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.
|Date||Class||Age Level||Class Type||Teacher||Price||Availability|
|October 25-December 12, 2021||Exploring Philosophy with The Good Place: Season 2||14-18||high||Live||live||Dr. Michelle Parrinello-Cason||mparrinellocason||$60||Class Closed||open|
|October 28||Halloween-Themed Virtual Escape Room||10-14||middle||Live||live||Dr. Michelle Parrinello-Cason||mparrinellocason||$15||Space Available||open|
|November 3-November 17, 2021||Evolution & Natural Selection||6-10||elementary||Live||live||Blair Lee, M.S.||blee||$80||Class Full||closed|
|November 3 - December 8, 2021||Project-Based Climate Change & Climate Action||9-13||elementary, middle||Live||live||Blair Lee, M.S.||blee||$180||Space Available||open|
|November 4-November 18, 2021||Evolution & Natural Selection||6-10||elementary||Live||live||Blair Lee, M.S.||blee||$80||2 spots left||open|
|November 4-December 9, 2021||A Young People’s History of the United States: Part 2||10-14||middle||Live||live||Alycia Wright, M.Ed.||awright||$150||Space Available||open|
|November 9-November 23, 2021||Let’s Work Smarter – Elementary Level Science Series||6-10||elementary||Live||live||Blair Lee, M.S.||blee||$80||Space Available||open|
|December 1-December 15, 2021||The Ways of Water||6-10||elementary||Live||live||Blair Lee, M.S.||blee||$80||Space Available||open|
|December 2-December 16, 2021||The Ways of Water||6-10||elementary||Live||live||Blair Lee, M.S.||blee||$80||Space Available||open|
|December 7-December 21, 2021||The Earth & You: Resources, Hazards, Solutions – Elementary Level Science Series Session 4||6-10||elementary||Live||live||Blair Lee, M.S.||blee||$80||Space Available||open|
|January 6-February 10, 2022||A Young People’s History of the United States: Part 3||10-14||middle||Live||live||Alycia Wright, M.Ed.||awright||$150||Space Available||open|
|January 11, 2022||Make Your Own Buzzing Board Game (Winter 2022)||11-15||middle, high||Live||live||Kathy Ceceri, B.A.||kceceri||$55||Space Available||open|
|January 11-February 15, 2022||Wildlife Ecology||10+||middle||Live||live||Alison Blanco||ablanco||$90||Space Available||open|
|January 12 - January 26||The History of the Universe||Elementary||Ages 6 - 10||Live||live||Blair Lee M.S.||Blair Lee||$80||Space Avaliable||open|
|January 12 - April 27||Elementary Science Series Bundle (Big Bang + Geologic Time + Evolution + Water Chemistry)||Elementary||Ages 6 - 10||Live||live||Blair Lee M.S.||Blair Lee||$285||Space Avaliable||open|
|January 13 - April 28||Elementary Science Series (Wolves, Kitchen Science, Waves, Plants)||Elementary||Ages 6 - 10||Live||live||Blair Lee M.S.||Blair Lee||$285||Space Avaliable||open|
|January 13 - January 27||Wolves||Elementary||Ages 6 - 10||Live||live||Blair Lee M.S.||Blair Lee||$80||Space Avaliable||open|
|January 13-February 10, 2022||Middle School Writing Workshop Series||11-13||middle||Live||live||Dr. Michelle Parrinello-Cason||mparrinellocason||$40||Space Available||open|
|January 13-February 10, 2022||High School Writing Workshop Series||14-18||high||Live||live||Dr. Michelle Parrinello-Cason||mparrinellocason||$40||Space Available||open|
|January 13-February 10, 2022||Parent/Guardian Teaching Writing Workshop Series||Adults||adults||Live||live||Dr. Michelle Parrinello-Cason||mparrinellocason||$50||Space Available||open|
|January 13 - May 17, 2022||Comprehensive Biology 2 Lab Class-Semester 2||12+||high||Live||live||Blair Lee, M.S.||blee||$475||Class Full||closed|
|January 13 - May 19, 2022||Applied History||14-18||high||Live||live||Samantha Matalone Cook, MAT||scook||$540||Space Available||open|
|January 17-March 6, 2022||Exploring Philosophy with the Good Place (High School): Season 3||14-18||high||Live||live||Dr. Michelle Parrinello-Cason||mparrinellocason||$60||Space Available||open|
|January 17-April 16, 2022||High School Writing with Lab Girl||13-18||high||Guided||guided||Dr. Michelle Parrinello-Cason||mparrinellocason||$125||Space Available||open|
|January 17-March 13, 2022||Middle School Writing with Google It||11-13||middle||Live||live||Dr. Michelle Parrinello-Cason||mparrinellocason||$135||Space Available||open|
|January 17 - 19, 2022||Nature Journaling 1: Seeing From New Perspectives||10-13||middle||Live||live||Dana Utroske||dutroske||$30||Space Available||open|
|January 18 - March 8, 2022||Fairy Tales & Feminism II||12-17||high||Live||live||Samantha Matalone Cook, MAT||scook||$240||Space Available||open|
|January 19 - February 16, 2022||BOTS 3: Code-Design-Build Projects for Makers, Artists, and Engineers||8-11||middle||Live||live||Kathy Ceceri, B.A.||kceceri||$180||Space Available||open|
