Welcome to BrainStorm! We have been a tech-based academy for children from the very beginning. CEO Darren Jones worked as a Visual Effects Engineer in the film industry for over 20 years before starting BrainStorm. Real world experience in such a competitive industry gave the company a major head up on other after school companies trying to jump on the bandwagon.Our successes speak for themselves: we teach our cutting-edge STEM curriculum to over 100 schools in the Irvine area and beyond. Our staff spends a total of 200 hours each week designing, developing, and testing new classes. That doesn’t include the 900 hours of instruction every single week. Whether we’re teaching after school programs, assisting teachers during the day with supplemental STEM material, coaching multiple award-winning robotics teams, or teaching classes here at our brick and mortar location in Irvine, we are constantly preparing our students for the tech-focused world of tomorrow. We’re thrilled to help your students become the most successful leaders and innovators of their time.
WHAT WE DO
BrainStorm STEM Education is a full-time academy of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics, as well as an after school enrichment coordinator with programs and camps focused on creating the next generation of innovators. We allow kids to explore the wonders of STEM during their critical formative years: from 1st Grade through High School.
WHY WE’RE NEEDED
The STEM crisis in the United States demands solutions. Currently, US students rank 26th globally in Math & Science. Our future depends on reaffirming America’s role as the world’s engine of scientific discovery and technological innovation, yet the majority of schools are unable to offer these programs due to budget shortfalls.
We have a strong method when teaching STEM subjects to children. The BrainStorm method is tried, true, and effective.
We provide all of the expertise and equipment to allow students to explore a stimulating, hands-on learning environment with our innovative curriculum.We make use of all the tools and skills that children already have to learn efficiently and effectively, without clumsy guesswork or frustration.
STEM subjects can be complex, but can be broken down into simple steps. By following a building block approach, we teach in small pieces, each piece reinforcing the previous one, while preparing students for the next one. Over the course of their class, students advance from simple concepts to then innovatively creating projects of their own.
It’s easiest to learn and remember new things when you use more than one sense. The BrainStorm combination of audio and visual input, along with written, recorded, and interactive digital practice, creates a true multimedia learning experience that actively engages students in these new concepts right from the start. In addition, special recall exercises move these lessons from short-term to long-term memory.
With clear, simple, kid-friendly explanations of science, technology, engineering, and math, kids develop practical skills to use with confidence in any situation.