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ORTOP FIRST LEGO League Workshops for

Prospective Coaches and Mentors

2017 ORTOP FIRST LEGO LEAGUE ADULT TRAINING WORKSHOP SCHEDULE

Resources: All powerpoints and hands-on excercises and handouts are published for review prior to attending the class or as a resource afterwards. Workshop materials are helpful for coaches/mentors who cannot attend a workshop because of scheduling or geographic distance. We highly recommend attending the workshops in person if at all possible.

2016 ORTOP FIRST LEGO League Workshop Materials


List of Additional Resources

WORKSHOP INFORMATION

WORKSHOPS LOCATIONS
Mountain View High School, 2755 NE 27th St Classroom C8, Bend
Parkrose Middle School, 11800 NE Shaver St Classroom A204, Portland
Intel Aloha Fabs, 3585 S.W. 198th Avenue, Aloha
Hillsboro High School, 3285 SE Rood Bridge Rd, Classroom TE2, Hillsboro

Various Locations for OneDay Workshops - See OneDay Workshop Schedule listing
Garmin, 2345 Turner Rd SE, Salem 

Workshop Times
Workshop I, Workshop II, Workshop III and Programming Workshop - 6:00 pm- 9:00 pm
OneDay Workshop - 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

OTHER USEFUL INFORMATION

  • All ORTOP FIRST LEGO League Workshops will utilize the EV3 Robot.
  • Participants will work in small teams, 3 - 4 people, to build and program the EV3 robot.
  • Workshops with less than 12 registered participants 24 hours prior to class may be rescheduled.
  • It is highly recommended that participants attend the workshops in order of I, II, followed by III.
  • OPEN TO ADULTS. No FIRST LEGO League team members are permitted to attend. Please do not bring FIRST LEGO League team members with you.
  • FIRST Tech Challenge and FIRST Robotics Competition TEEN MENTORS are encouraged to attend the ORTOP FIRST LEGO League Workshops.
  • Workshops are provided at no charge, however, donations to ORTOP to defray our costs are always welcomed. Please consider dontating $10 to help with our costs.
  • Participants can bring their own sack lunch or dinner to the workshop.
  • Many handouts will be provided. A Robot and laptop is made available for each workshop team to use during the workshop. You may bring your own laptop to use during the workshop if you prefer. Please make sure it has the current EV3 software from LEGO Education.

WORKSHOP DESCRIPTIONS

Workshop I - Introduction to FIRST LEGO Leauge - 3 hours
Learn the basics of getting started in FIRST LEGO League, hand-on building an EV3 robot and learn some basic programming.

Workshop II - Coaching and Mentoring Techniques - 3 hours
Focus on specific parts of the FIRST LEGO League program - Robot Game, Project, and Core Values, best practices for being a coach/mentor, continue to learn programming using robot built in Workshop I

Workshop III - Robotic Techniques - 3 hours
Focus on learning important programming and mechanical design techniques to teach skills to your team. Will use robot built in Workshop II.

OneDay Workshops - 8 hours
OneDay Workshops condense the workshop material from Workshops I, II, III into a one-day session. These workshop are primarily offered outside of Portland in communities close to FIRST LEGO League Qualifying Tournament sites. The list of cities scheduled changes each year.

Programming Workshop - 3 hours - REQUIRED: Must attend Workshop II or have been a FIRST LEGO League coach in the last year, prior to attendence.
Intended for coaches/mentors wanting to extend their team's skills tool box by learning more advanced programming techniques and programming solutions. Rookie Coaches must have attended Workshop I and II prior to attending the Programming Workshop or have at least one year of FIRST LEGO League coaching experience. Each programming workshop on the schedule is the same workshop. It is not a series workshop.

Instructors:
Roger Swanson, ORTOP FIRST LEGO League Workshop Chair and Championship Event Manager
Terry Alexander, ORTOP FIRST LEGO League Workshop Instructor and former coach
Ken Cone, ORTOP FIRST LEGO League Championship Robot Design Judge
Jim Ryan, ORTOP FIRST LEGO League Championship Event Manager


