Teaching is one of the most difficult jobs in the world. Teaching is sometimes made even more difficult when well-meaning, but unrealistic, expectations are placed upon teachers. When I first started teaching educational robotics, I… Read More »Getting your VEX Educator Certification: What You Need to Know!
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In January of 2016, then-President Barack Obama addressed the changing demands of the 21st-century economy, and identified computer science as the “new basic skill required of contemporary students.” To meet the challenge of his time,… Read More »3 Ways to Celebrate CS Edu Week!
At VEX, our vision is to achieve Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) literacy for all VEX students, teachers, and parents. STEM literacy includes hands-on and engaging ways to teach science and engineering principles. It… Read More »Innovation and Iteration: VEX students and teachers are creators of technology
We have all probably seen stories of high school athletes receiving dozens of offer letters from college programs. These stories often contain examples of college recruiters writing letters to prospective athletes. Any college coach will… Read More »Dear Parents: 3 tips for ‘recruiting’ parent advocates for your robotics class
As the presence of Educational Robotics in the classroom increases, so too do the responsibilities and concerns of educators, administrators, parents and students alike. How best can we utilize this new tool that is so… Read More »Why Teach Robotics? New research published by CMU
The skills required for today’s workforce are changing dramatically. Increasingly, workers are being asked to deal with new information, solve unstructured problems, and have strong interpersonal skills (OECD, 2016). Schools have responded to this challenge… Read More »Collaborative Problem Solving in the Classroom