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STEM features & pathways

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STEM Features

STEM is much more than its subject-specific acronym suggests. As you’ll see in our STEM Academy courses, STEM includes all subjects and fields that push an individual to be creative, design, problem solve, think critically, innovate, and communicate in real-world scenarios and with real-world problems. STEM experiences build abilities to either enter the workforce or enter college with foundational 21st-century skills and hands-on experiences needed to be contributing citizens in our rapidly advancing global economy.

  • PROJECT AND PROBLEM-BASED

    STEM activities involve project and problem-based learning. At the foundation for STEM education, these learning strategies focus on preparing students for life after school to address the complex challenges and problems in our world.

  • ESSENTIAL 21st-CENTURY SKILLS

    STEM experiences provide opportunities to develop 21st-century skills, also known as employability skills. The 4 C's (collaboration, critical thinking, creativity, and communication) are by far the most popular, however, there are more. We promote adaptability, confidence, problem-solving, curiosity, perseverance, active-listening, leadership, self-discipline, and self-regulation.

  • FUTURE PROOF

    STEM experiences provide students opportunities to learn how to learn. A 2017 Dell report predicts future employment will value in-the-moment learning and the ability to gain new knowledge higher than the knowledge people already have.

  • LEARN BY DOING

    STEM experiences involve doing and making in real-world environments and with real-world problems. Doing-based learning is essential in gaining knowledge and developing skills. Research by the ITEEA & FTEE found that 99% of STEM teachers say students learn better by doing. 94.5% of these teachers say that they would have their students do more activities in class if they had more time and resources.

STEM Pathways

and suggested course sequences

Animation

Core Courses

  1. We recommend starting with 2 or 3 of these K-8th Academy courses.
  2. Choosing where to start is always up to the student. Encourage them to follow their interests.
  3. Consider the recommended ages for each course, but don’t let the age discourage students if they want to explore the course.
  4. Courses do not have to be taken in any particular order.

Become A Trep


Ages 8-13

Animation 1

  1. *These courses are part of the K-8th Academy.
  2. Remember, courses do not have to be taken in any particular order.

Animation 2

  1. *These courses are part of the K-8th Academy.
  2. Remember, courses do not have to be taken in any particular order.

Animation 3

  1. **These courses are part of the 9th-12th Academy.
  2. Courses do not have to be taken in any particular order.

Architecture & Construction

Core Courses

  1. We recommend starting with 2 or 3 of these K-8th Academy courses.
  2. Choosing where to start is always up to the student. Encourage them to follow their interests.
  3. Consider the recommended ages for each course, but don’t let the age discourage students if they want to explore the course.
  4. Courses do not have to be taken in any particular order.

Become A Trep


Ages 8-13

Architecture & Construction 1

  1. *These courses are part of the K-8th Academy.
  2. Remember, courses do not have to be taken in any particular order.

Architecture & Construction 2

  1. **These courses are part of the 9th-12th Academy.
  2. Courses do not have to be taken in any particular order.

Business & Entrepreneurship

Core Courses

  1. We recommend starting with 2 or 3 of these K-8th Academy courses.
  2. Choosing where to start is always up to the student. Encourage them to follow their interests.
  3. Consider the recommended ages for each course, but don’t let the age discourage students if they want to explore the course.
  4. Courses do not have to be taken in any particular order.

Become A Trep


Ages 8-13

Business & Entrepreneur 1

  1. *These courses are part of the K-8th Academy.
  2. Remember, courses do not have to be taken in any particular order.

Business & Entrepreneur 2

  1. **These courses are part of the 9th-12th Academy.
  2. Courses do not have to be taken in any particular order.

Exploring Entrepreneurship

Ages 15+

Internet of Things (IOT) and applications

Ages 15+

BLOCKCHAIN TECH. & APPLICATIONS

Ages 15+

Business & Entrepreneur 3

  1. **These courses are part of the 9th-12th Academy.
  2. Courses do not have to be taken in any particular order.

Business & Entrepreneur 4

  1. **These courses are part of the 9th-12th Academy.
  2. Courses do not have to be taken in any particular order.

Career Exploration

Core Courses

  1. We recommend starting with 2 or 3 of these K-8th Academy courses.
  2. Choosing where to start is always up to the student. Encourage them to follow their interests.
  3. Consider the recommended ages for each course, but don’t let the age discourage students if they want to explore the course.
  4. Courses do not have to be taken in any particular order.

