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Orange County Robotics Consortium Professional Learning Resources


The Orange County Robotics Consortium is a proud partner of the Robotics Education and​ Competition Foundation. To support all OC School Districts in having access to the latest information regarding the OCRC, please join us during OCRC Robot Workshops. 

For more information, please visit the OCRC Home Page. (See Link above.) The Program Orientation Meeting will be​

Monday, November 9, 2020 - 3:30 to 5:00 p.m. ​to register, please see flyer below and visit: ​​  

OCRC Orientaiton.jpg

​Team Roles

  • ​​​​​​​In VEX IQ, the optimum size for a team is 3 - 4 students. This allows for all members of the team to participate in designing, building, driving and coding the robot.  In a VEX IQ team, members switch roles often. One idea could be to have team members take on roles such as:

    Engineer: Construct the robot

    Computer Scientist: Program the joystick and the robot for the Autonomous Robot Skills Challenge.

    Documentarian: Record and document the engineering design process, programming, and game strategies using text, diagrams, sketches, and printed images.

​Engineering Notebook

  • Competing in VEX IQ Robotics Competitions is about teamwork, collaboration, and how well students document their work within the Engineering Notebook.

    To support teams in developing a high quality Engineering Notebook, please register to attend our Team Management workshop, and view the sample provided by the Robotics Education and Competition Foundation:

​Programming in VEXcode 
(Scratch-Like Block Based Coding)

  • Teams accomplished in managing team dynamics; successful development of the Engineering Notebook, and efficient build may be ready to level up into programming with VEXcode.

    Please stay tuned, Date TBD for the Programming Workshop.

​Trouble Shooting

From a brain that won't connect, motors that won't turn, to batteries that don't seem to charge, the OCRC has you covered with tips and tricks when it comes to trouble shooting. 

Please see the linked documents below:

  • Field Assembly Instructions

Thank you to all of the participating teams for making the OCRC VEX IQ Competition a success. We look forward to seeing teams compete in the OCRC VEX IQ Rise Above Robot Skills Only Competitions February, 2021. 

For information on the official competition, please visit: 
Thank you for visiting the OCRC Webpage. The OCRC is a program of the STEM & Humanities Unit and Office of Career Education within the Educational Services Division of the Orange County Department of Education.

Should you have any questions, or need any information, please contact:

Omar Shepherd, Curriculum Specialist
Educational Service
Phone: 714-327-1069

Julie Roney, Coordinator
Educational Services