ORTOP FLL Banner
HomeOverviewTeamsResourcesVolunteersLearn moreSponsors & Donors

ORTOP FIRST LEGO League Workshops for

Prospective Coaches and Mentors

2016 ORTOP FIRST LEGO LEAGUE ADULT TRAINING WORKSHOP SCHEDULE

Resources: All powerpoints and hands-on excercises and handouts are published for review prior to attending the class or as a resource afterwards. Workshop materials are helpful for coaches/mentors who cannot attend a workshop because of scheduling or geographic distance. We highly recommend attending the workshops in person if at all possible.

2016 ORTOP FIRST LEGO League Workshop Materials


List of Additional Resources

WORKSHOP INFORMATION

WORKSHOPS LOCATIONS
Girl Scouts of Oregon and SW Washington, 9620 SW Barbur Blvd, Portland 
Intel Aloha Fabs, 3585 S.W. 198th Avenue, Aloha
Concordia University, 2811 NE Holman St, Portland - Luther Hall Room 120
Beaverton High School, 13000 SW 2nd St, Beaverton
Hillsboro High School, 3285 SE Rood Bridge Rd, Hillsboro
Mountain View High School, 2755 NE 27th St, Bend

Various Locations for OneDay Workshops
Junction City District Office, 325 Maple Street, Junction City
Columbia Gorge Community College's Indian Creek Campus, 1730 College Way, Hood River
Eastern Oregon - TBA
Garmin, 2345 Turner Rd SE, Salem
Portland Community College (PCC) - Southeast, STEM Lab, Commons, 2305 SE 82nd and Division
Eastham Community Center Cafeteria, Eastham School, Oregon City
Sherwood Elementary, 3235 SW Nye Ave, Pendleton
Malheur ESD, 363 A Street West, Vale**

Workshop Times
Workshop I, Workshop II, Workshop III and Programming Workshop - 6:00 pm- 9:00 pm
OneDay Workshop - 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

OTHER USEFUL INFORMATION

  • All ORTOP FIRST LEGO League Workshops will utilize the EV3 Robot.
  • Participants will work in small teams, 3 - 4 people, to build and program the EV3 robot.
  • Workshops with less than 12 registered participants 24 hours prior to class may be rescheduled.
  • It is highly recommended that participants attend the workshops in order of I, II followed by III.
  • OPEN ONLY TO ADULTS. No FIRST LEGO League team members are permitted to attend. Please do not bring FIRST LEGO League team members with you.
  • FIRST Tech Challenge and FIRST Robotics Competition Teen Mentors are permitted to attend the ORTOP FIRST LEGO League Workshops.
  • Workshops are provided at no charge, however, donations to ORTOP to defray our costs are always welcomed. Please consider dontating $10 to help with our costs.
  • Participants can bring their own sack lunch or dinner to the workshop.
  • Many handouts will be provided. Robot and laptop is made available for each workshop team to use during the workshop.

WORKSHOP DESCRIPTIONS

Workshop I - Introduction to FIRST LEGO Leauge - 3 hours
Learn the basics of getting started in FIRST LEGO League, hand-on building an EV3 robot and learn some basic programming.

Workshop II - Coaching and Mentoring Techniques - 3 hours
Focus on specific parts of the FIRST LEGO League program - Robot Game, Project and Core Values, best practices for being a coach/mentor, continue to learn programming using robot built in Workshop I

Workshop III - Robotic Techniques - 3 hours
Focus on learning important programming and mechanical design techniques to teach skills to your team. Will use robot built in Workshop II.

OneDay Workshops - 8 hours
OneDay Workshops condense the workshop material from Workshops I, II, III into a one day session. These workshop are primarily offered outside of Portland in communities close to FIRST LEGO League Qualifying Tournament sites. The list of cities scheduled changes each year.

