You can give your child an edge in the classroom and beyond when you register for Sylvan EDGE in Oregon. We know career paths in in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) are in high-demand—and will only continue to grow. 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?
Whether it's Robotics & Science, Coding, Engineering or Math Edge, we've tailored our programs to combine challenging academic projects with seriously cool technology and brain-boosting activities. We know the benefit of fun, friendship and interaction, so we’re big on collaborative tasks that require teamwork as well. Your child can even bring a friend or sibling along for the ride!
Aim Higher with STEM
With STEM, innovation and cutting edge achievements are par for the course – and our STEM programs are no different. 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 relax knowing your child is building solid friendships and learning skills relevant for the 21st century along the way!
With Sylvan EDGE Programs, You Can Expect:
- Robotics & Science: 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.