StairWay5 STEM Academy and The Iowa Children’s Museum

We’ve moved our classes to Iowa Children’s Museum!

Tech Trek (Grades 3-6)

Byte-sized adventures beyond the screen
Drop off your child at The ICM after school for a byte-sized adventure exploring the basics of coding, digital design, and tech-based careers! In this enrichment program, kids will create their own technology-based project from start to finish based on their interests.

Tech Trek goes “beyond the screen” to provide hands-on opportunities to learn. Build a robot and write simple code to help it navigate a maze. Create stop-motion characters and bring them to life. Watch items appear before your eyes in our 3D printer. We’ll use tools like Lego WeDo, Makey Makey invention kits, BeeBot programmable robots, and more to help children learn the basics of computer science and digital media literacy. Our “hands-on, minds-on” approach helps kids learn in many different content areas, with an emphasis on 21st Century skills like collaboration, communication, and creativity.

Skills we’ll explore: basic coding, program development, graphic design, video and photo editing, digital animation, internet safety

2 Sessions (4 weeks each):

Session 1: October 4, 6, 11, 13, 18, 20, 25, 27
Session 2: November 1, 3, 8, 10, 15, 17, 22, 24

Student Digital Portfolios 2018-2021

Take a look at your child’s individual digital portfolio or projects