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What is FIRST LEGO League? Print E-mail
Written by fll   
Sunday, 07 June 2009 17:28
FIRST LEGO League (FLL) brings theory and practice together.  Working in an environment that encourages inquiry and hands-on experimentation, team members fulfill roles modeled after real world project teams.

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The FIRST LEGO League  is the result of a partnership between FIRST and The LEGO Group.   FLL is an exciting and fun global robotics program that ignites an enthusiasm for discovery, science, and technology in kids ages 9 to 14.  

Throughout the world,  FIRST has partnered with nonprofits, universities and others to support and deliver  FIRST LEGO League in that region.  Playing At Learning is the operational partner for Northern California.

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Last Updated on Friday, 23 August 2013 16:33
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Support NorCal FLL Print E-mail
Written by fll   
Sunday, 15 September 2013 21:42

Support NorCal FLL   

Playing At Learning does not receive the team registration fees that teams pay to FIRST.  In addition,  we use the tournament qualifier fees to directly support the tournaments themselves  - the fees pay for items such as facility costs (rent, custodians),  awards,  volunteer food and field setup kits.  

 

We need your HELP directly to  better  handle the tournament infrastructure and team growth and help with better support/recruit volunteers!  

Be An Advocate for NorCal FLL and  STEM!

 

 

Last Updated on Sunday, 29 December 2013 13:18
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NorCal FLL Training: Preparing Team for Qualifier Print E-mail
Written by fll   
Tuesday, 29 October 2013 13:40
 Recording of webinar,   Slides


TOPICS:  how the schedule works,  what items to bring (what not to bring), along with judging details, robot game and advancement.

 

•NorCal is not using Design Executive Summary
•NorCal is not using Core Values poster

 

Last Updated on Sunday, 29 December 2013 13:21
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2013 NorCal - Team Status by District Print E-mail
Written by fll   
Monday, 30 September 2013 10:15

Team Lists and QT  Reg Status  by District:  

East Bay,

Capital

Peninsula

Silicon Valley

 

These tables are manually and individually updated 

There is no magic linkage between any of the pre-reqs being completed and the team's status being updated

 

Last Updated on Monday, 14 October 2013 20:16
 
2013 NorCal QT Reg Process Print E-mail
Written by fll   
Sunday, 13 October 2013 13:08

For those that want less words and more pictures,  here is an Overview PDF of the Qualifier Tournament (QT) registration process.

 

For those that want more words and no pictures,  here is a  written description of the QT registration process.  
FAQ,   Most common issues

 

 

Check Team's "Eligible to Register" Status

 

Check Team's Assigned QT

 

 

Last Updated on Sunday, 13 October 2013 14:24
 
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General Championship Schedule

8:15am Opening Ceremony

9am to 4:45pm Robot Game Matches

5pm Closing/Award Ceremony

 

More info

 FIRST, FLL, NorCal FLL, what is the challenge
and this year’s 
2013 Challenge details  

 
 

ANNOUNCING: Playing At Learning
Advocacy Recognition Award

Here is a current fundraising campaign:  

Matching Grant Program


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3 parts to FLL
The Robot Game and Project are WHAT teams do.  Core Values are HOW they do it.  Learn more
 

logo FLL Nature's Fury

 

Welcome to the 2013 FLL Season

Challenge Details  

Game Updates - 39 updates as 12/29
Project FAQs - 4. No updates as of 12/29 (last update was 10/15)
Judging FAQs - No updates as of 12/29 (last update was 10/25)
 

FLL Participation Rules

 

2013 National Team Registration is closed

 

Team Lists & Team Status by District:  East Bay, Capital, Peninsula, Silicon Valley

 

 National Team Registration for 2014 FLL Season will open on May 5, 2014 

Challenge Theme: Education & Learning

 


 

 Resources

NXT vs EV3 comparison
EV3 Software

EV3 Programming Videos

Ask A Natural Disaster Topic Expert


Team Preparation,   
Constructing Challenge Table

 


Coach training webinars (wmv):

2013  Kickoff slides,  Rookie Coach, Preparing for QT

2012   Rookie Coach - Sep6

2011: Rookie Coaches:  Aug29, Sep14
Tournament Overview
Experienced Coaches: Sep7, Sep19

 


 

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