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Mark Stansell

Mark Stansell
Mark is a learner first. Father of three wonderful kids, Mark loves sports, everything tech, music, and traveling.
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Summers are the best!

Posted by Mark Stansell on Jul 11, 2018 12:27:01 PM

I became a teacher in 1991. My wife was a kindergarten teacher and we were looking forward to having summers off - to spend traveling and doing cool stuff with our daughter.

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Tags: summer camp, outdoor

STEM Summer Camp in Wellington

Posted by Mark Stansell on Jul 3, 2018 6:07:57 AM

STEM Summer Camp includes MInecraft Challenges
@ Renaissance Charter at Wellington - July 9-27, 2018

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Tags: stem education, robotics teams, robotics, stem, learning, summer camp

Now Enrolling Robotics Teams

Posted by Mark Stansell on Jun 21, 2018 8:28:24 AM

We have opened registration for our FALL ROBOTICS TEAMS

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Tags: robotics teams, robotics, coding, programming

Why Should Children Learn Programming?

Posted by Mark Stansell on Jun 19, 2018 1:26:37 PM

We have taken a few myths about programming and computer science in general and busted them. 

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Tags: stem education, learning, coding, computer programming, programming

10 Reasons to Choose Digi-Camp

Posted by Mark Stansell on Jun 14, 2018 11:17:29 AM

Why do parents sign up year after year for Digi-Camp? 

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Tags: stem education, teaching, learning, summer camp

Small Camp Numbers = Better Experiences for Kids!

Posted by Mark Stansell on May 1, 2018 9:29:30 AM

When I am speaking with potential parents about camp I am often asked, "How many campers do you have in each camp?" More often than not, I get surprised looks when I reveal that we have small numbers in our camps.

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Tags: stem education, robotics, stem, teaching, summer camp

Summer Camp Should Be Fun & Relevant

Posted by Mark Stansell on Apr 10, 2018 9:00:21 AM

As a parent of three - very different - children I have always struggled with where to send my kids for summer camp. One day, while searching for a great camp for my son, I realized that I was looking for a camp that I would love, and not necessarily one that he would love. Here is the story of that revelation.

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Tags: stem education, teaching, learning, summer camp

Do Kids Experience Too Much Screen Time?

Posted by Mark Stansell on Apr 3, 2018 8:23:32 AM

When I think back to the days when I was in school, April and May were always the best months - leading up to the summer. Baseball season was starting up, the days were longer, the weather was warmer, and summer - if you stood on your very tippy toes - you could see summer coming up! Ok, the last part was made up, but we really used to think that we could see the next day if we climbed a tree or stood on the roof.

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Tags: stem education, teaching, learning

Not all STEM Activities are Equal

Posted by Mark Stansell on Mar 6, 2018 10:10:59 AM

While STEM activities, camps and programs are popping up everywhere it's important to note that not all of them are equal. Some of these camps and activities are incredibly well thought out, with the idea that every child learns differently, and every child has different interests. I would call those "child-centered."

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Tags: stem education, stem, teaching, learning

Robotics Teams - Why They Matter

Posted by Mark Stansell on Nov 16, 2017 11:18:47 AM

What is a Robotics Team?

There are several organizations that organize Robotics Teams - including Lego, VEXIQ, First Robotics Competition and Wonder League Robotics. Each organization is targeted to an age specific audience.

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Tags: stem education, robotics teams, robotics, stem

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