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All of our courses are also offered in online synchronous remote classes. Additionally, our facilities and operating procedures exceed all health and safety standards since 2014.

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Join us in our CityLab STEM Workshops, a place of knowledge, creativity and fun. Explore the wonderful world of discovery/inquiry learning, experience the joy of genuine creativity through constructions that solve real world everyday problems, develop your creative intelligence, explore and experiment with inventive products and happily acquire the essential skills of the 21st century!

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CHILDREN

The next challenge awaits you! You will work in teams with children that have similar interests with you and with your engineering and science creations will learn how to solve real world problems. And note, that you will have unbelievable fun!

SCHOOLS

Arrange your educational visit to CityLab. We include classes for all levels with specifically designed content per class and thematic unit, applying the modern principles of the interdisciplinary approach to STEM fields.

TEACHERS

Attend CityLab Teacher Workshops. Acquire knowledge and skills to create your own educational and interdisciplinary seminar, beyond and above the common "follow-me" type approach, of executing predefined activities.

COMPANIES

Meetings, Goals, Sales, Budgets, Revisions, HR, Ratings, Risk Management, KPIs, KRIs, Meetings (again!), GDPR, What do your people think and how do they handle these issues? Are you a team? Do you want to transform your human resources from individuals and groups into Teams?

OUR COURSES

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PROGRAM 2020-2021

COGNITIVE FIELDS

  • We explore, understand, design, build and improve simple and complex machines. We use gears, wheels, shafts, levers, pulleys but also concepts from Arithmetic and Geometry. We experiment and improve / transform our constructions to solve new everyday problems. We use Lego Education educational platforms (such as Early Simple Machines, More to Math, etc.) and ordinary projects. We build small mechanisms and join them together to create larger structures. Through our creations we solve simple mathematical problems in a tangible way and then we present them with written and oral speech.

  • We design and build robots (machines capable to interact with their environment) and develop software that operates them. We start with simple electromechanical models (7-12) and continue (10+) with more  complex with a variety of rotation, sound, touch, light and ultrasound  sensors. We enter all areas of STEM interdisciplinary approach and courses, with the target and means being the Robot. We learn how to gather information from the environment and how to give feedback to our system. We measure time and distance in space, we learn about motion, randomness and variables, either by estimation or by high accuracy.

  • Introduction to the Science and Art of Computer Programming. Courses that teach algorithmic thinking and methodology for solving real (and original) problems with the aim being to develop critical thinking, aligned with the principles of Computer Science. Computational thinking, learning the structure of each language, syntax and finally "coding" is a creative, enjoyable and natural consequence of mastering the previous skills.
    Scratch (8+): Object oriented / event driven programming. Yes, for children 8+! Python (12+): Object oriented programming using ready-made libraries. C (12+): Design and construction of classical algorithms from the beginning. MIT App Inventor (12+): Creating applications for mobiles and tablets. AR / VR (12+): Creating 3D worlds Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality.

  • In a unified electronic platform of processors, controllers, sensors and programming we create autonomous electromechanical constructions. Using sensors, the platform "senses" what is happening around it (movement, temperature, sound…) and converts it through our software into an instruction for (usually) movement of the robot, or rotation in motors, indications on screens and / or lights, etc. The workshops are based on high level projects of real constructions. We use Arduino with a variety of sensors, resistors, capacitors, potentiometers, motors, speakers, gears, shafts, monitors, led. We design electronic circuits (on paper or in software simulation environments), we add machines, sensors, components, cables, screws, led and lcd screens and we program and build actual devices.

  • Aligned with international developments in Financial Literacy, we equip children with the knowledge, skills and, ultimately, confidence to live in a world of ever-increasing complexity and change by developing their critical thinking on means and usage of money. MICRO: Finance as a science. Differences from Finance. What is Money, Price. Cost. Value. Opportunity Cost and Credit. Exercises for decisions we make as consumers. How to earn / consume properly. Banks. MACRO: GDP. Economic fluctuations, recession, recovery, flourishing, crisis. Law of Supply and Demand. . Economic Policy (Fiscal and Monetary). Budget. Deficit - surplus - debt. Central Bank and supervision. Stock Markets and products (Stock market, indices, shares, bonds, derivatives). Functions and utility. Investment. Risk measurement,  ownership and risk management. Entrepreneurship, personalities, role models.

  • Solving an original problem: understanding it and using appropriate strategies Logic development: With abstract and / or quantitative reasoning and arguments, we constructively debate with our classmates. Persistence and Accuracy: we develop persistence in the perception and solution of mathematical and mechanical problems. There exists a constant observation, experimentation, exploration, creation, construction and improvement of machines and programs. Encourage teamwork and develop communication skills. We learn depiction, journalistic writing, narration, explanation and interpretation / presentation to third parties of what we created and how. Finally, we enter in each of the STEM fields, through real-world applications as creators and not as users.

  • At open day events, or exclusively for our members, we keep in touch with real-world robotics but also with sites and  venues from real world industry, science and research.

IN A NUTSHELL

Provide children with the skills and knowledge of the 21st century. In the STEM workshops of CityLab, clear goals and learning principles prevail, while everyone has fun transforming from user to creator, doing "things they did not know they could do". Children are motivated and activated in every field of STEM, conquering the complex requirements of the 21st century with fun and closing the skills gap that exists today!
In CityLab "we do STEM". That is, Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics - at the same time! Catapults, Mechanical toys, Clocks, Swings, Carousels, Cranes, Mechanical Animals, Automatic bridges, Earthquake constructions, Automatic parking, Smart safes, Gravity measuring machines, Smart Cars, Software, Artificial Intelligence, ... whatever we want and imagine that relieves us from boring, difficult and dangerous tasks (i.e. robots!).

We have been operating since 2014 exclusively with STEM courses as a place for the development of children's creative intelligence, with the main vehicle being the embracing and usage of modern methods, advanced infrastructure and special innovative applied technologies, which are specially developed for this purpose. The goal is to trigger the interest of children (5+) in the fields of STEM Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics, and to develop their cognitive and social skills, adhering to pedagogical standards and technocratic procedures based on best international scientific and educational practices.
We use Engineering, Robotics, and Programming having fun, like a game, with technology. We enter a world that drives you to imagine and inspires you to CREATE. We learn how to design and build our robots. In the end, we discover that all these together with areas such as Artificial Intelligence, AR / VR and Finance, are extremely exciting and maybe our future profession!!!!

MILESTONES

CISCO DT&S

Sep. 2020: CityLab Collaborates with Cisco International Center for Digital Transformation and Digital Skills as a Digital Skills Partner (STEM and Robotics Laboratories). See more.

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