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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

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

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

Last Minute Indoor Activities 

Posted by Ayelet Mullen on Mar 14, 2018 8:54:25 AM

 

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Tags: stem education, robotics, stem, 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

How to Choose a STEM After-School Activity

Posted by Ayelet Mullen on Mar 2, 2018 10:33:31 AM

March 1, 2018

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Tags: stem education, robotics teams, robotics, stem, teaching, learning

Girls in STEM

Posted by Talia Mullen on Feb 19, 2018 12:18:28 PM

Hi! My name is Talia and I’m eight years old. So my older brother was on a robotics team at Young Makers Lab but I wasn’t interested in that or other “STEM” classes…I thought. My schedule is busy with ballet, music lessons, girl scouts and school and friends.

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Tags: stem education, robotics, stem, teaching, learning

My First Real Job

Posted by Mark Stansell on Nov 7, 2017 7:57:48 AM

When I was old enough to ride a bike and push a mower I had newspaper routes, mowed lawns, raked leaves, and did general labor for money. But my first real job was as a radio disc jockey and it wasn't on purpose.

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Tags: teaching, learning, radio

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