Become A Trep


Ages 8-13

Career Exploration 1

  1. *These courses are part of the K-8th Academy.
  2. Remember, courses do not have to be taken in any particular order.

Career Exploration 2

  1. *These courses are part of the K-8th Academy.
  2. Remember, courses do not have to be taken in any particular order.

Career Exploration 3

  1. **These courses are part of the 9th-12th Academy.
  2. Courses do not have to be taken in any particular order.

Career Exploration 4

  1. **These courses are part of the 9th-12th Academy.
  2. Courses do not have to be taken in any particular order.

STEM-Related Certifications

Core Courses

  1. We recommend starting with 2 or 3 of these K-8th Academy courses.
  2. Choosing where to start is always up to the student. Encourage them to follow their interests.
  3. Consider the recommended ages for each course, but don’t let the age discourage students if they want to explore the course.
  4. Courses do not have to be taken in any particular order.

Become A Trep


Ages 8-13

Certifications 1

  1. **These courses are part of the 9th-12th Academy.
  2. Courses do not have to be taken in any particular order.

Certifications 2

  1. **These courses are part of the 9th-12th Academy.
  2. Courses do not have to be taken in any particular order.

Cybersecurity

Core Courses

  1. We recommend starting with 2 or 3 of these K-8th Academy courses.
  2. Choosing where to start is always up to the student. Encourage them to follow their interests.
  3. Consider the recommended ages for each course, but don’t let the age discourage students if they want to explore the course.
  4. Courses do not have to be taken in any particular order.

Become A Trep


Ages 8-13

Cybersecurity 2

  1. **These courses are part of the 9th-12th Academy.
  2. Courses do not have to be taken in any particular order.

Engineering & Robotics

Core Courses

  1. We recommend starting with 2 or 3 of these K-8th Academy courses.
  2. Choosing where to start is always up to the student. Encourage them to follow their interests.
  3. Consider the recommended ages for each course, but don’t let the age discourage students if they want to explore the course.
  4. Courses do not have to be taken in any particular order.

Become A Trep


Ages 8-13

Engineering & Robotics 1

  1. *These courses are part of the K-8th Academy.
  2. Remember, courses do not have to be taken in any particular order.

Engineering & Robotics 2

  1. *These courses are part of the K-8th Academy.
  2. Remember, courses do not have to be taken in any particular order.

Engineering & Robotics 3

  1. *These courses are part of the K-8th Academy.
  2. Remember, courses do not have to be taken in any particular order.

Engineering & Robotics 4

  1. **These courses are part of the 9th-12th Academy.
  2. Courses do not have to be taken in any particular order.

Engineering & Robotics 5

  1. **These courses are part of the 9th-12th Academy.
  2. Courses do not have to be taken in any particular order.

Engineering & Robotics 6

  1. **These courses are part of the 9th-12th Academy.
  2. Courses do not have to be taken in any particular order.

Finance & Marketing

Core Courses

  1. We recommend starting with 2 or 3 of these K-8th Academy courses.
  2. Choosing where to start is always up to the student. Encourage them to follow their interests.
  3. Consider the recommended ages for each course, but don’t let the age discourage students if they want to explore the course.
  4. Courses do not have to be taken in any particular order.

Become A Trep


Ages 8-13

Finance & Marketing 1

  1. **These courses are part of the 9th-12th Academy.
  2. Courses do not have to be taken in any particular order.

Finance & Marketing 2

  1. **These courses are part of the 9th-12th Academy.
  2. Courses do not have to be taken in any particular order.

Graphic Design & Art

Core Courses

  1. We recommend starting with 2 or 3 of these K-8th Academy courses.
  2. Choosing where to start is always up to the student. Encourage them to follow their interests.
  3. Consider the recommended ages for each course, but don’t let the age discourage students if they want to explore the course.
  4. Courses do not have to be taken in any particular order.

Become A Trep


Ages 8-13

Graphic Design & Art 1

  1. *These courses are part of the K-8th Academy.
  2. Remember, courses do not have to be taken in any particular order.

Graphic Design & Art 2

  1. *These courses are part of the K-8th Academy.
  2. Remember, courses do not have to be taken in any particular order.

