The Coder-Maker aims to enable students to learn to code and program objects around them.  The program provides foundations in programming, designing, making, assembling and programming in real life STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math) applications and understanding of open architecture hardware.

IEA builds the students’ PEC3 Skills to perform successfully in their interconnected and competitive global world and economy:

  • Problem-solving

  • Entrepreneurship

  • Creativity

  • Communication

  • Critical Thinking

The process follows a three step approach whereby students:

  1. Learn by participating in guided inquiry

  2. Apply what they have learnt by completing hands-on applications

  3. Create and collaborate in small teams to solve real-life problems

It follows an inter-disciplinary approach and is a more connected way of learning, connecting pedagogy and technology mindfully with things around them as well connecting with their peers and with the world.


Coding: Students learn about computer science by utilizing different platforms from visual programming to more comprehensive languages.

Electronics: Students learn basic electrical engineering skills and build electronic devices within a hands-on approach.

Robotics: Students learn mechanical engineering skills and coding by designing, assembling and programming robots using ready-made or self-created parts.

Media: Students learn the basics of multimedia production: video, sound, music, photography and how to safely publish their outcomes on the Web.

Hands-on Application

Guided Inquiry

Dhour Shweir Public Secondary School students recognized for their coding-making entrepreneurship at the UK Lebanon Tech Hub

Recognition of entrepreneurial endeavor at the UK Lebanon Tech Hub, in presence of its Chairman HE Nicolas Sehnaoui and UK Ambassador Tom Fletcher

Village square model and traffic lights prototype

With the support of their school, community and municipality, Dhour Shweir public school students designed, fabricated and installed traffic lights running on Raspberry Pi 2 coded with Python to solve a traffic problem in their village It was made possible with funding from GWTN (Global Women Technology Network) by way of Mrs. Candace Johnson and the contribution of her EDHEC students, class of 2013-14 who funded 20 Raspberry Pi.