The iDESIGN Events (Training Sessions, Webinars, etc) are delivered using the Zoom platform and led by by one of our iDESIGN team members and/or a product or subject professional. These are all live events where there are opportunities to chat with fellow attendees and instructor at our webinars.
If you're looking for a specific training session for your board, school, or classroom, our training expert Dean Jacksch ZOOM's across North America to deliver a multitude of training sessions for both teachers and students. He specializes in programming and strategy.
We guarantee you will walk away with a greater knowledge of these STEM solutions by attending one or more of these FREE events.
VEXcode and VEXcode VR
June 24, 2021
In this fun and free webinar, educators will learn how to incorporate, engage, and teach students coding using VEX Robotics VEXcode in a classroom or remote-learning setting. VEXcode is a coding environment that meets students at their level. Based on the popular Scratch coding platform, VEXcode allows students to get started quickly and easily. VEXcode is consistent across VEX 123, GO, IQ and V5. VEXcode VR is a powerful tool to enhance your class or teams coding skills without the need for a physical robot. VEXcode VR is a free online program based on VEXcode, the same programming environment used for VEX 123/GO/IQ/V5 Robots.
How to Start a VEX Team, After School Program or Summer Camp
June 30, 2021
In this fun and free webinar, iDESIGN will walk you through the process of starting your own VEX team, after school program or summer camp and what it takes to compete in VEX Robotics Competitions. Students absolutely love being part of the competition and "82% of teachers agreed that participation in VEX Robotics Competitions’ made students more interested in school or education"
Introduction to NeuroMaker
July 6, 2021
Find out how NeuroMaker is shaking up the education industry with their products: the NeuroMaker Hand and BCI headset. The NeuroMaker Hand is a perfect educational STEM product to deepen learning in physics, biology and other lab sciences, learn about biotech and biomedical exploration, learn basic python programming and tools for data visualization, gain an understanding of how to use machine learning, review best practices in open source and data privacy principles, and learning about engineering design. The NeuroMaker Brain Computer Interface (BCI) teaches Neuroscience, Signal Processing, Machine Learning as well as Ethics and Impact. Students learn the structure and biology of the brain that can be measured with EEG technology, how to sort brain data using python based data science techniques, how to apply machine learning algorithms to analyze brain data and evaluating the social and ethical impacts BCI technology has on our future.
How to Transition from LEGO EV3 to VEX Robotics
July 15, 2021
Do you currently have the LEGO EV3 MindStorm that is scheduled to retire on June 30, 2021 or maybe you are just interested in switching from LEGO to VEX? Join us as we discuss the similarities and differences in the two products and how you can easily transition to the VEX Robotics product line up.
VEX STEM Labs and Activities July 21, 2021
VEX STEM Labs are lesson plans that fit into your existing curriculum. Students enjoy hands-on learning activities that allow them to learn 21st century skills. Join us as we show you the various STEM Labs and activities available for all of the VEX Robotics products.
Introduction to VEX 123 + Coding and Features July 27, 2021
This is an introduction to the newest VEX Product: the VEX 123 recommended for Pre-K to Grades 2. The 123 robot is programmable without a computer. Using the VEX Coder and physical cards, you can learn real programming away from screens. We'll give you an overview of the VEX 123 Kit, how to use the 123 robot, introducing students to the VEX Coder, coding the VEX 123 using VEXcode, and a look at the VEX 123 STEM Labs and Activities (aka Lesson Plans).
Introduction to Drones in the Classroom July 29, 2021
In this free webinar, find out how educators can use drones for hands-on learning experiences to teach math, science, programming, videography, ethics and more. Learn the academic potential in using drones as an interactive learning tool to engage students in a fun and exciting way.
Introduction to VEX GO August 3, 2021
This is an introduction to the VEX GO robot recommended for Grades 3 to 5. VEX GO is an affordable construction system that teaches the fundamentals of STEM through fun, hands-on activities that help young students perceive coding and engineering in a fun and positive way! In this webinar, we'll give you an overview of the VEX GO Kit, how to build your first robot, and a look at the VEX GO STEM Labs and Activities (aka Lesson Plans).
