What we offer
PD+ is an online, streaming learning platform designed to enable every educator to be successful teaching and integrating STEM with VEX. No matter where you are on your STEM teaching journey, the network of resources within PD+ allows you to curate your own professional learning according to your needs, interests, and time. As a PD+ subscriber, you join a world-wide community of VEX educators to learn from and with as you grow your teaching practice and keep STEM learning engaging, relevant, and equitable for all your students.
Training Courses are video-based, expert-led courses that take the model of hands-on, in person workshops and bring them to you through videos and activities that you complete with your VEX materials in your space, at your own pace. Training Courses are paired with Community discussion threads so that you can engage with other learners in PD+ as you work through a course to ask and answer questions, and learn from other participants who have taken the course. Courses cover all VEX platforms and range from introductory level ‘Getting Started’ courses to more advanced and pedagogy focused courses.
- Introduction to VEX 123
- Building with VEX GO
- VEX IQ (2nd gen) Intro Training Course
- Cross-Curricular Connections with VEXcode VR
- Hands On, Minds On with Claire Cameron
Professional Learning Community
The Professional Learning Community in PD+ offers a network of VEX educators to engage with throughout the school year. Brainstorm lesson ideas, gather teaching strategies, learn more about a particular STEM Lab concept or coding challenge, and more.
The Community enables new and veteran VEX educators to come together in dialogue and discussion about STEM teaching and learning.
Even if you are the only STEM teacher in your school, in the PD+ Community – you are not alone. Join a conversation about collaborative learning, ask a question about a coding problem, read a thread to learn about an upcoming Live Session, offer reflections and share stories from your classroom – the Community connects you to other educators who are learning alongside you.
Take your teaching and learning further with Live Sessions! These thematic, hour-long, expert led sessions offer insights, inspirations, and practical takeaways about teaching with VEX.
Session content is derived from and in response to PD+ Community discussions, and gives you a chance to ‘peek behind the curtain’ to learn new things you can do with VEX in your setting. Choose the session that sparks your interest, and attend one or a whole series – each session is unique, so you can join when it feels right for you.