Imagining workshops that integrate arts, architecture and storytelling with technology is my signature. I work in English and in French with non-profit organizations, festivals, schools and community centres that are looking for ways to get more girls and boys interested in STEM/STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics).
After working in the tech industry for 25 years, I became a mom on a mission. How to prepare kids for the future became my focus. I decided to put my skills and knowledge to use for the benefits of children instead of businesses. I became a STEAM educator and a fan of the maker culture. In my workshops, kids aged 5 to 12 mix coding, robotics, electronics, design thinking and prototyping to bring to life projects that explore the world of today and tomorrow.
I animate classes and camps, provide advice on how to start/run your own makerspace, train your staff and give presentations on topics like the maker movement in education, STEAM for girls and boys.
If you are looking for posts in English, you’ll find several posts about preparing school-age children for the 21st century at my old blog, At Home with Kim Vallee.