FIRST Lego League Discover/Explore Professional Learning

1 Units
Credit Validation

Course Description

Credit Validation for DoDEA Participants Only

In the FIRST® LEGO® League Discover professional development course, participants will learn how to engage participants in hands-on science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) learning. This course uses a playful approach to introduce STEM concepts to children while igniting their natural curiosity and building their habits of learning. Participants will explore hands- on activities for the classroom and at home using LEGO® DUPLO® bricks.

Course Details

Number of Units: 1.0 graduate level extension credit(s) in semester hours

Who Should Attend: This course provides continuing education for FIRST Robotics Coaches.

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What You Will Learn

  • Participate in the FIRST ® experience from a student’s point of view
  • Explore the essential components of the FIRST LEGO League Discover
  • Experience using Discover Set, Team Meeting Guide, Engineering Notebook and STEAM Park Set
  • Practice LEGO ® Six Bricks activities and learn how to facilitate Discover in your classroom
  • Obtain ideas to run and facilitate hands-on playful learning  ? Collaborate with other participants and share best practices
  • Have experience with Project-Based Learning, the Engineering Design Process, and 21st ?Century Skills
  • Implement Diversity and Inclusion practices
  • Utilize, model, and reinforce the FIRST Core Values
  • Explore ways to bring learning home to families through interactive activities using the FIRST LEGO League Discover More take-home set of materials


Professional development courses offered by the University of San Diego’s Division of Professional & Continuing Education are taught by faculty that possess a depth and breadth of academic and real-world professional experience.

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Credit Validation

The University of San Diego’s Division of Professional and Continuing Education offers graduate-level extension credit for work completed in trainings, workshops, conferences, induction, credentials, and other professional development programs not offered directly by USD. Complete one of the above and a member of our division will help you earn credit for your hard work and dedication to continuing your education.

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Earn credit for your previous work in trainings, workshops, and conferences through a simple process.

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Many receiving institutions may accept credits towards degree programs, giving you a head start in earning a graduate degree.