Fifteen years from now, or even earlier, technology will have drastically improved. Are your kids future-ready?
What you see from the image above is not a senseless sentence full of symbols. It is called a code – a computer language that is needed to control machines and robots and programs. A code is new language that children as young as 6 years old should understand and be able to write for them to excel in the future. Now in the 21st century, us parents cannot deny the usefulness and our dependence in technology. Fifteen years from now, or even earlier, technology will have drastically improved. If your child still doesn’t understand this computer language or better yet, be able to write and communicate it, he is definitely going to be left out by his peers.
The time to act is now because the curriculum in the Philippines is slowly adapting to this change. Nowadays, “STEM” is an important educational path through private and public schools in the Philippines as part of the K-12 program. STEM is an acronym for science, technology, engineering, and math. Years ago, Robotics was only considered as a hobby for the rich and the high achievers. Now that it is offered as an elective in high schools due to the K-12 program, Robotics becomes a significant part of the school curriculum. More children can now potentially excel in this field. However, the K-12 program, being relatively new, needs supplement programs like SMET.
We want our children to excel, if not, learn in advance before their peers. Even if we want to teach them ourselves, we are not equipped to do so. And while their friends have to wait until high school to fully understand coding and robotics, you can enroll them in a robotics after school program. At school, the standard 1-hour per week, once a week schedule will not be enough to fully master the technology. With more demand, there is an expected clamor for better resources and after school programs.
Your child is ready for the future and as an enrichment program, the SMET Robotics Program from Singapore, can supplement, if not, surpass the robotics knowledge your child can have in school. StagMatch Education and Training Group (SMET) is an international Robotics Program with centers in Singapore, Malaysia, Australia and Philippines. SMET originated in Singapore and now currently has 19 centers and continuously grows in the Philippines.
There are 3 SMET Programs available for your child. First is the Micro:bit Program where children as young as 7 to 16 years old learn how to code and manipulate a Micro:Bit – a small computer to create cool tools like miniature robots to musical instruments.
Second is the Edison Program for 6 to 16 year olds. The Edison is a programmable robot that is designed to be a complete STEM teaching resource. This program will definitely sharpen your child in coding and computer language.
Finally, there is the Lego Mindstorms Program for 7 to 16 year olds. This program utilizes programmable bricks with electric motors and sensors your child can code using a laptop. All of these programs spark creativity, develop critical thinking skills, and explore STEM concepts at a deeper level.
SMET will launch new programs in the Philippines every year to be at par with Singapore and international standards. Learn more about how SMET Robotics can help your child b at the forefront of robotics technology through our website and Facebook Page.