A chance for educators to experience the VEX Robotics System in a “hands on” environment and learn how BC teachers are using robotics to inspire their students.
What will I learn?
You will learn how to build and program a VEX Robot to operate both in driver controlled and autonomous modes. You will learn tips and techniques for presenting this material to your students.
Why does it matter?
- Robotics is a new way to teach traditional concepts
- Robotics appeals to a broad variety of students
- Robotics can increase course sign up and student enthusiasm for science and technology
- VEX Robotics is the fastest growing robotics competition in BC
- VEX Robotics is affordable… even for next year!
- Kids love it. Teachers love it. Parents love it.
Who will I learn from?
Experienced PYRS Coaches and volunteers will be leading this workshop. Past workshop leaders have included:
Todd Ablett, West Vancouver Secondary: Todd started by growing the Gladstone VEX Program into BC’s largest. Now he’s building the program at West Van High. His students rank among the world’s best, year after year, in international competition and placed First and Second at the 2012 World Championships.
Allan Byers, McMath Secondary: Allan’s teams are consistent world level qualifiers and have winning prestigious awards at both the provincial and international level.
Jason Brett, BCIT Tech.Ed. A PYRS founder and its lead technical mentor, with over 10 years of experience with high school robotics, Jason is recognised as one of B.C. top technical experts in the field.
When is it offered?
- We are currently planning 2017 workshops. If you’d like to participate, just fill in the form below.