The Learnatory to Launch STEAM Enrichment Program in Brooklyn Heights

The Learnatory to Launch STEAM Enrichment Program in Brooklyn Heights

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The Learnatory will be offering a STEAM enrichment program at St. Francis College in Brooklyn Heights, starting Nov. 11.

The Learnatory introduces young children to STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, and math) while teaching older students higher-level thinking and technical skills, according to executive director Debra Thompson.

Starting Nov. 11, The Learnatory will offer a STEAM enrichment program for children in first to 11th grades at St. Francis College in Brooklyn Heights. The program will be held on Saturdays through Jan. 20, 2018.

The Learnatory will offer enrichment classes such as Xbox Game Design, Coding and Computer Science, Robotics, Animation, Motion Graphics and Special Effects, Web and App Development, and Making Wearable Technology.

“We will also introduce them to workplace skills from curriculum provided by IBM. We will be teaching skills that major corporations consider important so that students coming out of high school will be a step ahead in the industry,” Thompson says. “Some of our curriculum is geared toward preparing students for advanced placement courses as well as introducing them to various career options in the STEAM field.”

Each session will close with a performance showcase of final projects presented to family and friends. In addition to STEAM, The Learnatory will also teach children presentation skills such as speech and making eye contact.

“We are going to be working on integrating things such as collaboration skills, team building, and workplace methodology in terms of how to be resourceful. Because our setting is a lot more flexible than a traditional classroom setting we can work on these skills with the students,” Thompson says. 

The Learnatory's STEAM enrichment program will be held at St. Francis College, located at 180 Remsen St. in Brooklyn Heights. For more information, call 347-787-0435 or visit thelearnatory.org.

The Learnatory will partner with local schools and organizations to offer after-school and summer programs in 2018.


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Main image: The Learnatory introduces young children to STEAM while teaching older students higher-level thinking and technical skills.
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