Wednesday, September 17, 2008

FLL Kickoff this Saturday (9/20) at Polytechnic U in Brooklyn

This is a great event to attend especially if you are a new coach. I go every year with my co-coahes to see the Robot Game overview and brainstorm strategies and to brainstorm with coaches about the research project. You can bring your teams!

NYC FIRST Lego League Kickoff

Saturday September 20, 2008
9:00 AM-1:15 PM

Polytechnic University
6 MetroTech Center
Brooklyn, NY 11201

Open to all. Kids/teams welcome! Bring a camera or video!


9:00-9:30 AM: Welcome and Introductions
(Pfizer Auditorium)

9:30-10:00 AM: Research Assignment Presentation
(Pfizer Auditorium)
Mark Scharfeshteyn does his usual magic.

10:00-10:45 AM: JFLL Overview - Keith Wynne, Coach PS 58
NYC FLL structure for '08 season
(Pfizer Auditorium)

11:00-12:00 PM: Tips and tricks from veteran coaches for new coaches
(vets invited too)
(Jacobs Academic Building [JAB] - Room 475)

Eric Greene, Coach IS 192Q
Organizing a team

Maureen Reilly, coach at Packer Collegiate Institute
Will talk about resources online for building ideas for the kids and organizing lessons - the flow of the season, "Now that I have the team what do I do?"

Veryl Greene, retired middle school coach, currently robotics Specialist Manhattan OIT
Will give an overview of the kit & the NXT software

Suman Sabastin, Girl Scouts robotics advisor
Team management and scheduling

11:00-12:00 PM: Game Overview (Veteran Teams)
(Rogers Hall [RH] - Room 116)
Led by Richard Wong

12:15-1:15 PM: Game Overview (Rookie Teams)
(Rogers Hall [RH] - Room 116)
Led by Richard Wong

Parking: You can find a spot in the street if you get there early and are willing to walk a bit. South of Atlantic Ave is easier. There is a garage at the Marriott across the street.

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