New: Code of Conduct:
VEX IQ is a student-centered program. Adults may assist Students in urgent situations, but adults should never work on or program a Robot without Students on that Team being present and actively participating.
Some amount of adult mentorship, teaching, and/or guidance is an expected and encouraged facet of the VEX IQ Challenge. No one is born an expert in robotics! However, obstacles should always be viewed as teaching opportunities, not tasks for an adult to solve without Students present and actively participating.
When a mechanism falls off, it is… …okay for an adult to help a Student investigate why it failed, so it can be improved. …not okay for an adult to put the robot back together.
When a team encounters a complex programming concept, it is… …okay for an adult to guide a Student through a flowchart to understand its logic. …not okay for an adult to write a pre-made command for that Student to reference.