Challenge Updates and Clarifications
To stay up-to-date while preparing for your regional tournament, make sure to download the most current PDF including the official, binding Challenge updates and clarifications on Robot Game rules and missions for the SUPERPOWERED season:
Four lucky FIRST LEGO League Challenge Teams will have the opportunity to compete in this year's FIRST Championship in Houston in April. The starting spots will be awarded among all participating Challenge Teams!
We know that participating in the FIRST LEGO League, especially for the first time, can bring with it many questions and challenges. So that you are not left alone, we offer you various sources of information that can be used not only for reading, but also for direct questions.
You are already active in the FIRST LEGO League and have experienced the impressive impact of the program for yourself. Now we would like to ask you to share our virtual information event in February with potential interested parties from parents, school authorities or school boards.
The SharePoint for coaches offers you many important documents such as construction manuals and evaluation forms in the dashboard in the login area under "My coach documents". Brand new are declarations of consent for photos and personalized certificates.
The FIRST LEGO League regional competitions have begun and teams are presenting their robots and research projects on the season's theme of MASTERPIECE. It all started at the end of November in Chur (CH). The regional competitions and exhibitions will continue until the beginning of March in Aachen and Siegen (D). Spectators are welcome to follow the creative process of the young talents - admission is free of charge.
On December 13 at 4 pm, we cordially invite interested teachers, parents and participants to our virtual information event (in German language)! Discover the benefits of participating in the FIRST LEGO League for children and young people. Gain insights into the content and process of the educational program. Learn more about current funding opportunities and the simple steps for submitting an application.
We are pleased to introduce FIRST LEGO League Discover to our offerings – specifically designed for preschools and kindergartens. This initiative provides children as young as 4 years old with a fantastic opportunity to ignite their enthusiasm for science and technology in a playful manner.
The excitement is building: after the thrilling regional competitions, teams have the opportunity to qualify for the final through the qualification competitions. From April 13th to 14th, 2024, we will travel to Switzerland to organize the impressive FIRST LEGO League Final for Germany, Austria, and Switzerland at the Davos Congress Centre (CH), in collaboration with our partners, the University of Teacher Education of the Grisons, the University of Applied Sciences of the Grisons, and the Evangelical Middle School Schiers. There, we will celebrate the fascinating world of STEM and robotics with great teams. The congress center will transform into a colorful FIRST LEGO League Final!
We encourage all teams to step up their social media activity. Whether it's progress on the research project, impressive robot achievements or reports on your team activities - your posts are important to share the excitement of the FIRST LEGO League and inspire other teams. Link us and share your successes in the education program!
During the festive season, we would like to call on you to support our work on the educational program through Christmas donations. Your generous contributions will help us to further develop the FIRST LEGO League and get even more young people interested in science and technology.
Your coaches deserve recognition, because without them, the FIRST LEGO League would not be as successful as an educational program! Not only do they juggle schedules and organizational challenges, but they also create space for the development of you teams and always offer support and motivation in difficult situations. Now you have the wonderful opportunity to nominate your coach for the "Inspire the Future" Award at the program-initiating foundation FIRST.
The registration phase for the MASTERPIECE season of the FIRST LEGO League Challenge is closed. We are thrilled that 747 teams in 52 regions in Germany, Austria and Switzerland will participate. That's over 100 more teams than in the previous season preparing for the educational program.
Our generous sponsorship opportunities offer new teams and schools the unique chance to smoothly enter the exciting educational program of the FIRST LEGO League. We support with various sponsorship packages ranging from covering participation fees to providing high-quality program materials and robotics kits. This is all possible thanks to our dedicated sponsorship partners such as Dow, Motorola and ChangeX.
To support your preparation, we offer a variety of resources. In this issue, we present the latest materials for Challenge teams: Our colleagues Niklas, Marco and our research expert Leon share valuable tips and advice in an informative video. We also have new challenge updates and great resources for robot design and robot games.
The mentor function is open to all teams and classes and offers a wide range of opportunities to learn from experienced mentors and exchange knowledge. You can use the expertise of mentors who are already registered in the system and have offers ready for you to make your season a success.
It's coming up soon! On October 20 and 21, 2023, we'll be hosting the FIRST LEGO League Meetup, where we'll be sharing ideas about our education program in a barcamp format. You can expect two inspiring afternoons full of questions, ideas, and great conversations. Just like last year, we promise you lots of fun and the opportunity to make new contacts to get inspired for the new season.
