The Importance of STEM Education in Homeschool | 281

Welcome to the Teach Them Diligently podcast. Today, we have a special guest, Robert Walsh, joining us. Robert is the founder of the Excalibur Solutions STEM Academy®, bringing a wealth of experience as a former mathematics teacher, IT director, programmer, and business owner. With his diverse background, Robert sheds light on what STEM truly entails, why it’s vital for our children’s future, and how to seamlessly integrate STEM into our daily lives. Robert will be joining us in Pigeon Forge and Branson to provide amazing workshops for our teens that will open them up to the world of coding. Be sure to see additional resources below for these classes. 

About the Guest:

Robert, the founder of the Excalibur Solutions STEM Academy®, is a former mathematics teacher who has also worked as a hardware technician, an IT director, a trainer, a programmer, a software tester, a technical writer, and a business owner. Additionally, he has presented at numerous software development and testing conferences and has had multiple articles published on these subjects. His unique blend of skills in education, technology, and business allows him to communicate effectively with people with diverse backgrounds. He is able to relate to each of them as an individual and to capitalize on each person’s specific goals and desired outcomes. 

Key Takeaways:

  • STEM education combines science, technology, engineering, and math through interdisciplinary instruction and project-based learning. 
  • STEM education develops problem-solving, critical thinking, and 21st-century skills that are valuable in various careers. 
  • Even if a child is not initially interested in STEM, providing them with foundational STEM knowledge allows them to make informed decisions about their future. 
  • Incorporating STEM into everyday life can be done by encouraging curiosity, asking questions, and exploring how technology works. 
  • The Excalibur Solution STEM Academy offers online video lessons and hands-on activities for students from elementary to high school, focusing on computer programming, electronics, and 3D modeling. 
  • Teach Them Diligently conferences provide opportunities to learn more about STEM education and participate in computer programming classes. 

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Excalibur Solutions: Just a few years ago, basic computer literacy was considered a competitive advantage. Today, though, it is a survival skill! Many schools are offering classes in subjects like computer programming, electronics, 3D modeling, robotics, rocketry, and the engineering design process. Is your child learning the skills and concepts they need to keep up? Jump-start your child’s future with a subscription to the Excalibur Solutions STEM Academy where they will learn valuable 21st century skills to prepare them for whatever their future has in store. 

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