On the role of the teacher in teaching engineering, design, and other project based curricula.Read More
KinderSTEAM is a joint initiative by JCDSRI, Brown and RISD to further design thinking and STEAM ethos in early education.
Started in 2013, KinderSTEAM aims to engage children in cross-disciplinary studies through design thinking and hands-on learning in Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math, while simultaneously providing opportunities for college students to learn about pedagogy and allow them to share their passions and ideas with young kids.
Curricula & Workshops
Much of wour work culminates in iterative development of experimental curricula and workshops at the JCDS that introduces STEAM ideas and design thinking to young children. Here's a selected catalog of some of our curricula and workshops!
Recycled material for music.
Coding blocks to control smart toys.
Designing architecture in the wild.
Kids and undergraduates designing games together.
When STEAM means yum.
Accessible introduction to electronics and making through paper circuits.
STEAM Week 2017
From May 1 to May 5, the Brown, RISD and JCDS community gets together to design a week full of fun and innovative STEAM workshops and activities for kids. Come STEAM with us!Get Involved
Global Cardboard Challenge
Inspired by Caine's Arcade, JCDS hosted families with children aged 6-12 for an event that fostered creative play and imaginative prototyping using tonnes of cardboard!Learn More
Kids Entrepreneurship Workshop
For an entire weekend, Prof Ian Gonsher and Zoila Bergeron worked with children to plant the seeds of entrepreneurship and design early by empowering them with the tools for discovering what others may want, and teaching them how to design for those needs.Learn More
Want our initatives at your school?
Our team is an amalgamation of backgrounds. We are students, administrators, teachers, and professors, all bound by an unwavering commitment to early education, design thinking and STEAM principles.
Adam TiloveHead of School, JCDS
Ian GonsherAssistant Professor, Brown University
Rotem GoldbergPrincipal, JCDS
Clare JesseyKinderSTEAM Fellow, RISD
Heila PrecelTikkunxdesign Fellow
Rishabh SinghKinderSTEAM Fellow, Brown
Minsoo ThigpenCo-President, RISD STEAM
Kenji EndoCo-President, Brown STEAM
Jeremy JoachimCo-President, Brown STEAM
Our creative comrades.
Interested in working with us?
kinderSTEAM is a fundamentally collaborative endeavor. We want to create learning experiences that are both delightful and divergent for children everywhere, and we cannot do it without you. Reach out to us to get involved in any capacity: from ideas and feedback to collaboration and partnerships!
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85 Taft Ave, Providence