VEX GO Coding and Features August 5, 2021
This is an introduction to programming (coding) course using the VEX GO robot recommended for Grades 3 to 5. In this webinar, we'll go into depth of the VEX GO Coding and Features. VEX GO is an affordable construction system that teaches the fundamentals of STEM through fun, hands-on activities that help young students perceive coding and engineering in a fun and positive way!
Introduction to VEX IQ August 10, 2021
This is an introduction to the VEX IQ robot. VEX IQ is a programmable, snap-together, robotics system. The VEX IQ system includes plastic, snap-together pieces designed specifically for the dexterity for young hands. Students can easily build their first robot, and the wide variety of additional parts means that students can build a robot that is bigger, stronger, and more functional as students continue to learn. We'll give you an overview of the VEX IQ Kit, how to build your first robot, and a look at the VEX IQ STEM Labs and Activities (aka Lesson Plans).
VEX IQ Coding and Features August 12, 2021
This is an introduction to programming (coding) course using the VEX IQ robot. In this webinar, we'll go into depth of the VEX IQ Coding and Features. We'll introduce you to the VEX IQ Robotics program using the AutoPilot robot, show you the VEX IQ Blocks interface, Programming drive-train (Drive forward/backward, turning), and Programming Sensors.
VEX IQ Advanced Coding - Gyro Sensor August 18, 2021
This is an advanced programming (coding) course using the VEX IQ robot. In this webinar, we'll be looking at driving with the GYRO in order to code your VEX IQ drivetrain to get consistent results. We will teach you how to maintain accuracy on distance and turns.
Introduction to 3D Printers or Scanners in the Classroom August 20, 2021
Join us as we explore how to get started with 3D printing in your classroom, school or makerspace. Using 3D printing technology gives students more hands-on experiences and helps to bridge the gap between the physical and digital worlds. We'll take a look at some 3D printing products, the health and safety of 3D printers, the benefits of this STEM technology for students and how to implement 3D printing into your lessons whether you're teaching history, graphic design, geography or chemistry, for example.
Introduction to VEX V5 August 24, 2021
This is an introduction to the VEX V5 robot. V5 kits are made of a combination of metal and plastic parts that are fastened with screws, nuts and bolts. The V5 robot builds can be programmed or driven using the included handheld controller, which makes VEX fun and engages students immediately. In this webinar, we'll give you an overview of the VEX V5 Kit, how to build your first robot, and a look at the VEX V5 STEM Labs and Activities (aka Lesson Plans).
VEX V5 Coding and Features August 26, 2021
This is an advanced programming (coding) course using the VEX V5 robot. In this webinar, we'll go into depth of the VEX V5 Coding and Features. We'll introduce you to the VEX V5 Blocks interface, and cover programming drivetrain, programming arms/claws, Programming Sensors, planning your autonomous code, and programming functions with the Joystick.
Post-Purchase NeuroMaker STEM Kit Walkthrough August 31, 2021
NeuroMaker's hand has empowered amputees around the world with cutting edge technology. Based on this tech and its social mission, NeuroMaker has modified this into a classroom solution that introduces students to the intersection of engineering, artificial intelligence, programming and more with seeking out and solving real world challenges. The NeuroMaker STEM Hand Base Set includes ready to build hardware, motors, controllers, sensors, IR Remote, Cables and more with full curriculum access and a block-based programming platform. Join us for a demo of our award winning Dexus prosthetic and the STEM kit that bring this technology and mission to students around the world.
H2AC (Hydrogen) Car and Renewable Energy Program for Classrooms September 9, 2021
In this fun and exciting webinar, we will be giving you an introduction to the Hydrogen Car and Renewable Energy Program for Classrooms. We will teach you how to build a hydrogen powered car using the DIY Science Kit. Introduce students to the hybrid technology used in automotive future planning! The Hydrocar demonstrates a complete, clean-energy system with solar to hydrogen power generation..