20 years ago, our founder, Tim Bowen, had an idea to introduce kids to the world of engineering through building and playing with LEGO®, when the concept of S.T.E.M. had not even been popularized yet.
Since then, Play-Well has been lucky enough to teach over 800,000 kids. Here is the story of how a crazy idea became an engineering program for kids that now reaches over 100,000 kids a year all over the United States.
Do you love kids and love LEGO®? Are you a tinkerer? Do you enjoy taking things apart and then putting them back together? Would you like to use a ridiculous amount of LEGO® materials to teach kids how the world works? If so, then this may be your dream job!
The successful Play-Well Engineering Instructor has...
*Passion for kids and ability to quickly develop good rapport with children while maintaining discipline, and directing the design and building experience.
*Comfort with "controlled chaos."
*Understanding of basic scientific and engineering principles; love of problem solving - makers and tinkerers encouraged to apply!
*An inquisitive, fun-loving personality. We like people who are curious about how things work and are willing to "nerd out" with kids.
See what our after-school classes are all about!
Play-Well TEKnologies (http://www.play-well.org) is an educational enrichment company that introduces children in grades K-8 to STEM concepts using LEGO® components.
At Play-Well TEKnologies, kids dive into our classes and exercise their innate gift for building. They come away understanding fundamental principles of engineering and physics. The experience boosts their confidence, creativity and ability to collaborate.
We provide project-based programs designed to teach principles and methods of engineering to children, ages 5 - 14, using LEGO® materials. Our curriculum is designed by engineers, building on the math and science skills students learn during the school year. Utilizing over 20,000 pieces of LEGO® for each class, we engage our students in solving real-world engineering challenges that explore concepts in physics, architecture, and engineering. Our goal is to have our students foster a greater appreciation of how things work, and encourage the qualities of inquisitiveness, self-reliance, and self-confidence in children. We have been growing future engineers since 1997.
**This organization is not affiliated with the LEGO® GROUP.** – less