Empowering the next generation of global leaders through STEM education

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STEAM Hub is a subscription-based online learning platform that allows students and teachers to explore the world of STEM. With courses in coding, robotics, video game design, web development, 2D/3D design and more, STEAM Hub teaches essential STEM subjects while building 21st century skills including curiosity, problem-solving, critical thinking, creativity, and communication.

Each course on STEAM Hub features 20+ hours of learning content, learning simulators, full-length video lessons, curriculum connections, discussion posts, and embedded career connections. Certified by Education Alliance Finland, STEAM Hub keeps kids engaged, motivated, and empowered as they learn. Students can earn badges and certificates as they build skills and knowledge. Leveraging connections to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, STEAM Hub is on a mission to empower the next generation of global leaders.

 

Formats/platforms used: 

STEAM Hub is powered by Open-Source Canvas LMS to host our online learning courses. Our base content sits in a repository with the ability to connect to other LMSs.

 

Primary URL:

https://steamhub.ca/

 

Problem Solved:

A recent report by the World Economic Forum stated the jobs of tomorrow will rely heavily on a good grasp of STEM subjects (Science, Technology, Education, and Math). Now more than ever, youth need to become self-directed, life-long learners. This means we need to alter how we teach and what we teach to unlock their full potential.

STEAM Hub offers cutting edge STEM learning to youth to help them grow their skills and become the next generation of global problem solvers. With many mastery pathways that guide student learning as well as ensure teachers are prepared to bring powerful educational experience into their classroom, STEAM Hub helps ensure that every child has access to the best of STEM learning no matter who or where they are.

 

Grade/age ranges:

Grades 3-12. Ages 8-18.

 

Core/supplemental/special needs/extracurricular/professional development?

STEAM Hub can be used in a wide range of contexts, whether at home or in the classroom and/or integrated in core instruction or as extracurricular programming.

The company is extremely committed to developing inclusive and accessible programs and learning opportunities for all youth, including students with special needs. They are proud to be a Learner Variability Certified Product through Digital Promise, which certifies that STEAM Hub  employs the “learner variability” model to recognize that “all students differ, and learning sciences research shows that these differences matter for learning […] learner variability embraces both students who struggle and those who thrive […] because of the natural variability found in each person, in school and beyond.”[1]

They recognize that in order to best support students, They must also support teachers. All STEAM Hub courses are available as professional development courses for teachers that are certified through microcredentials backed by Digital Promise.