VEX Professional Development Plus

Hi Everyone,

Yesterday, VEX Robotics launched VEX Professional Development Plus (PD+) at pd.vex.com. VEX PD+ is an on-demand streaming and learning platform that will enable users to learn from the best in both classroom and competitive robotics. A subscription to VEX PD+ contains access to a catalog of instructional videos, access to exclusive webinars, membership to a professional learning community, a STEM Lesson Library, and more.

Currently, we have over 60 videos in VEX PD+, covering all VEX platforms and a variety of topics. Soon, we will be adding more videos on engineering-focused concepts, more advanced coding topics, and more.

VEX PD+ is for classroom teachers, competition mentors, and school administrators. VEX Pd+ is something that @Bob_Mimlitch_III , @tfriez and I are very passionate about - helping new members in the VEX Ecosystem quickly achieve success while also providing more intermediate and advanced members with the means to extend further where they are taking VEX.

Learn more at pd.vex.com and let us know if you have any questions.

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Can you give more details about the Mentor PD?

thanks!

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There will be some videos in the Professional Development Library specific to mentors (e.g., Using the Engineering Notebook). There will also be topics in the Professional Learning Community that are specific to mentors. Included with VRC / VIQC team registration this season will include a license key for access into those areas of VEX PD+ - we are working with REC to build that functionality now. Coaches that have already purchased a team registration this season will also receive a license. We will continue to develop more resources (videos, webinars, discussions) specific to mentors.

Mentors can also purchase a license for a platform. So, for example, if a mentor wanted to learn more about how to code a V5 Robot via Python, they could do that. Again, this is all content that we will continue to add to PD+.

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