Watch this video to learn more about VRC Virtual Skills, and the structure of these lessons.
The video begins by breaking down the common lesson format, explaining the organization and purpose of each section. It then highlights implementation strategies for various educational settings, as well as Teacher Resources, like Pacing Guides, that pair VRC Virtual Skills with other VEX platforms and curricular materials.
Watch this video to learn more about facilitating VRC Virtual Skills in your learning Environment.
The video offers teacher tips to set you up to be successful in the role of facilitator in your classroom, whether you are a novice teacher or an experienced STEM or Computer Science educator. From offering strategies to prompt student thinking and giving effective feedback, to highlighting ways to support students' development of self-efficacy and growth mindset, this video will help you feel confident in implementing VRC Virtual Skills with your students.
See the Teacher Resources below for links to the Knowledge Base articles mentioned in this video, and other support materials offered with VRC Virtual Skills.
Planning and Implementation
Get Started with VRC Virtual Skills
Read this Knowledge Base article to learn more about how to get started with VRC Virtual Skills in VEXcode V5.
Teachers and schools desire a plan for instruction that aligns with their goals. Check out our recommendations for pacing instruction based on combining VRC Virtual Skills with V5 STEM Labs, the Computer Science Level 1 — Blocks Course, or VEXcode VR Activities. All options are provided on different tabs of the same sheet, so you can find all of the pacing recommendations in one location.
VRC Virtual Skills lessons and extension activities align with Computer Science Teachers Association (CSTA) and Common Core Math standards. View the following sheets to see where and how these standards are reached in VRC Virtual Skills lessons and extension activities.
VRC Virtual Skills Section of the Knowledge Base
Information is provided in the VRC Virtual Skills section of the Knowledge Base to provide you with details on Moby, the Field for the VRC Tipping Point, and how to use VEXcode V5 with VRC Virtual Skills. Follow the link below to see this section in the Knowledge Base.
Learn more about facilitating productive and meaningful conversations with students as they are coding, collaborating, and building resilience through VRC Virtual Skills, with these Knowledge Base articles.
Facilitating Coding Conversations with Students Using Pair Programming for Student Collaboration Building Resilience with Effective Feedback
The extension activities, Check Your Understanding questions, and Letter Home are available as editable Google Docs and Sheets so you can copy and personalize them to best fit your needs. These articles will guide you through how to make a copy of these documents in your personal Google Drive, or download them for editing with Microsoft Word.
The Letter Home can be shared with your classroom guardians to communicate what students are learning and doing when completing VRC Virtual Skills lessons in the classroom. This Letter Home can also be personalized to meet your classroom community's needs.
Looking for more?
VRC Virtual Skills is just the beginning. The VEX continuum is designed to support a wide range of educators and learning environments with a variety of products and resources.
- Want to learn more about competition robotics with VEX? Check out the Robotics Education and Competition (REC) Foundation, and contact your Regional Support Manager.
- Interested in becoming a certified VEX Educator? Check out certifications.vex.com for our free educator certification programs for all VEX platforms.
- Looking for more lessons and curricular resources to support your teaching? Check out education.vex.com for free STEM Lab Units and Activities across the VEX continuum.
- Want to learn more about coding and Computer Science? Check out the Computer Science Level 1 - Blocks course, to learn and teach CS concepts with VEXcode VR.
- Looking to learn more about building, coding, and teaching with VEX Robotics in your setting? Check out the VEX Robotics Knowledge Base, the library of all things VEX.
- Interested in finding funding for your robotics program? Check out grants.vex.com to learn more about grants and funding sources in your area.
- Want to learn more about using the VEX V5 System to explore the world of industrial robotics ? Check out the Get Started page for the VEX V5 Workcell.