WORKSHOP ONLINE REGISTRATION CLICK HERE TO REGISTER ONLINE FOR WORKSHOPS

2017 WORKSHOP SCHEDULE - SORTED BY DATE

Tuesday Dates
Thursday Dates
Workshop in a Week
OneDay Workshop on Saturday
Programming Workshop
Date Workshop SERIES LOCATION
6/6/17 I. Introductory Workshop Series A Portland - Parkrose MS
6/7/17 Programming Workshop Prog A Portland - Parkrose MS
6/8/17 I. Introductory Workshop BEND Series Bend - Mountain View HS
6/13/17 II. Coaching/Mentoring Techniques Workshop Series A Portland - Parkrose MS
6/15/17 II. Coaching/Mentoring Techniques Workshop BEND Series Bend - Mountain View HS
6/20/17 III. Robotics Techniques Workshop Series A Portland - Parkrose MS
6/22/17 III. Robotics Techniques Workshop BEND Series Bend - Mountain View HS
6/29/17 Programming Workshop BEND Series Bend - Mountain View HS
7/12/17 Programming Workshop Prog B TBA
7/13/17 I. Introductory Workshop Series B Hillsboro - Intel Aloha
7/20/17 II. Coaching/Mentoring Techniques Workshop Series B Hillsboro - Intel Aloha
7/27/17 III. Robotics Techniques Workshop Series B Hillsboro - Intel Aloha
8/1/17 I. Introductory Workshop Series C TBA
8/8/17 II. Coaching/Mentoring Techniques Workshop Series C TBA
8/9/17 Programming Workshop Prog C Hillsboro - Intel Aloha
8/10/17 I. Introductory Workshop Series D TBA
8/15/17 III. Robotics Techniques Workshop Series C TBA
8/16/17 Programming Workshop Prog D TBA
8/17/18 II. Coaching/Mentoring Techniques Workshop Series D TBA
8/24/17 III. Robotics Techniques Workshop Series D TBA
9/7/17 I. Introductory Workshop Series E TBA
9/12/17 I. Introductory Workshop Series F TBA
9/13/17 Programming Workkshop Prog E TBA
9/14/17 II. Coach/Mentoring Techniques Workshop Series E TBA
9/19/17 II. Coach/Mentoring Techniques Workshop Series F TBA
9/20/17 Programming Workshop Prog F TBA
9/21/17 III. Robotics Techniques Workshop Series E TBA
9/23/17 One Day Workshop OneDay Salem - Garmin
9/26/17 III. Robotics Techniques Workshop Series F TBA
9/26/17 I. Introductory Workshop OneWeek Hillsboro - Hillsboro HS
9/27/17 II. Coaching/Mentoring Techniques Workshop OneWeek Hillsboro - Hillsboro HS
9/28/17 III. Robotics Techniques Workshop OneWeek Hillsboro - Hillsboro HS

2017 WORKSHOP SCHEDULE - SORTED BY WORKSHOP

Tuesday Dates
Thursday Dates
Workshop in a Week
OneDay Workshop on Saturday
Programming Workshop
Date Workshop SERIES LOCATION
6/6/17 I. Introductory Workshop Series A Portland - Parkrose MS
6/8/17 I. Introductory Workshop BEND Series
Bend - Mountain View HS
7/13/17 I. Introductory Workshop Series B Hillsboro - Intel Aloha
8/1/17 I. Introductory Workshop Series C TBA
8/10/17 I. Introductory Workshop Series D TBA
9/7/17 I. Introductory Workshop Series E TBA
9/12/17 I. Introductory Workshop Series F TBA
9/26/17 I. Introductory Workshop OneWeek Hillsboro - Hillboro HS
6/13/17 II. Coaching/Mentoring Techniques Workshop Series A Portland - Parkrose MS
6/15/17 II. Coaching/Mentoring Techniques Workshop BEND Series Bend - Mountain View HS
7/20/27 II. Coaching/Mentoring Techniques Workshop Series B Hillsboro - Intel Aloha
8/8/17 II. Coaching/Mentoring Techniques Workshop Series C TBA
8/17/17 II. Coaching/Mentoring Techniques Workshop Series D TBA
9/14/17 II. Coaching/Mentoring Techniques Workshop Series E TBA
9/19/17 II. Coaching/Mentoring Techniques Workshop Series F TBA
9/27/17 II Coaching/Mentoring Techniques Workshop OneWeek Hillsboro - Hillsboro HS
6/20/17 III. Robotics Techniques Workshop Series A Portland - Parkrose MS
6/22/17 III. Robotics Techniques Workshop BEND Series Bend - Mountain View HS
7/27/17 III. Robotics Techniques Workshop Series B Hillsboro - Intel Aloha
8/15/17 III. Robotics TechniquesWorkshop Series C TBA
8/24/17 III. Robotics Techniques Workshop Series D TBA
9/21/17 III. Robotics Techniques Workshop Series E TBA
9/26/17 III. Robotics Techniques Workshop Series F TBA
9/28/17 III. Robotics Techniques Workshop OneWeek Hillsboro - Hillsboro HS
6/7/17 Programming Workshop Prog A Portand - Parkrose MS
6/29/17 Programming Workshop BEND Series Bend - Mountain View HS
7/12/17 Programming Workshop Prog B TBA
8/3/17 Programming Workshop Prog C Hillsboro - Intel Aloha
8/16/17 Programming Workshop Prog D TBA
9/13/17 Programming Workshop Prog E TBA
9/20/17 Programming Workshop Prog F TBA
9/23/17 OneDay Workshop OneDay Salem - Garmin


HELP! There is no workshop near me! ~Request a OneDay Workshop~
One Day workshops need a minimum of 12 adults interested in attending, from at least 6 teams. Any help you can make to invite interested parents, mentors, and coaches from a variety of new or existing teams will help us make your request a reality. These events generally happen on a Saturday and last from 8:30 - 4:30 covering material presented in Workshops I through III.

Additional FIRST LEGO League Resources

FIRST LEGO League: FIRST StepsCurriculum

LEGO Education Curriculum for EV3

Mr. Wadnizak's LEGO Robotics Lessons (utilizes World Class kits and models) 

FIRST LEGO League Ask An Expert Webinars

2 Learn 2 Learn - Teamwork Workshop - "From Storming to Performing" PowerPoint Slide Presentation

NXT Programming Tutorial by Dale Yocum in English

EV3 Programming Tutorial by Dale Yocum in English.

INSciTE

TechBrick Robotics - an unbelievable amount of information and resources to support FIRST LEGO League teams plus archived resources for past challenges.

Carnegie Mellon University has a great web site featuring LEGO robotics / Robotics Academy

LEGO has a good web site for its Mindstorms product line

National Instruments NXT Page - by the people who created NXT-G for NXT-G users and the FIRST LEGO League community