METC Podcast - Episode #11 - FIRST LEGO League

June 13, 2017

In Episode 11, I discuss the benefits of bringing the FIRST LEGO League to your school or community with our local resident LEGO experts.  Krista and Amanda share their experience with running & managing teams over the past couple years.  They share some key statistics about the benefits of students participating in FIRST LEGO League pulled from the FIRST website.  They also share some key tips and ideas on how to get started.  

 

Be sure to connect with Krista and Amanda  on Twitter.  They are excited to help others in getting started with their own team.  

 

Episode Guests:

Krista Rouse - LMS - Blackhurst Elementary - @MsRouseInTheLIB

 

Amanda Morris - 3rd Grade teacher - Monroe Elementary - @msmorrislearns

 

Benefits of FLL

- Core Values

- STEM

- Getting girls involved

- Engaging students in learning

- Being a team

- Potential Patent for research project

A 10 year study shows:

- 88% FLL alumni are more interested in going to college

- 98% FLL alumni have improved problem solving skills

- 95% FLL alumni have improved time management skills

- 76% FLL alumni have improved communication skills

 

Helpful links mentioned within Episode:

STL Article on Robotics 

www.firstlegoleague.org

First Impact Website

First Impact Infographic

First Team Basics

First Core Values

First Products/Pricing

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