On Saturday, February 3, 2018, over 300 students from elementary and junior high schools across Granite School District, 44 coaches, 67 volunteers, and bleacher-filling numbers of supportive family and friends came together at Granger High School for Granite’s FIRST LEGO League 2018 Qualifier. Student teams were judged on their robot design, project presentations (researched, innovative solutions to real-world problems), core values, and performance in the robot games.
Overdue congrats to GSD First Lego League. 44 coaches, 67 volunteers, 300+ kids came together Feb 3rd to show CRAZY design/ programming skills. Teams advancing to state, Arcadia El (2 teams), Stansbury, Westlake Jr., Eastwood, Moss, Monroe, Fremont, Jefferson Jr. #GSDEdTech pic.twitter.com/YibYCbYnsp
— Cherie Anderson (@cheriemecque) February 12, 2018
These teams advanced to the state competition, held the following week at Weber State University:
Many thanks to the coaches, volunteers, and parents who made this experience possible for our students.
At the qualifier students had the opportunity to share their own thoughts on participating in FIRST LEGO League. You can watch their responses, gathered in this Flipgrid:
Photos and Video
Tom Sparks, in addition to being our School Technology Specialist at Morningside Elementary and Spring Lane Elementary, moonlights as a professional photographer and shared his services with us in photographing the event. You can see some of his highlights in the videos below. Granite students and staff can access the full collection of photos and videos from the event by following this link (https://drive.google.com/open?id=1wKE-UyLWDDtTrapYNrgDlhgV8rhLtiLw) and logging in with their granitesd.org Google accounts.
Photo Highlights Slide Show
Example of a Robot Game Round
Girl Reacts to Robot
What is FIRST LEGO League?
You can find more general information about the FIRST LEGO League program by visiting https://www.firstinspires.org/robotics/fll and by watching the video below. For information on the FIRST LEGO League program in Granite School District, contact Cherie Anderson, District Educational Technology Specialist.