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unVEXed - VEX IQ Coach Workshop

Date
1-Aug-2023 Add to Calendar
Event Code
RE-WORKSHOP-23-1707
Program
Workshops & Camps
Event Type
Workshop
Event Format
In-Person Remote
Capacity
40
Spots Open
0
Event Region
Minnesota
Standard Registration Opens
2-Jun-2023 08:00 EDT
Registration Deadline
31-Jul-2023 08:00 EDT
Price
FREE
This event is closed to registration because:
  • This event currently has no spaces available.
  • It is past the registration deadline.

General Info

Welcome to the VEX IQ Coach Workshop, a comprehensive program designed for individuals interested in becoming VEX IQ Robotics Coaches or those with prior experience in coaching VEX IQ Robotics teams. This workshop is tailored to empower participants with the necessary knowledge and resources to confidently lead a team and share best practices in the exciting world of VEX IQ Robotics.

Led by a team of experienced presenters, this workshop aims to serve the enthusiastic community of the VEX IQ Robotics Competition. Our dedicated instructors bring their extensive expertise and passion for VEX IQ Robotics to educate, entertain, and inspire coaches, parents, teachers, and mentors. By joining us, you will gain valuable insights and practical strategies that will enhance your coaching abilities and enable you to make a meaningful impact on your team's success.

It's important to note that the VEX IQ Coach Workshop, organized by Unvexed, is an independent initiative and not sponsored or endorsed by the Robotics Education and Competition Foundation, VEX Robotics, or IFI Corporation. We strive to create a supportive and inclusive environment that fosters learning, collaboration, and growth within the greater VEX Robotics Community.

Don't miss this opportunity to join a vibrant community of coaches and expand your expertise in VEX IQ Robotics coaching. Register now for the VEX IQ Coach Workshop and embark on an exciting journey towards empowering young minds through the power of robotics.

Age / Grade Level:
Adults

Event Dates & Locations

Date: 1-Aug-2023

Venue/Location:
Mall of America®
60 East Broadway
Bloomington, Minnesota 55425
United States

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Agenda

UNVEXED VEX IQ COACH WORKSHOP

Mall of America

60 E Broadway, Bloomington, MN 55425

Parkview Meeting and Event Center

 

Description

Led by a team of experienced presenters, this workshop aims to serve the enthusiastic community of the VEX IQ Robotics Competition. Our dedicated instructors bring their extensive expertise and passion for VEX IQ Robotics to educate, entertain, and inspire coaches, parents, teachers, and mentors. By joining us, you will gain valuable insights and practical strategies that will enhance your coaching abilities and enable you to make a meaningful impact on your team's success.

It's important to note that the VEX IQ Coach Workshop, organized by Unvexed, is an independent initiative and not sponsored or endorsed by the Robotics Education and Competition Foundation, VEX Robotics, or IFI Corporation. We strive to create a supportive and inclusive environment that fosters learning, collaboration, and growth within the greater VEX Robotics Community.

Don't miss this opportunity to join a vibrant community of coaches and expand your expertise in VEX IQ Robotics coaching. Register now for the VEX IQ Coach Workshop and embark on an exciting journey towards empowering young minds through the power of robotics.

Location:  The Parkview Meeting and Event Center is located on Level 1 and has a great view of Nickelodeon Universe. 

Agenda:

10:00 AM – Welcome and Introduction

10:15 AM - Overview of the new VEX IQ Challenge:  Full Volume.  

11:00 AM – Registering teams and tournaments

11:15 AM - Brandi Bolinger: Increasing Team communications using Slack, event agendas, and more

11:30AM - Robert Fay:  Where to start designing and building the robot.   

12:00 PM – Lunch (Provided)

12:30 PM – Brandi Bolinger -Developing Team Expectation Contracts for Student Members, Coaches, and Parents

1:00 PM –Brandi Bolinger  - Developing a Team budget and sponsor packet. 

1:30 PM -Preparing for a VEX IQ Tournament

2:00 PM – Robert Fay: Learning the Inspection check list

2:10 PM – Robert Fay:  Code your bot in 10 minutes

3:00 PM - END

Presenters: 

Robert Fay – VEX IQ Coach – Minnesota

Brandi Bolinger - Team Engagement Manager -REC Foundation

Andrew Dahlen – VEX Robotics Coordinator

Katie Frank – VEX Robotics Coordinators

Joe Ostgarden -VEX IQ Coach -North Dakota.

Livestream:

Segments of this workshop will be livestreamed on “The World Unvexed “Chanel on YouTube.

 

Volunteer

No volunteers are needed for this workshop

Emergency/Bad Weather Policy

Participants are advised to watch robotevents.com for weather or emergency related cancellations.   If the workshop must be cancelled or postponed, the name of the workshop will change to cancelled or postponed.  In the event of a cancellation or postponement, participants will be sent additional information via Email. 

Please call Andrew Dahlen 218-791-4010 if you have questions.

Refund and Payment Policies

Event is free.  

 

Date: 1-Aug-2023
Mall of America®
60 East Broadway
Bloomington, Minnesota 55425
United States

Travel Info

Metro Transit

From the Airport

Hiawatha Line (Route 55) -—The Hiawatha light-rail line offers fast, frequent service from both airport terminals to Mall of America®. Hiawatha light-rail trains leave every 7.5 minutes during rush hours, every 10-15 minutes at other times. Travel time is 12 minutes.
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From Minneapolis

Hiawatha Light Rail (Route 55) — The Hiawatha light-rail line offers fast, frequent service from downtown (5th Street) to Mall of America. Travel time from end to end is 39 minutes.
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From St. Paul

Route 54 — offers limited-stop service from downtown (6th & 7th Streets) to Mall of America and Minneapolis-St. Paul airport.
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Need more info? Call 612.373.3333 to speak to a transit expert or use the online Trip Planner.

Hotels

Hotel attached to Mall:

RADISSON BLU MALL OF AMERICA

 2100 KILLEBREW DR , BLOOMINGTON, MINNESOTA 55425

Phone : 855-516-1090

The Radison Blu is attached to the Mall of America and located near the Signature Event.

Additional Hotel Options 

There are numerous hotels within walking diatance to the Mall and many are near Metro Transit stations.  

Webcast

Event will be livestreamed the YouTube channel : The World unVEXed  https://www.youtube.com/@theworldunvexed