Award-Winning STEM Programs Now Accessible From Home
Toronto, ON, March 24, 2020- MakerKids, creator of the first makerspace for kids in North America, brings its award-winning STEM programs to students via MakerKids Virtual, a live, virtual classroom experience that promotes social interaction and important tech skills, while learning about Robotics, Coding and Minecraft.
“Our virtual classes are an opportunity for current students to continue their regular classes alongside their classmates and regular instructor, and for new students to access innovative STEM education from the comfort of home,” says Jennifer Turliuk, CEO of MakerKids and graduate of Singularity University at NASA. The project-based curriculum is already accessed via an online portal on location in classrooms. The virtual experience is similar, with the addition of a highly secure private server where classmates can communicate verbally or by messaging and collaborate with one another on projects. Instructors continue to mentor children by monitoring projects and chatting with them live to engage and guide students. “As a leader in the kids’ tech education space, MakerKids Virtual is a natural evolution of our offering, and we’re glad to bring our platform to families at this challenging time,” adds Turliuk with respect to the COVID-19 protocols in Canada, stressing the importance of using kids’ screen time for educational purposes, to create versus consume, and to be social in a safe environment.
Exposure to STEM is critical at a young age to inspire a career in the field. A fun, diverse curriculum at MakerKids will inspire kids to bring their ideas to life through Robotics, Coding and Minecraft classes. MakerKids Virtual is now open for registration, with the first class free for new students.
Founded in 2010, MakerKids is the leading provider of STEM programs for kids designed and created by highly trained industry professionals and makers (engineers, entrepreneurs, teachers and speakers). MakerKids’ CEO Jennifer Turliuk is a graduate of Singularity University at NASA. The first makerspace in North America, it has been named “Best Kids’ Workshops” (Toronto Life Magazine), Top 5 Kids’ Digital Tech Programs (BlogTO), Top 10 Awesome Birthday Parties (Today’s Parent), Summer Camp Recommended (Toronto Star), Reader’s Choice, Maker Faire 2017 Winner, NextGen Franchising Global Competition Winner, is Accredited by the Ontario Camps Association. It’s been featured on Breakfast Television, CP24, CTV, CBC, Wired, Forbes and more. Thousands of kids have taken MakerKids’ STEM programs in Coding, Robotics and Minecraft. MakerKids runs camps, after school and weekend programs, and birthday parties that empower children to be creators, not just consumers.