With more and more schools adopting VEX Robotics as a platform to enrich and enhance science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) courses, there is a need for an integrated program which allows teachers to seamlessly add VEX into their classrooms. As such we have worked with various partners to create an array of VEX curriculum offerings, each tailored to the specific needs of teachers wishing to incorporate VEX into their classes. These offerings were developed by forward-thinking organizations with years of experience creating the tools to keep STEM education exciting and inspiring.
VEX Robotics created STEM Labs as a supplemental educational resource to support educators with free, easy to follow STEM lesson plans that align with educational standards. Each STEM Lab contains hands-on lessons with guided explorations that encourage teamwork and collaboration.
OTHER CURRICULUM RESOURCES
Project Lead the Way (PLTW) provides middle schools and high schools with rigorous and relevant STEM education. Through an engaging, hands-on curriculum, PLTW encourages the development of problem-solving skills, critical thinking, creative and innovative reasoning, and a love of learning. PLTW features the VEX Robotics Design System in several of its project-based engineering courses.
GETTING STARTED WITH VRC IN THE CLASSROOM
The VEX Classroom Competition offers several game options that teachers can blend into their lesson plans as their comfort level and expertise grows without worrying about adapting to a new “twist” each year. All of the VEX Classroom Competition games offer that same classroom-friendly features:
- Exciting back-and-forth play at all skill levels
- Variety of engineering problems
- Fun and challenging for both beginners and experts
- Easy to learn yet tough to master
- Accessible without being limiting
Matches are played on an 8′ x 8′ square field with different game options depending on which Classroom Competition is chosen. Each game even includes a Teacher’s Handbook with everything you need to know to implement the VEX Classroom Competition Program, regardless of your experience level.