Katelyn Patterson
Ambassador, Advisory

Katelyn Patterson

Los Angeles, United States

Science and STEAM Teacher @VS Passionate about passion-based learning and increasing student self-efficacy!

Hi everyone! 

My name is Katelyn Patterson! I was born and raised in the South and was drawn to working with children and the arts at a very young age. I pursued a degree in Elementary Education from the University of Alabama. After graduation I was recruited to work at the first STEAM elementary school in the world, teaching and developing curriculum. I love teaching students using thematic and passion-based topics while integrating all areas of academics. I moved to Los Angeles in 2014 and found my home at MUSE School.I completed my Masters degree in Childhood Psychology and Counseling as way to hone my ability in seeing and meeting student needs.  In 2020, I stepped out of the classroom as a core teacher to indulge in full-time STEAM education and advocacy. I love inspiring children to take risks, be active participants in their learning and advocate for themselves! Outside of teaching, I enjoy traveling, photography, sports of any kind and spending time with my husband and fur baby, Stella.

Why do you want to be a part of the HundrED Community?

I want to be a part of HundrED Community to connect with amazing educators from across the globe! I love the idea that a teacher in India can collaborate with a teacher in the US in teaching their students coding, multiplication or sustainability. 

How can education support students to flourish?

"Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime." This proverb was quoted each day as I grew up. Can you tell my mom was a teacher. I was taught that education is a powerful tool to help people change their realities. I believe that encouraging students to be active participants in their learning and take ownership of their learning style can change their lives!

What role does innovation play in education change?

Innovations add flavor to education. I love discovering a new innovation and introducing it to my students. 

Three HundrED innovations you love. (and Why?)

Lyfta from Finland. Lyfta provides students with an amazing immersive experiences with real human stories from around the world. Lyfta lessons are designed in-line with skill based curriculum and offer a great tool for teaching about the UN Sustainable Development Goals. 

The Everyday Kindness Project from Vietnam. I love the idea that students give back to their community by performing acts of kindness. Kindness can truly transform our world!

Three innovations you would love for HundrED to know about. (and Why?)

I'm super excited to dive into more innovations. Some innovations on my radar are The Museum School, Trix and Trax and pi-top!