Ask an Expert – Woodie Flowers Q&A

Those FIRST(R) LEGO(R) League teams who were unable to attend Woodie Flowers Ask an Expert webinar on 27 August have been able to view the content of his presentation on the FLL Global YouTube account.

We have just posted the question-and-answer session that followed to our YouTube account, as well. Watch it here:

One theme we have noticed is that many coaches are interested in engaging girls in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math). While both Woodie and our earlier webinar presenter, Soren, answered questions about engaging girls from their perspectives, we have also scheduled a webinar on the subject for 11 a.m. ET on Wednesday, Oct. 1 with Camille Sloan-Schroeder, the FLL Partner in Iowa. Camille has worked for Iowa State University College of Engineering for fifteen years building STEM precollege programs and serving in roles related to recruitment of first-year and transfer undergraduate students. She has extensive experience in leadership, program creation and implementation, working with K-12 schools, administrators, teachers, parents and students, as well as the private sector and donors through numerous STEM initiatives. She will discuss why it is important to engage girls, as well as how to recruit girls and keep them engaged.

Coaches can register here. 

The next webinar on the schedule, though, will be conducted by Lee Magpili of LEGO Education. Rookie coaches — this webinar is especially for you, as Lee will answer questions from both the perspective of an experienced FLL coach and provide some hints and tips on programming. Teams and coaches and register for the September 10 webinar, which will take place at 10 a.m. ET, by clicking here.

Is your team already wondering about the judging process? FIRST LEGO League Global Judge Advisor Skip Gridley will present judging from a team perspective on Wednesday, Oct. 15. This presentation will take place at 7 p.m. ET, and will be recorded for those who cannot attend live. Register here.

What are we missing? What topics would you like to see covered in a webinar this year or next? Let us know in the comments section. Or, ask a question for an upcoming webinar and we’ll be sure to include it in the open floor question-and-answer section of the presentation.

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