If you are working with students and you want to introduce Robotics to your class or you want to mentor a FLL team, but you are insecure about your technical knowledge in the Robotics field, then this is the right place for you. FLLCasts is offering you the Mindstorms EV3 Robotics Online Training. The course is 3 full days + 6 weeks online training by FLLCasts.
Little or no experience in Programming
Suitable for teachers without programming and tech experience. We will give you step-by-step instructions and plenty of explanations concerning the programming and engineering aspects of the material.
Some experience in Programming
Suitable for people with some programming and tech experience who want to become teachers or mentor teams for competitions. We will give you step-by-step instructions and a lot of explanations regarding the process of teaching children, but we will also take your programming knowledge to the next level (or couple of levels).
One group is up to three participants so that we can address your personal educational needs. We will do our best to pair participants with similar profiles together, based on our questionnaire.
We encourage you to ask the questions that are important to you so that you get the most value for you, while still following the structure of the training.
Learn and get certified
You will learn how to conduct classes with students with EV3 Mindstorms Robots, to follow the Robopartans Methodology and to prepare teams for competitions. Furthermore, you will get certified at the end of the course.
The seminar consists of introduction in using robots as a tool for education in the field of technical science. It continues with constructing and programming of robots and introduction to the tools, processes and methodology used at Robopartans School of Robotics (the team behind the FLLCasts platform) for teaching students.
We are online and together we move through the tasks, problems and questions. We are online in the three time slots. You take pictures and videos of your robot that you share with us. We return feedback to you and together we discuss the solutions through shared screens and video cameras. You can start with a task and the program earlier and you can also finish tasks later than the specified slots.
Program and equipment
The course is 3 full days + 6 weeks online training by FLLCasts. For the first days we construct, program robots and concentrate on the methodology of teaching and organization of the classes. During the two months training the participants would solve different tasks for three hours a week. And we will have an optional weekly 1 hour meeting.
Here you can find the complete schedule of the course.
Our online course ends with a test. When you solve the tasks successfully, you will receive a certificate for Robopatans Certified Teacher of LEGO Robotics. This certificate would recognize your technical and social abilities to work with students, classes with students and teams. The test will be conducted online and will last between 2 and 4 hours.
Every certificate is with unique number and it can be accessed and shared automatically in all social networks and internet.
Developer of a proposed European Curriculum for System Programmers. FIRST LEGO League former Mentor and Judge. Mentor of last years Google Code-In winners.
Manager Robopartans Sofia Academy. Robopartans Curriculum Developer. FLL Mentor and Judge.
Manager Robopartans Academies and Training Instructor. Robopartans Curriculum Developer. FLL Mentor and Judge.
"The best part was the teachers' part where you teach me how to teach students those new concepts. One does not get that every day."
"It is challenging without being overwhelming;
It is detailed without being boring.
It offers personalized and flexible topics within a predefined structure."
"It is very rare to find a course with the focus on Lego Robotics. I was not able to find anything like this, structured, with knowledgeable instructors, and homework assignments, here in the United States. I would like to thank you for that."
"I have to say though that I completely enjoyed the fact that we had so few people in the group. It felt like private tutoring."
"The class was everything I had hoped for and more. It was challenging and demanding and pushed me beyond what I thought I could do. Through it all, I felt well-supported. By the end of the Training course, not only had I learned more than I expected, I'd made friends..." - read the whole message here
Frequently asked questions (FAQ)
How will instructions be provided?
During the first days of the course the teachers will be working online with you. They will walk you through the materials and topics, written in the schedule, and they will give you specific instructions. Furthermore, you will be provided with instructional videos, so that the covered material will be available to you at any time after that.
What do you mean by "6 weeks (Optional - 1 hour each week)"?
Every week we are going to organize live chat sessions with the course participants, so we could discuss your progress and your difficulties. You would be able to exchange knowledge and ideas with the other participants and create a real community with common interests and purposes.You will decide which is the best time for you to complete the different tasks in the course. You could drop us an e-mail if you need guidance, want to ask some questions or need feedback.