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Equipping home educated students with S.T.E.M. tools to launch them into their future careers.

STEM Training exists to make S.T.E.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) resources available to the homeschool community and beyond.

Firstly, I am a home educator to my 3 sons. We ended up following the STEM and STEAM path of education after we discovered that the classical education model was not going to work for our family. We are a Maker family and so STEM was a natural transition.

STEM is such a buzz word I thought it would be easy to access resources but it was not an easy find. Some home education curriculum companies completely ignore science and technology, while others have limited programs. It was easy to find curriculum centered around history or language arts but a hands-on STEM focused curriculum is rare. So STEM Training was born out of a vision to take what we were learning as a family and make it available to others. We realized not everyone has the same adventurous spirit our family has so we wanted to make STEM accessible.

“The goal is to provide just enough instruction and guidance to give students basic skills and then let them take charge of their own learning and discovery." Colleen Graves

We do focus on S.T.E.M. but we don’t neglect Art and believe it has a valuable place in any STEM program. The reason it is not a primary focus, and this is not a STEAM based program, is that the definition can be unclear, distracting and confusing.

We have adapted a holistic approach to education. We believe that STEM does not exclude literature, history, geography and other traditional subjects. You will find that, just like in every day life, they are interwoven into our every kit and curriculum. When education is approached from a holistic manner then all areas are explored and make sense. We don’t live in an abstract world so why are we educating in an abstract way?

Welcome to STEM Training. I hope you are ready for an adventure!


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Edison Kids Inc

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Edison Kids is a non-profit organization that provides S.T.E.M. resources to the home education community in North East Florida, through access to STEM teams, workshops, field trips and local resources.

FIRST

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For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology is an international youth organization that operates the FIRST Robotics Competition, FIRST LEGO League, FIRST Lego League Jr., and FIRST Tech Challenge competitions.


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