VEX 123

Part 1: – 9th February 2024 (face to face at SSERC)

Part 2: – 18th March 2024 (MS Teams – afternoon online session)

Closing Date: 12th January 2024

‘VEX 123 is specifically designed to help anyone bring Computing Science to life for their students, no matter what experience they have with robotics. Whether using VEX 123 in a learning center, as part of a math lesson, in a STEM class, or in an after-school club, there are materials that make it easy for you to get started teaching with VEX 123 in any setting.’

VEX 123 is the latest in the VEX Robotics line up, providing ways to engage pupils in Computing Science from the Early stages onwards. This resource can be used in 3 distinct ways to offer levels of differentiation:

‘The three methods of coding with VEX 123 – Touch buttons, the Coder and Coder cards, and VEXcode 123 – not only raise the ceiling of the kinds of coding that can be done with the 123 Robot, they also provide educators with great flexibility in how they teach with VEX 123.’

Through the face to face and live remote session in this course, we will introduce VEX 123 as a tool to engage with STEM and Computing Science in your classrooms.

We will provide an overview of all the VEX 123 kit, how to use the different components and introduce the online infrastructures, such as STEM Labs, created by VEX to support the use of 123 in your setting.

We will explore the 3 different ways to code throughout this professional learning, starting with the touch buttons, then the coder and finally the VEXcode 123 app, and gain a knowledge of where these can be used with learners from Early Years onwards.

As part of the course, delegates will receive their own Vex 123 kit and 123 field to use and keep thereafter, as well as access to additional kits through the SSERC Digital Lending library.