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Elementary STEM League – Season 3

Season 3 of our Elementary STEM League has started and registration is closed. Season 4 will start in January with registration opening later this fall.

Children aged 6 to 10 take part in a variety of STEM lessons and challenges using our proven learning through play pedagogy, robotics & coding kits, engineering kits and more. 2.5hr weekly lessons and challenges will engage students in all the STEM subjects, plus the STEM skills of collaboration, communication, scientific method, peer learning, and critical thinking at age appropriate levels.

We are thrilled to have LEXUS on the Park as our presenting sponsor. Thank You!

The Elementary STEM League is a way for your child to learn essential 21st century skills while covering necessary curriculum to be successful in school. The program is fun, engaging and challenging. Our team is excellent at teaching STEM subjects at the elementary level with our learning through play methods. Most importantly, we’ll help your child learn to learn, and by the end of the program, they’ll love to learn!

Learn more about learning through play.

TEAMS and DIVISIONS

Teams will consist of 3 children each, of similar age or skill levels. You are welcome to register as a team, or individually for placement on a team. Teams will be provided with all the necessary equipment, supplies and uniform for the duration of the season.

This Fall we have 3 options (divisions) to help meet your scheduling needs. Just pick the day that best suits your family. Options include:

Division ATuesday & Thursday – 4.00pm to 5.15pm -This split weekday schedule allows for 2 afternoons of programming. We also offer free pick-up from schools on Scarsdale Rd for these practices.

Division BSaturday – 9.30am to Noon

Division CSunday – 9am to 11.30am

There will be up to 4 teams per division.

SCHEDULE

Practices start September 17th (Div B), 18th (Div C) and 20th (Div A) and run weekly through to December 4th, 5th and 7th respectively. The final challenge and EXPO will take place on Saturday Dec 10th – 9am to 1pm followed by an all-team Expo from 1pm to 2pm.

Full Schedule: Your full schedule will be provided in early September. There are no practices Thanksgiving Weekend.

PRACTICES

Each practice will consist of: lessons from our STEM curriculum; team building and leadership exercises; and experiential challenges to help them apply the lessons for deeper learning. Teams will be coached and mentored by members of the Brick Labs’ team.

FINAL CHALLENGE AND PARENT EXPO

The final challenge will be held December 10th. At 9am students will be presented a real-world problem to solve as a team. Over the next 4 hours, they will apply all their learning to creatively solve the problem and prepare to demonstrate their solutions to family and friends. At 1pm, parents will be able to attend the EXPO.

GOALS

This is a learning league. It is not designed to be competitive, but a way of challenging students to be their best. STEM is a great way to engage students in the skills of the future. In addition, we will coach and mentor them on how to be a great team member; how to effectively communicate their ideas; how to share and receive feedback; and how to be critical thinkers. We’ll help them grow their leadership abilities and learning skills. By the end of the season, they will walk away with a new appreciation of their own skills and abilities.

REGISTRATION and FEES

Registration is closed. Please register each child individually. If you have created your own team of 3, or group of 2, there will be a place to indicate it in the process. All-inclusive fee is $600 plus HST per child.

Learning for allIf your family needs assistance with registration fees, please contact the Director about information on bursary programs.

All Covid safety protocols will be in place as recommended by public health authorities throughout the season. In the event of government ordered shut downs, schedule changes/extensions may be required to ensure all teams receive eleven 2.5hr practice sessions and the final challenge.

For more information contact John Neretlis, Director, Brick Labs Inc. at john@bricklabs.ca, or by calling at 416 901-1390.

Season 4 will begin in January 2023 – Registration will open in the fall.