In this article, educators will find resources and articles to get started teaching with VEX.
Welcome to Teaching With VEX
VEX offers free, online training that works around your schedule to help educators at all different backgrounds and levels of experience. You will experience fun and engaging lessons while supporting students as they become proficient with the VEX Robotics system. By the end of the VEX Certified Educator program you will receive a certificate with professional development hours, and you will be fully prepared to implement VEX Robotics and become a leader in technology and innovation within your school and community. Educator Certifications are free.
Learn more about the VEX Certified Educators program.
VEX Professional Development Plus (PD+) offers access to a catalog of Professional Development videos, participation in a Professional Learning Community, access to the VEX Educators Conference, exclusive STEM Webinars, and much, much more.
Content and resources included:
- Learn from the team at VEX with online courses
- Learn at your own pace with the collection of videos and video playlists
- Engage in conversations in the Professional Learning Community
- Read new and interesting STEM commentary in the STEM insight articles
- Keep up with the latest additions and live events happening in VEX PD+
- Earn achievements, certificates, and PD hours by participating in online courses and watching videos
- Access a free 3-day trial to preview VEX PD+ content
New and fresh content is added monthly. Learning never stops with VEX PD+!
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Curriculum for STEM
VEX Curriculum, called STEM Labs, functions as "plugin" lessons that can fit into your existing curriculum, or be utilized in sequential order to create a unique, extended learning experience. STEM Labs promote integrated STEM learning, collaboration, and critical & creative thinking.
Content and resources included:
- Many captivating STEM Lab Units
- Implementation Guide
- Parent Letter Home
- Pacing Guide
- Standards Alignment
- Materials Lists
- Build Instructions
Access STEM Labs at education.vex.com
- STEM Labs are free
- Learn more about using STEM Labs in the VEX Library
Curriculum for Computer Science
The process of developing coding solutions with a robot provides a relevant context for engaging students in Computer Science. The VEX Computer Science curriculum continuum provides students with a fun and engaging way to learn authentic applications to Computer Science concepts while developing Computational Thinking competencies.
VEX offers two free CS curriculum solutions
VEX offers additional free Curriculum at cs.vex.com that includes
- VEX 123 STEM Labs
- Blocks with VEXcode VR
- Python with VEXcode VR
- Educator Certification for Blocks
- Educator Certification for Python
VEX Robotics curriculum is targeted at a number of grade-level national standards, helping to ensure all students have access to robust content. See the ways in which our lessons help meet the learning objectives for your students.
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Teach with confidence. VEX STEM Labs and curricula are research-based STEM programs developed by teachers for teachers and backed by proven results. The purpose of VEX Research is to provide teachers and district administrators with information about the research-based instructional strategies and approaches used in VEX products and solutions.
Read more at research.vex.com
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