Overview: VEX PD+ Community

The VEX Professional Development Plus (PD+) Professional Learning Community is a place to learn from and be inspired by fellow educators who are teaching with VEX in a wide range of learning environments around the world. The Community is also the place to get feedback from VEX team of experts who contribute to the Community regularly. Through participating in the Community, you are able to work collaboratively to improve your teaching skills and student performance with VEX. 


A Professional Learning Community is a community of professionals that engages regularly, coming together to learn from each other. The VEX PD+ Community is a place for educators to ask questions, share expertise, and work collaboratively to improve STEM teaching skills and student performance. Through participating in the VEX PD+ Community you have the opportunity to be a part of a worldwide community of educators that is dedicated to enhancing STEM Learning for both teachers and students in ways that are engaging, relevant, and equitable.


Two Ways to Access the Community

With PD+ All-Access

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Once you are logged into VEX PD+, you can access the Community by selecting 'Community' from the Dashboard. 

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With PD+ All Access, you have access to all platforms and categories of the PD+ Community. You can read, respond, and post in any thread in any area. 

View this article to learn how to make your first post and introduce yourself to the Community.

 

Upon Earning a Certification

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Once you are logged into VEX PD+, you can access the Community by selecting 'Community' from the Dashboard. 

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Once you have earned a Certification, you will gain access to the PD+ Community. You will be able to read, respond, and post in the General Discussions and the platform you are Certified in. 

The image here shows an example of a VEX GO Certified educator's PD+ Community page. 

View this article to learn how to make your first post and introduce yourself to the Community.


Features of the PD+ Community

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The PD+ Community is organized by VEX platform categories that include the following:

  • VEX - general discussion topics that could apply across multiple VEX platforms 
  • VEX 123 - topics that apply to VEX 123
  • VEX GO - topics that apply to VEX GO
  • VEX IQ - topics that apply to VEX IQ
  • VEX VIQC - topics that apply to the VIQC Competition
  • VEX V5 - topics that apply to VEX V5
  • VEX V5 Workcell - topics that apply to VEX Workcell
  • VEX VRC - topics that apply to the VRC Competition

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Under the Latest tab, you will see a list of recently posted topics with information to help you find the topics that are most relevant to you. Information shown includes:

  • Post Title
  • Author Icon
  • Category
  • Number of responses to the post
  • Time since the last response

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Selecting the profile icon in the upper right hand corner will display notifications about PD+ Community threads that you are participating in. See at a glance if your post was liked or responded to.

View this article to learn more about viewing and creating posts in the PD+ Community.

For more information, help, and tips, check out the many resources at VEX Professional Development Plus

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