We invite your class to join us for a FREE 1-hour Virtual Coding Workshop to give students in grades 5 to 9 a taste of what programming is all about! They will learn how to make a robot move and more in a virtual FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC) world using FIRST Robotics Canada FTC SIM. Each workshop will be led by an instructor from the world of FIRST Robotics Canada. They will teach your students how to code with Blocks or Java and to navigate their robot through increasingly difficult challenges. The goal of each problem is to get your robot to the FIRST Canada flag. Along the way, attendees will learn about coding concepts in a hands-on, practical way.

In each session, students will:

  • Use Logic and Creative Thinking to brainstorm solutions to a challenge
  • Apply Structure, Sequencing and Algorithmic Thinking to code a solution
  • Communicate your solution to the group
  • Please ensure your students will all have a computer with internet access. It is best if our instructor can be projected at the front of the class for students to follow along with.

If interested, please complete the following registration form and you will be contacted by a FIRST Canada representative to confirm your session date/time and provide directions to create registrations on FTC SIM for your class! If you are interested in workshops for multiple classes, please complete the registration for each individual class. Laptops/Chromebooks required. Not compatible with iPad.

If you have any questions or concerns or need a different time slot, please contact Julia at julia.macfarlane@firstroboticscanada.org.


All session times in the registration form are specified in Eastern Time (ET). The chart provided below displays the corresponding local times for every province or territory. This convenient chart will assist all participants in synchronizing their session participation, regardless of their geographical location. Feel free to utilize it to organize your involvement in the event!

Session Times
Province Local Time
British Columbia 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Alberta 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Saskatchewan 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Manitoba 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Ontario (ET) 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Quebec 3:00pm - 4:00pm
New Brunswick 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Prince Edward Island 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Nova Scotia 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Newfoundland and Labrador 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Yukon 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Northwest Territories 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Nunavut 3:00pm - 4:00pm

Register Below