An edge in the classroom and beyond is possible for your child when you register for Sylvan EDGE in Illinois. We’re aware that many in-demand careers rely on STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) skill sets. 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!
Find Out What Sets Our Programs Apart
Our Robotics, Coding, Engineering and Math Edge programs are all designed to combine the coolest technology with challenging projects that will boost brain power. Since we know the value of fun, friendship and interaction, we’re also big on collaboration and teamwork. Signing up with friends or siblings is always an option too!▼
Go Further with STEM
STEM has a reputation for being an area where the brightest minds achieve the most innovative and cutting-edge things – and our STEM programs are no exception. Sylvan EDGE will give kids the chance to get hands-on experience with things like designing their own video games and programming real robots to enter into friendly competition with classmates. You can rest easy knowing your child is having fun and making friends while developing relevant 21st century skills at the same time!
With Sylvan EDGE Programs, You Can Expect:
- Coding: By creating characters, sounds, special effects and animations using innovative Tynker™ technology, our coding program helps kids develop solid problem solving, logic and computational skills. Your child will learn essential skills for turning their ideas into a real video game he or she can play with friends. You’ll also be able to check out your child’s progress with a link to their weekly project.
- Robotics: In each session, your child will team up with a classmate to build a LEGO® robot, having fun and using real science and engineering concepts along the way. Once it’s done, kids will use LEGO® Education’s award-winning WeDo™ software to bring the “bot” to life and enter it into competition against other teams.
- Engineering: Engineers have the ability to change the world—one idea at a time. It’s important to give kids fun experiences with engineering early, so they’ll be inspired to think big later on. Kids will spend time on challenging hands-on activities, such as designing bridges and building simple machines. The theme changes from session to session to keep kids inspired while they experiment with important STEM concepts.
- Math Edge: Our math skills program, which features a fun, interactive environment that encourages math concepts to stick, is a lot more than repetitive drills. The result? Increased confidence, stronger problem-solving skills and plenty of fun and friendship.