Graphic Design & Art 3

  1. **These courses are part of the 9th-12th Academy.
  2. Courses do not have to be taken in any particular order.

Graphic Design & Art 4

  1. **These courses are part of the 9th-12th Academy.
  2. Courses do not have to be taken in any particular order.

Medical & Healthcare

Core Courses

  1. We recommend starting with 2 or 3 of these K-8th Academy courses.
  2. Choosing where to start is always up to the student. Encourage them to follow their interests.
  3. Consider the recommended ages for each course, but don’t let the age discourage students if they want to explore the course.
  4. Courses do not have to be taken in any particular order.

Become A Trep


Ages 8-13

Medical & Healthcare 1

  1. **These courses are part of the 9th-12th Academy.
  2. Courses do not have to be taken in any particular order.

Multimedia Technology

Core Courses

  1. We recommend starting with 2 or 3 of these K-8th Academy courses.
  2. Choosing where to start is always up to the student. Encourage them to follow their interests.
  3. Consider the recommended ages for each course, but don’t let the age discourage students if they want to explore the course.
  4. Courses do not have to be taken in any particular order.

Become A Trep


Ages 8-13

Multimedia Technology 1

  1. *These courses are part of the K-8th Academy.
  2. Remember, courses do not have to be taken in any particular order.

Multimedia Technology 2

  1. *These courses are part of the K-8th Academy.
  2. Remember, courses do not have to be taken in any particular order.

adobe CC: Video production

Ages 11+

Multimedia Technology 3

  1. **These courses are part of the 9th-12th Academy.
  2. Courses do not have to be taken in any particular order.

Manufacturing

Core Courses

  1. We recommend starting with 2 or 3 of these K-8th Academy courses.
  2. Choosing where to start is always up to the student. Encourage them to follow their interests.
  3. Consider the recommended ages for each course, but don’t let the age discourage students if they want to explore the course.
  4. Courses do not have to be taken in any particular order.

Become A Trep


Ages 8-13

Manufacturing 1

  1. *These courses are part of the K-8th Academy.
  2. Remember, courses do not have to be taken in any particular order.

Manufacturing 2

  1. **These courses are part of the 9th-12th Academy.
  2. Courses do not have to be taken in any particular order.

Programming/Coding

Core Courses

  1. We recommend starting with 2 or 3 of these K-8th Academy courses.
  2. Choosing where to start is always up to the student. Encourage them to follow their interests.
  3. Consider the recommended ages for each course, but don’t let the age discourage students if they want to explore the course.
  4. Courses do not have to be taken in any particular order.

Become A Trep


Ages 8-13

Programming / Coding 1

  1. *These courses are part of the K-8th Academy.
  2. Remember, courses do not have to be taken in any particular order.

Programming / Coding 2

  1. *These courses are part of the K-8th Academy.
  2. Remember, courses do not have to be taken in any particular order.

Programming / Coding 3

  1. **These courses are part of the 9th-12th Academy.
  2. Courses do not have to be taken in any particular order.

Programming / Coding 4

  1. **These courses are part of the 9th-12th Academy.
  2. Courses do not have to be taken in any particular order.

Programming / Coding 5

  1. **These courses are part of the 9th-12th Academy.
  2. Courses do not have to be taken in any particular order.

Transportation Technologies

Core Courses

  1. We recommend starting with 2 or 3 of these K-8th Academy courses.
  2. Choosing where to start is always up to the student. Encourage them to follow their interests.
  3. Consider the recommended ages for each course, but don’t let the age discourage students if they want to explore the course.
  4. Courses do not have to be taken in any particular order.

Become A Trep


Ages 8-13

Transportation Technologies 1

  1. *These courses are part of the K-8th Academy.
  2. Remember, courses do not have to be taken in any particular order.

Transportation Technologies 2

  1. **These courses are part of the 9th-12th Academy.
  2. Courses do not have to be taken in any particular order.

Transportation Technologies 3

  1. **These courses are part of the 9th-12th Academy.
  2. Courses do not have to be taken in any particular order.

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Every Child Needs a STEM Education

In these uncertain times, we want our kids to get ahead, not just get by. Engaging in STEM experiences today develops key 21st-century skills that prepare them for tomorrow. Our innovative virtual learning courses fill important gaps in your child’s STEM education and helps set them up for future success. We must raise STEM-prepared kids. This is why we exist!

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