Join FLATE’s Lego Mindstorms Workshops and FANUC Robot Training for Teachers

FLATE offers several professional development opportunities that are designed to strengthen teachers’ skills and provide them with educational resources for their students. This summer, FLATE is offering hands-on training workshops for middle and high school teachers. These workshops will cover Lego EV3 processors, functional robot building instructions, programming with EV3 software, programming with EV3 sensors and logic, and NAO robot programming demonstrations.  All workshops are free of charge.
The first workshop for teachers was hosted on May 31 and was an introductory lesson in Lego Robotics. The next teachers workshops will be on July 13 (Intro to Lego Robotics), and July 14 (Intermediate Lego Robotics). All workshops will run from 8:30 a.m.-3:00 p.m. and will be hosted at Hillsborough Community College Brandon Campus in room BSSB 218. Teachers located in Hillsborough County may register for the workshops on the district website, and teachers outside of Hillsborough County please contact Dr. Marilyn Barger to register.

Additionally, FLATE will be hosting FANUC Robot Training for teachers on June 15 and 16 at Central Florida College. This workshop is also hands-on and will provide basic training, specifically with FANUC industrial robots.  This is a great opportunity for teachers that have these robots in their schools to learn more about these amazing tools and how to use them in their classrooms.  Teachers will also learn about local resources and network with others that have this equipment.

If you are interested in participating or would like more information on the Lego Mindstorms Teacher Workshops or FANUC Robot Training, contact Dr. Marilyn Barger, Executive Director of FLATE at For more information, visit FLATE's Teacher Materials webpage here or Made in Florida's Educator's Page here.

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