Curriculum Design for Transformative Learning in STEM and AI


September 23 – 27, 2024

In person at Columbia University
New York City, USA (40 hours total)

During this five-day workshop, participants will design and create a constructionist project-based curriculum unit ready for implementation in their educational environments. The workshop focuses on applying a hands-on approach to curriculum development and incorporating technology aligned with standards. The course blends theory and practice, covering inquiry-driven learning, project-based methods, hands-on pedagogy, and assessment, all aligned with broader school objectives. This program is based on 15 years of consolidated work of TLT Lab doing research and developing programs and policies on integrating technologies for learning in education.

Participants will focus on tools and curricula within one of three tracks of their choosing:

  • Track 1: Computational Literacy
    Integrating computation across the curriculum from science and math to arts and humanities with data, computational modeling, and code.
  • Track 2: Artificial Intelligence
    Exploring AI and machine learning as a learning technology in support of design and creation and as a partner for thinking in your subject
  • Track 3: Science and Making
    Exploring inquiry-driven, project-based learning in science classrooms, makerspaces and digital fabrication settings.

Who should attend:
Teachers and school leaders interested in integrating innovative curriculum and transformative learning technologies into STEM education are welcome to explore this workshop. We highly encourage teams of teachers and administrators to attend together for a collaborative and enriching learning experience.

Strategic Planning, Design and Implementation of Innovative Programs in Computational Literacy, Maker Education, and AI


October 21 – 25, 2024
In person at Columbia University
New York City, USA (40 hours total)

This five-day class provides comprehensive training for strategic planning, design, and implementation of computational literacy, educational makerspace, and AI programs, using the FabLearn approach to K-12 STEM+C project-based education. It includes topics on learning sciences theory, instructional methodologies and pedagogy, computational literacy and educational makerspace implementation, research practices, curriculum building, and cutting-edge learning tools.

During the 5-day program, participants will be guided in developing their own unique computational literacy, maker education, or AI education deployment, training, curriculum and assessment plans tailored to organization and country-specific needs and strategies.

Who Should Attend:
This class is designed for educational leaders who strive to systematically integrate the principles of constructionism into formal and informal learning spaces. It is specifically designed for educators, policy makers, directors of computational literacy, maker, or AI initiatives, and educational administrators who are charged with planning and implementation of innovative education programs within their organizations, districts or states regardless of size or country; and with responsibility for strategic planning, development, curriculum design and support training for project-based learning environments.


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Please note these are professional development classes open to the general public and do not grant Columbia University degree program academic credit.

Diana Lynne Ibarra

I came away with great strategies that I’ll take back and implement quickly into my school.Diana Lynne Ibarra
Independent Schools Foundation Academy
Pokfulam, Hong Kong
Steven Willis
It’s the best training I have ever attended.Steven Willis
Chicago Youth Centers
Chicago, USA

Valdenice Minatel

I really believe the ideas we discussed and practices we had this week can transform people, schools and the world.
Valdenice Minatel
Colégio Dante Alighieri
São Paulo, Brazil