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Jason McKenna is the Director of Global Educational Strategy for VEX Robotics, overseeing all curriculum development and classroom integration for the VEX IQ and VEX EDR platforms. McKenna is an accomplished educational practitioner and strategist with 20 years of classroom experience and success in implementing STEM programs and robotics competitions for students at all levels. Jason joined Robomatter in 2015, which was acquired by VEX Robotics in 2016. Prior to Robomatter, McKenna spent years serving as a K-8 Gifted Support Teacher in the Hopewell Area School District outside of Pittsburgh, PA where he had the chance to work with the CMU Robotics Academy. Jason received his undergraduate degree in Elementary Education and teaching from Geneva College and his master’s degree in Curriculum and Instruction from the Clarion University of Pennsylvania. VEX Robotics is the leading provider of educational curriculum, computer programming and robotics kits used by today’s educators, mentors.

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Support for Teachers During the COVID-19 Outbreak
Support for Teachers During the COVID-19 Outbreak

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VEX Rewind: February Recap
VEX Rewind: February Recap

Groundhog day brought some good news in early February, as Punxsutawney Phil predicted an early spring. However, that wasn’t the only good news in February, as we were able to share some new update…

3 Proven Ways to Engage your Students
3 Proven Ways to Engage your Students

Opinions among teachers vary when it comes to defining the look of a well-managed classroom. Some teachers have classrooms in which they do most of the talking and students sit quietly in rows. Other …