An edge in the classroom and beyond is possible for your child when you register for Sylvan EDGE in Oregon. We understand that careers in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) are on the rise—and fast! 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 Makes Our Programs Different?
With our Robotics, Coding, Engineering and Math Edge programs, we’ve combined the challenge of academic projects with seriously cool technology for a guaranteed brain boost. We know the benefit of fun, friendship and interaction, so we’re big on collaborative tasks that require teamwork as well. Signing up with friends or siblings is always an option too!▼
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. With Sylvan EDGE in Oregon, kids get hands-on experience with a range of interesting activities, including designing a video game and programming a working robot to enter in competitions against classmates. You can relax knowing your child is building solid friendships and learning skills relevant for the 21st century along the way!
Included in Sylvan EDGE Programs:
- Robotics: 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.