Resources

Using accredited content co-created by young people and industry – we link careers with the classroom providing the tools for teams to own their development.

Resources

Our education team is busy co-creating content and resources with industry, teachers and young people – here’s a snapshot of what to expect:

“STEM is less daunting for the students that took part in the programme and I think it has increased interest in the subject. This week we had a Year 8 options evening; there’s quite a lot of Year 8 children attending the club and they’re choosing engineering.”

Damian, Teacher, Ormiston Sir Stanley Matthews Academy

Collaboration portal

Our bespoke e-learning platform (Moodle) provides comprehensive self-directed support to teams including:

    • Work plan – teacher derived weekly schedule
    • Curriculum maps – GCSE Computer Science, D&T
    • Integrated online content – manuals, presentations, exercises
    • Pre-season – team diversity & community outreach modules
    • Confidence builder – build and code in an afternoon
    • Careers content – role specific missions co-created by industry
    • Offline resources – classroom teaching aids
    • Forums – safe online peer to peer collaboration

 

Our team at mission control are on hand 24/7 to provide support and advice via email, social, Slack and good old fashioned phone!

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Hubs

FIRST Tech Challenge hubs are the heart of the community – an eco-system typically comprising up to 48 teams, supported by a STEM Ambassador Hub, local industry partners and universities. Hubs are a rich source of peer-to-peer support, as well as mentors and community links. Teams are encouraged to reach out and buddy with other local teams and even those overseas!

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Mentors

Making themselves available weekly in-person and remotely for a couple of hours – mentors support teams as they build, challenge and discover. An employee from a local business, parent, colleague or friend – they share a common passion to ignite young people’s curiosity in STEM. We’ve teamed up with STEM Learning to ensure teams have access to a ready pool of talent.

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Events

Young people deserve to be inspired by STEM in the same way as a music festival or sporting event – that’s what FIRST Tech Challenge events are all about. We host free-to-participate local, regional and national tournaments so young people have the opportunity to ‘go pro’ in STEM. Last year we were under a Concorde – this year we’ll be at the Olympic Park!

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Shout from the rooftops!

Perhaps you want to communicate how FIRST Tech Challenge is transforming young lives to a school leadership team, trustees, governors, parents – or you just like a good bed time read? Whatever your motive our nifty brochure promises to do the job. Please think about trees before printing!

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