Programming Workshop - 3 hours - REQUIRED: Must attend Workshop II or have been a FIRST LEGO League coach in the last year, prior to attendence.
Intended for coaches/mentors wanting to extend their team's skills tool box by learning more advanced programming techniques and programming solutions. Rookie Coaches must have attended Workshop I and II prior to attending the Programming Workshop or have at least one year of FIRST LEGO League coaching experience. Each programming workshop on the schedule is the same workshop. It is not a series workshop.

Instructors:
Roger Swanson, ORTOP FIRST LEGO League Workshop Chair and Championship Event Manager
Terry Alexander, ORTOP FIRST LEGO League Workshop Instructor
Ken Cone, ORTOP FIRST LEGO League Championship Robot Design Judge
Jim Ryan, ORTOP FIRST LEGO League Championship Event Manager


WORKSHOP ONLINE REGISTRATION CLICK HERE TO REGISTER ONLINE FOR WORKSHOPS

2016 WORKSHOP SCHEDULE - SORTED BY DATE

Tuesday Dates
Thursday Dates
OneDay Workshop on Saturday
Programming Workshop
Date Workshop SERIES LOCATION
6/11/16 OneDay Workshop OneDay Junction City
6/14/16 I. Introductory Workshop Series A Girl Scouts of Oregon
6/21/16 II. Coaching/Mentoring Techniques Workshop Series A Girl Scouts of Oregon
6/28/16 III. Robotics Techniques Workshop Series A Girl Scouts of Oregon
7/12/16 Programming Workshop Series A Girl Scouts of Oregon
7/14/16 I. Introductory Workshop Series B Intel Aloha
7/14/16 I. Introductory Workshop BEND Series BEND, Mountain View HS
7/21/16 II. Coaching/Mentoring Techniques Workshop Series B Intel Aloha
7/21/16 II. Coaching/Mentoring Techniques Workshop BEND Series BEND,Mountain View HS
7/28/16 III. Robotics Techniques Workshop Series B Intel Aloha
7/28/16 III. Robotics Techniques Workshop BEND Series BEND, Mountain View HS
7/30/16 OneDay Workshop OneDay Hood River
8/02/16 I. Introductory Workshop Series C Concordia U - Portland
8/04/16 Programming Workshop Series B Intel Alohoa
8/04/16 Programming Workshop BEND Series BEND,Mountain View HS
8/09/16 II. Coaching/Mentoring Techniques Workshop Series C Concordia U - Portland
8/11/16 I. Introductory Workshop Series D Girl Scouts of Oregon
8/16/16 III. Robotics Techniques Workshop Series C Concordia U - Portland
8/18/16 II. Coaching/Mentoring Techniques Workshop Series D Girl Scouts of Oregon
8/25/16 III. Robotics Techniques Workshop Series D Girl Scouts of Oregon
8/30/16 Programming Workshop Series C Concordia U - Portland
9/08/16 I. Introductory Workshop Series E Beaverton HS
9/13/16 I. Introductory Workshop Series F Hillsboro HS
9/14/16 Programming Workshop Series D Girl Scouts of Oregon
9/15/16 II. Coaching/Mentoring Techniques Workshop Series E Beaverton HS
9/17/16 One Day Workshop OneDay Hood River
9/17/16 One Day Workshop OneDay Vale**
9/20/16 II. Coaching/Mentoring Techniques Workshop Series F Hillsboro HS
9/22/16 III. Robotics Techniques Workshop Series E Beaverton HS
9/24/16 One Day Workshop OneDay Salem
9/24/16 One Day Workshop OneDay PCC - Southeast
9/27/16 III. Robotics Techniques Workshop Series F Hillsboro HS
9/29/16 Programming Workshop Series E Beaverton HS
10/01/16 One Day Workshop OneDay Oregon City
10/01/16 One Day Workshop OneDay Pendleton
10/4/16 Programming Workshop Series F Hillsboro HS

