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November Updates

The following items will be added to PD+ on November 24, 2021


Overview

This month sees the addition of Mentor Videos to the PD+ Library! These videos are specifically targeted to competition mentors, to support you and your team throughout the year. We’ve received great feedback from the STEM Lab “Walkthrough” videos, so we are adding a number of new videos for STEM Lab Units for VEX 123, VEX GO, VEX IQ, and VEX V5. In addition, new articles in STEM Trends expand on Community posts, and offer math connections for robotics!

Preview the featured additions below.


NEW to PD+: Mentor Videos

New videos will be added to the PD Library to specifically support competition mentors. This addition will feature these videos, and more!

Who is the REC Foundation?

RECF Mentor Videos

Get introduced to the Robotics Education and Competition Foundation

How to be Student-Centered and Successful

Mentor Videos

Learn about implementing student-centered processes with your team

Competition Day Expectations for VEX IQ

Mentor Videos

Learn what you and your team can expect on the day of the VEX IQ Challenge

Competition Day Expectations for VRC

Mentor Videos

Learn what you and your team can expect on the day of the VRC competition

Online Challenges: Get everyone Involved!

Mentor Videos

Learn more about engaging your team through online challenges

I Received My Kit... Now What??

Mentor Videos

Learn about first steps to get you and your team competition ready

Timing is Everything: How to Structure Your Practices

Mentor Videos

Learn about strategies to support your team in productive practice

Roles on a Team

Mentor Videos

Learn more about roles within a team to support successful student collaboration


New STEM Lab ‘Walkthrough’ Videos

In these STEM Lab Videos, the VEX Education Team guides you through a complete STEM Lab Units, so you can teach it with confidence. This month new STEM Lab videos will be added to the PD Library for VEX 123, VEX GO, VEX IQ, and VEX V5.

Touch to Code
Mars Rover
todo
clawbot
speedy
STEM Labs
STEM Labs
STEM Labs
STEM Labs
STEM Labs
STEM Labs
Robo Rally

Expanding PD+ Pedagogy

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

pedagogy

Dive into the Engineering side of Drivetrain Design for VEX GO and VEX IQ

Drivetrain Design: VEX V5 and VEX EXP

Pedagogy

Dive into the Engineering side of Drivetrain Design for VEX V5 and VEX EXP

Tour of the VEX IQ (2nd generation) Kit

Pedagogy

Learn about what is new and different in the VEX IQ (2nd gen) Kit

Connecting Research to Practice

connecting research to practice

Teaching Creativity in STEM


STEM Trends Articles

Read new articles that expand on Community conversations, and offer food for thought for your classroom teaching practices.

STEM Trends

STEM Trends:
Robot Algebra

STEM Trends

STEM Trends:
Making Social-Emotional Learning Work for Your Classroom


Learn more…

Learn about VEX IQ sensors, VEXcode IQ Python, and more with new PD+ videos!

Using the VEX IQ Optical Sensor

Optical sensor

Learn about the VEX IQ Optical Sensor and how to make the most of it with your robot

Using the VEX IQ (2nd gen) Distance Sensor

Distance Sensor

Learn about the VEX IQ (2nd gen) Distance Sensor and how to use it in a project

Your 1st Project with VEXcode IQ Python

Learn More

Learn about getting started with VEXcode IQ Python

Using the Print and Monitor Console in VEXcode IQ

Learn More

Learn how to make the most of the Print and Monitor console for your students

PD+ content is subject to change at any time. Have an addition you'd like to see? Tell us about it in the Professional Learning Community (PLC) !