PD MiSTEM/FIRST in Michigan/Argosy Grant
Please complete this form if your high school does not have a high school FIRST team and you'd like to attend a two-day Professional Development course to learn what the FIRST high school program is all about. The training is offered through a partnership with FIRST in Michigan / MiSTEM / Argosy Foundation.
There are a limited number of spots available.
First priority will be given to high schools that do not currently have a FIRST Robotics Competition team. Any spots that remain open will be filled with new coaches from high school teams that already exist.
While this course is not offered to teachers interested in starting a middle school or elementary FIRST team, we do have grants that include free kits and free registration fees for newly forming middle school and late elementary teams.
- To start or learn more about starting a middle school team, please contact Tammy Damrath at
- To start or learn more about starting a late elementary team, please contact Angela Hite at email@example.com
This high school PD course is designed to immerse teachers into a FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC) atmosphere, where participants will be taken through a hands-on experience around high school level FIRST Robotics. This Professional Learning Opportunity will take place:
Where: Kettering University FIRST Robotics Center in Flint
When: Two days- Friday, October 11, 8:45 am to 6:00 pm, and Saturday, October 12, 2019, 8:00am to 500 pm
• All teacher expenses (travel, hotel, meals).
• $300 Stipend for participating in the two-day training
(stipend to cover Friday evening & Saturday)
• $125 to the district to cover the cost of Friday's substitute teacher
Teachers will learn by doing - all participants will get the opportunity to:
• build a competition robot drivetrain,
• program their creation to complete given tasks,
• drive their creations
• come away with a deep understanding of what it takes to run a competitive high school
FIRST Robotics Team.
• Earn SCECHs.
The course is two days. Both days must be attended in order to earn SCECHs and the $300 stipend.
Are you interested in the PD course to learn about high school level FIRST Robotics?
No, I am interested in free kits for Middle School Robotics. I will email
No I am interested in free kits for Late Elementary Robotics. I will email
No, I am interested in K-3 robotics and will contact
Name of your School District?
Name of your High School?
County where the District is located?
What is your role at the High School with which you are associated? (Select all that apply)
Administrator/Principal/Program Director/ Board Member
Parent/Guardian of a Student
Community Member (reside in the District)
Business Partner / Non-Profit Partner
Do you have a FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC) team currently at the High School with which you are associated?
What, if any, FIRST programs have you participated in as either a parent, team member or mentor (Select all that apply)
K-3- FIRST LEGO League Jr
Late Elementary- FIRST LEGO League
Middle School- FIRST Tech Challenge
High School FIRST Robotics Competition
Your First name
Your Last Name
Mobile Phone Number
Preferred method of contact
If selected to participate in this two day training are you available both days?
What is the reason that you are interested in learning more about FIRST? (select all that apply)
I want to add this STEM activity as an option for my high school students
We are losing high students to area schools that offer FIRST Programs
To use FIRST to attract high school students from surrounding areas who want to have a FIRST Robotics experience
To learn about the available grants that make it virtually free to start a high school FIRST team
I believe our high school students deserve high quality academic opportunities like FIRST
I want to integrate FIRST Principles into my every day high school teaching
I think competition is a way to help high school students develop a passion for STEM in a fun, engaging way
I am interested in experiential learning
I am unsure
I do not know enough about the high school program to run a team currently, but want to see if it might be a valuable opportunity for my school.
Are you interested in coaching or co-coaching a FIRST Robotics Program at your High School?
Maybe, if after taking the course it interests me
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