We are excited to share Tinkering Together! A virtual early childhood ideas festival!
We hope you enjoy the on-demand digital programming by listening to the podcast series hosted by author and NPR correspondent Anya Kamentz and watching a miniseries featuring visual stories of educators practicing tinkering and making in the real world. We also showcase a series of "advisories" (stories and resources) from our outstanding group of project collaborators, and offer an invitation to live online tinkering sessions (Balance and Spinning Tops) and a fireside chat with leading practitioners in early learning, making, and tinkering. We look forward to sharing the design process of this prototype as part of the proceedings which will be published later on this year.
Would you like to become involved in the Tinkering Together community? We are collecting stories that feature the power of children’s ideas. Your contributions might become part of the conference proceedings.
We're collecting stories that feature the power of children’s ideas. Your contributions might become part of the conference proceedings for the Tinkering Together Festival (learn more below). Think about a story that highlights the power of children's ideas, and share it using the short form below.
Get ready to explore the present and construct the future of tinkering in early childhood education! Tinkering Together: Exploring Findings and Futures in Early Childhood Tinkering is a multimedia virtual event that explores tinkering, making, and STEAM in early childhood. Hear from real-world early learning practitioners—from family child care providers, informal care providers, and center-based programs to librarians and museum educators—via on-demand podcasts, videos, and written reflections from experts at the intersection of early childhood, making, and STEAM. In addition, don’t miss livestream events including online tinkering workshops and a fireside chat hosted by author and NPR education correspondent Anya Kamenetz on March 4th and 5th, 2022.
This project was made possible through the generous support of the National Science Foundation Award Number (FAIN): 2006098 Exploring Findings and Futures in Early Childhood Tinkering (EFFECT) Conference.