2017 ORTOP Workshop Instructor Materials
(Updated 6/14/2017)

If links are live in the sections below, the materials have been updated for 2017. If not, the materials are in the process of being upgraded and will be completed by late May 2017.

Note: Many of the materials are provided in two file formats: a native Microsoft Office format (doc or ppt) and a pdf format. We have provided the pdf format so that those of you without access to Office tools can still view the materials. The pdf files are typically quite smaller than the native Office files, and that might be important to some users as well. We have provided the Office formatted files, so that our staff and instructors have access to the original files in case edits need to be made.

Schedule of Instructor Assignments (xlsx) (Updated 5/5/2017)

Materials for Instructors:

The 2017 Coaches' Handbook for the FIRST® LEGO® League HYDRO DYNAMICS Challenge is now available for online reading.

2017 ORTOP Workshops
I. Introductory Workshop EV3

Loridee Wetzel developed a PowerPoint slide set to provide teams with more detailed information about the Project:

Sources of funding for FIRST® LEGO® League teams:

Instructions for building the workshop EV3 robot -- One copy for each of the robot kits. We use the booklet that came with the EV3 kits.

Fun videos of robots attempting Animal Allies missions from 2016:

EV3 Programming Tutorial by Dale Yocum in English

II. Coaching/Mentoring Techniques Workshop EV3
III. Workshop 3: Robot Navigation and Missions with EV3

IV. Programming Techniques Workshop for EV3


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