Academy Programs(Online courses for students 10 and older)
Building on on our experience with our Junior ILP and ILP programs, the STEMed Labs Academy is a new offering we’re launching in 2020. Our Academy programs are structured to enable parents and students to explore selected topics independently based upon predefined lines of inquiry. Interested students can also signup for our Group Discussion Series where they’ll have the opportunity to share and learn from peers through writing and facilitated dialogue.
Eligibility and Guidelines
Location - World
Academy program content is delivered completely online, so any student is eligible to participate independent of where they live.
Ages 10 and older
Academy courses are offered for students 10 and up. While we assume adult support for our Junior ILP Academy programs (students aged 10-12), this may come from a parent or mentor.
Computer and Internet
Students require access to a computer and Internet connectivity.
All students are welcome to view the topic videos. For those interested in delving deeper, they can complete the assignment outlined in the course to submit an application for our Group Discussion Series.
View topic primer video
Complete assignment outlined in the module primer
Attend group discussion series sessions
Create an Academy account and view topic primer video
Junior ILP (ages 10 - 12)
ILP (ages 13 and up)
While the ILP program covered the topic of sustainable energy in depth, it simultaneously enabled students to learn collaboration and time-management skills. Those skills are practiced and put to use in this program, and are useful tools to use in the future. I would highly recommend the ILP program!
STEMed Labs is a very immersive experience that allows a student to develop their writing and presentation skills. It helps students gain more experience dealing with real world issues, while also developing social skills when communicating with their partners.
I really enjoyed the ILP program as it was an experience in which I not only learned about energy but also how to think properly. As we progressed through the program, my analytical abilities, in my opinion, improved as I had to look at things on both smaller scales and larger scales. I looked at energy powering one house and I looked at a type of energy potenially powering the entire planet. As a result, I was able to expand on my knowledge but also my skills.