STEM Education

Every Student. Every Industry. Every Career.

Why a 21st-Century Education?

  • 21st Century Skills

    The 21st Century is here, and students need to be prepared to compete globally for a world dominated by technology. A 21st-century education ensures that your students have the requisite skills to thrive in a world that is being transformed by artificial intelligence, robotic, automation, and other emerging technologies. Creativity, critical thinking, communication, and collaboration (the 4C’s) are the skills our learners need today to develop the confidence today to be ready for tomorrow.

  • Learner-Centered

    Our learner-centered platform goes beyond traditional STEM education to prioritize interest based learning in students. Early exposure and multiple interest-based modules show students there are many paths for their future and give them multiple opportunities to explore while staying engaged in their own learning. A multimodal instruction model allows for in-person, hybrid, and remote learning so your students can engage in-school, after-school, and out-of-school, focusing on what, when, and where is suitable for their learning styles.

  • STEM Based

    A STEM-based education rooted in their learning style, is the best way for your students to develop, practice, and excel at 21st-century skills. Comprehensive STEM education is broader and deeper than the discrete disciplines of science, technology, engineering, and math. It goes way beyond the traditional coding and robotics typically offered, and is critical to a 21st-century education.

What is STEM?

STEM education is the intersection of science, technology, engineering, and math. This melding of disciplines spawns computational thinking, critical thinking, creativity, communication, and collaboration. These are survival skills that we have all used since the dawn of mankind for cooking, making clothes, finding shelter, and yes, also going to the moon. 

STEM is not a high-minded concept only to be accessed by a few. STEM is all around us and for all of us. It is in this vein that 21stCentEd has evolved to make STEM education accessible, again, to all students.

Context

Across the country, our children are being taught 20th-century skills using 19th-century pedagogy for an accelerating 21st-century global economy. Parents, teachers, and other adults are digital immigrants, and they are the greatest impediments to our students, who are digital natives, learning STEM. That’s why 21stCentEd spends time at the beginning of each project helping teachers and mentors with context setting. This time helps bring teachers and mentors on board so they can feel comfortable and confident whether they are in the classroom or in the community.

Access

ALL students must have access to STEM Education, in-school, after-school, or out-of-school; this is an education, workforce, and economic imperative for the United States. With our STEM platform, all students have ACCESS to STEM at all times.

Culture

Students and teachers are trained to think outside the box about learning in the classroom. Teachers become the “guide on the side” rather than the “sage on the stage” and help students think critically as they problem solve deliberately.

Community

We structure the program and student learning to help strengthen and solve real-world problems in their communities. Everyone must be invited to the table with opportunities to contribute.

21stCentEd

It's more than just STEM!

"STEM is not set apart from the world but rather influences every aspect

of our education, work, and community life." - STEMConnector

The future is STEM! Let's get them ready.

Schools

ALL students need a comprehensive STEM education to thrive in the rest of the 21st century. Provide them with multiple STEM learning opportunities early, often, and everywhere with ubiquitous access to our STEM platform.

Parents

Parents don’t need to be a STEM expert to help their child. We provide the resources you need, including mentor support, so your child can thrive.

Organizations

Organizations don't have necessary STEM resources to help their communities. Our STEM platform gives students after-school and out-of-school opportunities for STEM learning.

21stCentEd

The future is STEM.

Prepare your students to thrive, not just survive, in the 21st century.

All Kids Can Do STEM

WHY 21stCentEd?

  • Easy to Use

    Accessible to all levels and learning styles. Since the platform is the expert, even “technologically challenged” parents and teachers can get involved.

  • Fun-Forward

    Interactive courses mean kids are learning while having fun.

  • Personalized

    Interest-based learning keeps students engaged and able to learn at their own pace.

  • Supportive

    Students have access to mentors to keep them on track and motivated.

A Learner-centered Approach to STEM Education

...where they feel most confident and supported

21stCentEd

Where do we start?

ACCESS: Early. Often. Everywhere.