In addition to VEX EDR Curriculum, there are several professionally developed classroom curriculums for use with the VEX Robotics Design System. Below are custom tailored VEX Robotics curriculum offerings each with unique goals and methods of implementation.
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.
Carnegie Mellon Robotics Academy curriculum is broken into six major sections: safety, project management, planning your project, robotic lessons, programming lessons, and engineering activities. The curriculum is designed to support teachers using the starter kit and also teachers interested in taking advantage of VEX’s advanced features like: advanced programming, controlling motors using PWMs and relays, pneumatics, homebrew sensors, etc.
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 Robotics Design System in several of its project-based engineering courses.
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.
The Autodesk® Digital STEAM workshop is a departure from traditional text-based design tutorials. It is an innovative, project-based learning experience that explores creativity and sustainable design in the engineering, architecture, and media and entertainment fields. Interactive projects are introduced by industry partners and include step-by-step technical videos and data files to get started. Go to www.autodesk.com/digitalsteam and explore your design interests.