Entry Points to VEX and the REC Foundation
In this article, educators will find resources and articles to get started teaching with VEX.
Welcome to Teaching With VEX
I believe that teaching is the most challenging, but also the most rewarding, occupation in the world. When provided with the right resources, teachers can develop and amplify innovative solutions in their classrooms.
The VEX Continuum enables you, as an educator, to bring STEM, Computer Science, and robotics to life with your students in hands-on, engaging ways. With VEX, both teachers and students are creators, not just consumers, of technology.
As you teach with VEX in your setting, educators.vex.com can serve as a ‘home base’ as you get started or continue teaching with VEX. Begin with the educator certification for your platform to learn how to set up and organize your materials for classroom use, build and code your robots, and teach with STEM Labs and activities.
Beyond the certifications, educators.vex.com offers you the ability to explore curriculum resources, standards alignment, research, support articles, and more. No matter your setting, educators.vex.com is here to support you on your STEM teaching journey!
Jason McKenna - former classroom teacher
Find everything you need to get started with your chosen VEX platform, whether you are new to VEX or a seasoned VEX educator. Each teach page offers platform-specific information, support, and tailored resources to help you teach STEM and CS with confidence. Select the teach page for your VEX platform to learn more:
Engineering Notebooks as a Learning Tool
Engineering Notebooks are a vital part of VEX Robotics competitions. They are also an important learning tool that when effectively utilized can lead to a number of positive student outcomes.
Read more about how engineering notebooks can:
- promote active learning
- help student motivation
- promote student interaction
- contextualize learning experiences
Funds and Grants for Robotics Programs
Meeting the demands of 21st Century STEM Education can be thrilling, but it can be a challenge to find funding for your programs. Whether you are developing an early childhood robotics program with VEX 123 or VEX GO, or starting a competition team with VEX IQ or V5, there are grants available for you.
Learn more at grants.vex.com
Get product selection advice, request quotes, and buy directly from VEX Robotics.
Contact us at sales.vex.com
Documentation, resources, and information about all things VEX organized and in one place. This self-serve support is there to help users quickly find detailed information on building, electronics, coding and troubleshooting.
The VEX Library includes information on:
- How to use VEX electronics
- How to use VEX mechanical products
- Drivetrain and mechanism design
- Installing and using VEXcode
- Coding tutorials
- Troubleshooting guides
- Safety guidelines
Go to library.vex.com
VEX offers support by phone, email, and chat. Support can answer questions about products, orders, technical issues, and product repair or replacement.
Contact us at support.vex.com
Educators interested in starting or supporting a VEX Competition team should look at the resources and content available for Coaches.
Explore the content at coaches.vex.com
This collection provides resources and articles to support classroom and competition students in their STEM journey as they get started with VEX.
Explore the content at students.vex.com
This set of resources and articles helps parents encourage and support their student’s STEM journey.
Explore the content at parents.vex.com