The following items will be added to PD+ on December 17th, 2021
This month sees the addition of resources to help you implement fun activities for Computer Science Week, and to teach effectively around breaks. We continue to add STEM Lab Unit “Walkthrough” videos this month for VEX IQ and V5 to provide you with everything you need to teach STEM Labs with confidence. We also have new articles in STEM Trends that expand on Community posts, and offer math and SEL connections for robotics!
Celebrate Computer Science Week
Computer Science Education Week (CSEdWeek) is back, December 6-12. CSEdWeek is designed to spark young people's interest in computer science and VEX is here to help by providing educational and fun activities.
Learn about our new Planet HEXBUG Activity and all the great resources that you can use to implement this Activity for CSEdWeek Hour of Code™ and all year long!
New STEM Lab ‘Walkthrough’ Videos
In these STEM Lab Videos, the VEX Education Team guides you through a complete STEM Lab Unit, so you can teach with confidence.
Expanding PD+ Library Videos
Continue to grow your teaching practice with new PD Library videos to help you implement robotics in your classroom.
Drivetrain and Design: VEX GO and VEX IQ
Dive into the Engineering side of Drivetrain Design for VEX GO and VEX IQ
Drivetrain Design: VEX V5 and VEX EXP
Dive into the Engineering side of Drivetrain Design for VEX V5 and VEX EXP
Tour of the VEX IQ (2nd generation) Kit
Learn about what is new and different in the VEX IQ (2nd gen) Kit
Get inspired with new ‘episodes’ of the Connecting Research to Practice and Habits of Mind PD Library Series.
Habits of Mind:
Taking Responsible Risks
Connecting Research to Practice:
Teaching Computational Thinking
STEM Trends Articles
Read new articles that expand on Community conversations, and offer food for thought for your classroom teaching practices.
Maximizing Engagement around Holidays and Breaks
Strategies and Tips for Teaching Debugging in your Computer Science Class