The Hellenic American Education Center, in cooperation with STEM Education, a non-profit provider of innovative educational programs for youth, offers a series of STEM seminars and workshops designed for young students from kindergarten to high-school. STEM is an interdisciplinary educational approach that combines science, technology, engineering and mathematics into a cohesive curriculum that focuses on real-world problem-solving.
STEM provides an enjoyable and stimulating way of learning that engages young students in numerous ways:
√ Kids learn to work in teams from an early age.
Most of the activities in a STEM class involve group projects. Through these activities, kids learn to communicate, argue, disagree and cooperate.
√ Students learn by finding solutions to everyday problems.
STEM’s focus on real-world problem-solving engages students more fully in the learning process.
√ STEM makes learning math attractive.
Kids learn to think algorithmically through fun activities. Math is taught through discovery and experiential learning, and in connection to their everyday world.
√ Kids discover how everyday machines are designed and how they work.
STEM introduces kids to the way engineers think and design, while teaching them that a problem can be solved in various ways.
√ Robotics is an excellent way to introduce kids to computer programming.
Computer programming often involves manipulating abstract concepts but working with something physical like a robot makes coding much more accessible.
- Kids' First Coding & Robotics (kindergarten students)
- Young Engineers (1st and 2nd grade students)
- Introduction to Educational Robotics with LEGO WeDo (upper classes of primary school)
- Educational Robotics with Lego Mindstorms EV3 (junior High-school students)