With more and more schools adopting VEX Robotics as a platform to enrich and enhance science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) courses, there is a need for an integrated program which allows teachers to seamlessly add VEX into their classrooms. As such we have worked with various partners to create an array of VEX curriculum offerings, each tailored to the specific needs of teachers wishing incorporate VEX into their classes. Each offering was developed by forward thinking organizations who are experienced at creating tools to keep STEM education exciting and inspiring.
You have a choice when it comes to professionally developed classroom curriculum for use with the VEX EDR robots. Below are five custom tailored VEX Robotics curriculum offerings each with unique goals and methods of implementation.
Robomatter is a world-class educational curriculum and solutions provider that creates research driven educational resources to easily implement high-quality STEM Robotics into any classroom. Robomatter emphasizes technology tools as a means for student engagement. The company’s offerings include comprehensive technology and professional development products to ensure educators are prepared to succeed with implementation via these turn-key STEM educational tools.
Project Lead the Way (PLTW) partners with middle schools and high schools to provide a rigorous, relevant STEM education. Through an engaging, hands-on curriculum, PLTW encourages the development of problem-solving skills, critical thinking, creative and innovative reasoning and a love of learning. PLTW features the VEX EDR system in several of its project-based engineering courses.
The VEX EDR Curriculum is designed to help students master the fundamentals of robotics and the engineering design process while learning to use industry-leading CAD software and the leading classroom robotics solution, VEX Classroom & Competition Robotics Kits.
intelitek’s Robotics Engineering Curriculum (REC) is a two-year robotics program for applied science, technology, engineering and mathematics. REC maps to national STEM Standards and custom-maps to any local standard. Real-time per-student basis available using the LearnMate Learning Management System.
Analytical Integrated Math (AIM) uses educational robots as tools for exploratory learning that meets Texas educational requirements for Engineering Math, a full-year senior year math class that uses VEX robots in the classroom to teach the math used in high-tech jobs. AIM is a partnership between DaVinci Minds, Waco Independent School District, intelitek and Teaching Systems Incorporated.