Brain Bytes strives to deliver the 21st century education to give students of diverse backgrounds a 4C-able future. They will be exposed to hands-on activities that will enhance their Creativity, Critical Thinking, Communication and Collaboration Skills.
Young Engineers –
These days it seems everywhere you turn, leading educators are stressing the importance of STEM Education (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics). The reason for this is simple: Demand for scientists and engineers is expected to grow at a rate far exceeding any other occupational field. At the same time fewer and fewer students are pursuing careers in these areas. When they are, they are often not performing at a sufficient level of academic achievement to be successful.
While most schools do address the areas of Science and Maths to varying degrees, the two aspects of the STEM education equation that are most often overlooked are the “T” and the “E” — technology and engineering. To help close this gap, you need materials that allow you to provide an engaging, hands-on introducing to technology and essential STEM related concepts. We categorized the age groups into Junior Engineers (Yr 1-3), Intermediate Engineers (Yr 4-6), Young Chief Engineers (Yr 7-12). References to Bloom’s Taxonomy is made to transform students mindsets from lower order thinking to higher order thinking skills where they will focus more on Analysis, Evaluation and Creation.
Young 3D Creative Artists –
At Brain Bytes, we also believe in the Arts, hence incorporating the A into STEM turning it into S.T.E.A.M.. We use tools such as Fischer TiPs and 3D Printing to learn the concepts of 2D and 3D, improve on psychomotor skills, creativity and critical thinking. The programs are categorised into Junior 3D Creative Artists (Year 1-3), Intermediate 3D Creative Artists (Year 4-6), Young Chief Creative Artists (Yr 7-12). Dave’s psychomotor taxonomy is made reference whereby students go through the process of impersonation, manipulation, precision and articulation of their works.
Young Literates Program –
Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking aren’t the only activities that will be done in this program. Students will also be encouraged to use their creativity to make things such as items or props for their plays. For those who are shy but like to try, this would be the right program for you.
Train The Trainer –
We would like to see our programme to be sustainable and scalable. We also help teachers and schools to build capacity so that schools and teachers can run the programme on their own. We walk the walk and talk the talk. We dive in to personally teach students ourselves, doing rapid prototyping or formative evaluations very quickly on a daily and weekly progress. Let us share our experiences with you and help provide some insights for you to guide and teach better.