Give your child an edge in the classroom and beyond when you register for Sylvan EGDE in Illinois. We understand that careers in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) are on the rise—and fast! Our after-school STEM programs engage children with interactive learning and make these subjects more exciting than ever before. That means your son or daughter will have a great time on the road to success!
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We’ve tailored our Robotics & Science, Coding, Engineering and Math Edge programs to combine challenging academic projects with brain-boosting activities using seriously cool technology. We also know the value of fun, friendship and interaction, so we're big on teamwork and collaborative tasks. Your child can even bring a friend or sibling along for the ride!
Aim Higher 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 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 developing 21st century skills and also making great friends along the way!
Sylvan EDGE Programs in Illinois Include:
- 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 & Science: 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.