An edge in the classroom and beyond is possible for your child when you register for Sylvan EDGE in South Dakota. We understand that careers in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) are on the rise—and fast! 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!
What Makes Our Programs Different?
We’ve tailored our Robotics, Coding, Engineering and Math Edge programs to combine challenging academic projects with brain-boosting activities using seriously cool technology. 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 sign up with friends or siblings!▼
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. In fact, with Sylvan EDGE in South Dakota, 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. You can rest easy knowing your child is developing 21st century skills and also making great friends along the way!
Sylvan EDGE Programs in South Dakota Include:
- 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.