An edge in the classroom and beyond is possible for your child when you register for Sylvan EDGE in South Dakota. We’re aware that many in-demand careers rely on STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) skill sets. 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!
Find Out What Makes Our Programs Different
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. 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. 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 will develop 21st century skills, make new friends and have plenty of exciting tales for the journey home!
Included in Sylvan EDGE Programs:
- 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 & Science: 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.