Robotics Education & Competition Foundation
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July 27, 2022 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM - VEX GO Educator Training Workshop (Virtual) presented by the REC Foundation

Date
27-Jul-2022
Event Code
RE-WORKSHOP-22-8164
Program
Workshops & Camps
Event Type
Workshop
Event Format
Remote
Capacity
40
Spots Open
15
Event Region
Florida
Price
FREE
This event is closed to registration because:
  • It is past the registration deadline.

General Info

 

Meet VEX GO. 

VEX GO taps into children's natural inquisitiveness. VEX GO is an important part of the VEX PreK-College Continuum. GO utilizes the VEX plastic construction system, with adaptations for elementary students. The approachability of VEX GO allows young students to investigate, tinker, explore, make mistakes, and try again. VEX GO fosters critical learning at an age when young minds are still open to their full potential.

This Hands-on Workshop will introduce educators to the vast resources and opportunities available using the VEX GO construction system, VEX Code software package, Curriculum and Teacher Resources, and the VEX GO Classroom Challenges.

Participants will need a computer and/or tablet to "play along" with the coding activities and explore the many online resources. 

Part 1: Intro to VEX and the REC Foundation

  • REC Foundation overview
  • Vertical Alignment of VEX programs

Part 2: Intro to VEX GO 

  • Build
  • Power
  • Program

Part 3: VEX Educational Resources

  • STEM Lab Activities
  • Teacher Resources
  • Pacing Guides
  • Standards Alignment

Part 4: Next Steps

  • Determining the right fit

    • ​After School?
    • Summer Enrichment?
    • Classroom/Grade Level integration?
  • ​VEX GO Competitions:
    • Take on a Mission!
      • Mars Math Expedition
      • Ocean Science Exploration
      • Village Engineering Construction
      • City Technology Rescue 
    • Conducting Classroom (Neighborhood) Competitions
      • ​Connecting students to an IQ Competition Team
    • Certification Courses

 

 

Age / Grade Level:
Adults

Event Dates & Locations

Date: 27-Jul-2022

Venue/Location:
Webinar (9:00am-12:00pm) Eastern time Zone
Orlando, Florida 32801
United States

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Agenda

9:00am-12:00pm Eastern Time Zone

 

Congratulations on receiving the Kids In STEM - VEX GO Robotics Grant.

We know you are so excited to start using your VEX GO Kits with your students. We want to ensure that you are comfortable with using the GO equipment, performing some basic troubleshooting, and are aware of the many resources that are available for you at education.vex.com.

During this training, you will be using the GO Kits that you have received from the grant to complete a series of activities, providing a fun and interactive introduction to VEX GO and the VEX GO Classroom Competitions.

You will need your own device; a laptop, chromebook,and/or tablet. (A phone will work for some things, but not all.)

 

We look forward to meeting you on Wednesday, July 27, 2022 at 9:00 am Eastern Time Zone.

Join Zoom Meeting

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/9885410927?pwd=ZkNZcW9kZ3JHWXMwZ3pUbmc3TVBVZz09

Meeting ID: 988 541 0927

Passcode: VEXGO

If you have any questions leading up to the event, please email vexgo@roboticseducation.org or text 901-486-9618. 

Thank you!

Ashley and Shelli

Meet VEX GO. 

VEX GO taps into children's natural inquisitiveness. VEX GO is an important part of the VEX PreK-College Continuum. GO utilizes the VEX plastic construction system, with adaptations for elementary students. The approachability of VEX GO allows young students to investigate, tinker, explore, make mistakes, and try again. VEX GO fosters critical learning at an age when young minds are still open to their full potential.

This Hands-on Workshop will introduce educators to the vast resources and opportunities available using the VEX GO construction system, VEX Code software package, Curriculum and Teacher Resources, and the VEX GO Classroom Challenges.

Participants will need a computer and/or tablet to "play along" with the coding activities and explore the many online resources. 

Part 1: Intro to VEX and the REC Foundation

  • REC Foundation overview
  • Vertical Alignment of VEX programs

Part 2: Intro to VEX GO 

  • Build
  • Power
  • Program

Part 3: VEX Educational Resources

  • STEM Lab Activities
  • Teacher Resources
  • Pacing Guides
  • Standards Alignment

Part 4: Next Steps

  • Determining the right fit

    • ​After School?
    • Summer Enrichment?
    • Classroom/Grade Level integration?
  • ​VEX GO Competitions:
    • Take on a Mission!
      • Mars Math Expedition
      • Ocean Science Exploration
      • Village Engineering Construction
      • City Technology Rescue 
    • Conducting Classroom (Neighborhood) Competitions
      • ​Connecting students to an IQ Competition Team
    • Certification Courses

 

 

Emergency/Bad Weather Policy

Participants will be emailed in the event of cancellation.

Refund Policy

N/A

Health and Safety Policies

Virtual Learning

Volunteer

NA