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FIRST® LEGO® League season challenges kick off in 2 weeks

This robotics season, we’re stepping into the world of sports, play, and fitness – moving, collaborating, competing, and celebrating. In RePLAYSM and PLAYMAKERSSM, FIRST® LEGO® League students will explore the activities we can do in different spaces for play and how we can ensure that our games and activities are fun and accessible for everyone involved. For all FIRST LEGO League divisions, challenge materials will be released Tuesday, August 4, at 12:00 p.m. ET. Are you ready to play? Register your team by logging in to your dashboard.

Join the season kickoff celebration on FIRSTtv Tuesday, August 4, at 1:00 pm ET. Hosts Deejay Knight and Steve Mackenzie, along with special guests, will give you a closer look at this season’s challenges, answer your questions, and show how teams will redefine the game as part of the FIRST® GAME CHANGERSSM powered by Star Wars: Force for Change season. Sign up here to receive a tune-in reminder.

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While you wait: Visit the FIRST LEGO League Showcase

Have you checked out the FIRST LEGO League Showcase yet? It’s a virtual platform where FIRST LEGO League teams from around the world are sharing their FIRST RISE, powered by Star Wars: Force for Change, season accomplishments and activities. These amazing teams want to show you what they've achieved. Visit them at firstlegoleague.org/showcase.

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Remote Events for FIRST LEGO League and FIRST® Tech Challenge

For regions that continue to be disrupted by COVID-19 and require social distancing, we have been working on remote event solutions for the 2020/2021 season. To help transition to remote events, we are developing the FIRST Remote Event Hub to provide a comprehensive remote experience for FIRST LEGO League and FIRST® Tech Challenge teams and volunteers. Read more about our current plan on the Inspire blog.

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Christa McAuliffe coin designs reviewed

Educator Christa McAuliffe died on board NASA's space shuttle Challenger in 1986 as the first teacher in space. She will be memorialized on the Christa McAuliffe Silver Dollar Commemorative Coin, which will honor her legacy and help FIRST inspire the next generation to reach the stars. The coins will be minted in 2021, the 35th anniversary of the Space Shuttle Challenger disaster. Read more about the coin's special design at collectSPACE.com.

Next week: Webinar on leveraging FIRST to boost your career

Companies seek FIRST talent! It’s more important than ever for FIRST students, alumni, and volunteers to know how to leverage your FIRST experience in the workforce. Join us on Tuesday, July 28, at 4 p.m. ET for an interactive discussion, featuring key FIRST Supporters BAE Systems, BOSCH, and Rockwell Automation, on turning your FIRST skills into career success.

Whether you’re in school, searching for your first job, or have years of experience under your belt, learn about the recruiting priorities at top companies, as well as guidance to best leverage your FIRST skills. Register today!

FIRST Class Pack meets students where they are

Today’s students and educators are facing challenges that are very different from those of previous generations. We know this school year may look a little different, and we’re committed to bringing you the resources you need for this school year and for years to come. If your students are in the classroom, learning remotely, or in a hybrid environment, FIRST has resources to continue engaging students at your organization in the FIRST experience. Our FIRST Class Pack implementation options provides PreK-12 educators and communities with flexibility and resources to harness students’ natural curiosity and build habits of learning, confidence, and teamwork skills.

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