Kristin Osiecki

Educator + Artist + Technologist

Experience

Kristin Osiecki is an educator, artist and technologist whose work focuses on the intersection of the visual arts and technology and their combined implications for interdisciplinary learning. Her educational work in robotics, coding and electronics leans heavily toward the creative and expressive. Through this work, she engages audiences that are typically marginalized in STEM education, and creates opportunities for deep and authentic learning.

Education

Harvard: Ed.M. in Technology, Innovation, and Education, Rhode Island School of Design: Master of Arts in Teaching and Bachelor of Fine Arts in Graphic Design

Certification

Massachusetts, K-8 and 9-12 professional-level license, with over five years of experience in public schools, from Providence Rhode Island, to Dover Massachusetts

Design

Over ten years of design experience, from creating educational games, immersive experiences, websites and UI, to traditional print design and illustration

SKILLS

Highly skilled in a variety of design and iterative tools, from CS to Arduino. Equally capable at whipping up graphics in Illustrator or soldering circuits from scratch

Grant Writing

Has individually authored numerous grants supporting educational work, all of which have received full-funding

Curriculum Design

Extensive experience designing fine art and STEAM curriculum for schools and community organizations

Collaboration

Skilled at collaborating with interdisciplinary teams on an array of complex and challenging projects

Passion

Endlessly curious, and dedicated to learning new skills, and exploring new challenges

Work

Equal parts designer and educator, I've applied my skills to a variety of educational projects, from a children's wearable that encourages healthy eating, to a simulation game about fracking. I've taught in a broad range of environments, from teaching film and animation in rural Nicaragua to developing and implementing curriculum in urban and suburban public schools.

About me

I currently work as a Director of Teaching and Learning at EXPLO, collaborating on the development of college-level courses on subjects ranging from origami-inspired robotics, to biomedical engineering.

Previously, I worked as a Creative Learning Designer in the Lifelong Kindergarten Group at the MIT Media Lab, designing educational experiences which engage learners in creative programming activities with Scratch, and creating content which supports the work of educators across a variety of learning environments.

Outside of my day job, I regularly work as a Teaching Fellow at Harvard Graduate School of Education, and participate in a variety of educational projects combining the visual arts with technology. Most recently, I received a grant from the Massachusetts Cultural Council for a project called the Creative Learning Library. More on that soon!