At The Exploratory, we believe that creative learning is innately born in every person and that a sustainable future depends upon our children being confidently armed with the tools to harness their imagination to create innovative solutions.
All children are capable, intelligent and motivated to learn. Our job as educators is to recognize the variety of languages with which children express their unique selves. Using making and tinkering, we are able to introduce students to a wide variety of tools that they can use to explore and affect their world. These learning experiences empower students to use their curiosity, imagination, and critical thinking skills to be agents of their own future.
STEM/STEAM are vehicles for sustaining the curiosity and inquisitive nature of young children. When children are scientists, engineers and designers, they engage in processes where they learn to recognize problems, develop possible solutions, learn from failures, collaborate with peers and become effective drivers of innovation. The Exploratory's Tinker.Make.Innovate Pathways bring together all these disciplines to create learning opportunities that prepare the youth of today for a rapidly changing, unknown future.
As of 2015, we have provided in-school programming at John Muir Elementary, Adat, and The Incubator School. Through Echo Horizon, Westside Neighborhood School, Sinai Akiba Academy, Broadway Elementary, and Citizens of the World Mar Vista’s after school programs, we facilitated various classes on tinkering and making that incorporates STEAM. In 2014, with a partnership with Los Angeles Public Library and Mayor Garcetti’s Summer of Learning Initiative, we provided over 50 library workshops on robotics, paper engineering and electronic textiles throughout Los Angeles County.
Workshops, Summer Camps, Winter Camps, Spring Camps, 6+
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