Challenge Island, the red hot educational franchise on the cutting edge of S.T.E.A.M Education (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math) and 21st Century Learning, announces the opening of Challenge Island Essex-Passaic! Challenge Island is a cross-curricular STEAM enrichment program that provides kids 4-14+ with hands on fun and engaging learning experiences.
In an ever-changing, increasing complex world, it’s more important than ever that the next generation is prepared to bring knowledge and skills to solve problems, make sense of information and know how to gather and evaluate evidence to make decisions. These are the kinds of skills that students develop in STEAM disciplines, which Challenge Island specializes in. When kids participate in Challenge Island programs, they are preparing for what lies ahead and ensuring that they will be equipped to handle the problems of the future.
The Challenge Island curriculum is unique because the students visit Islands and work together in Tribes to complete Challenges that demonstrate one or more STEAM concepts. The hands-on opportunities made available in Challenge Island ignite curiosity and spark learning by letting the students experiment in real-world situations, even for students who do not think of themselves as “math and science kids.” While working in their tribes to solve the challenges, the students apply engineering principles, Understand, Brainstorm, Build, Test, Improve, Retest, Improve Again, and Share. As a result, the students learn about communication, collaboration, critical thinking, creativity and public speaking.
Challenge Island provides after-school programs, in-school field trips, family workshops, camps and birthday parties. These programs provide opportunities for open exploration, experimentation and lots of hands-on practice to complement the in-school learning experiences.
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