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:

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VEX Professional Development Plus (PD+) is an online, streaming professional development platform that allows users to curate a professional learning experience according to their needs, interests, and time. PD+ provides ongoing, year-round, personalized professional development, designed to enable every educator to be successful teaching and integrating STEM with VEX.

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Within PD+, All Access Subscribers will find the VEX PD+ Professional Learning Community, a variety of Intro Courses and VEX Masterclasses, a comprehensive Video Library, and the ability to confer directly with expert VEX educators in 1-on-1 Sessions, as well as engaging Live Sessions and timely and relevant Insights articles.

Additionally, anyone who earns a certificate from an Intro Course has access to the PD+ Community. For more information about the Community, see this article.

Learn more about PD+ at pd.vex.com

Engineering Notebooks as a Learning Tool

VRC Engineering NOtebook Example

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

VEX Sales

Get product selection advice, request quotes, and buy directly from VEX Robotics.

Contact us at sales.vex.com

VEX Library

VEX Library Homepage

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 Support

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

VEX Competitions

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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

Student Resources

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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

Parent Resources

Parents in audience of tournament

This set of resources and articles helps parents encourage and support their student’s STEM journey.

Explore the content at parents.vex.com

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

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