Bring STEM to Your School With VEX IQ
Explore and create : Workshop
Saturday, June 22, 8:30–11:30 am
Mary Lou Ewald Tj Nguyen Jennifer Spencer
STEM learning is vital for elementary age students. VEX IQ provides teacher-created education guides and curriculum to bring robotics and coding to everyone. Code and play with physical robots as you work through engineering principals.
|Audience:||Coaches, Teachers, Technology coordinators/facilitators|
|Attendee devices:||Devices not needed|
|Focus:||Digital age teaching & learning|
|Topic:||Project-, problem- and challenge-based learning|
|Subject area:||STEM/STEAM, Computer science|
|ISTE Standards:||For Students:
|Related exhibitors:||VEX Robotics, Inc.|
This workshop will focus on introducing teachers to the VEX IQ robot, programming, and engineering design. Teachers will get hands on experience with the robots as we look at building and programming the robot. We will also complete real world problems using the robots.
Attendees will begin by building a small portion of the robot to add to the already built drive base. We will then walk through programming the robot, driving the robot with remote controls and completing challenges. Participants will leave feeling confident on how to use the VEX IQ robots in their classroom.
Participants will leave the knowledge of the VEX IQ robot.
Participants will use ROBOTC for programming the VEX IQ.
Participants will know how to bring computer science into their elementary classrooms.
Introduction to VEX IQ – 10 minutes
Building the Arm to the Clawbot - 60 minutes
Using ROBOTC to program the Robot – 60 minutes
Use the VEX IQ and programming to solve the problem of carrying a cube 8 feet - 35 minutes
Q&A – 15 minutes
All students need to have STEM education.
Using robotics in education leads to unexpected benefits.
Teaching robotics to elementary students leads to students being better equipped for jobs in the future.
Jennifer Spencer is the Program Administrator III of K-6 STEM Outreach Programs for the College of Sciences and Mathematics (COSAM) at Auburn University. Jennifer holds a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education and a Master of Science in Elementary Education both from Auburn University. She has 20 years of teaching experience in public and private schools where she also coached Science Olympiad and Robotics teams. Jennifer loves to read and spend time with her family when she is not working. She also loves all kinds of technology and is always searching and learning about the newest and greatest techie toys.