Welcome Educators!

Thank you for visiting the Nevada Robotics Educator Page. The list below contains resources that may be helpful to you as you navigate teaching Computer Science and Robotics and serving as coaches at your schools and in the communities.

VEX Competitions

The Robotics Education & Competition (REC) Foundation’s mission is to increase student interest and involvement in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) by engaging students in hands-on, affordable, and sustainable robotics engineering programs. REC Foundation offers VEX Educator Certifications, STEM Labs for learners, and VEXcode VR where students can program a virtual robot!

If you are interested in learning more about competitive robots or starting a team, please visit the REC website.

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FIRST NEVADA

FIRST® Nevada programs support educators by engaging students in STEM learning and preparing them for the future through hands-on fun while helping kids transfer STEM concepts to real-world applications. FIRST Nevada offers various resources including lessons, tutorials, and competition information.

If you are interested in learning more about competitive robots or starting a team, please visit the FIRST Nevada website. 

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PBS Reno 

In 2021, DRI partnered with PBS Reno to create a series of STEM Works video shorts. They are a fun, fresh look at careers in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. The videos are geared toward young people ages 9-15, but they are also entertaining and informative for all ages.

To view all STEM Works videos click here: STEM Works.

PBS Reno Education services provides resources for teachers, students, and families. Educators can join PBS Reno STEM Works for our monthly Speaker Series on NEPRIS / Pathful Connect. Your students will be able to ask questions directly to industry professionals during live Q&A. Students will also learn about STEM career opportunities at a local company and they will learn everyone has a different path to their career.  Watch here! 

Other Resources

  • Discover Reno’s Discovery Museum with your students. Check out their educator resources. 
  • littleBits has a Quick Start guide for educators that will help jump start the process of teaching with the bots in the classroom. 
  • The Nevada Museum of Art creates STEAM lessons for educators that are interdisciplinary and meet content standards. 
  • Robolink provides educator resources to support the use of CoDrone Edu educational drones in the classroom, for after school programs, or at home. 
  • STEMHub provides information and resources to develop a vibrant STEM workforce.
  • FIRST Robotics Education is a landing page for teachers who want to know more about FIRST in the classroom or for competition.
  • Governor’s Designated STEM Schools are the schools in Nevada that have earned STEM School designation. 
  • Nevada Approved Computer Science Curriculum is the list of the Nevada Department of Education’s approved computer science curriculum. 
  • Nevada Computer Science Standards. View the full document and report, or view the chart. 
  • Spike Prime will get educators started with six easy steps. 
  • OZOBOT Classroom provides educator training and lessons on demand for the small but mighty Ozobot robot. 
  • VEX Classroom is the starting point for educators who want to learn more about using VEX robots with their students. 
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Contribute!

 Educators – If you have used an amazing resource that you would like to share with Nevada Robotics, please share it with us by emailing jillstrawder-bubala@dri.edu, and we will check it out to determine if it is a source we would like to include in our resource list.

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