Educators/ Admin FAQ

Check out the complied list of frequently asked questions! Click each question to find out more about the answer and available resources. You can find more FAQ pages geared towards students/parentsvolunteers, and teams/coaches (especially if you have already started a team).

How is the FIRST® LEGO® League Explore program aligned to educational standards in Virginia and DC?

Alignment to the Virginia Standards of Learning: This document outlines direct and indirect alignments between FIRST® LEGO® League Explore and the Virginia Standards of Learning (SOLs) in English, Math, Science, and Computer Science for grades 2-4. Virginia is releasing new Computer Technology standards this year and we will reevaluate this alignment at that time.

FIRST® LEGO® League Explore content is aligned to the following…

What is a Class Pack? How is it different from a competitive team registration?

Individual Team Pathway –

Class Pack-

Are there any professional development opportunities for teachers or support staff?

* Coming Soon – Fall 2020 *

How do you recruit and select team members in a school setting?

*Coming Soon 2020*

What is the FIRST® Youth Protection Program?

The purpose of the FIRST® Youth Protection Program (FIRST® YPP) is to provide Coaches, Mentors, Volunteers, employees, others working in FIRST® programs, team members, parents, and guardians of team members with information, guidelines, and procedures to create safe environments for everyone participating in FIRST® programs.

The FIRST® YPP sets minimum standards recommended for all FIRST® activities. Adults working in FIRST® programs must be knowledgeable of the standards set by the FIRST® YPP, as well as those set by the school or organization hosting their team.

FIRST® expects all teams in the United States and Canada to adhere to all provisions of the FIRST® YPP.