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1 Raising Your IQ on VEX IQ Team Development
Nancy McIntyre Robotics Education & Competition Foundation

2 PLTW Information PLTW schools that are using VEX, seeking education materials and information, should consult their PLTW websites and resource people first and use the general VEX resources as a supplement.

3 Education Resources for VEX IQ Platform (Elementary & Middle School)
VEX IQ Curriculum – Standards Mapping Details for VEX IQ Curriculum, found in “Teacher Materials” links within each curriculum unit, for example: Standards Mapping for VEX IQ Challenge STEM Research Project: - VEX IQ Education Videos on Youtube: - VEX IQ Education Videos to download and save:

4 PLTW Course Standards Matching for Grades 6-12 (VEX Robotics Design System Used in Some Courses)
use the “standards and objectives alignment” tab PLTW Courses are mapped to NGSS, Common Core, and STL (the ITEEA standards) VEX Robotics Design System used in specific courses VEX kits for:

5 Information on PLTW Launch, the new Elementary (Grades K-5) PLTW Program using VEX IQ
is a Pilot Year – 20+ Schools Are Involved Full Implementation - registrations are currently being taken. Latest public information is here: VEX IQ is being used in 4th and 5th Grade modules in this curricular program. Additional Education Materials and Resources For VEX IQ & VEX Robotics Design System can be found at our programming software and other partner’s websites.

The VEX IQ Platform and VEX Robotics Design System are both developed to help educators meet the rigorous standards-based needs of the 21st Century Classroom in dynamic and flexible ways. The free VEX IQ Curriculum (for elementary and middle school) and free Autodesk VEX Robotics Curriculum (for middle school and high school) are both mapped directly to: - Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) - Common Core Standards - Standards for Technological Literacy (STL)

7 Developing a Team This is a wonderful way to get started and allows you to generate some excitement even before the robot is built. Team identity: Team Name Logo Team Colors Team Tag Line Jobs on the team: Develop a leadership team Drive Team Pit Team STEM experts

8 Typical Jobs on the Team
Designers - CAD Autodesk 123D Engineering Notebook Programmers Modkit STEM Project Specialists Scouts P R people Website Design Video production

9 How a Season Works Register your team on
Organizing build sessions Have a plan for each day Have jobs for everyone Allow time for wrap up Allow time for clean up Allow time to write in engineering notebook

10 How Often? How Many? Develop your team to fit your school, your availability, your resources… Be inclusive not exclusive. Allow as many students to participate that are willing to make the commitment and willing to contribute to the team. Some will want to design Some will want to build Some will want to program Some will want to drive Some will want to work on the STEM project Some will want to be on the pit team

11 Scouting teams and robots
Event Planning Prepping for an event Drive team practice STEM Presentation Scouting teams and robots Items to be packed Permission Forms, Robot, Charger, Controller, Kit of Parts, Power Strip, Lunch and Snacks, STEM Project, Engineering Notebook, Highlighter, Pit Decorations, Camera.

12 Day of the Event Follow up Lessons Learned Improve Design Process
Check in Pit set up Drivers meeting Team Queuing Judging Skills Challenges Alliance Selection Follow up Lessons Learned What did you learn about yourselves? What did you learn from others? Improve Design Process Have students make more entries in engineering notebook Preparing Future Events Celebration for a job well done. Enough said

13 Three Robotics Challenge Options 60-second matches each
Teamwork Challenge 2 team alliances collaborate to score 2 drivers – Switch controller halfway Robot Skills Challenge 1 single robot scoring most points possible Programming Challenge Autonomous programming 1 single robot scoring points most points possible

14 Sample VEX IQ Event Schedule
All Challenge Matches Can Run at the Same Time Teams Check In 9:00 a.m. Drivers Meeting 9:30 Matches & Judging 9:45-12:15 Lunch 12:15-12:45 Matches Resume 12:45-2:00 Alliance Announcement 2:15 Finals Matches & Awards 2:30-3:00 Pits Close 3:30

15 Brainstorming

16 Engineering Notebook a. Project Management b. Organization
a. Project Management b. Organization c. Game theory d. Brain storming e. Initial Design Process f. Testing g. Improvement Process h. Programming

17 Building Tips How to work with VEX IQ parts Identifying Parts
How to work with VEX IQ parts Identifying Parts Basic assembly Components and their function Construction tips for competitive robotics Focus on quality of construction Loading of motors and the build up of heat Keeping the design simple Build Session IDEA PAGE:

18 Programming Modkit which is based on Scratch
Robot C developed at Carnegie Mellon

19 Autodesk CAD for IQ

20 Robotics Education & Competition Foundation
Resources Robotics Education & Competition Foundation Curriculum   VEX ROBOTICS ROBOT EVENTS VEX Forum VEX Assembler Event Partner

21 Many Thanks. Nancy McIntyre nancy_mcintyre@roboticseducation
Many Thanks! Nancy McIntyre Inspiring students one robot at a time.

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