Welcome to teachGO.vex.com!
Welcome educators! You are here because you understand the importance of starting STEM early with your students. You know that providing them with fun, meaningful, hands-on STEM experiences is key to making sure they perceive themselves as capable and creative engineers, coders, and problem-solvers.
We understand that no matter the setting, teaching is challenging. All teachers are extremely busy, juggling a multitude of demands on their time and energy. Our extensive, flexible VEX GO educator resources make it easy to bring STEM, computer science, and robotics to life for students in active and relevant ways—whether you are brand-new to teaching STEM or a seasoned veteran.
As you teach with VEX GO in your setting, this start page can serve as your hub for VEX GO resources. On this page you will find access to everything you need to successfully teach with VEX GO, beginning with our immersive, project-based integrated STEM curriculum. You will also find information and links to our unparalleled teacher resources and support, and ways to take your students’—and your own—VEX GO experience even further.
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Getting Started is Easy!
VEX offers free, online, integrated STEM curricula for teaching with VEX GO. Our Activities, Activity Series, and STEM Labs provide the support teachers need to easily immerse their students in collaborative, project-based STEM learning powered by the excitement of educational robotics.
And, if you are new to teaching coding, block-based VEXcode GO helps you get started right away.
VEX GO Activities are designed for independent student use. They offer cross-curricular connections and are great for short activities, learning centers, or extending or reteaching concepts from VEX GO STEM Labs.
Our VEX GO Discovery Activities introduce students to the VEX GO Kit through short, simple spatial reasoning experiences that use just 12 pieces from the VEX GO Kit!
VEX GO Activity Series are short sets of STEM Lessons based on engaging stories. Teacher Notes provide educators with direction on materials needed, setting up the activity, presenting the narrative, and implementing the activities successfully with students.
VEX GO STEM Labs are complete curricular units that can be integrated into your existing curriculum or utilized in a sequential order to provide comprehensive integrated STEM learning throughout the school year.
Each STEM Lab provides a wealth of resources for teachers. They function as an online teacher’s manual and include:
- Step-by-Step Instructions
- Materials lists
- Letters home to engage and inform parents
- Unit Choice Boards to give students voice and choice in their learning
- Differentiation Strategies
- Unit Vocabulary
- Pacing guides
- Connections to Standards
- Easy-to-Follow Build Instructions
- Printables to help students build, plan, iterate, and collaborate
Want to learn more about VEX GO Activities, Activity Series and STEM Labs? VEX Professional Development Plus is a comprehensive suite of professional development offerings designed to support all teachers. Read the next section for details.
Learn Alongside Your Students!
VEX provides a variety of teacher learning and support materials that are designed to meet you exactly where you are. Teachers have a wide range of STEM teaching experiences and may need to get started teaching with VEX GO quickly. The following resources provide the level of support you need now, whether it is a gradual introduction to teaching with VEX GO or a deep dive into STEM pedagogy. VEX gives you the voice and choice you need in your learning to advance your knowledge and skills in that way that is right for you.
Introductory Scope and Sequences
You don’t need to be an engineer or a computer scientist to start teaching with VEX GO. The custom scope and sequences below will get your students started learning with GO right away—while you begin learning to teach with VEX GO at the same time! They present a series of easy-to-implement VEX GO lessons for your students alongside a curated, hands-on teacher learning experience for you. This is a great way to teach with VEX GO when your time is limited!
Check out these curated Scopes and Sequences for a 9-week implementation in the subject area of your choice. Scope and sequence documents are provided in an editable Google Doc format as well as in an easily printable pdf.
- Getting Started Building with VEX GO Scope and Sequence (Google Doc)
- Getting Started Building with VEX GO Scope and Sequence (PDF)
- Getting Started Coding with VEX GO Scope and Sequence (Google Doc)
- Getting Started Coding with VEX GO Scope and Sequence (PDF)
- Getting Started Teaching STEM with VEX GO Scope and Sequence (Google Doc)
- Getting Started Teaching STEM with VEX GO Scope and Sequence (PDF)
Another great way to get started teaching with VEX GO is through the VEX GO Educator Certification. Our VEX Certified Educators Program offers free, online training you can access at any time and work through at a pace that fits your schedule. The VEX GO certification course provides you with fun and engaging lessons that prepare you to teach successfully with VEX GO. At the end of the VEX GO Certification program you will receive a certificate that identifies you as a VEX Certified Educator and recognizes the time you invested in professional development.
Topics in the VEX GO Educator Certification include understanding and organizing your VEX GO Kit, building and coding with VEX GO, accessing VEX GO resources, teaching with VEX GO, and more!
VEX Professional Development Plus
VEX PD+ is a professional development environment like no other. PD+ provides uniquely comprehensive support for teaching STEM through an array of constantly updated content. Learn more and access a free 3-day trial of PD+ here!
The VEX Library
The VEX Library is a free, searchable database of articles covering all aspects of teaching and learning with VEX. Quickly find information on any VEX GO topic you’d like to know more about, from using the VEX Classroom App to coding with VEXcode GO.
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VEX GO Competitions
Bring all the excitement and motivation of a VEX Robotics Competition to your students in their setting. VEX GO Competitions give teachers another way to bring authentic STEM learning to students as they collaborate to compete in thematic classroom competitions. With imagination-capturing themes—Mars Math Expedition, Ocean Science Exploration, Village Engineering Construction, and City Technology Rebuild—a VEX GO Competition takes students’ learning further as they iterate on strategy and robot builds, and practice essential collaboration and teamwork skills. VEX GO Competitions make great culminating activities, year-end celebrations, and after-school projects!
VEX GO Builds
At builds.vex.com you can find easy-to-follow build instructions for every VEX GO build in our curriculum—over 42 different builds! Project them for your students, or print them out to help facilitate building in your classroom.
Standards and Research
Standards-aligned and backed by research, the VEX GO curriculum sits on a solid foundation. Everything you need to share with stakeholders and decision-makers is organized and readily available.
See all of the standards that are aligned with VEX GO STEM Lab units and Activities in one place at standards.vex.com.
Dig into the proven research that underlies the instructional strategies and approaches used in VEX GO curriculum at research.vex.com.
VEX GO Pacing Guides
Our pacing guides make planning straightforward and easy. The GO Cumulative Pacing Guide contains all of our STEM Labs, Activities, and Activity series in one place that you can use to plan instructional sequences that meet your goals. The GO 1:1 Pacing Guide provides a suggested sequence of instruction that incorporates all of our GO curricular materials and can be used to plan daily STEM instruction for an entire school year!
VEX GO Printables
At printables.vex.com you will find all of our VEX GO printables and posters in one place, allowing you to make student learning visible! Use them to help students plan coding projects, organize themselves for group work, and sketch robot designs; add them to the walls as classroom documentation; or use them to assess student learning.
VEX GO Camps
Everything you need to run exciting VEX GO Camps can be found at camps.vex.com, no matter your setting or the time of year. Camp manuals, template schedules, sample flyers, welcome letters and more take the guesswork out of planning and running a VEX GO camp.
Whether you are starting or expanding your educational robotics program, funding ideas and support for grant writing can be found at grants.vex.com.
VEX Sales and Technical Support
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