Learn – Ontario Curriculum Connections- For Secondary Schools


Microsoft Team of the Week, Pink Titans, team membersFIRST Robotics Canada in partnership with subject organizations and secondary school teachers along with Ontario Council for Technology Education (OCTE) is pleased to offer students and teachers a variety of course teaching and learning tools. The FIRST Robotics learning experience provides multiple avenues for students to develop skills that support their learning. Students who engage in FIRST programs are more likely to go into STEM related careers.

Technological education curriculum and activities build on the foundation of knowledge and skills provided by the elementary science and technology curriculum, particularly in its Understanding Structures and Mechanisms strand. Participating in the learning activities and curriculum found here enables students to develop knowledge and skills related to design, process planning, control systems, and robotics systems and controls.  Students will deepen their understanding of a broad range of tools and equipment, modern manufacturing techniques and processes as they develop critical decision-making, problem-solving, and project-management skills.

  • Beginner/Intermediate – Scratch – a block-based visual programming language similar to Spike Prime and FIRST Tech Challenge languages – Code interactive stories, animations, and games.
  • Beginner/Intermediate – Hour of Code – a variety of tutorials in Python, Java, JavaScript, C++, Block Based.
  • Intermediate/Advanced – Machine learning Projects – Explore innovative topics and do projects or hands on challenges

PTC Robots to the Rescue Challenge: Ages 13+, FIRST®Tech Challenge/FIRST®Robotics Competition