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 hot right now — and getting hotter! Our after-school STEM programs make these subjects more engaging than ever before with exciting, interactive activities. That means your son or daughter can get on the path to success and have a great time along the way!
What Sets Our Programs Apart?
We’ve tailored our Robotics, Coding, Engineering and Math Edge programs to combine challenging academic projects with brain-boosting activities using seriously cool technology. We haven’t forgotten the value of fun, friendship and socializing either. That's why your child has the option to sign up with friends or siblings!▼
Go Further with STEM
With STEM, innovation and cutting edge achievements are par for the course – and our STEM programs are no different. 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!
Included in Sylvan EDGE Programs:
- Engineering: One idea at a time, engineers have the power to change the world. Giving kids positive experiences with engineering when they’re young will help motivate them to put their inspiration to good use later. Kids engage in fun, hands-on activities like building small machines and designing intricate bridges. Experimenting with essential STEM concepts never gets old with creative themes that change from session to session.
- Coding: By teaching kids to create characters, sounds, special effects and animations using kid-friendly Tynker™ technology, our coding program helps them develop important problem-solving, logic and computational skills. Your child will gain the ability to create mini-stories and turn them into video games he or she can play with friends. You’ll also receive a link that will allow you to follow and share your child’s weekly progress.
- Robotics: During each session, your child will partner up with a classmate and have a blast putting real science and engineering concepts to use to build a LEGO® robot. After that, kids can put LEGO® Education’s award-winning WeDo™oftware to use to bring their “bot” to life for a little friendly competition with other teams.
- Math Edge: What our math skills program lacks in repetitive drills it makes up for in fun, interactive activities that help kids think independently and learn how to make math concepts stick. The result? Fun and friendship along with solid problem-solving skills and a lot more confidence.