Tips for a new STEM Teacher

Hello, I’m trying for a STEM teacher position. I’m new to VEX robotics, which is a big part of the program I applied for. I’d like any advice for what I should know before the interview, any keywords, programs and concepts I should be at least aware of in case the interviewer asks me. Sorry if this isn’t really the place for it.

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flaps are bad
learning is good
attack is faster than flow
kindness will get you places
if your bot is bad make it good
gracious professionalism is for noobs

it’s not, but i’m happy to help :grinning::grinning::grinning:

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You should really look first into the PLTW and it’s interlacing with vex, and then look at reveal videos that are all on youtube.


(at the very least) Get familiar with the v5 system –– everything you need to know about it should be here:


One thing that might be beneficial to know, is I would make sure that you understand the Design Process. It is a big part of any stem class that I have taken, and is at the base of all stem activities, and is vex robotics.
That is the one thing that I can think of that you might need to know before your interview. I would check back in here when you get the job and you have more questions related to vex robotics and we will be able to help more.
Good Luck!


depends if part of the position would include being the coach/mentor of a competitive vrc organization. based on the post, I don’t think so. and if the school already has parts, and if those parts use cortex, you really don’t need to know anything about v5. more general things like design process, programming, and basic knowledge of mechanical concepts is probably the most important thing you could know.


What about VEX EDR? I’m not finding that much on “EDR” aside from robot parts

VEX EDR is a term we no longer use. Look at VEX V5 for the latest robotics kits and parts.

Also if you are new to VEX and STEM, look at the free VEX Teacher Certification program.


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