Kathy Ceceri is an award-winning writer and educator, and the author of more than a dozen books of hands-on STEAM activities for kids and teens. Formerly the Homeschooling Expert at About.com (now ThoughtCo), she wrote the Hands-On Learning column for Home Education magazine and taught her own two children at home from kindergarten until college.
Kathy’s workshops and activities are designed with the non-expert in mind. They introduce basic concepts in science and technology, and give students the skills and information they need to troubleshoot their projects and build upon what they’ve learned. Additional background material and resources look at the diverse people behind the inventions and put them into context in the larger society.
Projects generally use only ordinary crafts and household materials and easy-to-find electronic components. Some require inexpensive programmable devices and free online software. Written instructions are provided to help students review what they’ve learned and encourage further discovery.
Kathy brings over 15 years of experience teaching enrichment classes to students and educators online and at schools, museums, and libraries. In addition, she has developed beginner learning material for technology companies including Adafruit Industries, and worked with the Girl Scouts of the USA to develop robotics badges and a nationwide cybersecurity challenge.
As a journalist specializing in family life and education, Kathy has also written for print publications and online media outlets including Make magazine, Wired, and FamilyFun, Her own family’s “at-home” science blogs were featured in The New York Times and the American Chemical Society’s Chemical & Engineering News.
Kathy received her Bachelors in English Literature at McGill University in Montreal, Canada and studied at Parsons School of Design in New York. The mother of a video game programmer and a filmmaker, she lives in upstate New York within sight of the Hudson River, the Adirondacks, and the Green Mountains of Vermont, where she likes to hike, bike, and kayak. Find out more at kathyceceri.com.
We offered Kathy’s DIY Buzzing Game online workshop last month and it was great! The kids had such a good time. Really creative!
I just wanted to say thank you for teaching this class. My son enjoyed it so much and learned a lot. He is really into motors and circuits right now and this class was a great help to his robotics learning.
My daughter is really enjoying your class. We’ll sign up for anything that you do, as you are an excellent teacher.
Kathy's Classroom Policies
Families will receive a full refund if they withdraw before the class begins. Families who withdraw after class begins will receive a prorated refund based on the time remaining in the class. (NOTE: Refunds made more than 30 days from purchase date will be docked a 10% administrative processing fee.)
I do not offer refunds for missed classes. Students will have access to written project instructions and background material. In some cases, video summaries may be available as well.
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