participating high school students. The programs are inclusive, accessible and affordable, with significant grant funding available to new and existing teams.
Please join us to see how FIRST can bring immense added value to your school program.
There will be an Educators Workshop on Saturday, Oct. 10, on implementing FIRST programs in classroom and in after school environments, and opportunities to speak to teachers and coaches from around the state, as well as meet students and see their work. There is also an Invited Guests Luncheon on both Saturday and Sunday at which teachers are also invited. There is no cost for either of these opportunities.
Please RSVP by September 30th for the luncheon(s) or Educators Workshop via the button below.
FIRST provides project based learning in alignment with Common Core and Florida state standards, as well over $22 million in scholarships to participating high school students. The programs are inclusive, accessible and affordable, with significant grant funding available to new and existing teams. Most important, FIRST programs work. Compared to their matched peers, FIRST Alumni are:
- 50% more likely to attend college.
- 3x more likely to major in engineering.
- 9x more likely to have an internship in Freshman year.
- 4x more likely to pursue a career in Engineering.
- 2.5x more likely to volunteer in the community.
More Opportunities to See FIRST
There are also two other off-season events in Florida where educators can see FIRST in action: Panther Prowl at Florida Institute of Technology on October 3 and Mission Mayhem, at Dillard High School in Ft. Lauderdale on September 19th
All of these events are free and open to the public. Please join us to see how FIRST can bring immense added value to your school program, and 21st Century Skills to your students! You can also visit FIRSTFL.org to learn more about FIRST programs in the Sunshine State.