Thanks to a grant from the Motorola Solutions Foundation, we are once again able to support a total of 73 FIRST LEGO League teams in Germany and Austria to participate in the educational program this season. All follow-up sponsorships have already been awarded, but there are still spots available for initial sponsorships. In Austria, we still have spots for both offerings (Challenge and Explore) and in Germany, there are still grants available for some Challenge teams
In the Robot Game resources for MASTERPIECE you can now find the online score calculator. This useful tool allows you to get to know the evaluation sheets from the competition day already in your preparation and to track your own progress while practicing.
The evaluation sheets for your FIRST LEGO League Challenge Regional Competition are now available online. Take this opportunity to familiarize yourself with the MASTERPIECE Season criteria that will be used to evaluate your performance in the various judging categories. This information is critical to optimizing your presentations and robot performance.
Would you like to be involved in the education program as volunteers? Do you feel like you've outgrown the education program? Then we have a great opportunity for you! As a volunteer, you can get up close and personal with the FIRST LEGO League Challenge and Explore on competition day and see the impressive robots and presentations from the teams. For those who are not yet sure what their role as a judge or juror in Challenge or reviewer in Explore will entail, we have a great opportunity next week.
We want to ensure that all teams are well-prepared, so we are gathering all clarifications regarding the tasks and rules for the Robot Game of the upcoming season in our Challenge Updates. Be sure to check regularly to ensure you're always up to date.
An exciting international exchange is on the horizon! An Explore Team from Atlanta (USA) is looking for partner teams from the FIRST LEGO League D-A-CH community to exchange experiences and ideas.
We invite teams to participate in the international video action by LEGO Education - the FIRST LEGO League Unboxing Day! Show us the excitement, thoughts, and ideas your team has for the current MASTERPIECE season as it receives the new season materials for the first time.
Would you like to connect with other FIRST LEGO League enthusiasts from Germany, Austria, and Switzerland and help shape the future of the educational program? Mark your calendars for October 20th and 21st, 2023, because the FIRST LEGO League Meetup is just what you're looking for!
This year, it will once again take place in a virtual format, offering an exciting Barcamp-style event where you can actively engage with various topics. For more information and the opportunity to register, please visit our website.
The long-awaited moment is here! The tasks for the MASTERPIECE season are now available on our website and in the coach login. Dive in and start a creative and inspiring MASTERPIECE season!
Ab dem heutigen Kickoff stehen euch alle relevanten Dokumente für die FIRST LEGO League auf unserer Website und in eurem CoachIn-Login über einen speziellen SharePoint zur Verfügung.
We won't let you down! Every first Wednesday of the month we offer a consultation hour for coaches. Especially after the kickoff and the announcement of the tasks, questions arise for new and experienced teams, especially about the Robot Game. Our experienced FIRST LEGO League team is available to answer your questions either by email or in the FAQs on our website. Additionally, we have invited Lisa and Fabian, two of our volunteer head referees, to answer your questions about the current season.
Do you know people who don't know about the education program yet? If so, recommend they attend our info session on Wednesday, Aug. 30, 2023, from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m.! This event is a great opportunity for students, parents, educators, and those interested in other areas to learn about the exciting opportunities available through FIRST LEGO League.
You know people who don't know about the education programme yet? Recommend them our info event on Wednesday, June 21, 2023, from 16.30 to 17.30! The info event is a great opportunity for students, parents, educators or those interested in other areas to learn about the exciting opportunities FIRST LEGO League has to offer.
As alumni of the FIRST LEGO League, you have the opportunity to continue to be actively involved. Through volunteering, you can share your experience and knowledge with others, meet new people with similar interests and expand your own skills. There are different ways to get involved, depending on your expertise and time budget.
Thanks to strong partners, we are able to regularly sponsor teams and classes to participate in the educational program. Depending on the funding offer, this can include not only participation fees and material costs, but also robotics sets and preparation tables. There are attractive sponsorships for different regions or needs.
From the last final for Germany, Austria and Switzerland, eleven teams qualified for different international events. They successfully represented FIRST LEGO League D-A-CH.
This season, we are once again working with companies to provide team and class sponsorships for FIRST LEGO League Challenge and Explore. The first sponsorship programs have already been fixed, with more to follow throughout the season, including in combination with mentoring opportunities
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