Give your child an edge in the classroom and beyond when you register for Sylvan EGDE in Iowa. We understand that careers in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) are hot right now — and getting hotter! We provide after-school STEM programs that make these subjects more engaging, interactive and exciting than ever before. As a result, your son or daughter can get on the right path to future success — and have a great time doing it!
Find Out What Makes Our Programs Different
Our Robotics, Coding, Engineering and Math Edge programs are all designed to combine the coolest technology with challenging projects that will boost brain power. We haven’t forgotten the value of fun, friendship and socializing either. Your child can even bring a friend or sibling along for the ride!▼
Go Further 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. In fact, with Sylvan EDGE in Iowa, kids get hands-on experience with a variety of exciting activities, such as designing a video game or programming a working robot to compete against other kids' creations. Our instructors also utilize the latest teaching tools and techniques, including iPads®.
Sylvan EDGE Programs in Iowa Include:
- 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.