2016 WORKSHOP SCHEDULE - SORTED BY WORKSHOP

Tuesday Dates
Thursday Dates
OneDay Workshop on Saturday
Programming Workshop
Date Workshop SERIES LOCATION
6/14/16 I. Introductory Workshop Series A Girl Scouts of Oregon
7/14/16 I. Introductory Workshop Series B Intel Aloha
7/14/16 I. Introductory Workshop BEND Series BEND, Mountain View HS
8/02/16 I. Introductory Workshop Series C Concordia U - Portland
8/11/16 I. Introductory Workshop Series D Girl Scouts of Oregon
9/08/16 I. Introductory Workshop Series E Beaverton HS
9/13/16 I. Introductory Workshop Series F Hillsboro HS
6/21/16 II. Coaching/Mentoring Techniques Workshop Series A Girl Scouts of Oregon
7/21/16 II. Coaching/Mentoring Techniques Workshop Series B Intel Aloha
7/21/16 II. Coaching/Mentoring Techniques Workshop BEND Series BEND, Mountaiview HS
8/09/16 II. Coaching/Mentoring Techniques Workshop Series C Concordia U - Portland
8/18/16 II. Coaching/Mentoring Techniques Workshop Series D Girl Scouts of Oregon
9/15/16 II. Coaching/Mentoring Techniques Workshop Series E Beaverton HS
9/20/16 II. Coaching/Mentoring Techniques Workshop Series F Hillsboro HS
6/28/16 III. Robotics Techniques Workshop Series A Girl Scouts of Oregon
7/28/16 III. Robotics Techniques Workshop Series B Intel Aloha
7/28/16 III. Robotics Techniques Workshop BEND Series BEND, Mountaiview HS
8/16/16 III. Robotics TechniquesWorkshop Series C Concordia U- Portland
8/25/16 III. Robotics Techniques Workshop Series D Girl Scouts of Oregon
9/22/16 III. Robotics Techniques Workshop Series E Beaverton HS
9/27/16 III. Robotics Techniques Workshop Series F Hillsboro HS
7/12/16 Programming Workshop Series A Girl Scouts of Oregon
8/04/16 Programming Workshop Series B 4-H Extension Office
8/04/16 Programming Workshop BEND Series BEND, Mountainveiw HS
8/30/16 Programming Workshop Series C Concordia U - Portland
9/14/16 Programming Workshop Series D Girl Scouts of Oregon
9/29/16 Programming Workshop Series E Beaverton HS
10/4/16 Programming Workshop Series F Hillsboro HS
6/11/16 OneDay Workshop OneDay Junction City
7/30/16 One Day Workshop OneDay Hood River
9/17/16 One Day Workshop One Day Hood River
9/17/16 One Day Workshop One Day Vale**
9/24/16 One Day Workshop OneDay Salem
9/24/16 One Day Workshop OneDay PCC - Southeast
10/01/16 One Day Workshop OneDay Oregon City
10/01/16 One Day Workshop OneDay Pendleton


**The Vale Oregon workshop is being hosted in conjunction with Frontier Oregon STEM Hub and has a different registration page!  Please register for the Vale event at: https://goo.gl/forms/W5ksXfA9gYUkDzWf2

Additional FIRST LEGO League Resources

Mr. Wadnizak's LEGO Robotics Lessons (utilizes World Class kits and models) 
FIRST LEGO League Ask An Expert Webinars
2 Learn 2 Learn - Teamwork Workshop - "From Storming to Performing" PowerPoint Slide Presentation
NXT Programming Tutorial by Dale Yocum in English

EV3 Programming Tutorial by Dale Yocum in English.

INSciTE

TechBrick Robotics - an unbelievable amount of information and resources to support FIRST LEGO League teams plus archived resources for past challenges.

Carnegie Mellon University has a great web site featuring LEGO robotics / Robotics Academy
LEGO has a good web site for its Mindstorms product line
National Instruments NXT Page - by the people who created NXT-G for NXT-G users and the FIRST LEGO League community