STEM is an acronym for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics education. In recent years, schools have become more and more aware of the importance of these three disciplines. And not only these areas of education are important, but they also need to be taught and linked together. Later on this connected knowledge will be necessary in our economy and nation. It is proven that kids attending STEM-focused schools or entering outside programs develop an innovative and critical mind.
At DreamQuest Games Camp, we are applying this emphasis on the connection between each of these disciplines. In fact, game development helps kids develop their understanding of how the four areas are linked. Kids use the technology that is now commonplace in today’s world, they use programs to code lines with their mathematical abilities in order to engineer mechanism that create a virtual experience. We use a problem base learning approach by giving them the tools and know-how to make the game they dream of. Kids attending our camp do not necessarily aspire to become game developers, but their time at DreamQuest Games Camp helps them build connections between different disciplines they will have to deal with the rest of their lives.