An edge in the classroom and beyond is possible for your child when you register for Sylvan EDGE in Alberta. We understand that careers in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) are on the rise—and fast! Our after-school STEM programs make these subjects more interactive, engaging and exciting than ever before. As a result, your son or daughter will have a great time while on the road to success!
What Sets Our Programs Apart?
With our Robotics & Sciences, Coding, Engineering and Math Edge programs, we’ve combined the challenge of academic projects with seriously cool technology for a guaranteed brain boost. Since we know the value of fun, friendship and interaction, we’re also big on collaboration and teamwork. That's why your child has the option to sign up with friends or siblings!
Aim Higher with STEM
STEM is known for being an area where the brightest minds achieve innovative and cutting edge things — and our STEM programs are no exception. Sylvan EDGE gives kids the opportunity to get hands-on experience in a variety of exciting activities, like designing their very own video game and programming a robot to enter into friendly competition against other kids. You can rest easy knowing your child is having fun and making friends while developing relevant 21st century skills at the same time!
Sylvan EDGE Programs in Alberta Include:
- Robotics & Sciences: During each session, your child will work with a partner to build a LEGO® robot, putting real science and engineering concepts to use (and having fun!) along the way. Then the “bot” can be brought to life using LEGO® Education’s award-winning WeDo™ software and entered into friendly competition against other teams.
- Engineering: Engineers have the potential to change the world-- one idea at a time. The key is to make sure kids have positive experiences with engineering at a young age, so they’re inspired to think big. Kids complete fun, hands-on challenges, like building simple machines or designing bridges. Every session has a different theme to inspire kids to be creative as they experiment with STEM concepts.
- Coding: Using kid-friendly Tynker™ technology, our program helps kids develop strong problem-solving, logic and computational skills as they create characters, sounds, special effects and animations. Your child will come up with mini-stories and learn the skills to design a video game to play with friends. You’ll also receive a link to your child’s weekly project so you can share his or her exciting progress with everyone you know.
- Math Edge: Our math skills program is more than repetitive drills—its fun, interactive format helps kids think independently and encourages difficult math concepts to stick. The result? Better problem-solving skills and more confidence, not to mention a whole lot of fun and friendship.