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Families have a major influence on their children’s achievement in school and through life

Parents are a child’s first teacher, and involvement in their children’s learning is critical to their success. The evidence is consistent, and convincing: families have a major influence on their children’s achievement in school and through life. When schools, families, and community groups work together to support learning, children tend to do better in school, […]

Why do we integrate Scratch coding into our Learning pods curriculum

By Karen Abrams, MBA, EdD ’25 The educational use of coding began in the 1960s with the usage of the Logo programming language. A considerable amount of literature states that the skills required of a 21st century individual are creative thinking, problem-solving, critical thinking, communication and cooperation skills. The innovative solutions that technology tools like […]

STEMGuyana launches “Pod Reporters” program to teach primary and secondary school students to create websites…

STEMGuyana yesterday launched an ambitious program to transfer website development and journalism skills to young students in their Learning Pods program across the country.  The test program will launch in 5 current Learning Pods — Queenstown, Port Kaituma, Lake Mainstay, Lima Sands and Aurora.  5 students from each of these pods will be trained to […]

Why STEMGuyana’s programs are important for your village?

STEM is an acronym (each letter represents a word) that represents the words Science, Technology, Engineering, Math.  Now if we are to believe most people in our society, they would say that Science and Math are difficult subjects and only the ‘bright’ kids do well in those subjects. STEMGuyana leaders disagree with those beliefs! The […]

‘Parental involvement’ is much more than attending parent teacher meetings’; significant factor in student achievement

The experts are still debating exactly how to define family engagement–a term historically called parental involvement.  The change in terms reflect a deeper understanding of the stakeholders involved in contributing to successful academic outcomes for students in the K-12 school system. The shift in language is more inclusive and pushes us to consider the variation […]

Outstanding West Canje and Lima Sands Learning Pods earn “Pods of the month” awards

Children in the Lima Sands and West Canje communities are happy to be a part of two Learning pods identified as outstanding for the month of July, 2022.  The Learning Pod program is an after-school program which provides high quality learning instruction-including technology integrated Maths, English, Science & Technology lesson plans based on the Ministry […]

Growing up with STEM–Lucas Simpson is now a jr. STEM Camp Counselor and that’s a good thing for Guyana

This month, STEMGuyana will celebrate some of our special young people who continue to navigate the path of STEM education having joined STEMGuyana’s STEM club program over the course of the past 5 years.  Lucas Simpson is one such young man, who joined STEMGuyana’s Sports Hall STEM club in 2019 and who is today a […]

Paradise and Golden Grove Learning Pods Recognized As Outstanding

Children in the Paradise and Golden Grove communities are happy to be a part of two Learning pods identified as outstanding for the month of April, 2022.  The Learning Pod program is an after-school program which provides high quality learning instruction-including technology integrated Maths, English, Science & Technology lesson plans based on the Ministry of […]

Lake Mainstay Learning Pod cops outstanding club leader award for March ’22

Ms Sharmala Singh from region 2’s Lake Mainstay Learning pod was named the Club Leader of the Month by the Learning pod selection committee.  Ms Singh has exemplified, “outstanding organisation skills, she utilizes technology well and manages one of the pods with outstanding student engagement”, says Program Analyst Ms Melissa Carmichael.  “Ms Singh also communicates […]

Guyanese students join young innovators from 90 countries to design, build and launch Guyana’s first cubesat prototype satellite into the lower athmosphere

“It was the most amazing experience in which I’ve ever had the pleasure of participating”, stated Team Guyana 2021 Coach Arrianna Mahase. For the past 5 years, Guyana has entered a team of young people into the First Global robotics challenge where as many as 90 to 180 countries participate each year.  Our Guyanese youth […]