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Elementary STEM League – Season 2

Season 2 of our Elementary STEM League starts January 15th, 2022. Children aged 6 to 10 take part in a variety of STEM lessons and challenges using our proven learning through play pedagogy, robotics kits, engineering kits, tablets and more. 2.5hr weekly “practices” 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.

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.

The Elementary STEM League is presented by Lexus On The Park, a proud supporter of learning in our community.

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.

SCHEDULE

Practices start January 15th and run Saturdays through to April 23rd. The final challenge will take place on Saturday April 30 -10am to 3pm, and Sunday May 1st 10am to 1pm, followed by an all-team Expo from 1pm to 2pm. Weekly practices are 2.5hrs 9.30am to Noon. There will be no practices on the Family Day weekend, the 2 Saturdays of March Break and Easter Weekend.

PRACTICES

Practices run weekly for 2.5hrs at our Brick Labs campus (41 Scarsdale Rd, Unit 12). Teams will practice once per week Saturdays from 9.30am to Noon. Each session will consist of mini-lessons from our STEM curriculum, team building and leadership exercises, and then 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 the weekend of April 30th and May 1st. At 10am on Saturday students will be presented a real-world problem to solve as a team. Over the next two days, they will apply all their learning to creatively solve the problem and prepare to demonstrate their solutions to family and friends at 1pm on Sunday. Hours for that weekend are Saturday from 10am to 3pm, and Sunday 10am to approximately 2pm.

GOALS

While we are setting this up as a league and teams, it is not designed to be competitive, but a way of challenging students to be their best. 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. Most importantly we’ll help them to be creative, curious and confident learners in our community.

REGISTRATION and FEES

Registration is now open. Each child should register 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.

All Covid safety protocols will be in place as recommended by public health authorities. 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 weekend.

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