14 Nov What is the future of learning? Watch students find the answers
Born into a Digital Age where methods for gathering information are literally at their fingertips, this season’s FIRST® LEGO® League World Class Challenge allows students to unleash learning by redesigning how they want to learn.
WHO: More than 1,200 KC area students, ages 9-14, explore ways to gather knowledge and skills in the 21st century—through research and LEGO robots.
WHAT: Teams will participate in one-of-four KC FIRST LEGO League (FLL) qualifying tournaments in an attempt to advance to the Greater Kansas City FLL Championship at Union Station on Saturday, January 17, 2015.
OF SPECIAL INTEREST: Teams will build, test, and program an autonomous robot to solve a series of wisdom-gathering missions which include: pushing a lever to open a door to learning, moving an idea outside of the box, loading a model with knowledge and skill loops… and more.
WHEN & WHERE—QUALIFYING TOURNAMENT SCHEDULE:
Qualifier #1 – Saturday, November 15, 2014 • Olathe Northwest High School, 21300 College Blvd., Olathe, KS 66061 • 27 teams will participate
Qualifier #2 – Saturday, November 22, 2014 • Kearney Jr. High School, 2215 S. Campus St., Kearney, MO 64060 • 35 teams will participate
Qualifier #3 – Saturday, December 6, 2014 • Bingham Middle School, 1716 S Speck Rd, Independence, MO 64057 • 41 teams will participate
Qualifier #4 – December 13, 2014 • Wyandotte High School, 2501 Minnesota Ave. Kansas City, KS 66102 • 40 teams will participate
Qualifying tournaments are FREE and open to the public. Noon – 4:00 p.m.
Sponsored by KC STEM Alliance supporting local schools by assisting in the implementation of FIRST ® (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology), providing mentor-based after-school programs that inspire innovation, build STEM skills and foster self-confidence, communication and leadership. Programs include FIRST Robotics Competition, FIRST Tech Challenge, FIRST LEGO® League and Junior FIRST LEGO® League.
For more information visit kcfirst.org and kcstem.org
Contact: Melissa Ashcraft