Professional Development

Mission Possible: LEGO EV3 Robotics in the Classroom

Learn Robotics Today. Teach Robotics Tomorrow.

Are you ready to engage your students with hands-on, design-based learning? This five-day EV3 robotics workshop will show you how to use LEGO MINDSTORMS to help your students develop a love of STEM along with valuable critical thinking, problem-solving, and collaboration skills.

Whether you’re an educator, librarian, or administrator, this week-long learning opportunity will give you the knowledge, resources, and best practices to introduce a successful robotics program at your school this fall.

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About the EV3 Robotics Workshop

Who Should Attend?
Educators—including classroom teachers, librarians, and administrators—serving student populations from grades 3-12.

Monday, July 16 – Thursday, July 19 | 8:30 am – 3:30 pm
Friday, July 20 | 8:30 am – 12:30 pm

This workshop will give educators:

  • A foundation in building and programming robots.
  • The chance to freely explore the creative possibilities for robotics and develop confidence working with robots over multiple days.
  • Fun and flexible lessons to bring back to the classroom.
  • Best practices and keys to getting buy-in for the implementation of a robotics program.

This workshop will provide educators a powerful foundation for launching their own successful robotics programs. Here are some important details:

  • Attendees should bring a PC/Mac computer.
  • iPads/Chromebooks are welcome as a supplemental device.
  • Please email Peggy, to reserve an EV3 set or bring your own EV3 Core Set.
  • Lunch is provided Monday through Thursday.

TCEA Conference Center
3100 Alvin Devane
Austin, TX 78741 United States
Phone: 512-476-8500


Overview of Topics Covered


  • Classroom Organizational Strategies
  • On Brick Programming
  • Technic Building Elements
  • Open Ending Beginner Challenges

Robot Movement

  • Navigation of LEGO MINDSTORMS Software
  • Movement and Turning
  • My Blocks
  • Movement Challenges

Beginning Programming

  • Touch, Gyro, Color, and Ultrasonic Sensors
  • Program Loops and Switches
  • Robot Decision Making: “Wait for” Behaviors
  • Sensor Challenges

Advanced Programming

  • Data Logging Investigation
  • Sensor and Data Operations

Additional Topics

  • Troubleshooting EV3
  • Content Editor
  • Classroom Challenges

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