Meet the Ethafa Steammians Kit, a kit and an open resources framework to bridge the gap in education through storytelling
Started in 2017, the Ethafa project proposes a tool and a set of open resources that are co-created with educators that aim to teach technology with a storytelling approach. The workshop aims to present the “Ethafa formula”, a framework to create engaging stories for kids to learn STEAM Science Technology Engineering Art and Math subject. The participants will be involved in an interactive online sessions and prototype an open digital book of STEAM stories to tech technology with a more inclusive and diverse approach.
I'm an Interaction Designer based in Lugano. I am the founder of Ethafa an Ed-Tech association based in Switzerland that is working on the development of the Ethafa kit, an educational kit to teach programming and electronics to young girls and boys in Arabic regions. In the past years, I worked at Arduino as an Interaction Designer and did some applied research in the field of technology inclusivity doing, also several keynotes on the topic.
Founder at Ethafa, Serena is a passionate researcher and interaction designer focusing on how to make technology education more inclusive. Serena Cangiano is head of FabLab, the new laboratory of digital fabrication and open innovation at SUPSI University of Applied Sciences and Arts of Southern Switzerland.
Educators, elementary school teachers, academic researchers and electronics and programming amateurs are welcome. The workshop is open to all creative minds that aim to use storytelling in tech education and to promote some UN Sustainable Development Goals, like the need of having quality education and promoting gender balance.