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FLL Explore Virtual Conference

December 12, 2020 @ 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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FLL Explore Virtual Coaches Conference on Saturday, December 12 from 9 a.m. – noon. This conference is for new and returning coaches, as well as teachers and community volunteers that have an interest in possibly starting a FLL Explore team (formerly FLL Jr.).

Join hosts Angela Shellene and Jenny Brumfield from the DFW Technology & Education Council, the program delivery partner for FLL Explore in North Texas to hear practical tips and best practices from some of our veteran FLL Explore coaches in North Texas. Also, we will be sharing information about what this season’s events will look like with an overview of the FIRST remote hub we will be using for remote events in 2021. Please see the conference schedule, session topics and registration link below. Each session will also include time for you to ask the panelists questions.

FLL Explore Virtual Coaches Conference
Saturday, December 12; 9 a.m. – Noon

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FLL Explore Coaches Conference – Session Schedule & Topics

  • 9 a.m.- Survival Tips for Coaches & Preparing Your Team for Success
    • Panelists: Maaz Anjum (FLL Explore Coach, Girl Scouts), Venus Bhasin (FLL Explore & FLL Challenge Coach, Wize Academy), Mohammed Sarker (FLL Explore Coach, Dallas ISD), Carmela Brown (past FLL Jr. & FLL Coach, Grand Prairie ISD)
  • 9:30 a.m. – Art of Mentoring an FLL Explore Team
    • Panelists: Charissa Black (FLL Explore & FLL Challenge Coach, Dallas ISD), Carmela Brown (past FLL Jr. & FLL Coach, Grand Prairie ISD), Ezra Christenson (past FLL Jr. & FLL coach), Mohammed Sarker (FLL Explore Coach, Dallas ISD)
  • 10:00 a.m. – Building & Programming with WeDo 2.0
    • Presenter: Michael Calahan (LEGO Education certified trainer & FLL Explore Reviewer)
  • 10:30 a.m. – Designing and Building the LEGO Model & Creating the Show-Me-Poster
    • Panelists: Carmela Brown (Grand Prairie ISD), Fathima Sulaiman (FLL Explore & FLL Challenge Coach, Letsgobotics), Victor Urbina (FLL Explore Coach, Dallas ISD), Victor Vega (FLL Explore Coach, Dallas ISD)
  • 11:00 a.m. – Experiencing an FLL Explore Festival
    • Panelists:Charissa Black (FLL Explore & FLL Challenge Coach, Dallas ISD), Michael Calahan (FLL Explore Reviewer), Victor Vega (FLL Explore Coach, Dallas ISD), Fathima Sulaiman (FLL Explore & FLL Challenge Coach, Letsgobotics)
  • 11:30 a.m. – FLL Explore COVID-19 Safety Discussion: Coaching Tips & FIRST Resources
    • Panelists: Venus Bhasin (FLL Explore & FLL Challenge Coach, Wize Academy), Victor Vega (FLL Explore Coach, Dallas ISD), Victor Urbina (FLL Explore Coach, Dallas ISD)

Sessions are available on-demand as part of the training and education library on the FIRST in Texas YouTube channel.

Additional Resource Material:

2020 Intro to FIRST and FIRST LEGO League Explore


DFW Technology & Education CouncilThe FLL Explore Virtual Conference is a collaborative event hosted by Angela Shellene and Jenny Blumfied with the DFW Technology & Education Council in North Texas.