Be a KIBO Ambassador!
Passionate about providing innovative, age-appropriate robotics to your learners to enrich their STEAM learning? Join us! We want to support you and share your expertise!
Become a KIBO Ambassador!
We learn so much from educators who are using KIBO in innovative ways and we love to hear the success they, and their students, have had with KIBO. Let’s get the word out and share these successes!
What we are looking for in a KIBO Ambassador:
- Experience with KIBO, whether teaching, coaching, implementing (as an administrator), or developing curriculum. We want to share your real-world hands-on KIBO experience with learners in a school setting, college or university, or in an informal education setting (museum, afterschool, makerspace, etc.).
- A track record of presentations at education conferences, professional development workshops, etc.
- A strong social media presence and following.
- A love of KIBO!
Participation Goals for the KIBO Ambassador Program
- Showcase your use of KIBO on social media (Timing can vary based on your KIBO use) – 12 posts per year
- Write a guest blog post on KinderLab website, submit a newsletter article, or submit a KIBO lesson plan or experience – 1 per year
- Post a video of your KIBO use; which we’ll cross-post it on our KIBO Resources site and on social media – 1 per year
- Speak or present about KIBO at a conference or workshop – 1 per year
- Provide new product or curriculum feedback – As requested
- Act as a reference and provide testimonials – As requested
- General advocacy for creative early childhood STEAM education! All the time!
What You Can Expect from us as a KIBO Ambassador
Discounts and Freebies!
- Welcome packet with:
- Fun KIBO swag, including KIBO stickers
- A free set of our curriculum booklets to help you spread the word about best practices with KIBO (over $200 worth of curriculum products!)
- A copy of Dr. Marina Bers’ latest book, Coding as a Playground
- Discounted or free products when you help beta test new KIBO add-ons and extension sets
Opportunity to shape product and curriculum development
- Hear about KinderLab developments early, through Ambassador-only communications
- Review and provide input on new curriculum materials before they are released to the public
- Participate in beta tests when we introduce new features/products; beta test participants receive discounts or freebies on the items they test
Recognition and professional development
- A KIBO Ambassador badge for website and email use
- Recognition on the KIBO Ambassadors webpage
- Become a guest contributor to blogs and webinars
- Showcase your work with editorial opportunities with KinderLab PR; we’ll help you expand your reach and develop your career as an education influencer
- Co-present with KinderLab at conferences and workshops. We’ll contribute to your registration costs and provide loaner KIBO kits
- Trade ideas with other ambassadors in periodic private online meetups. Dr. Marina Bers and members of her research team will join some of these meetups!
Interested? Get Started today!
Apply to become a part of our Ambassador program by completing our online application form.
We will ask you to describe your KIBO experience and your social media details. In addition, we’ll ask you to submit a brief activity description or lesson plan outline for KIBO.
Our KIBO Ambassadors. Will you be Next?
- Katherine Blagden, Educational Consultant (MA)
- Megan (Haddadi) Bounit, Prospect Hill Academy Charter School (MA)
- Sara Carpenter, Hoover City Schools (AL)
- Kathryn Caster, Perry School K-8 & Eliot Pearson Children’s School (MA)
- Cinthia Corica, Labot Argentina (Buenos Aires)
- Jane de Winter, Big Learning Science & Engineering (MD)
- Jennifer Dorsey, A World of Friends School (MD)
- Marlene Gabriela Marques Fernandes, Jardim de infância de Arcozelo das Maias (Portugal)
- Bryan Flaig, Education consultant – Makerspaces and STEM Curriculum (CA)
- Ash Friend, ScienceWorks Hands-On Museum (OR)
- Burke Greenwood, KiDDo (Spain)
- Stacy Hurt, Evansville Vanderburgh Public Library (IL)
- Angie Kalthoff, ISD 742/Code.org Facilitator/Learning Engineer Consultant (MN)
- Heather Lee, Idaho STEM Action Center (ID)
- Celestino Magalhães, Externato de Vila Meã (Portugal)
- Michael A. Marks, TSC Robotics (MA)
- Marsha Odell, Children’s Computer Corner (WA)
- Baziel Pearce, Pearce Learning Tech (GA)
- Carmelo Piazza, Brooklyn Preschool of Science (NY)
- Maribel Santos Miranda Pinto, Adjunct Professor – Instituto Politécnico de Viseu & Researcher – University of Minho (Portugal)
- Kitty Rea, Ms. Kitty’s Harmony Road (CA)
- Cynthia Ramirez, Parkwood Elementary School (TX)
- Dan Riles, The Meadowbrook School (MA)
- Helen Schwartz, New England Jewish Academy (CT)
- Barbara Tennyson, Needham Public Schools (MA)
- Sabrina Tirachen, Jewish Community Day School (MA)
- Dr. Julie Wilkerson, McKendree Elementary School (GA)