JUST PRESS PLAY!
It really is as simple as "Just Pressing Play" to deliver quality STEAM enrichment to your youth! Developed to be hands-on and engaging, our labs use a hybrid learning model, that we call Hub Learning, to ensure expert content knowledge is delivered via video while the STEAM enrichment happens on-site at your learning space.
How it Works
Why it works
STEAM content is delivered by our instructor, Mr. Mo, an engineer and educator. Your site coordinators/leaders simply act as "Coaches" to pass out materials and/or assist Mr. Mo as needed (he'll let you know what to do and when to do it)! There is NO training required!
Designed for Groups
Each Hub lab is designed to be delivered in a group setting. This format helps youth develop their teamwork skills and also makes the learning environment more dynamic.
The labs are created to be hands-on as it's the best and most natural way for children to learn. If the Everything-Included lab is purchased, we'll ship all materials you need to deliver the lab at your location.
Because the labs are designed to be delivered to groups and can be run multiple times, the Hub Learning-format functions as a VERY cost effective way to bring STEAM to your youth. The low per student costs for our labs make it better than any other option available today.
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Q: What exactly is Hub Learning?
Hub learning is on-demand, online STEAM learning for groups. Our labs are designed to be delivered in a group setting and are packed full of hands-on activities. Our motto is Learn. Build Play. and we design our labs to follow this sequence so that the youth learn “how things work” and are fully engaged with activities that reinforce their learning.
Hub Learning is great for after-school clubs and organizations, scout troops, homeschooling co-ops, or any setting where youth in grades K-8 gather to learn and play.
Q: How does Hub Learning work? And what type of equipment is needed?
Traditional online learning is an individual endeavor where the student simply sits in front of a computer and consumes content while clicking a mouse. Hub Learning changes this dynamic by making online learning a group activity while still maintaining the in-person, hands-on aspects of learning.
Each of our labs consists of 1-4 sessions. Though most organizations typically complete one session per week, your organization can complete labs anyway you see fit--hourly, daily, or weekly.
At least one adult should act as a Coach to hand out materials and to take cues from the instructor. We really try to make it as easy as “Just Pressing Play” on the videos!
The only equipment you will need is a projector or television to play the videos. Your location will also need to have an internet connection.
Q: Does the Coach have to teach any material?
No, none at all! There is NO training required! The Coach will only have to watch a few short videos prior to each session, but as far as content knowledge, the instructor does all the teaching.
Q: What type of topics will be taught?
Our goal at SIMPLR is to introduce kids to emerging technologies of the future such as drones, 3D printing, Artificial Intelligence, robotics, and much more. Our mission is to excite youth and drive their interest in STEAM and STEAM-related fields.
Q: How is Hub Learning good for STEAM enrichment and how will it benefit youth in grades K-8?
Hub Learning is perfect for STEAM enrichment because it preserves the hands-on nature of STEAM learning while providing both access and expertise in an online format. Our labs are also standards-aligned, therefore, youth are able to build on skills/topics they're learning in school in an out-of-school setting.
Elementary and middle-school aged youth will benefit because they’re being exposed to STEAM content that will help to develop their spatial-intelligence, teamwork, and problem solving skills. And more significantly, they will get a jumpstart on the technologies that will impact their lives. Our hope is that the Hub-style delivery and content will inspire them to become creators, rather than simply consumers, of technology.
Q: How does registration work?
Just click the “View Hub Labs” button below to be taken to our entire catalog. There you will find multiple purchase options to fit your organization’s needs and resources. From there you will be able to purchase one lab (or more) per group or location. Please note that our terms of service state that one lab or more can be purchased per location; therefore, if an organization has multiple locations, one lab (or more) still must be purchased for each location.
Access to any purchased lab expires after 90 days.