Skri­ware seeks to ad­vance STEAM cur­ricu­lum in Mid­dle East schools

Com­pany’s learn­ing ex­pe­ri­ence uses 3D-printed, fully pro­gram­mable ro­bots

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Skri­ware, a Pol­ish educa­tional startup will be show­cas­ing its learn-through-play ecosys­tem for K-12 stu­dents, demon­strat­ing to at GITEX Tech­nol­ogy Week.

Since 2017, Skri­ware has fo­cused on chang­ing the educa­tional cur­ricu­lum in the Mid­dle East, Asia, and Europe by bring­ing their STEAM cur­ricu­lum to class­rooms and beyond. As a fol­low-up to these ac­tiv­i­ties, the com­pany has launched an on­line plat­form, Skri­ware Academy, with its first educa­tional course Des­ti­na­tion: Mars. Their hands-on learn­ing ex­pe­ri­ence for kids uses state-of-the-art tech­nolo­gies, like 3D-printed, fully pro­gram­mable ro­bots to teach the core build­ing blocks of STEAM in­clud­ing cod­ing and en­gi­neer­ing. The so­lu­tion also in­cludes easy-to-use 3D printers, as well as a set of on­line tools that aim to en­rich cur­rent teach­ing meth­ods and sup­port the UAE’S stu­dents in ac­quir­ing es­sen­tial skills ful­fill­ing de­mands of the 21st cen­tury.

The ul­ti­mate goal of ed­u­ca­tion is to in­spire chil­dren and give them the con­vic­tion that they can shape the world of to­mor­row, says Karol Górnow­icz, Skri­ware’s CEO. “That’s why we want to help schools with a smooth and seam­less ad­just­ment to the re­quire­ments of the mod­ern teach­ing meth­ods. With our guid­ance, UAE’S teach­ers will be able to equip their stu­dents with the most sought-af­ter skills and help them to suc­ceed on the chal­leng­ing and con­stantly evolv­ing job mar­ket,” adds Górnow­icz.

Skri­ware Academy utilises teach­ing meth­ods that have been de­vel­oped in co­op­er­a­tion with ex­perts in the field of ed­u­ca­tion. The Pol­ish startup has co­op­er­ated with the fac­ul­ties from Dart­mouth Col­lege, the As­tro Cen­ter at Texas A&M Univer­sity and Har­vard Grad­u­ate School of Ed­u­ca­tion to cre­ate its on­line STEAM cur­ricu­lum.

Skri­ware has just re­ceived PLN 4.5 mil­lion in fund­ing from the Pol­ish Na­tional Cen­tre for Re­search and De­vel­op­ment. Skri­ware will al­lo­cate the funds to im­prove its 3D print­ing tech­nol­ogy, fur­ther de­vel­op­ment of the Skri­ware Academy, as well as the de­vel­op­ment of Skri­bots. Talks with other in­vestors are on­go­ing.

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