Launch a STEAM Program in Your Community
Designed for the 21st Century:
Empow Studios engages students through hands-on, project-based curriculum that helps kids discover and learn. We tap into the kids’ natural curiosity and excitement about video games, robots, gadget, and movies to teach fundamental concepts of computer science, electronics, engineering, and design. In our programs, students develop storytelling, planning, graphic design, and problem-solving skills that result in beautifully unique projects. Our blend of Tech, Arts, and Play helps create connections in technology, math, and science, and lays the foundation for future skills that last a lifetime.
The need for STEM education is ever growing
Technical literacy is recognized as one of the most critical requirements for children’s future success. Schools, after-school programs, and summer camps are now looking to incorporate Technology and Engineering into their programs. Unfortunately, selecting the right materials, implementation plan, and teacher training are a huge challenge. The pace of technological innovation is dizzying; the skills always seem out of reach of teachers without technical background, and few solutions appeal to both the advanced and the novice students.
Empow Studios has been uniquely successful at engaging students of all backgrounds, including those with no prior technical interests. Now, we are making our successful approach available to any educator passionate about empowering youth to experiment with coding,
engineering, and design.
Project-based online curriculum supports the teacher, engages the student, and provides challenges, projects, and tutorials. Fun story starters draw students in, and skill-leveling system keeps them stretching to learn more. Diverse course offerings appeal to boys, girls, parents, and educators.
Teacher Professional Development
Teachers are guided through web-based courses as they complete manageable student projects. Frequent success with bite-sized technical concepts helps non-technical teachers develop confidence. Empow Studios evaluates and certifies teachers’ proficiency in the courses.
Why is this important?
Middle School students will be starting college in 2020. That year the number of available computing jobs is projected to be 1.4 million. The number of computer science students is projected to be 400,000. We’re going to be 1 million computer science professionals short!
This isn’t just about tech companies: 67% of all software jobs are outside of the Tech industry – in banking, retail, government, etc.
Why teach it early: Children ages 6-12 report a high level of interest and belief in their sciences abilities. But by age 14, interest and self-confidence related to science drop off. (U.S. Department of Education).
Don’t take our word…
There is lots of evidence this is an important cause, both for Society and for the future professionals who are in school today. Here are some reports that are worth looking at.
Code.org Statistics: View PDF or View Online
The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) is one of the world’s largest engineering institutions with more than 163,000 members in 127 countries. It researched how children and parents view STEM careers, and the results are an eye-opener. View PDF
Examples of what your kids can learn
Video Game Design
More Details About the Program
- Week-long Day Camps
- One-day NanoCamps
- After-School Clubs
- Birthday Parties
Who Can Use It
- After-School & Extended-Day Programs
- YMCAs & Other Community Centers
- Community Education
- Parks & Recreation
- Homeschooling Groups
- Video Game Design
- #D Modeling & Printing
- Video Production
The ABCs of Empow Curriculum
Arts & Design
Technology is useless if you don’t know what to create. We teach students the fundamentals of problem solving, ideation, and design process powered by their imagination.
Mechanics, electronics, and robotics form the foundation for the design and construction of machines and structures. Students learn through architecture, LEGO\xae MINDSTORMS\xae, Minecraft\xae, 3D modeling & printing, and other projects.
Code is everywhere. Students learn coding concepts through video game design, Minecraft\xae, and LEGO\xae MINDSTORMS\xae.