Neerja Modi School as the pioneer of progressive education now brings world class STEM Education to its elite students through Creya XEL: the studio based hands-on learning program in implementation across leading schools of India and abroad. Creya XEL provides an inspiring learning environment in the studio with diverse constructible sets, a structured project based learning curriculum and above all, trained teachers for delivering the program effectively.
What is STEM?
There is a lot of buzz around STEM education these days in advanced countries like the United States and across some of the leading schools even in India. What exactly is STEM education?
STEM education is all about the teaching of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math as interconnected disciplines. It is an integrated approach to help students connect Math and Science learning to real world applications, ensuring they stay engaged. Technology and digital tools are an integral part of our 21st century world. Preparing our students to leverage them for learning with technological tools is key to success. The hands-on projects of STEM learning teaches children how to design and engineer, as a structured process, and create innovative solutions to problems.
STEM education has been proved to be an effective way to help students acquire skills like creativity, critical thinking, collaboration and communication skills. It does so in a way that makes learning Science and Math fun, integrating technological tools like tablets and internet usage. There is substantial evidence to show that students' academic scores improve but also students gain deeper understanding of the subject, alongside life and leadership skills.
Neerja Modi School has tied up with Camp K-12 Innovations, which is a rapidly growing organization offering creative technology courses to students from Kindergarten to 12th grade to build their knowledge and personality. It has introduced the concept of App Development (a first for India) to school students; currently they have trained thousands of students in logical app development, which is also helping students perform in their academic and extra-curricular activities.
It engages students to bring out their creativity as well as motivate them to use technology to solve community and real world issues. They mentor the students to get the best out of them. Most importantly, they teach students how to communicate and grow into confident & well-learned individuals.
Camp K-12 courses are designed to supplement and enhance a student’s creative learning and to prepare them to have a global edge in the use of Technology tools. To create an exquisite, fun-filled learning experience for campers, they recruit and train instructors from top engineering institutes all over India (such as IIT, NSIT, DTU etc.) who bring a unique blend of subject matter expertise and communication skills.
Neerja Modi School is proud to have given the opportunity to it’s students to participate in The International Award for Young People (IAYP), IAYP is the most adaptable and successful youth empowerment program with no religious, political or corporate affiliations. Their framework is used by schools, youth organizations, community groups, correctional services, employers and government departments nationwide.
Around the world, more than 143 countries use this model for positive youth empowerment. They connect people, institutions and generations with the common purpose of youth development and inclusion. IAYP is the programme of choice for over 8 million people in the world today.
The Award’s concept is one of individual challenge, giving young people a balanced, non-competitive programme of voluntary activities which encourage personal discovery and growth, self-reliance, perseverance, and responsibility. Those who participate are expected to follow its requirements in a non-competitive manner, with determination to succeed either individually or as part of a team. The award is challenging and can be undertaken at one's own pace.
For more details, please refer to the IAYP website http://www.iayp.in
Neerja Modi School takes great pleasure in being a centre for Graded Examinations in Spoken English (GESE) in collaboration with Trinity College London. Trinity College London (TCL) is an international exam board based in London, England. The board conducts exams in over 70 countries.
The objective of Trinity’s GESE is to develop strong communication skills in English. For over 70 years, Trinity College London, an independent international assessment body in London, has been conducting examinations certifying proficiency in English. The examinations are calibrated to the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) and the certificates are internationally recognized. Each year, more than 5 lakh candidates take these assessment examinations in more than 50 countries.
There are 12 grades in GESE. Students can choose to test their level of spoken English skills to certify their level of proficiency.