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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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VEX Rewind: December Recap
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VEX Rewind: November Recap
VEX Rewind: November Recap

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