City Shaper Coach Email Volume 1- 5/7/19 Registration for CITY SHAPER Now Open!
Welcome to CITY SHAPER!
What if you could build a better world? Where would you begin?
More than ever, we must come together to innovate and solve problems. In FIRST, you are part of a thriving community brimming with inspiration, creativity, and hope for a stronger, more sustainable future—one that’s built better together. You have the power to help the cities, towns, and places you call home reach new heights. With the support of the FIRST community, this is your opportunity to lead our future forward—and up.
Registration is Now Open!
Registration for new and returning teams is open now! Registration closes when our region reaches capacity for the season, so register early! If capacity is available, registration will stay open until the end of September or early October (but is not guaranteed to be open that late).
Returning coaches can log into your account at: www.firstinpires.org. There you will have the opportunity to register your teams for another year. Please look at the notifications in the upper right corner and take care of the consent and release and required profile updates.
New coaches can start a team at this link: https://www.firstinspires.org/robotics/fll/start-a-team
*A note on registration. They did add the option to opt out of the challenge set for those registering multiple teams that don’t need multiple sets, but there is no way to buy the challenge set at a later time. If you opt out you WILL NOT be able to go back and order one separately.
FIRST RISE The Force is Building! Check it out!!
Check out the video announcement here– https://youtu.be/bPY9Mfj7eRU
Welcome, SPIKETM Prime!
This month, LEGO® Education announced a new product called SPIKE Prime. Specially designed to engage students in the engineering design process, thinking critically, analyzing data and solving complex problems with real-world relevance, SPIKE Prime is the first LEGO Education product to include a Competitions Unit featuringFIRST LEGO League as part of the lesson plans. It also boasts Scratch-based block-coding, a classroom-friendly app, innovative new pieces which bridge both the Technic and LEGO brick system building platforms and detailed support materials. With this quick-start solution, whole classes of students can create SMART inventions and program them to move within 15 – 20 minutes keeping young people engaged and developing their skills rapidly.
Mindstorms EV3, NXT, and RCX will continue to be allowed in FIRST LEGO League with SPIKE Prime sitting alongside these products – not replacing them. Check out SPIKE Prime in action here. The product is available to pre-order and will be ready for delivery in time to use in the 2019-2020 FIRST LEGO League season.