|January 19 - April 27||Microbiology||Elementary||Ages 9+||Live||live||Blair Lee M.S.||Blair Lee||$375||Space Avaliable||open|
|January 19 - April 27||Microbiology for Kids||7-11||elementary||Live||live||Blair Lee, M.S.||blee||$375||Space Available||open|
|January 20-February 17, 2022||Code-Design-Build! Challenges for Teen Makers, Artists, and Engineers||12-15||middle, high||Live||live||Kathy Ceceri, B.A.||kceceri||$210||Space Available||open|
|January 24-March 7, 2022||Exploring Philosophy with the Good Place (Middle School): Season 1||11-13||middle||Live||live||Dr. Michelle Parrinello-Cason||mparrinellocason||$60||Space Available||open|
|January 24-April 17, 2022||High School Writing with How Would You Rule||13-18||high||Live||live||Dr. Michelle Parrinello-Cason||mparrinellocason||$185||Space Available||open|
|January 31 - February 2, 2022||Nature Journaling 2: Drawing Nature’s Music||10-13||middle||Live||live||Dana Utroske||dutroske||$30||Space Available||open|
|February 1 - 15, 2022||Paper Circuitry! Make Light-Up Origami and Designs||8-15||middle, high||Live||live||Kathy Ceceri, B.A.||kceceri||$75||Space Available||open|
|February 2 - March 16, 2022||Heroes of Queer History||10-13||middle||Live||live||Joshua Jernigan||jjernigan||$130||Space Available||open|
|February 2 - March 9, 2022||Prominent Figures in Queer History (Spring)||6-10||elementary||Live||live||Joshua Jernigan||jjernigan||$125||Space Available||open|
|February 3 - March 24, 2022||American Queer History 1||14-18||high||Live||live||Joshua Jernigan||jjernigan||$150||Space Available||open|
|February 3 - April 21, 2022||Big Bang to Life on Earth||12+||middle, high||Live||live||Alison Blanco||ablanco||$180||Space Available||open|
|February 7-May 8, 2022||High School Literature: Survey of the American Short Story||14-18||high||Live||live||Dr. Michelle Parrinello-Cason||mparrinellocason||$200||Space Available||open|
|February 9 - February 23||Changes to Earth over Geologic Time||Elementary||Ages 6 - 10||Live||live||Blair Lee M.S.||Blair Lee||$80||Space Avaliable||open|
|February 10 - February 24||Kitchen Science||Elementary||Ages 6 - 10||Live||live||Blair Lee M.S.||Blair Lee||$80||Space Avaliable||open|
|February 14 - 16, 2022||Nature Journaling 3: Nature Comics||10-13||middle||Live||live||Dana Utroske||dutroske||$30||Space Available||open|
|February 24-March 31, 2022||A Young People’s History of the United States: Part 4||10-14||middle||Live||live||Alycia Wright, M.Ed.||awright||$150||Space Available||open|
|February 28 - March 2, 2022||Nature Journaling 4: Journaling that Counts||10-13||middle||Live||live||Dana Utroske||dutroske||$30||Space Available||open|
|March 1 - April 5, 2022||Aquatic Ecosystems||10+||middle||Live||live||Alison Blanco||ablanco||$90||Space Available||open|
|March 3-31, 2022||BOTS 1: Build Simple Robots!||8-11||elementary||Live||live||Kathy Ceceri, B.A.||kceceri||$165||Space Available||open|
|March 14-May 8, 2022||Middle School Writing with Sugar Changed the World||11-13||middle||Live||live||Dr. Michelle Parrinello-Cason||mparrinellocason||$135||Space Available||open|
|March 16 - March 30||Evolution & Natural Selection||Elementary||Ages 6 - 10||Live||live||Blair Lee M.S.||Blair Lee||$80||Space Avaliable||open|
|March 17 - March 31||Waves||Elementary||Ages 6 - 10||Live||live||Blair Lee M.S.||Blair Lee||$80||Space Avaliable||open|
|March 21-May 8, 2022||Exploring Philosophy with the Good Place (High School): Season 4||14-18||high||Live||live||Dr. Michelle Parrinello-Cason||mparrinellocason||$60||Space Available||open|
|March 21-May 2, 2022||Exploring Philosophy with the Good Place (Middle School): Season 2||11-13||middle||Live||live||Dr. Michelle Parrinello-Cason||mparrinellocason||$60||Space Available||open|
|March 22 - May 10, 2022||Fairy Tales & Feminism III||12-17||high||Live||live||Samantha Matalone Cook, MAT||scook||$240||Space Available||open|
|April 1- May 6, 2022||Teen Robotics with MakeCode!||12-16||high||Live||live||Kathy Ceceri, B.A.||kceceri||$210||Space Available||open|
|April 7 - May 5, 2022||BOTS 2: Make and Code Robots!||8-11||elementary||Live||live||Kathy Ceceri, B.A.||kceceri||$180||Space Available||open|
|April 13 - April 27||The Chemistry of Water||Elementary||Ages 6 - 10||Live||live||Blair Lee M.S.||Blair Lee||$80||Space Avaliable||open|
|April 14 - April 28||Plant Biochemistry||Elementary||Ages 6 - 10||Live||live||Blair Lee M.S.||Blair Lee||$80||Space Avaliable||open|
|April 19 - May 24, 2022||Bird and Mammal Conservation||10+||middle||Live||live||Alison Blanco||ablanco||$90||Space Available||open|
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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